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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Makeup by One Direction | Up All Night Collection

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Okay, so One Direction isn't really my thing, but I totally won't judge if they happen to be yours. I'll admit I might have shed a tear when I saw their video for 'Story of My Life' (I blame hormones, okay? The bit with the missing grandparents got to me.) Anyway, often times I assume sets like this are going to be a bit gimmicky and that the quality of the products will be lackluster as such. You know, hook 'em with the 1D aspect and forget about the actual product, but after trying everything, I'm kind of impressed. Read on for a look!

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 Makeup By One Direction- Up All Night Collection* 

The One Direction 'Looks Collection' is made up of three Collections- Up All Night, Midnight Memories and Take Me Home- inspired and named after the group's three albums. I received the Up All Night Collection which is centered around blues, while the Midnight Memories Collection focuses on reds and the Take Me Home Collection is more gold based.

There is a lot going on in this tin, so maybe we'll start there- the tin. The seven piece collection is housed in a long, flat-ish tin. The tin is pretty sturdy feeling and has a nice closure. I like that the tin is reusable and that the very 1D clad sleeve is removable. The brick print tin is otherwise unadorned, as it only has the 1D moniker on the one side. The inner lid of the tin has a bit of info about the contents and three eye looks should you need a little bit of inspiration.

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Makeup by One Direction Up All Night Collection 5 Eyeshadow Palette*- More Than This, Save You Tonight, Up All Night (cream glitter), Another World, and Gotta Be You

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Wearing- Makeup by One Direction Up All Night Collection 5 Eyeshadow Palette | Makeup by One Direction Little Black Dress Volumizing Mascara | Makeup by One Direction Eye & Body Crayon in Stand Up

The main item, at least to my eyeshadow loving self, is the 5 Eyshadow Palette. Housed in the center of the tin you can't help but gravitate toward it first. The palette is blue based, but includes a two other shades to help round out eye looks. All of the shades have some degree of shimmer, but the three blue shades- Save You Tonight a light, teal blue, Up All Night, a medium blue cream glitter, and Another World a deep, shimmery blue- have a glitter over-spray, meaning they aren't as glittery as they look in the pan. I found all of the shadows to be decently pigmented, but not intensely so. They applied nicely and built up easily should you want a bit more oomph. While blue shadows aren't normally my comfort zone I was really happy with the look I was able to create. The addition of Gotta Be You, a light taupe, works really nicely to break up an otherwise all blue look.

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Makeup by One Direction Up All Night Collection* Liquilights Glow Gloss in Taken and Lipstick in I Should Have Kissed You

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Makeup by One Direction Up All Night Collection* 5 Piece Decorator Stencil Set, Eye & Body Crayon in Stand Up, and Little Black Dress Volumizing Mascara

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Makeup by One Direction Up All Night Collection* Eye & Body Crayon in Stand Up, Lipstick in I Should Have Kissed You and Liquilights Glow Gloss in Taken

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Makeup by One Direction Up All Night Collection* Lipstick in I Should Have Kissed You

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Makeup by One Direction Up All Night Collection* Liquilights Glow Gloss in Taken

Of course you can't have a collection without a little something for the lips. In this case we get lipstick in the form of I Should Have Kissed You, a bright, whitened, bubble gum pink with a slight lavender undertone. The lipstick is a miss. A total miss, as it's texture is very dry and totally unforgiving. Shown above I applied it over balm on freshly scrubbed lips. While my lips were in great condition, the dry texture emphasizes every line and flaw. The other lip option however, fares much better. The Liquilights Glow Gloss in Taken is a bright, red based pink loaded with shimmer. The texture is a touch gritty, but otherwise great as it isn't overly sticky or thick. The shade is pretty pigmented and leaves a pink stain on lips. AND, it glows orange under UV light.

Also included in the collection something I didn't expect, but actually ended up really liking- Little Black Dress Voluminzing Mascara. The formula was a little on the wet side, but applied easily and gave lashes great length and volume. The formula was easy to built up- who can go with only one layer? Not me- but still wore all day without flaking or smudging. Along with the mascara, is the Eye & Body Crayon in Stand Up and a five piece set of stencils. The crayon is a gorgeous deep blue, with a really pigmented and creamy formula, but it doesn't set, so it's a bit messy to use on the body. I tried it with the stencils, and found it to be quite messy, as the smaller sized stencils don't work well with the creamy pencil. Honestly, I would have preferred something else in place of the stencils- a blush perhaps?

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Makeup by One Direction Up All Night Collection* Nail Varnish in Na Na Na

Finishing off, we have nails, with Na Na Na a glowy aqua-blue shimmer. The shade is gorgeous- totally makes me think mermaid- but the formula is a bit lackluster. It's very thin and sheer, but does built to opaque with four coats. The upside to the formula is that it does dry quite quickly, so coats can be added pretty quickly.

Overall, this is a pretty nice little set for any One Direction fans. The sets will be available worldwide (dates to be announced) and int the US at Dillards, Beauty Brands, Lord and Taylor and Stage Stores beginning August 25th and is already available at Macy's. What do you think of the collection? Are you a 1D fan? Thoughts?