Make-Up by One Direction *review*

If you haven’t heard of the new make-up line recently put out by One Direction, you can check out this post for all the details on the different collections and where you can get them. In the meantime I have one of the sets to share with you here on the blog.  After getting over my initial disappointment over the fact that whoever packed my set smooshed the perfect point of my lipstick (is that not the worst ladies), I will admit that I was pleasantly surprised by this set. I will say that some of the items are a bear to get out of the tin, and what the heck am I going to do with the stencils (clearly designed for a younger market, although I might use it for Halloween); but overall the make-up is excellent quality and the mix of colors in my particular set was great.

So above we have the tin and my smooshed lipstick {sad panda}. The tin is cute, but it makes getting the make out kinda hard.

 
 The eyeshadow comes in this cute little compact and I’m loving the top right and the gold.  The top right looks brown, but as you can tell in the picture on the right {bottom color} it’s got a coppery tone to it. Gorgeous!!! The gold color in the middle is strange.  It isn’t a powder shadow like the others in the set.  It has a putty type texture and goes on with a definite shimmer.  It doesn’t feel heavy after it is applied, and has a wet feeling at first.

Above is the lipstick {top color}, the lipstick with the gloss over it {middle} and the eye liner/shadow pencil.
The eye-liner/shadow pencil is a wider pencil, so its not really designed for lining. The lipgloss and lipstick have a more orange-y appearance, but on my skin-tone appears more pink-y.  The lip gloss comes on a flat brush, which is kinda odd (my first experience with that), but it goes on really nice.

 Lastly, the nail polish. I’m a polish snob, and I am also a little bit of a hoader. This polish seems clearly designed to be an overlay, as most glitter’s appear to be.  However, it has some decent coverage and I didn’t mind it as a simple, all by itself, polish. The set also comes with mascara, which is a black color and is really nice.  I wouldn’t have expected such a nice mascara to come in a set like this. I recently purchased a terrible mascara, from a really nice brand, that wasn’t cheap.  1D Mascara saved the day.

Here I am with the ever-adorable Mr. Air Force modeling the make-up.
As you can tell it definitely gives off a natural vibe, at least the set that I have. The tin includes
several options for the make-up, and how to apply the shadow. I used one of their suggestions.

Find out more info, and pictures, by visiting Make-Up by One Direction on Facebook!
This is a sponsored post brought to you by BrandBacker and Markwins. I was compensated with product, but as always my thoughts and my opinions are my own.

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One Direction Make-Up Preview and *Giveaway*

**this post is provided by a partnership with BrandBacker.**

So, I’m a grown women…but I’m a succor for a boyband.  I mean, come on?!  It’s a guilty pleasure for sure, but when its associated with makeup I mean why not?  I love make-up and the stuff is really cute, as well as affordable.  One Direction make-up…what!? These sets include stencil kits, which to mean scream perfect for a concert or decorating your face for a Color Run or a Glow Run.  I love doing stuff like that.  Plus this is your sneak peak at this collection 

There are three distinctive “Looks” associated with the collection, which are released August 11th at Macy’s Stores.  You can find it August 25th at your local Dillards, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands and Lord and Taylor.

 
The “Up All Night” Collection

  • “Taken” – Liquilights Glow Gloss which is a glitter pink that glows neon orange under UV light
  • 4+1 Eye Shadow Pallete in “More Than This” pink, “Gotta Be You” silvered taupe shimmer, “Save You Tonight” shimmering turquoise blue, “Another World” royal blue shimmer and “Up All Night” sapphire glitter creme
  • “I Should have Kissed You” bubblegum pink creme lipstick
  • “Na Na Na” Aqua-blue metallic chrome nail varnish
  • “Stand Up” dark denim eye and body crayon
  • includes 5 piece decorator stencil set

 “Take Me Home” Kit

  • “Kiss You” glow gloss – orange to neon yellow
  • Eye Shadow Pallette – “Back for You” velvet creme, “Change My Mind” peachy shimmer, “C’mon C’mon” soft taupe, “Little Things” smoky brown and “Take Me Home” golden glitter creme
  • “Last First Kiss” nude-pink sheer lipstick
  • “Little Black Dress” volumizing mascara
  • “Live While We’re Young” gold glitter nail varnish
  • “I Wish” chocolate brown eye and body crayon
  • includes stencil kit
“Midnight Memories” Kit
  • “Through the Dark” glow gloss – electric glitter poppy, glows to neon red-orange
  • 4+1 eye shadow palette – “Little White Lies” warm gray, “Don’t Forget Where You Belong” soft pink shimmer, “Half a Heart” metal gray, “Strong” charcoal black matte shimmer, “Midnight Memories” silver glitter creme
  • “Best Song Ever” crimson red creme lipstick
  • “Little Black Dress” volumizing mascara
  • “Right Now” liquefied metallic steel nail varnish
  • “Better than Words” blackest black eye and body crayon
  • stencil kit

The eye shadows are pigment rich, designed to not crease, stay put and last from day to night.  The lipstick and gloss are designed to stand alone, or be paired together, which gives you so many options to design the look you want for any occasion. The nail polish is formulated for quick-drying and to last long.  I’m always looking for nail polish that lasts without paying a pretty penny so I’ll be interested to give this polish a through CSL house testing!  I feel like at some point I’m going to have to shell out the money for one of those home “gel polish” kits.  But we’ll see!

Check out the widget below to enter and good luck.  Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced August 5th!  It is open to US and Canada residents only.

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