Monday, August 18, 2014

One Direction Makeup Review - Take Me Home Collection

I was born during the time of the Boy Band Era and have listened to everything from NKOTB to BSB to N'Sync. The Backstreet Boys have always been my fave boy band, and I've never really found another that I think compares...until now.

When One Direction first came on the scene I admit I wasn't a fan, but overtime they've grown on me and there are a few of their songs that I would gladly listen to on replay.

Normally, promotional gimmicky makeup or perfume by a male celebrity for us women don't catch my eye, but I was quite intrigued when I set my eyes on this makeup collection. I've always been a fan of Markwins brand makeup, so I assumed I would love this collection. If nothing else, I could relive a little of my youth by fan girling over the band behind this product.

About the Product

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 collectible 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.

This 1D makeup kit comes in 3 different collections based on their albums: Up All Night, Take Me Home, and Midnight Memories. These collections will help you achieve a multitude of looks from rock n roll girl, to party girl, to the girl next door.

The kit I received was the Take Me Home collection which provides me everything I need to get the effortlessly gorgeous, girl-next-door look. This was the kit I was hoping for, as its neutral colours are more suitable for me and everyday wear.

The Products

4+1 Eye Shadow Palette

This palette includes 4 nude shades and a glitter creme.
Back For You - velvet creme
Change My Mind - peachy shimmer
C'Mon C'Mon- soft taupe
Little Things - smoky brown
Take Me Home - golden glitter
The shadows in this palette are super soft and creamy in texture with exceptional colour payoff. Back For You is a perfect highlight shade, and the browns blend effortlessly into the crease. Change My Mind offers a slight pop of colour for the lid, but the shimmer doesn't transfer that well to the eye. In fact, the shimmer is more of an overspray, and once removed the underlying shadow has no shimmer at all.

With a primer these shadows lasted about half a day without creasing. By the end of the day, however, most of the shadows had faded away to nothing.

Voluminizing Mascara in Little Black Dress

This mascara came with a standard spiral spoolie. The formula offered some volume and length, but kept the lashes looking pretty natural. It wore throughout the whole day without smudging or flaking, and it held a curl well. Removal was easy, but it kind of burned my eyes.

Eye and Body Crayon in I Wish

This chocolate brown cream shadow crayon goes on opaque in one swipe and lasts quite a long time once set. This can be used as an eyeshadow base, or with the stencils to create decorative shapes on your body. Because of the colour and staying power I will probably use this as an eyeliner.

Lipstick in Last First Kiss

This nude-pink sheer lipstick is a my lips but better shade and perfect for everyday. Although it does start out sheer it builds easily. This lipstick offers moisture upon application, but I found it drying over extended wear. Lasting time was a bit short at just over 1.5 hours before it didnt look like I was wearing anything at all.

Liquilights Glow Gloss in Kiss You

This orange glitter lip gloss totes a non-sticky formula that will glow to neon yellow when under a UV light. I'm thinking 1D uses UV at their concerts and this is intended for wear there. Although somewhat sheer, this gloss does offer a nice orange colour payoff. The only downside I find to this gloss is the chunks of holographic glitter. It leaves a grittiness on your lips and once the gloss fades away the glitter is stuck to your lips.

Nail Varnish in Live While We're Young

This gold glitter nail polish would be good as a topper to other polishes and includes other glitter in pink, teal, blue and silver. I love me some glitter polish, so this will get a lot of use.

Custom Stencil Set

To decorate yourself, your stuff, or your friends. These would be good if you were going to the concert, but for everyday use of the kit they are kinda pointless.

Overall, I am impressed with the quality, pigmentation, and lasting quality of this makeup; and the packaging is pretty awesome too. If you are a fan of One Direction or looking for some affordable makeup I would definitely recommend picking one or all three of these kits up.

This line of products will be available worldwide starting in the US and then internationally. Launch dates are as follows:
Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores - August 25th
Dillards - August 25th
Beauty Brands - August 25th
Lord & Taylor - August 25th

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Disclaimer - Product(s) were provided for review purposes through BrandBacker. Thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.


  1. These collections are so perfect for Directioners! :)

  2. Oh, I dunno...I still like my BSB and NSYNC crew a little better ;-)


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