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Friday, 9 August 2013

One Direction Make Up Review

One Direction Make Up
As an avid beauty fan, I was both excited and shocked but also, didn't quite believe it when the news broke that the most popular boys on the street, One Direction, had brought out a make up collection. Yes, you heard right; One Direction, have designed their own make up line for MUA. I love high end make up, but MUA is incredible when it comes to budget beauty so I love that One Direction chose MUA as the people behind their make up line, it means that the make up will be cheap, obviously it means their target audience will be able to afford it (MUA prices are pocket money prices) but also, it will be good quality as I am always blown away by the quality of their products. I have to admit, that unlike most of my friends, I'm not the biggest One Direction fan. I do have their album and it is my guilty pleasure, but being a make up lover, I was very excited to check out One Directions make up line. Whether you like One Direction or not, the fact that they're now on the beauty scene, is something which needs discussing and lets just say, this isn't just for young girls...


One Direction Make Up ItemsBeing a huge fan of MUA, I was very intrigued when I found out about the 1D Make up launch, so I had to run down to my local Superdrug yesterday and buy some of their items. The lady did laugh at me at the till but hey, we all have a little bit of a crush on One Direction don't we? (Zayn is my all time favourite). The reason I am telling you about One Direction make up is because well, truthfully, dignity aside, it is actually really quite good. Even for a 19 year old girl.
So lets start with the packaging. The One Direction boys clearly have style. Like most MUA products, the boy's make up collection is no different, it looks sleek and cute. I'm surprised because it doesn't actually look too girlie. I am a huge fan of plain products, I love the Chanel style packaging, simplicity wins for me every time. When I was looking at the MUA stand in Superdrug, One Direction's make up didn't immediately stand out to me, it blended in which was quite nice, it isn't too 'in your face'. One Direction have of course, gone for the bands colours, red and black on some of their items. But obviously they’ve had some great ideas in the board room, as the products don’t actually look tacky, they still look really nice and I wouldn’t be ashamed as a 19 year old girl to have them in my hand bag.
one direction kiss you lipstick



one direction lipstick
1d lipstick
louis tomlinson make up
One Direction Lipsticks. Now, I love MUA lipsticks, I would have bought all of these lipsticks as I knew they'd be good as they're made by MUA but at £3.00 each it does add up, so I chose my two favourite colours, a red and a pink. I got 'Moments' by Niall Horan, a nice little neutral pink colour.  Whilst the red is by the man himself, Mr Harry Styles. His lipstick is called 'Be Mine.' As a Zayn lover, I would have liked to buy his 'I Wish' lipstick in bright pink, but unfortunately that had sold out. The red lipstick reminds me of my Arbonne red (see here), which I am in love with. This is just a cheaper version, at only £3.00. This makes it a lot more expensive than the standard MUA lipsticks though which are only £1.00 but still, it’s cheaper than most high street lipsticks. 


The red is just absolutely beautiful as you can see on the swatches below. It has a nice innocent sheen to it and isn’t too in your face red. It isn’t so red that it makes you look washed out. The pink is the perfect neutral lip. It reminds me of MAC’s crème cup, but with a tiny bit more pink in it. Again, its got a tiny bit of shimmer in it which gives a really nice natural lip look. I am very impressed with One Direction's lipsticks. They literally don't budge either, these lipsticks have very good staying power. It took a lot of wiping to get these swatches off my hand, plus the colours are so intense as you can see. Well done boys.
Next up are One Direction Cheek Tints. These have sparked controversy in the media as they say: 'What Makes You Beautiful' on them. A lot of newspapers and Directioners have picked up on the fact that 1D's most famous lyric says 'don't need make up to cover up'... and now the boys have brought out a make up brand. But anyway, lets not get into that debate, wearing make up is a personal preference and at aged 19, I do wear it so yes, you heard right, the One Direction boys have followed the like of Nars, and brought out some Cheek Tints. The best bit? They're affordable and actually surprisingly good. Rose Riot and Coral Cutie are the shades that I chose. The names are really cute and the colours aren’t too out there, so I suppose if you are young, these are pretty and innocent enough to play around with. I’m loving the subtle sun-kissed look at the moment and Coral Cutie is perfect for creating just that. These colours glide onto your face so easily and do stay put. They give such a gorgeous natural finish and just make you glow, which is what you want this Summer. I’ve always wanted to try a nice cheek tint but a Nars one will set you back at least £20.00. For £3.00, you can’t go wrong. Thanks again boys.
One Direction make up
One Direction Cheek Tints
I am slightly in love with these colours. Lets ignore my nails, it's been a long week.
what makes you beautiful
1d cheek tint coral cutie


one direction product
How nice are these colours seriously?!


I wonder if Harry Styles will be giving Taylor Swift some of this make up to wear? they're her kind of colours, very natural, neutral and just pretty (I love Taylor Swift). They blend so easily, you literally need the tiniest bit to really wake up your make up look. I love the little sheen to them, it means you don't have to apply highlighter underneath. 

Kiss You Lip Polish is by far my favourite product from 1D's make up collection. I did want Zayn's colour, just because it's Zayn. There I go again, such a consumers dream buying into it just because it says Zayn Malik on it. But I settled for Louis instead and wow, I'm so glad I did. This lip polish is literally incredible, it's my kinda colour; neutral. It's thick enough to be a lipstick and I'd say, is a similar colour to MAC's myth lipstick, just a touch darker. It makes my lips look big because it's so shiny.

I love the colour of this and the packaging is actually quite cool too. I popped it in my bag today and didn't get any strange looks for applying One Direction lipgloss to my lips. This particular one is called 'Louis Loves Vanilla'. It does taste good too. I need to get my hands on Zayn Maliks' 'Zayn Loves Watermelon', I love watermelon too Zayn. 



All in all, I am very surprised at the high quality of One Direction's make up collection. I am pretty obsessed with their Coral Cutie cheek tint and Harry Style's beautiful red lipstick. Even if like me, you're not the biggest One Direction fan, if you like make up and don't mind being laughed at when you go to the till, do try some of their products out because for the price, you can't go wrong. Lets see if any of One Directions products make it into my August favourites... I think they may well do.

Lots of love, Em x
Do you like One Direction? How do you feel about their make up collection launch? Who is your favourite member of One Direction? Will you be trying any of these items or do you like the look of them? 


P.S, I've been shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan 'best new beauty blog' award and I am speechless, I'd love to have your vote. You can vote for me here. Voting ends on August 10th! Thank you so much, it means the world to me.
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64 comments:

  1. Ah I saw these products in Superdrug the other day but didn't pick any up, think I will have to try a couple out though.
    I have to say I do like a bit of One Direction and I have fangirled in the past haha, especially over Harry :') Oh dear haha.

    Jen x

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    1. Ahh you should try some! Haha, fan girling is fine, my guilty pleasure! x

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  2. The cheek tints are lovely colours. Definitely going to try them at some point! I'm more leaning towards buying these because I also think MUA has great stuff which is so affordable :)

    www.belwritesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. they're actually so good, yes im glad they chose MUA! x

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  3. Fair play to them! I'm a bit wary of celebrity ranges sometimes, but these do look like nice products :) Great review as always!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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    1. Yes me too, like justin beiber perfume etc, but still... these are VERY good! x exceeded my expectations! x

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  4. I absolutely love one direction and i also love zayn and louis too, i am so extatic about their makeup line, too shame i can't buy it though, in the country where i live there are no MUA products. But the pacaging is so nice and cute in their own way and i love how they have named some products by their songs :)

    merilinzz.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Yessss!!!! ahhh, can't you order it online?!?! xx

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  5. One Direction are my absolute guilty pleasure! I think everyone has their own personal favourite member - mine is Harry Styles. I saw their products in Superdrug the other day. Out of the products, I'd probably be most likely to try the cheek tints, the colours look lovely!

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    1. Haha, yessss! and everyone loves Harry Styles muaha! x The cheek tints give Nars a run for their money! x

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  6. aww man, so sad that the products aren't available where I live,but that's okay cause I'll probably end up buying everything, specially anything related to Niall, and the products look really nice and the colors are lovely!

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    1. Aw thats not good, can you not buy them online?!

      Or you'll have to come to England and buy them! x

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  7. This is so pretty ! I have never heard of the brand but it looks good

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  8. I gotta admit, I do love a bit of One Direction, in particularly Niall Horan! Mmmm. I think I will defo go pick some of these up as they look pretty good quality and you've made them sound good... I don't mind being laughed at at the till ;)

    alicekatex.blogspot.com

    xxx

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    1. yesss i like Niall lately haha! yes you should, the quality of them is amazing! x

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  9. Why didn't I know about these? I really want to try them! I would definitely but the Liam lipstick and not because of the colour or the quality. Because of Liam of course :) xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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    1. you should try them, haha of course because of liam! x

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  10. Im not a fan of 1D but i think i may just head out to superdrug next week and get some of these to try out!

    www.allthingsemmadunn.com

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    1. you should, let me know how you get on! x

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  11. I'm very excited to pop into superdrug and try out some of these poducts! x

    http://sam-ion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah! I may have to go buy some more haha!

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  12. I really want to pick some of these bits on, cant believe how good they sound x

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  13. i just want everything to do with liam bcos liam

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  14. When I heard about these, I wasn't convinced.... but then I saw those cheek tints. I must get one sometime!
    Love your blog - can't wait for your next post :)

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The cheek tints are unreal!!! Thank you lovely :)

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  15. Wow that's amazing not a huge 1D fan but these products looks great and it's nice that they brought something out that girls would be interested in xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. Yeah even if you're not a huge fan, the 1D make up collection is surprisingly very good! x

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  16. oOo the What makes you beautiful lipstick looks so much fun to wear =)

    <3 Kelly's Kouture

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  17. I have to admit, my first thought was are you kidding me haha. But seeing the actual collection, there are some nice products!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. Haha, I know, crazy... but yeah, the products are actually very good! x

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  18. Not a massive directoner lol, but after reading this I might go and pick up a few bits! Really good post xx

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    1. you should actually go try it, even if you're not a big 1D fan! x

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  19. such a nice collection!! Xx

    www.sparklethiscity.blogspot.com

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  20. I didn't know One Direction had a makeup collection! Thanks for the review!

    http://ncboodah.blogspot.ca

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  21. I'm not a One Direction fan in the slightest but those cheek tints look lovely! xx

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. I'm not the biggest 1D fan but i am in love with their make up... x

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  22. I want to try them but they don't sell MUA products in Argentina! i'm so mad at this, but I love this post! great review!I'm a fan of One direction and I never thought they would have a makeup collection and at first I was like "what??" but these products looks great! so maybe someday if I go to the UK I'll buy them

    dreamouutloud.blogspot.com

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    1. ahhhh as if they dont sell them, can you buy them online?! it is actually so good, not gonna lie, i'm a little bit obsessed! x

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  23. I cant believe One direction have a makeup collection!! Fab review :)

    http://www.hollydollybeautyblogger.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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    1. its crazy isnt it?! theyre taking over the world! x

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  24. My sister would love this makeup!

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. its actually sooo good. im obsesssed x

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  25. Is it just me that thinks a bunch of boys make-up range is a bit odd? Hm, lovely colours but I think a different band/rep wouldve been better!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, a lot of people also think that its very odd, so controversial i guess x

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  26. " don't need make up to cover up " well, there's a 1D make up brand now... haha

    MissManzanna.Blogspot

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  27. Funny news, but why not?! The lipgloss packaging is way to cute <3

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  28. I'm really tempted to try some of these products just for the fun factor and I never say no to a red lippie!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. I'm very veryyyyy surprised at how good One Direction make up is and yes, its fun too! well worth it! x

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  29. Just read this and I was freaking out over these and I have now decided that I need to go to buy them now:) Thanks for posting this overwise I wouldn't of known. xx

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  30. Yessss they're so good, do try them! x

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  32. I loveeee One Direction but I can't buy these products because they are not in my country :( I can't order them online on superdrug.com because they only ship in UK.... and on this site: muastore.co.uk I heard that you could buy them there too. But I can't find them on the site. Do you know a online shop where you can buy these products? I'm from the Netherlands...
    Or can you buy me a few of it and then you send it to me and I pay you back haha :)


    xx

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  33. I'm not the biggest One Direction fan of all, but I tried out the Zayn lipstick, as he's my favourite member too (haha!), and it is absolutely amazing!!

    Alice x

    http://anythingfloralx.blogspot.co.uk/

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