I posted an overview of the new Makeup by One Direction line recently, read that here, and right after posting that I received my set to review! As you can see I received the “Take Me Home” set to review. Before we get into a review of the product how about a makeup tutorial featuring them? Click to watch my Makeup by One Direction Makeup Tutorial.
The products came in a super nice tin that opens fairly easily but closes rather securely. The inside of the cover tells you about the set and the other side has all the products nice and secure. I think that having the collection in a tin is great because I can totally reuse the tin for other makeup items or even pens and pencils. Due to the fact that the set comes with a set of stencils I really like that the outer part is a slipcover instead of permanent art. This way I can use some craft paints and make some designs on my tin without ruining the design.
Speaking of the stencils, that’s where we’ll start with our review. As you can see they come in this super cute decorated little envelope type package. You just flip it over, slide the top tab out of the bottom and there are your stencils ready to go.
These are the different stencils that are included in the set. As you can see there are several different designs that I think are actually pretty cool. I’ve actually seen a post where someone used them on their face so they are also multifunctional.
Next we’re going to move onto the eye shadow palette. As you can see the outer packaging of the palette keeps with the brick theme that the tin has. I really like how it has the little spot in the middle where you can see a peek at the gorgeous eye shadow colors.
Which are just gorgeous in the pan. Starting at the upper left and working clockwise, the pale shade is Back for You and is super soft and velvety, next to it the peach shade Change My Mind is just gorgeous and just as soft as the previous shade. The two browns C’mon C’mon (the lighter shade) and Little Things are both just as velvety as the other two and I had no problem with these being patchy at all. The last shade is the gold glitter, Take Me Home, which I did find to be a bit grainy.
Here are Back for You, Change My Mind, and Take Me Home. As you can see all three of these have great color pigmentation, even the glitter shadow which felt grainy on the skin had great pigmentation.
Lastly here are C’mon C’mon and Little Things. The pigmentation for both of these is just as great as the other three.
The eye crayon that comes in the Take Me Home set is I Wish and is a chocolate brown in color. As you can see it has that same brick theme going as all the other packaging has had so far. I will say that one thing I was afraid of when I saw this was that the cap would be one of those ones where it’s super loose and practically falls off all the time. This was not the case at all, the cap is actually pretty snug on there.
As you can see this is just a straight brown, which I actually really like. I like the fact that it doesn’t have any glitter or shimmer to it that way I can use it on the outer corner of my eye to smoke my eye look out a bit. I prefer to do this with an eyeliner if at all possible instead of an eye shadow because I have found that if you work quickly they are easier to blend. I do think that next time I will probably set the eye crayon with either C’mon C’mon or Little Things.
You can’t really tell but the packaging for the Little Black Dress mascara keeps with the brick wall theme that the other packaging has had. I do feel that with the mascara that they might should have included a little sticker on the bottom of the package that told you what the name was because it was hard to read the black text on the black packaging. Otherwise thought this is very sleek and sophisticated looking.
I do like the wand for the Little Black Dress mascara it’s not to small but it’s not ginormous either. I found that the wand worked very well coating all my lashes and giving me decent length and volume. It wasn’t the best formula I’ve ever tried but that wand was pretty excellent.
I really like it when lipsticks have that little bit of product at the bottom. I think that having that there, it gives the product a bit of sophistication. I also think that it helps the buyer to see the color without having to open the product, which by the way I find highly unsanitary.
This is what the shade of Last First Kiss looks like. Forgive the damage to the lipstick that you see, I do not think that it was the manufacturers that did that I do believe it was our FedEx driver chunking it at our door! Other than that minor hiccup the lipstick looks and works beautifully.
As you can see it is a bit of a sheerer lipstick, however, it feels super moisturizing on the lips. It’s not drying or sticky at all which I really like. I also like the fact that I was able to layer this up a bit without it pulling the other layers or making it tacky. I do think that on most occasions though I will stick with just the one coat because it does look absolutely stunning on the lips.
I think the packaging for Kiss You lip gloss is the best of the enter set. The orange shade is just beautifully showcased with this packaging. The shade of the lip gloss just really makes the wording on the tube just pop all the more. PLUS just look at the size of that lip gloss, I love that it’s not a small tube in the set.
The wand is just awesome. I don’t normally like the flat on both sides type of lip gloss wand because I find that they usually don’t pick up enough product. However, that is not the case with this wand! It not only picks up enough product but it glides effortlessly across the lip.
As you can see it does have a bit of shimmer to it. I find that it’s absolutely stunning in color, I did find it a bit grainy on the lips thought. My only regret with this lip gloss is that I did not have a black light handy to use on it to see what the neon yellow looked like!
I’m loving the packaging for the nail polish! It totally reminds me of butterLondon’s nail polish bottles. Live While We’re Young is more of a glitter top coat polish and I can’t wait to pop some white polish on my nails and give this a try! I think it’s going to turn out absolutely stunning!
There you have not only my makeup tutorial, the finished look, but a review of all the products in the Take Me Home Set. I can’t wait until they launch and I can go pick up the other two. That reminds me here are the launch dates again:
- Macy’s – August 11th
- Stage Stores – August 25th
- Dillards – August 25th
- Beauty Brands – August 25th
- Lord and Taylor – August 25th
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