Saturday, November 29, 2014

One Direction - Limited Edition Nail Polish, Mascara, & Lip Gloss Set's

Greetings! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break, to those of you celebrating. Christmas is just around the corner, so what better time than to talk about these wonderful gift sets from One Direction!

For those of you who don't know, One Direction is a popular boy band. While I don't personally listen to their music I have reviewed some of their makeup in the past, and thought overall it wasn't bad. So, when I was given the opportunity to test out 3 of the new set's coming out, I was super excited! There are 3 different limited edition sets: The Nail Varnish, the Electroglam Mascara, and the Liqulights Glow Gloss!

Rock Me Nail Varnish

"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!" 

I like that this is not your usual nail polish. Not only does it come with glitter for each one, but it's UV-Reactive making you sure to stand out! Each of these nail polishes you will see in the pictures below, I applied twice. I also alternated the glitter (every other finger), however you can create it which ever way your heart desires!

Retail Value: $16.50 (Dillard's)

Nail polish is in the color "Moments" on the left and to the right the glitter is in the color "Not Afraid."

This was my favorite polish out the bunch, I prefer doing two coats of polish with each of these, but it didn't look horrible with just one. I wouldn't call the polish top of the line, but it wasn't a bad formula either. It took about 3 days, before I had any chipping or peeling, and I tend to use my hands a lot. I did use a base coat, however I did not use a top coat. I imagine with a top coat, you can get it to last longer. 

The finished look, with every other finger having glitter (two coats.)

Nail polish is in the color "Happily" on the left and to the right the glitter is in the color "Kicks."

Out of the three, I thought this color was the prettiest, but was one of the harder one's to build. I am guessing this because it is lighter than the other's. I love the two shade's of blue together, kind of gives me a "Frozen" vibe. I bet it would look really cool under a UV light.

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Nail polish is in the color "Diana" on the left and to the right the glitter is in the color "Star."

I thought this one was the most unique out of the three. The polish has Christmas tinsel like pieces in the polish, and then putting the light pink/silver glitter on top, makes it pop that much more. 

Electroglam Mascara

"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.

I think it's so neat that this is not only a mascara, but you can color your hair with it as well. It's funny, because I have been reusing mascara wands for years to highlight my hair. Finally, someone comes out with a multi-tool for lashes and hair! 

Retail Value: $16.50 (Dillard's) 

"Why Don't We Go There?" - Shock of Blue

Really enjoyed this color, and had hardly any clumping which was a plus. Show's up really great on my lashes, and was the most prominent out of the three.

"Story of My Life!" - Amped Canary Yellow

I don't know if this something I could do or wear all of the time, but I did like how it brought out this natural yellow color in the center of my eyes. I thought it looked pretty cool. 

"Does He Know?" - Pinkest Hot Pink

I apologize for the horrible application, after applying several different eye products and taking them on and off, I began to have a bunch of clumping. However, I don't think it had to do anything with the formula, just the fact that my eye makeup remover hadn't fully dried. 

Here is what the pink looked like in my hair! Very easy to apply, but make sure you let it dry or else it will end up everywhere, like it did for me. I end up blowing my hair dryer on it for about a minute to two minutes and that seemed to help a lot. 

Liquilights Glow Gloss

"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."

I like that you can see these under a UV black light, not only that but they change colors under a UV black light as well! Out of all of the sets, this one was one of my favorites because it had the best formula. It was a very creamy, non-sticky, well-made formula. 

Retail Value: $16.50 (Dillard's) 

Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light 

Here is a swatch of the lipgloss, it was the lightest of the three and somewhat sheer. It also was very glittery!

Taken - Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light

I love this color, and I have the perfect pink lipstick to pair it with as well. It looks great together or alone, bringing out the best with any skin tone

Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light 

Just... WOW! This color is bright, sparkly, and will definitely is a head turner. I could only imagine how it would look under a UV light. 

I think this would make a wonderful gift for a teenage girl or just someone in general who likes makeup like myself. You don't necessarily have to be a One Direction fan to enjoy these makeup kit's, but it certainly doesn't hurt!

If you would like to get more info about this kit and keep up with the makeup line, they have a facebook page you can go to located here: 

You can get this kit at Macy's, Stage Stores, Dillards, Beauty Brands, and Lord & Taylor. You may be able to find it else where but please make sure you buy it from a trusted retailer!

Overall Product Score: 4.0*

Let me know below what your thoughts are about the new One Direction Makeup Kits! I want to know, which one is YOUR favorite!? I would love to hear your feedback rather it be a question or comment. Thanks so much for reading, and be on the lookout for more great reviews!

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*overall rating is based on a 5 point scale based off of product, pricing, texture, application, and longevity.