Youthful Makeup to Keep You Up All Night

Ola y’all!  I just returned from a cruise with a stop over in Mexico so excuse the ole espanol.   Also I apologize for going a little off radar; wifi was hard to come by while sailing the ocean waters.  Today, however, I’m excited to share with you some great new makeup products from an unexpected source: the one and only One Direction.  If you like what you read below, please check out their facebook page!

I received a free sample of One Direction Up All Night makeup kit for use in connection with this blog.  All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.


It’s not every day you hear that a boy band is coming out with a makeup line.  So when Brand Backer approached me about trying out One Direction’s Up All Night line, I said yes because 1. free makeup and 2. I was planning on being up all night, very soon, to celebrate my 28th birthday bash.

makeup kit in a tin box

The makeup set arrived in the mail in a cute little tin box with a description of each of the included products.  I was happy to see mascara, eye liner and eye shadow on the list since I use these items on the regular.  For my birthday look, I also snatched up the pink lipstick and lip gloss.

eyeshadow (and which colors I used)

After applying my normal foundation and bronzer, I glided on some of the blue and turquoise sparkly eye shadow.  I don’t normally use a lot of color on my eyelids, but I thought this looked fun and wasn’t too overwhelming.  The eye liner was also a cute addition and provided great coverage with limited application.

I Should Have Kissed You lipstick, Up All Night mascara, Rimmel London Scandaleyes, Taken lip gloss
(left to right)

Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed by the mascara.  Even after applying several coats, my eyelashes still looked thinner than Paris Hilton.  Luckily, I still had my Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara from the Influenster Vox Box so I threw on a few coats of that luscious stuff and considered my eyes complete for the night.

Leveraging each of the products in the set, I threw on a coat of the I Should Have Kissed You pink lipstick and Taken sparkly pink lip gloss.  I mean with names like that – how could I not give them a try??!  The blue eye makeup and pink lipstick combination definitely upped the ante on my youthful look for the evening.

Overall, I had a lot of fun trying on One Direction’s Up All Night makeup line.  Leaving the mascara out of the discussion, I thought that each of the products was of high quality and contained fun colors!  If I was purchasing a makeup set for a young adult or teenager, I would definitely consider purchasing One Direction’s Up All Night kit.

Now, on to random pictures of my face.

GlamST!:: Try Your Makeup Before You Buy

I was lucky enough to receive an early invite to GlamST, which is a fun new website designed to allow users (like you!) test out new makeup products.  This sounds like an odd concept, until you log into their site and check out their awesomeness.  I was pleasantly surprised by how easy and fun it was to use this site, and test new products.  I’ve even found a few items that I’d be interested in buying!

Once you join GlamST (for free!), the first step is to create a profile by choosing your eye color, hair color, skin type and skin tone.  Preferably, you can upload a photo of yourself, although there are some parameters to doing so.  The photo must be 400×500 and primarily of your face.  If GlamST becomes a vital tool in your beauty toolkit (which why wouldn’t it?!), I recommend having someone take a photo of you in natural light, and uploading it.

Since I didn’t have a blown up picture of my face, I proceeded with one of the model head shots.  We look kinda similar… amIright?!  The first thing that I noticed are the different categories of beauty products – Face, Eyes & Lips – and all the easy ways to navigate to the products.


Next, I obviously tried out the Stila Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner.  I’ve never owned liquid eyeliner, primarily because it scares me and I have no idea how to apply it to my eyes.  What if I apply it inappropriately – and attract a ton of attractive, successful and funny male suitors?  I mean.. what would I do then??!  But, seriously, I was hooked on GlamST after this first product test.  Not only did they teach me how to use liquid eye liner appropriately, but that girl (my pseudo face) looks dang hot.  I need this ASAP.

Then, I tested out some airspray foundations – cool concept I’ve heard of before, but never bought for myself.   I think the Dior product is a little pricey for me, but I liked that I was able to test out which shade is best for my skin tone (or at least my model’s) ;) Note the differences in the top and bottom pics!

 A fun pick was this beige lipstick by Dior.  I’ve been seeing beige in all the mags (magazines, duh) lately, and thought it might look good.

 Finally, I added a touch of mascara and voila! My pseudo face is all ready for a night on the town.  Meow!

 Also important to note that each of the products come with full descriptions and how the product can be used!

And you can even save each of your looks!

How awesome is GlamST?!!  Have you ever used any of these products?  I’m seriously contemplating the eyeliner and the mascara.  Go check em out!

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