Have you watched that new MTV show, Skins? Yeah, me neither. But I assume it's some kind of dirty hybrid of Degrassi Junior High and Dawson's Creek with a dash of extra skank, if you can imagine such a thing. In fact, all I know about the show is: a. It is based on a British show, and therefore will be ruined by America and b. All the female cast members have the same make-up artist who only knows how to do one look, and that person isn't ashamed to flaunt it.
Work with me here. I know a little bit about make-up because I own some so that makes me qualified to talk about the Skins ad campaign. Look at the first photo. Notice anything? (Besides what I see in the mirror every FRIDAY NIGHT, RIGHT PARTY ANIMALS?!?) But seriously, look.
That eyeshadow. The "Cat's Eye": over-extended past the crease of the eye. It's not a popular look these days. And yet, for some reason, we are supposed to believe every female member of this group of friends all do their eyes in the same asshat fashion. Don't believe me? How about these shots:
The glowstick means she's a raver.
There's actually more photos, but I couldn't spend one more second on that MTV page with pop-up ads for the pop-up ads for the pop-up ad for the show's page that you are already on. I hate that. Where was I? Oh, yeah. Skins will probably be a huge hit. And by hit, I mean bomb.