Makeup by One Direction Review

I was recently sent a new and exciting, limited edition makeup collection from One Direction. This is the “Take Me Home” collection, which has an edgy, neutrals color scheme and a few unexpected (but pleasant) surprises inside. The cosmetics are made by Markwins International and if you’re familiar with them, you are familiar with good quality products that are budget friendly. They own brands such as: Pro Art, Nova 360, The Color Workshop, and the famous Wet N’ Wild.

Makeup by One Direction Review

I’ll start off telling you about the outside. Then, we’ll work out way into the good stuff.

The “Take Me Home” collection tin is about 10 inches long. Very substantial in size! It’s nice and sturdy, good quality, and thick. Once the One Direction sleeve is off, the tin is a black and white brick wall pattern. If you’re not a One Direction fan, you can simply take off the sleeve and you’re still left with a really cool looking tin. As far as travel capabilities, it’s sturdy enough but may be a little bulky if you’re looking for a compact packing. It would be great for storing other eyeshadows, palettes, and makeup products if you remove the insert, but we’ll get to that later…

Once opened, you have the products on the right and a cool makeup diagram on the left. This kit includes: 1 eyeshadow palette with 5 neutral colors, 1 chubby eye and body crayon, 1 cream lipstick, 1 UV glow lip gloss, 1 nail polish, 1 mascara, and 1 pack of stencils.

Makeup by One Direction Review

Makeup by One Direction ReviewThe eyeshadow palette has 5 colors:

Makeup by One Direction Review

Makeup by One Direction Review

Makeup by One Direction ReviewFrom left to right, the colors are:

  • Back for You: A satin finish cream/eggshell color. This shade is nicely pigmented and very buttery. Great quality for a discount product.
  • Change my Mind: A peachy pink with gold shimmer. This is GORGEOUS! Excellent pigmentation and quality. This is a very feminine, girly color. LOVE!
  • Take Me Home: Cream consistency Gold Glitter. This one isn’t great quality. The glitter is a bit patchy on the surface but once the first layer is scratched (the layer with chunky glitter), it’s creamier and easier to work with underneath. This is definitely a fun pop of glitter in small doses.
  • C’Mon C’Mon: Cool brown, taupe with satin finish. I really like this shade and the quality is good. Not the best I’ve ever used but still a good staple product and color.
  • Little Things: A rich, warm chocolate brown with a satin finish. Awesome color and quality. I really love this color.

Overall, this is a great eyeshadow palette that can take you from day to night. I wish there were at least 1 fully matte shade but a few shades are very close to matte so it can work. This is quality palette that I would buy on it’s own given the chance.

Next is the lipstick:

Makeup by One Direction ReviewThis is the color “Last First Kiss” and is a sheer pinky coral. I’m not crazy about this color or formula at all. The lipstick is extremely soft and broke when I tried to apply it to my lips. That being said; this shade works in this collection. It’s not enough to hold it’s own alone, but paired with the neutral eyeshadows, it meshes really well. It has a very faint scent, mint maybe? Not sure. I don’t mind it though.

Makeup by One Direction Review

Makeup by One Direction Review

The Liquilights UV Glow lipgloss is my favorite: “Kiss You” is a multicolored glitter orange that is not sticky or tacky at all. Great quality! I love the texture and the smell. It’s like cotton candy deliciousness. I have not seen it under a UV light but I’m sure it’s awesome. This is an unexpected surprise in this collection that I’m sure will drawl a lot of attention. It’s new, different, amazing!

Makeup by One Direction Review

Makeup by One Direction Review

Makeup by One Direction Review

Makeup by One Direction Review

The chubby eye and body crayon in the color “I Wish” is very reminiscent of the NYX Jumbo pencils and it matches in quality and texture. This is a deep, matte, chocolate brown shade that can be used as a contour, eyeshadow, or eyeliner. It blends extremely well and does not set like other waterproof versions from various brands. You will need to set this with a powder if worn as an eyeshadow to prevent creasing.

Makeup by One Direction Review

The mascara in collection left much to be desired. It hardly comes off on the brush so it doesn’t transfer onto the lashes. I was disappointed with this product.

Makeup by One Direction Review

Lastly, the nail varnish in “While You Were Young” and the stencils. I really liked this glitter polish. It’s definitely nothing new but when you put it over your favorite polish, it adds pizzazz. The glitter is a mix of pinks, greens, blues, and silver flecks that are multiple sizes and shapes. Wear time is great, as with most glitters, and is a pain in the ass to remove. I like it though and will wear it again. I wore it over Essie’s In the Cab-ana.

Makeup by One Direction Review

Makeup by One Direction Review

Makeup by One Direction Review

The stencils are another unexpected surprise. It’s nice to see a collection that offers a fun and unique approach to makeup. The different shapes offer a multitude of options to play around with. They add a coolness to the collection and I commend Markwins for taking a chance. Makeup is meant to be fun and this definitely is!

Makeup by One Direction Review

Makeup by One Direction Review

I extremely enjoyed playing around with this collection. There are 2 other collection options, “Midnight Memories” and “Up All Night”, that will be available to purchase also. I’ve seen pictures of them but I think the “Take Me Home” collection is my favorite. This collection celebrates youth and fun in a way that I haven’t seen before.

The cardboard insert can be removed to fit a ton of makeup to carry your essentials including the products shown here. The products, like most makeup collections, are hit and miss, but the good far surpass the bad. If you’re a One Direction fan or if you are just a fan of makeup, I would definitely pick up this limited edition collection.

Thanks for reading my Makeup by One Direction Review! Please let me know what your thoughts are on this collection! Do you plan on giving it a try? Also, let me know if you have any questions on these products. I would be glad to answer. 🙂 Have a great day. See you soon.

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