To be fair, there was also eye makeup remover.

To be fair, there was also eye makeup remover.

Today, we wanted to take a quick break from genocide and talk about makeup in space—space—-space.

Space!

Earlier this year, a special makeup kit designed by NASA in the 1970’s (you know, from all the way back in the days when NASA’s major priority was not making Arabs feel good about their math skills, but actually exploring space) for their female astronauts surfaced.

According to the first American woman in space, Sally Ride, “The engineers at NASA, in their infinite wisdom, decided that women astronauts would want makeup – so they designed a makeup kit… You can just imagine the discussions amongst the predominantly male engineers about what should go in a makeup kit.”

Benefit claims the mascara is water–resistant, however, our PD scientists have found otherwise.

Benefit claims the mascara is water–resistant, however, our PD scientists have found otherwise.

Curious what type of makeup you’d need in space?

In 1978, those NASA engineers decided mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, blush, and lip gloss were vital.

Really, NASA? Lip gloss in space? Where weightlessness makes it a guarantee your hair will be stuck in your gloss every moment of every single day?

Of course, if NASA is no longer looking toward space in 2018, cosmetic brands certainly are, including Benefit and their latest Bad Gal Bang mascara that uses aero-particles that are supposedly, “Derived from space technology.”

Mascara today, surely Mars tomorrow.