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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Looks Collection By One Direction Take Me Home Review



I received the "Take Me Home" One Direction make up collection (pictured above) to review via Brandbacker.

I had my nineteen year old daughter apply the make up and tell me what she thought of it. 
Her comments as she was sitting there taking her time using the products were:


"I really like this mascara! My mascara costs what, around 25 dollars? This is really good! I could almost get this whole collection for the cost of my regular mascara!" 


Later on again she said "I really do like this" then came to show me her eyelashes! 

The mascara color is called Little Black Dress and is a volumizing mascara.

She said that the lip color was very faint, and she likes a bolder lip usually, but the color was nice. We discussed that the color was perfect for a pre-teen, or someone just starting out with lip color, or someone who did not care for a bold lip. Really good for anyone who just wants a light touch of color. The color was very pretty. 

I asked her about the eyeshadows since she did not make comments of her own. She felt they could use more pigment, but she didn't use a shadow primer either because she said she wanted to only use what they gave her for a fair review of the products standing on their own. The gold, more glittery color did not apply very smoothly and had a creamy consistency, which is ironic as one would think it would apply more smoothly. The other colors, applied smoothly but she had to use a lot of product to get them dark enough to her liking. 

I tried the shimmery apricot toned gloss, which is technically named Kiss You, Liquidlights Glow Gloss, and I though it had a lovely light vanilla flavor to it, and the color was very pretty indeed, but even cooler for the younger crowd is that turns neon yellow in UV light! How awesome! 

She also did like the eyeliner. 

For the purpose of this review I did not edit or crop the photos in anyway. I only made a photo collage of some of them. 



I asked my daughter if she would buy one of these collections and she said yes she would so we have a thumbs up from my daughter and trust me, she is pretty knowledgable about cosmetics! 

Here are some photos that I took of the collection as I unboxed it:

Front and Back of Tin and Enclosures
The Makeup!
I may not be the target market here but are't these colors beautiful! 


And now, information provided to me via Brandbacker about the collection and brand. 
Makeup by ONE DIRECTION:
A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.

THE LOOKS COLLECTIONS.
“The Looks Collection” comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ‘Midnight Memories.” Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n’ roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own! 
Details on the 3 Looks Collection tins: http://bit.ly/1DMakeupLooksCollection

DISTRIBUTION:The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S. 
US RELEASE DATES:Macy's - August 11thStage Stores – August 25thDillards – August 25thBeauty Brands – August 25thLord and Taylor - August 25th
*International release dates TBD. We'll keep you posted!
Here is more information on the specific collection I was sent:


 I am so happy that we got a chance to try this collection out! My daughter and I had a ton of fun testing the makeup together! While she is a "young adult" it was fun to bring back memories of when she first got into makeup and to be honest, geared toward the younger sect or not, this mascara is amazing, and the colors of the shadows are right in the ballpark with colors I already wear every day! The lip colors were in line with what is hot this season too and I have always been a fan of orange toned lip colors anyway. I can't wait to check out the other lines, even if I am "40 something".

Thank you for reading my review of the One Direction Take Me Home Looks Collection and remember ...
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