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In my last post, I wrote about the new One Direction cosmetic line. Due out in Macy’s stores across the USA on August 11th, the line consists of three kits. (You can check out my post here.) I received a complimentary “Up All Night” kit to try out. I was away with some friends this week on an overnight trip, and decided to try out the 4+1 Eye Shadow palette.
The palette includes four eye shadows and a glitter creme shadow for a playful look. The “Up All Night” eye shadows are a taupe with light shimmer, a very shimmery navy, another very shimmery light blue, a light pink with a bit of shimmer, and a deep glittery blue. To be honest, I was a little afraid. With the exception of the taupe, these are not colors I normally use (I wore teal eye shadow once. My husband, who could really not care about my eye make-up, said to me that he wasn’t a fan.) I brought the palette with me on the girlfriend getaway and gave it a try.
I put on some Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden- the matte nude. (I usually use the NYX HD Primer. I prefer it and it’s a lot cheaper.) I started by applying “More Than This” (the taupe shade and a wonderful song by Roxy Music) all over from lashes to my brow bone. I found it took a few dips of my brush to really get color payout. I then added “Another World” (that sparkly navy) to the corner of my eye into the crease. “Another World” was more pigmented, so I really blended and then fluffed the light pink “Gotta Be You” over everything. Then I blended. (Blend, baby, blend!)
In all honesty, I was not overly thrilled with the look. The taupe wasn’t very pigmented and the blue was super blue so I had to soften it. After I blended, I just felt that everything really faded out and turned just to a shimmery white. Since I was feeling pale, I then added blue liner to the bottom lashes and about a quarter of the top lash line to give more definition.
Though there wasn’t a lot of fallout, I did not find the eye shadows to be anything spectacular. I also am not comfortable with this color palette- maybe if they were colors I felt were more user friendly, I would be a bit happier. One good thing is I did not have any eye irritation using the eye shadow, deeming it pretty safe for the tween and teen set.
I’m trying out the lipstick from the kit today. I’ll keep you posted.
Keep Calm & Primp On! XOXO