Makeup by One Direction Swatch and Review: Liquilights Glow Gloss + Rock Me Nail Kit!

by - Wednesday, November 26, 2014


* Products were provided for honest review




Hello hello! Bad news and good news today. The bad news is that my nails are still rounded nubs. The good news is I have some awesome bright polishes from Markwins Beauty through BrandBacker to swatch for you, and I always think brights look best on short nails! So ultimately it's a win! Yay!

I also have some bright and fun lip glosses to share with you - that's a lot of content so let's get right into it!

Makeup by One Direction Liquilights Glow Gloss

Makeup by One Direction Liquilights Glow Gloss
Makeup by One Direction Liquilights Glow Gloss 
Price:
$16.50 US
Availability: Available Nov 15th at Macy's, Dillards, Boscov's, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands, and Lord & Taylor
Description: Liquilights Glow Gloss sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night. Gloss can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color, or paired with One Direction crème lipstick for a bolder look.

Swatches of Makeup by One Direction Liquilights Glow Gloss

So first off we have the lip glosses! This cute set came with three shades - Kiss You (an "orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light"), Taken (a "powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light") and Through the Dark (an "electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light").

Through the Dark is definitely my favourite from this set, but they're all fun in that pumped-up super glittery way. And when I say glittery I mean it! Not only does it come through when applied but when you wipe it off there's a whimsical hint of sparkle left on your skin.

Makeup by One Direction Liquilights Glow Gloss

Generally I'm not a lip gloss kind of girl (when I put something on my lips I expect not to have to re-apply) but for glosses I think these are nice - a bit sticky (which is another reason I don't like gloss) but highly pigmented. The UV angle is fun too, but unfortunately I couldn't get my lights to cooperate to capture it. I think the idea of going out and having UV reactive makeup on is an amazingly fun idea.

And now let's move on to what I was most excited about... The nail polish!


Makeup by One Direction Rock Me Nail Kit

Makeup by One Direction Rock Me Nail Kit
Makeup by One Direction Rock Me Nail Kit
Price:
$16.50 US
Availability: Available Nov 15th at Macy's, Dillards, Boscov's, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands, and Lord & Taylor
Description: Rock Me Nail Kit features neon UV reactive nail varnish and UV reactive glitter nail toppings that add even more sizzle to your mani, for nails that light up day and night. Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a subtle accent, or go for the glitz and dip your entire wet mani in mega-watt sparkle!

Contents of the Makeup by One Direction Rock Me Nail Kit

This set came with two jelly polishes, one glitter top coat, and three containers of nail glitter that you can apply to wet nails for a punch of extra sparkle!

Makeup by One Direction Kicks Glitter Topper

Since I'm only swatching with one of the glitters I'll tell you a bit about them now. They came in three shades - Kicks (a "UV snow cone blue" which is pictured above), Not Afraid (a "UV electrified pink glitter") and Star (a "UV holo glitter").

Each came packaged in a cute and super practical little pot. The opening in the top is the exact size needed to dip in your finger, and the lid screws shut tightly. Definitely the best packaged nail glitter I've used in a while!


Happily

Makeup by One Direction Nail Varnish in Happily

Happily is the first polish in this set and it's described as a "UV iced blue glitter." It's definitely a jelly polish which means if you want the colour to pop without any visible nail line you need to use some white undies with it. What you see here is three coats without top coat.

Blue jelly polishes in general can be difficult to get a consistent application with, but honestly I really love how Happily went on once it was built up. It does take a while to dry though, so if you give this a try make sure you don't have to rush off anywhere for a while.

Makeup by One Direction Nail Varnish in Happily


Star (Glitter Topper)
Makeup by One Direction Nail Varnish in Happily with Star Glitter Topper

I have a love-hate relationship with loose glitter, because I love how it looks but I hate the mess that comes from having to apply it! Thankfully with the way this glitter is packaged it saved me some of the mess.  I decided to try using Star as my glitter of choice because I thought it would pop off the blue of Happily and I couldn't say no to holo glitter. To apply I just put on a layer of top coat where I wanted the glitter applied and then dipped my nails. (Don't ask why I thought the negative space accent nail was a good idea... I have no answer.)

Makeup by One Direction Nail Varnish in Happily with Star Glitter Topper


Moments

Makeup by One Direction Nail Varnish in Moments

Moments is described as a "UV neon pink" and it's another three-coater jelly polish. Considering how bright the pigment is I was (pleasantly) surprised by how glossy the finish is without top coat. Would I call it a neon? No since it isn't matte, but it's definitely bright and I definitely like it! This one applied great and just like Happily it took a while to dry.

Makeup by One Direction Nail Varnish in Moments


Diana

Makeup by One Direction Nail Varnish in Diana

Diana is the glitter topper the was included in this set, though it's got enough glitter packed in it that I have no doubt it would be near-opaque with three coats. It's described as a "UV 3D holographic" polish, and it's full of holo microglitter and bar glitter. What you see here is one coat layered on top of Moments and it applied wonderful with no need for dabbing or touch-ups to even coverage.

Macro of Makeup by One Direction Nail Varnish in Diana

The macro lets you see just how awesome the coverage is for this polish! Definitely a party on my nails. :)

Makeup by One Direction Nail Varnish in Diana


Overall I'm really satisfied with the polishes in this collection. I've become a fan of jelly polishes over the past year and I'm already planning to pull these out again for some leadlighting nail art in the future! I would say they're a more highly pigmented version of the OPI Sheer Tints from earlier this year (and application for both blues is similar though I would say Happily applied less streaky).

I'm bummed I couldn't get my UV blacklight to work to capture the glow that these products have, but even without that I think they're really fun. Would I recommend these sets for the One Direction fan in your life? Definitely. :)

Let me know what you think! Thanks for visiting!

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18 comments

  1. The glosses are actually really pretty! I thought the would be quite sheer xD
    I'd totally wear the pink nail polish and the holo glitter is amazing. Need to get something similar that's eye safe haha

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    1. Yeah, I was super impressed with the pigmentation! And the polishes are awesome, I'm definitely going to use the pink in the summer. Eye glitter terrifies me because I assume I would just accidentally blind myself!

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    2. Thought you didn't like those kind of bright pinks? =P I've never used loose glitter but I do like using glitter eyeliner all over the eyelid. Not big particles of glitter though, those scare me as well haha

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    3. Haha, fair point! I should correct that to say I'll be using it in the summer and on my toes! Also I think it would be good for colouring in stamps for leadlighting. Glitter eye liner sounds so bold to me! I'm sure you rock it though! :)

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  2. Fun sets these are. The lip glosses are fun and shimmery colors.

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  3. Looks like a fab nail kit but I'm not sure I could lower myself to buying a 1D branded product - and the boys would kill

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  4. Those lippies are impressive! I also think the polishes and overall packaging are well marketed toward the target demographic. Great review :)

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  5. I love what you did with these polishes. The colors are so bright and look fun.

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  6. Surprisingly, I'm digging the lippies over the polishes! Nice swatches!

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  7. Aaaah, that blue shade is delicious ♥.

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  8. They look great and all but I'm just not sure about buying boyband branded products. It seems weird to me.

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  9. I'm rather impressed by the intensity of these jelly nail polishes! And I must have that orange lip gloss.. for upcoming football championships and the annual King's Day here in Holland, it would be PERFECT!

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  10. Seriously not a fan of lip gloss, and these sound too sticky for me for sure. Happily is a really pretty polish!

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  11. I'm a sheer gloss kind of person but those shade are beautiful.

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  12. The jellies look really nice on you! I haven't tried using loose glitter like that, it seems messy and I'll have it all over the place for sure!

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  13. I dig those glosses and those look like nice jellies!

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