Today I'm breaking from my normal nail polish post to bring you a new makeup kit from One Direction. There is a nail polish in the kit so I'm not straying too much.
Makeup by One Direction is a range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulas and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.
|The Up All Night Collection|
“The Looks Collection” comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ‘Midnight Memories.” Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n’ roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!
|Illustrations inside of tin|
I decided to go with a simple but still pushing my comfort zone look. I'm not normally a blue eyeshadow type of girl and that lipstick was a bit bright for me personally.
See what I mean about the lipstick. Very bright and could be fun for the right occasion. And I have a feeling it is perfect for the One Direction fan demographic or someone with the confidence to pull it off.
The eye shadow applied nicely and blended really well. I like that fact that I wasn't left with bright blue eye shadow that I may have shamelessly rocked back in the 80's. Think Mimi from the Drew Carey Show.
|Photo credit to antidotemag.com|
There is a sophistication to this kit that takes it from 80's wow to appropriate to now. Even with lining the bottom of my eye with blue I still felt like it was a look I could wear out.
And this make-up has staying power right down to that bright pink lip. I applied this look when I first woke and it was still going strong at dinner time lips and all.
The nail polish that came in the kit is called Na Na Na and is a nice shimmery aqua that shifts to turquoise. The application was smooth but the polish is really sheer. I used 4 coats and you can still see some thinner patches. I do love the color and will probably wear this again, but I'll be using undies for sure.
|Showing the color shift|
DISTRIBUTION:The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S.
US RELEASE DATES:
Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th
*International release dates TBD. We'll keep you posted!
Overall I think the quality of this kit is right up there with the big name brands. It's not colors that I would normally choose for myself, but I do like the way adding the blue under my eyes make their blue color really pop. I would have missed out on that if I hadn't been given this opportunity. My only real complaint is that the product is hard to remove from the packaging. I think it took me 2 minutes to get the mascara out and I seriously thought I was going to break a nail.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!
*The products reviewed in this post were provided to me through Brand Backer for my honest review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way*