The makeup collections are inspired by their albums Up All Night, Take Me Home, and Midnight Memories. I received the Up All Night collection*. I think I might get the other two collections because I'm really happy with the quality.
(Please ignore the nail print in the bottom eyeshadow.)
One of my favorite items in this collection is the eyeshadow palette. I really like that it has both shimmery bright and neutral colors. I do wish they would have included one matte shade though. The shades are all named after songs on their first album, Up All Night. "More Than This" is a soft pink, "Save You Tonight" is a shimmering turquoise blue, "Up All Night" is a sapphire glitter creme,"Another World" is a royal blue shimmer and "Gotta Be You" is a silvered taupe shimmer. All of the colors are very pigmented. They show up on skin the same exact way they look in the package. I haven't had the chance to wear all of the colors yet, but I did do a smokey eye using "Up All Night" and it lasted all night. I'm very happy with the quality of the eyeshadows!The next item in the collection is lipgloss called "Taken". It's a glitter pink lipgloss that glows to neon orange under UV black light. I honestly don't think I'll wear this because I don't really care for bright pink lip colors. But I might wear it if I were going to a rave.
"I Should Have Kissed You" is a cute bubblegum pink lipstick. I don't think it's the right shade for me so I probably won't be wearing it unless I mix it with another color. But as far as the quality of the lipstick, it's very creamy and moisturizing.
My other favorite in this collection is the nail varnish called "Na Na Na". It is a gorgeous aqua-blue metallic color. I actually painted my nails this color the day I got the package. Despite the massive chipping shown above, it did last a little while. I painted my nails about a week and a half ago and it didn't start really chipping until about 3 days ago. Normally my nail polishes start to chip after about 2 days. I also like that it's quick drying. But one thing I noticed about quick drying nail polishes is that they tend to be really thin. So you need to do about 3-4 coats. I had to do 3 coats with this color. It wasn't a hassle though because it didn't take long to dry.
There are two other things in the collection that I aren't pictured because my camera wouldn't work. If I can get it to work, I'll definitely add pictures. Of course, there is a mascara. No makeup collection would be complete without it. The mascara is named "Little Black Dress". I noticed this was the only item that wasn't named after a song on their album, Up All Night. It's actually song on their most recent album, Midnight Memories. The mascara is pretty good. Although I have to admit that it isn't super volumizing.The last item is called "Stand Up" and it is a dark blue chubby eye and body crayon. It can be worn as liner, shadow, or body art. I used it as a liner and loved it. It goes on very smooth so it's really easy to do winged liner with.
Makeup by One Direction will be available worldwide starting in the U.S. The release dates are:
Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores - August 25th
Dillards - August 25th
Beauty Brands - August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th
If you're interested, be sure to like their facebook page for more info and updates!
Are any of you excited for this collection? Or are you completely over the whole One Direction craze?