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Named the biggest boy band of our time, has 3 successful chart-topping albums, recipients of countless awards such as many Billboard Music Awards, Brit Awards (including the Global Success award), several MTV awards and has won every award ever nominated for on the Teen Choice Awards, creators of their own fragrance: Our Moment and That Moment and stars of their own film: This Is Us, One Direction is spoiling their fans yet again with their own brand of make-up called The Looks Collection.
The Looks Collection comprises of three tins, each inspired by One Direction’s internationally successful albums: Up All Night, Take Me Home, and their latest… Midnight Memories. Like their first album, the Up All Night make-up tin can easily be described as playful and fun, the Take Me Home tin will give you a simple yet gorgeous ‘Girl Next Door’ kind of look, and the Midnight Memories make-up tin can give you a rock n’ roll look… just as their newest album sounds.
The Up All Night collection tin cleverly has every product named after one of the hit songs on the platinum album and houses all the beauty essentials nicely and conveniently and contains:
“4+1” Eye Shadow Palette: This palette has four powder shadows and one creamy glitter shadow. The palette consists of mostly blues but also has two neutral colors to help balance out. In my opinion, the powder shadows are of lovely quality, however the cream/glitter shadow I find is a little chunky and uneven.. making it difficult to work with, although still a really nice color.
“Little Black Dress” Mascara: This is the only product in the tin that has a name of one of the boys’ songs NOT in the Up All Night album (this is because I think this mascara is featured in every make-up tin). In my opinion this mascara is average, it does its job well but it’s not something I wouldn’t be able to live without. I felt I had to apply a couple of coats before I was satisfied with my eyelashes.
“Na Na Na” Nail Polish: This nail polish is a beautiful aqua-teal color (the photo doesn’t do the exact color justice) and although appears quite opaque, it’s actually quite sheer and would probably require 3 or four coats. (The only reason I didn’t put any on my nails is because I just painted mine the day before…oops)!
“Taken” Lip Gloss: This lip gloss is actually a gorgeous color, it doesn’t appear as bright and bold as you think it would be just by looking at the lip gloss container, but its quite sheer, sparkly and very pretty!
“I Should Have Kissed You” Lipstick: … What an appropriate name for a lipstick! Very clever. Unlike the lip gloss, this lip stick is extremely bold and matte. Because the lipstick is so matte, I would advice moisturizing your lips very well beforehand to prevent your lips from drying out while wearing this bubblegum/lilac pink!
“Stand Up” Eyeshadow Crayon: This is probably my favorite product in this tin. It’s a dark blue shadow stick and I was very surprised with how well it worked and how vibrant and pretty it was on the skin. The fact that it was so easy to put on was a bonus!
Bonus Five-Piece Stencil Set: To be honest I have no idea what these would be for, they could be body stencils or just random stencils. They could be used on paper or even to decorate and personalize your tin (that’s probably what I’m going to do with them). Anyway, it is quite random but a fun add-on to the collection.
“The Looks Collection” released in the United States on August 11th at Macy’s… International dates TBA.
Overall, I thought that the quality of the tin was right up there with the other drug-store brands. To be honest I would have preferred the “Take Me Home” Tin because the colors are very neutral and gold/brown based which I prefer to wear on my eyelids… but I do think the colors in this tin are extremely fun and easy to work with. The great thing about these tins is that you can try so many different combinations and looks, which is essential in any ‘make-up kit’. I think every Directioner will love these tins as an add-on to their collection, and the quality of the make-up is very nice. I most definitely recommend them.
To learn more about the Looks Collection and about the international release dates, please visit the Make Up By One Direction Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection
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