First look: Make Up by One Direction

Super group One Direction is launching a new makeup line in mid-August and I have a sneak peek! The collection includes three different keepsake tins with three different looks. Each tin is named for one of One Direction’s albums,  Up All Night, Take Me Home and Midnight Memories. Each tin comes with a 4+1 shadow palette, Liquilights Glow Gloss, Volumizing Mascara, Creme’ Lipstick, Eye and Body Crayon, Chrome Nail Varnish and 5 piece Decorator Stencil Set. Here is a look at the “Up All Night Collection”.

One Direction Up All Night Collection

This collection is full of bold blues and hot pinks. First I’ll start with the 4+1 Palette. The shadows include a soft blushing pink, “More Than This”, a silvered taupe shimmer “Save You Tonight”, a royal blue shimmer “Another World” and a sapphire glitter creme called “Up All Night”. I swatched the shadows and they are lighter than they show in the case. I would definitely suggest you use a primer first. “Up All Night” is a really sheer glitter that could be used all over.

Next up is the lip products. The lip gloss, called the Liquilights Glow Gloss in “Taken” is glittery hot pink gloss that glows neon orange under a black light! The creme lipstick is a bubblegum pink called “I Should Have Kissed You”.

The chrome nail polish is long wearing and has good coverage.

The dark denim Eye and Body Crayon in “Stand Up” can be used on eyes, lips, face and the body. It is also for use with the stencils.

And finally, last but not least is the “Little Black Dress” Volumizing Mascara in “Perfectly Black”

Little Black Dress Volumizing Mascara

The price of the collection (s) have not been released. Below find images of the other two collections:

The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S. beginning on Aug. 11.

  • Macy’s and August 11
  • Stage Stores – August 25
  • Dillards – August 25
  • Beauty Brands – August 25
  • Lord and Taylor – August 25

*International release dates TBD.  Be sure to use social media to see more of the Make Up by One Direction collection with #makeupby1D, #thelookscollection, #markwins  of follow the One Direction makeup Facebook page.

* Press sample provided by Brandbacker.

imPRESS Press On Manicures are “charming” this fall

Your favorite drugstore press-on manicure has created a Limited Edition Collection for fall that includes 3D charms! Rhinestone hearts, cherries and bows are just a few of the charms available in the six new imPRESS Press On Manicures for Fall 2014. Each kit includes a set of short nails, 2 3D charms and six charm adhesives.

imPRESS Nails Fall 2014

The new designs will be available for $7.99 in Walgreens stores nationwide this August.

The charms are easily adhered with included adhesives. You could even pull the charms off when you’re finished and use them on another imPRESS manicure or real nails!

New subscription box just for lips – review

Lip Monthly is a new subscription box that is all about lips. How many times have you found yourself at the drugstore unable to commit to buying a $7 dollar lipstick? If you are like me, too many. Amazing how most of us never bat an eye at a $20 lipstick, but get into a drugstore and we can’t decide. But I digress. The Lip Monthly service gets you four lip products a month, a Lip Gloss, Lip Stick, Lip Balm and a Lip Stain all for only $10. The company sent me a complimentary box that included four products plus a mini Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme.

Lip Monthly Box, July 2014

I had to move inside to shoot the closeups because I am in the desert and it is HOT in July. It came with City Color Lip Lush Crayon in Charm ($2.99), an Appeal cosmetics Lipstick in Red Light District ($22), a City Color Lip Balm in Flamingo Pink ($2.99) and a Stila Lip Glaze Stick in Orange ($18). It was nice that the box gave you four colors in different color categories. Most of us are hesitant on buying colors that don’t fit into our “favorite colors” category no matter what the price.


One Lip Monthly box will run you $10 ($6.99 with code SUMMERLIPS for 1st box) or you can get four months for $36 or one year for $100.

* Complimentary press sample given.