Makeup by ONE DIRECTION Limited-Edition Beauty Tins Collection Photos, Swatches, and Review


Created for—and inspired by—fans of the world’s biggest band, this limited-edition beauty collection is fun, bold 1and a tad mischievous, just like ONE DIRECTION.

I must say I do enjoy the 1D songs I’ve heard on the radio, and I must also admit that I’ve gotten 1 or 2 stuck in my head, as well. I’m not a crazy fan at all, but I can see why young girls and older ones, too, are HUGE fans of these 5 pop stars. When I was given the opportunity to try the Makeup by One Direction, I was really excited because I knew it would be young and hip, and although, I am in my 30s, I still feel like a cool, young, and hip Mommy, and I like to wear makeup like that, so this was exciting for me. And, also proof, that women of all ages can totally pull off looks from these LIMITED EDITION tins! Shall we get on with it?!


Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson

5 Limited Edition Tins are available (1 for each band member). Tins include:


Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Creamy rose shine
Heart Attack- Shimmered pearl

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes


Starting off with the eyeshadows. These are just stunning! I love eyeshadows with a pattern because they are easy to apply and have a beautiful dimension to them.

Nobody Compares- Metallic silver

Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink (this could also be used as a gorgeous highlight on the face or inner corners of the eyes)

Same Mistakes- Metallic mint



L-R: Nobody Compares, Tell Me a Lie, Same Mistakes

I Would- Smokey brown shimmer

Summer Love- Smokey purple haze

Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer



For my eyes, I used the metallic silver, Nobody Compares, on the lid and also dragged it out into the crease. Then, I coated the lid with Summer Love, a smokey purple haze and also brought that out into the crease. Dabbing a little of Nobody Compares (metallic silver) to the center of the lid, I tapped into Everything About You, smokey black shimmer, as well, onto the ends and outer crease. Then, finished off with a little of Same Mistakes (metallic mint) over Everything About You (smokey black shimmer). I finished off with Milani Enchanted Lapis Gel Liner on the lashline and Benefit They’re Real Mascara.


On lips is One Thing, frosted pink ice lipgloss

The Eye Pencil, I Want, is described as a True matte black, but to me, it looked more of a charcoal grey.


Next, the Lip Glosses. I used a lip brush to apply these because I wanted precision. At first sight, I was really thrilled with the colors. After application, I was definitely impressed with the colors and formula (super creamy and felt comfortable to wear), as well. My favorites are definitely Loved You First and Heart Attack – such gorgeous colors! Take a look:

Loved You First- Bubble gum pink



One Thing- Frosted pink ice




Irresistible – Creamy Rose Shine



Heart Attack- Shimmered Pearl




All the lipglosses on the arm, shown below:


L-R: Loved You First, One Thing, Irresistible, Heart Attack

Lip Gloss Top Coat, Over Again, is described as a Silver glitter sparkle, but I could barely get it to show up, which was disappointing, as it would have added dimension to the lipglosses.



There are also 2 small bottles of Nail Varnish. These performed well, but since the bottles are mini sizes, the brushes are also quite short, but they fan out wide enough to polish the nails properly in one stroke. I used 3 coats for opacity.

Stole My Heart – Magenta pink shimmer

Alive – Multi-coloured glitter flakes, 1 coat seen over Stole My Heart on the middle finger.


These new sets are available in stores November 15th at:
Sears USA
Walmart Canada

Overall, I was truly impressed with the quality of the makeup and nail lacquers. I also wore the eyeshadows throughout the entire day, and it did not crease or fade (and this is without primer). I did, however, notice a lot of fall out (during application), but that can be prevented by tapping out the brush before application and also doing the eye makeup first and foremost, so that you don’t have to redo your foundation/blush/highlight. These would be perfect little gifts for Christmas or any other holidays coming up!

Are you fans of One Direction or know someone who is? If so, who’s your favorite 1D member?

Find Makeup by One Direction here on Facebook.

You can also enter to WIN a tin of your own.

Press sample provided by BrandBacker. All opinions are honest and my own.


  1. All of the colors are so pretty! Too bad there was a lot of fall-out with the shadows during application, but they looked absolutely stunning on you!

  2. I reviewed one of the collections that came out during the summer, and I was surprised that the shades were quite pigmented and easy to apply. I like this collection even better! The looks you created are just great! Yes, you are a young and hip Mommy <3

  3. I like this set much more than the ones that came out during the summer.

  4. I love the metallic eyeshadows. My 1D fan is too young for the makeup, but that doesn’t mean I can’t buy it for myself 🙂

  5. The eyeshadow pigment completely surprised me! So much better than I expected :).

  6. I always look forward to your makeup reviews because you always cover the ones I am super curious about!

  7. The eye palette is so sophisticated! I envy your large eyes! It makes any eye makeup really pop! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Makeup by One Direction? Had no idea a boy band would go in this direction..hahaha!!

  9. I always love how your looks come together! You are so great at mixing and matching different makeup colors! I love it <3

  10. Listen to the whole album, FOUR it’s very catchy!

  11. I never would have guessed that a make-up set touting One Direction would have such cute shades! I love a good silver eyeshadow for the holiday parties! 🙂

  12. Looks interesting! I’m actually in 1D fandom in the sense that I read a lot of fanfic and look at gifsets on tumblr and whatnot, but I’ve heard maybe… two or three songs? Oops. Still super fond of them all though. But annoyed that the BrandBacker campaign is only open to the US! It’s a UK band, for god’s sake!

  13. The eyeshadows look great on you! Love that the lip shades actually have some pigment too.

  14. One Direction isn’t my thing but my nieces would LOVE it!

  15. The Creamy Rose Shine lip color and Magenta pink shimmer nail color are gorgeous!

  16. You are rocking the one direction makeup 🙂

  17. Interesting that they have makeup products, though it makes sense since so many girls/women love them! I love the colors in the palettes!

  18. The bubblegum gloss looks amazing on you. So bright and fun!

  19. There are several pretty colors in this! I can think of a few people who would love this as a gift.

  20. So fun it looks gorgeous on you!

  21. it’s great gift for the tweens/fans of one direction.

  22. I love the look on you. I’m not a fan of One Direction however so won’t buy their product.

  23. I’m in my 30s too and I definitely like One Direction. 🙂

  24. Makeup is makeup- even if it’s by 1D haha! There are some great colors in there!

  25. Wow! Some great colors on you! Although, I’m not sure I could rock a palette with 1D members on the front of it.. 😉

  26. Great colors and I know lots of teen girls would live for this!

  27. I think the colors are great and they look good on you.

  28. What pretty color palettes. I especially like the shadow combinations. They work perfectly with your skin tone.

  29. I’m still just laughing that One Direction had makeup sets. Not that they aren’t pretty. Just that it’s them haha

  30. Who knew One Direction was so multi-talented 😉

  31. I am not a huge one direction fan but love this makeup collection and the nail polish colours are so up my street

  32. I was pretty shocked to hear the 1D were bringing out a cosmetics line, I mean c’mon are they really going to have ANY input apart from putting their names on it? But the quality is evident in your photos and I’m impressed at the intensity of the lip glosses!

    Katie <3

  33. Gorgeous colors! Those lip sticks look great on you!

  34. Every time I read your blog it makes me want to learn to do my makeup better.

  35. I’ve totally caught myself singing some 1D! 🙂 I think the makeup looks great on you and the quality looks better than what I expected!

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