The nostalgia factor is so strong right now, because Hot Topic is selling a delightfully retro makeup palette, a Nickelodeon VHS cassette tape eyeshadow palette. Yes, you read that correctly. And if you came of age in the ’90s, this will speak to your soul. Not only was this every ’90s kid’s favorite channel, but this palette features our favorite cartoon characters and that bright orange VHS-themed cassette tape that we all grew up with.
If you were a fan of shows like Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, or Rocko’s Modern Life, you’ll want to get your hands on this eyeshadow palette. Not only does it come shaped like a cassette tape (#TBT) but it’s decorated with illustrations of iconic Nickelodeon characters (think Angelica, Arnold, Helga, and Ren and Stimpy).
Now, you’d probably expect a Nickelodeon-themed palette to be packed full of neon shades…and if you came to that assumption, well, you’d be mostly correct. There’s the requisite bright orange shade called Hi Ho Diggety, which should make fans of the dearly departed CatDog very happy.
There’s also I’m Beautiful (a nice pearly white), Football Head (a bright blue, and don’t tell us you don’t hear the Hey Arnold! theme song in your head right now), and I’m The Boss, (a bold shimmery purple).
As mentioned, the palette is available at Hot Topic for $16.90. While this probably won’t replace your other makeup palettes as your go-to, we think the nostalgia factor more than makes up for how unexpected some of these shades are.