Giveaway! Make-up by One Direction: The Looks Collection

Win a limited edition make up set from The Looks Collection by One Direction before it’s available to the public!
Up All Night
Up All Night
Brandbacker and beauty company Markwins have teamed up to give you this exclusive first look and giveaway contest, and I’m so excited to share it with you before the make up collection even hits stores!

Winners will receive a Make-up by ONE DIRECTION limited-edition collection of beauty essentials, housed in a collectible keepsake tin. Inside is everything you need to rock all your beauty looks on or off the stage.

Much like the One Direction band members themselves, this prestige makeup line is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, featuring vivid shades, premium formulas and chic, collectible packaging and components.

1D fans, remember when Niall showed off his make up skills?

I hope you’re better at applying nail polish than Niall!

Check out the three kits, each named after a 1D song.  Every kit has 7 pieces and includes an eyeshadow palette, mascara, lip gloss (which glows under UV light!), lipstick, nail polish, a chubby multitasking crayon that can be used as eye liner and shadow.  It also comes with bonus stencils made from doodles by the guys; use it anywhere to decorate your accessories or give yourself a temporary tattoo.

Take Me Home
Take Me Home

By looks alone, Take Me Home is my favourite – I’m such a sucker for gold!  The eye shadow palette looks like it’s going to be great for building shimmery neutrals.  The black light activated lip gloss sounds really cool (although, where would I find black light even?).

Midnight Memories
Midnight Memories

I can’t wait to try these out!  My kit from Brandbacker is in the mail, and once I get it I will definitely let you know what I think about each piece.

If you’re looking to buy your own kit (or all three!) they will be coming to US stores through August.

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


Contest ends in two weeks on August 5th and winners will be picked at random.   They are giving out 50 kits, so don’t miss out!  Be sure to come back everyday and enter to increase your chances of winning!

You can visit their facebook page at to get all the latest details!

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Guerlain Kiss Kiss Liplift

I rarely regret my beauty purchases, because if I don’t like something I buy then I immediately return it.  Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss Liplift,  however, is an unfortunate exception.  Whenever I open my lipstick box and see it, I always get especially sad – because it’s so beautiful!  Just look at it!  I was seduced by its sculpted gold exterior and convinced myself that “you get what you pay for,” i.e. a premium, can’t-be-beat lip primer.


But the gold tube is where the attraction ends.  Inside is the weirdest formula – dry and sandy, it stubbornly refuses to apply on my lips with any grace.  Furthermore, I don’t see any results either, whether used as a standalone moisturizer or applied underneath lipstick.  I didn’t notice any increase in comfort or durability.  It likely helped prevent slippage (because dry = friction right?) but that’s not usually one of my concerns.

Now that I know, would I return it if I could turn back time?  Maybe.  It does look really nice on my counter though…