Happy Wednesday! I’m super excited to share with you three limited edition kits from the brand Makeup by One Direction that are the perfect gift items for the holiday season. I’m going to jump right into the product reviews now because I have a lot to show you!
ROCK ME NAIL KIT
The Rock Me Nail Kit contains three nail polishes and three pots of loose glitter. I was super excited about this set in particular because I absolutely loved the Makeup by One Direction polish I tried this summer (see it HERE). Plus, these polishes and glitters can be mixed and matched to your tastes.
First up is Happily, an iced blue polish with a jelly formula. I used three coats of Happily to achieve opacity, and I’m loving the color! I’m a sucker for blue shades like this one. It is just so gorgeous!
The first glitter I have to show you is Kicks, what Makeup by One Direction calls “snow cone blue.” I dipped in two accent fingers on top of Happily and followed up with a top coat. I am obsessed with this combination! How gorgeous is the holographic glitter?! Be careful, though – you’ll want to lay down newspaper when applying these glitters. It gets VERY messy!
Next up is Moments, a stunning neon pink creme polish. Moments has a perfect formula that is opaque in two coats. While the color is not unique, this pink is a staple that everyone needs in her nail polish collection. I think it’s a great addition to the Rock Me Nail Kit!
Not Afraid is the next loose glitter in the set, and this one was a bit of a flop for me. While it is a fun neon pink shade, it was a bit on the clumpier side and harder to apply than the others. This is the one product in the nail kit that I’m not truly loving.
The last polish in the kit is Diana, a glitter top coat filled with silver holographic glitters. I applied one coat over Moments and I’m super impressed! The glitter applies really easily, and it is very glossy so no top coat needed. I’m ready for New Year’s Eve with this one!
The last nail product is Star, a holographic glitter with a nude base. I applied Star alone over a base coat and I’m thrilled with the result. It is just so beautiful and worth dealing with the loose glitter! Definitely follow up with a top coat as I did to make sure that glitter stays put!
LIQUILIGHTS GLOW GLOSS
The next set is the Liquilights Glow Gloss. It contains three lip glosses with UV reactive formulas. I don’t own a UV light, so I can only show you what these glosses look like in natural light. The three shades left to right are: Kiss You, Through the Dark, and Taken. Each is quite glittery, but not grainy on the lips. I’ll show you what they look like on my lips as well.
First up is Kiss You, an orange shade that is actually quite wearable. The glitter does stand out on my lips, but the orange color is subtle. I think it’s really pretty!Next is Through the Dark, a poppy shade. Through the Dark is the most pigmented of the bunch, and I really like the pink color. It’s wearable enough for the daytime if you don’t mind some glitter!Last but not least is Taken, a lighter pink lip gloss. Taken is a beautiful wash of pink on the lips. Of course, you can layer it over a lipstick if you’d like a more pigmented base, but I like the sheer quality it has.
The last kit contains three colored mascaras that can double as hair mascaras. However, I wouldn’t recommend using the same mascara on both your eyes and your hair. I decided to test each mascara on the eyes.
Next up is Does He Know?, a pink mascara. Does He Know? has a good pigmentation, but does get a bit lost on the eyes with my fair complexion. I’m not sure that I would wear this mascara on a daily basis, but it’s great if you’re dressing up as Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games, right?! So fun!
Last is Story of My Life, a yellow mascara. I’m really not a fan of this one. While the mascara itself has a good formula and application, the yellow makes me look sick. It’s just not a good shade for the eyes, I think! Plus, the color wasn’t very opaque.
WHERE TO BUY
These Makeup by One Direction kits are available now at Macy’s, Dillards, Boscov’s, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands, and Lord & Taylor now. The kits retail for $16.50 each, which is a great price! I highly recommend the Rock Me Nail Kit for everyone, and the Liquilights Glow Gloss Kit for lip product lovers. I’m personally not a huge fan of the Electroglam Mascara for practicality purposes, but it’s definitely fun for One Direction fans! Be sure to let me know which kit you plan to grab in the comments! You can also like the Makeup by One Direction Facebook Page HERE to stay up to date with this makeup brand!
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