This is the new Mass Effect 3 trailer:
And this is how default Fem!Shep looks in the new Mass Effect 3 trailer:
Look, I’m excited for Mass Effect 3 and all, but honestly? Default Fem!Shep’s make-up looks horrendous. It’s like she actually took the funny “Emo Gothic Makeup Tutorial” video on YouTube seriously. That shade of lipstick is totally not you, girl. And don’t even get me started on those eyebrows.
Is it wrong for me to wish that they had gone for a more natural look that makes default Fem!Shep seem more like a practical soldier than some hooker who has to wear dark make-up to attract attention in the back alleys of Omega? Really? Is it too much to ask?
I’m not saying that she has no right to have any make-up on – I mean, Samara has make up on, Jack does too, and so does my own Fem!Shep. But really, I can’t help but feel that that uber dark eyeshadow/eyeliner and dark lipstick is out of character for Shepard. It works on Jack because she’s just that type of rebel character, but Shepard? I know that you can go Paragon/Renegade as her (I’ve played as both), but nowhere do I see any hints of her being the type of woman to go into battle with that much make-up on.
Maybe Jack suddenly decided to do Shepard’s make-up for her, I don’t know. I just think that it looks terrible.