Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Makeup By One Direction Limited Edition Kits

Hey guys!

If you remember I reviewed the Take Me Home kit by One Direction and Markwins Beauty.  Once again One Direction has partnered with Markwins to release some more makeup!  There are three separate kits that I will be reviewing in this post that are available at Macy's, Dillards, Boscov's, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands, Lord & Taylor. 

Just as a side note I have seen the previous limited edition One Direction makeup kits at Ulta stores so be sure to check there!  

The first kit I will be reviewing is the One Direction Liquilights Glow Gloss set.  This kit contains three of the Liquilights Glow Glosses.  If you aren't familiar with the Liquilght Glow Glosses below is what the brand says about them. 
"Liquilights Glow Gloss sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night. Gloss can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color, or paired with One Direction crème lipstick for a bolder look. "

All three of these glosses were included in the previous kits.  From left to right in the above picture the orange gloss is Kiss You, the center pink gloss is Taken, and finally the red gloss is Through The Dark.

Each of these glosses have a flat doe foot applicator that is similar to the applicator for the Wet n' Wild Fergie Lip Varnishes.  My opinion of these glosses hasn't changed much since my previous review.  I still am not a big fan of the chunky glitter; however, the two glosses that are new to me I like much more.  If you remember before I received Kiss Me, and overall I think I didn't like it because it didn't have much pigmentation on my lips.

From left to right in the above picture: Through the Dark, Taken, Kiss You.  As you can see Taken and Through the Dark are much more pigmented than Kiss You.   Once again all of the products are named after various songs and all of the caps and boxes have the brick pattern that the previous kits had as well.

Liquilights Glow Gloss in Kiss You
You will have to ignore the cold sore on the corner of my mouth, but the above swatch is the Liquilights Glow Gloss in Kiss You.  This is an orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light.  It doesn't have much pigmentation on its own so it would be a nice lipstick topper.  

I haven't opened the Kiss You gloss that came in this kit since I already had it from the previous kit, so I will likely keep it for a future giveaway! 

Liquilights Glow Gloss in Taken
The above swatch is Taken which is a powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light.  Overall on its own it is nicely pigmented and could be worn as a nice light color.  It still has the chunky glitter in it, but I got used to wearing it pretty quickly.  

Liquilights Glow Gloss in Through The Dark
The last gloss in the collection is the most pigmented of the three.  It is Through The Dark which is an Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light.  As these wear off the glitter is left behind with no color if you want the glossy color you will have to reapply.  

The One Direction Liquilights Glow Gloss Kits can be purchased for $16.50 from Macy's or the stores mentioned above.  

The next set is the One Direction Electro Glam Mascara set.  The set contains three of the Electro Glam Mascaras.  These mascaras can be used on the lashes for a pop of color on just the tips, or you can apply it fully to the lashes for color.  You could also use them for temporary highlights in your hair.  Below is what the brand says about these mascaras.  
"Give your look a jolt of electric colour, with this limited-edition trio of ultra-bold coloured mascaras for hair and lashes, in three heavily pigmented, buildable colours. 
FOR LASHES- Make a subtle statement by adding a pop of colour to the tips of your lashes, or add coats to your entire lashes for a shockingly chic look. The more the better! 
AS A HAIR MASCARA- Apply to small sections of hair and swipe through for instant ELECTRIC highlights."

Again in this kit there are three mascaras included in this set.  From left to right Why Don't We Go There (Blue), Does He Know (Pink), Story Of My Life (Yellow).

 The wand included in these mascaras is the same wand that was in the mascara in the previous kits.  The formula of these is fairly dry; however, they are easy to apply.  I was terrified to put these colors on my lashes and when I was actually applying them I couldn't tell much of a difference in my lashes but you can definitely see the color in the pictures.  Out of the three colors the blue is my favorite.

I took a moment to swatch the colors on my arm just so you can see the actual color.  From left to right Story Of My Life (Yellow), Does He Know (Pink), Why Don't We Go There (Blue).

One Direction Electro Glam Mascara in Why Don't We Go There
Above is the Electro Glam Mascara in Why Don't We Go There which is a blue mascara.  As I mentioned before the color terrified me at first, but I really like the color of this one.  In all of these pictures I only have on foundation and the mascaras.  All the black is leftover mascara from the day before.

One Direction Electro Glam Mascara in Does He Know
Above is the One Direction Electro Glam Mascara in Does He Know which is a hot pink.  Of the three colors in the kit this is my second favorite color.

One Direction Electro Glam Mascara in Story Of My Life
The picture above is the One Direction Electro Glam Mascara in Story Of My Life which is a yellow mascara.  I honestly didn't expect this color to show up on my lashes at all but it showed up quite well.

The One Direction Electro Glam Mascara kit can be purchased for $16.50 from Macy's or the stores mentioned above.

The final kit is the Rock Me Nail Varnish Kit which contains three nail polishes and three glitters.  Below is what the brand says about the kit.

"ROCK ME NAIL KIT, featuring NEON UV-REACTIVE Nail Varnish and UV-REACTIVE GLITTER nail toppings that add even more sizzle to your mani, for nails that light up day and night. Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a subtle accent, or go for the glitz and dip your entire wet mani in mega-watt sparkle!"

Above are the three polishes included in the kit.  From left to right Happily (Blue), Moments (Pink), Diana (3D Holographic).  Overall the blue a thin consistency, the pink is average for a neon polish, and the glitter polish is is a great topper.

The blue polish took three coats to achieve the color above.  The pink has two coats and the glitter is two coats; however, if you are going to use it as a topper I would just use one coat.  

Above are the three glitters that are included in the kit. From left to right Kicks (blue), Not Afraid (pink), Star (multicolored).   The glitter in Star reminds me of the polish that was included in the Take Me Home kit I received in August.  

One Direction Glitter in Kicks
 The glitter above is Kicks.  For each of these glitter swatches I first painted a clear base coat on my nail before I poured the glitter on top.  After that I knocked off the excess and let the base dry a bit before adding a top coat.  This glitter certainly turns out more glittery on the finger than it does in the container.  This glitter would look good on top of the Happily polish.

One Direction Glitter in Not Afraid
 The above swatch is Not Afraid.   This glitter remains true to the color in the container and would work well on top of the Moments polish.

One Direction Glitter in Star
The final glitter in this collection is Star which is a multicolored glitter.  This glitter is my favorite of the three and I am considering doing a manicure with this as the accent nail and the rest of my nails white.  

The One Direction Rock Me Nail kit can be purchased for $16.50 from Macy's or the stores mentioned above. 

Overall the Rock Me Nail kit is the best value of the three but Liquilights Glow Gloss kit is my favorite and I have gotten the most use out of it.  Like I mentioned above I didn't open the Kiss You gloss that came in this kit since I already had it from a previous kit so I will be keeping it for a future giveaway.  

Be sure to follow Makeup by One Direction on Facebook and don't forget to enter the Giveaway that ends on December 4th. 

Check out my review of the previous Looks Collection here and if you have been looking for those I have found them in my  Ulta store for $28.50 but you can purchase them from Macy's for the same price.  

Another side note is the Looks Collection will be 30% off today (November 26) until Saturday (November 29) at Macy's, Dillard's, Lord and Taylor, and Stage.  

The products mentioned above were sent to me to review through a campaign with the brand and BrandBacker.  All opinions are 100% my own. 

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