Makeup by One Direction Take Me Home Collection First Impressions+Swatches

 Makeup by One Direction is a "range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford." The debut of this line includes three limited edition collections, each inspired by a One Direction album. Each collection contains six products and a set of five stencils. These sets will retail for $28.50.

Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th
International dates and retailers to be announced.

Makeup by One Direction is cruelty free. These products were made in China

 Makeup by One Directions The Looks Collections come in grey, brick print tins, housed inside a clear slip cover that features a photo of One Direction, and their reproduced autographs. On the inside of  the tin you'll find three eye makeup tutorials, and all seven products, tucked into their own compartments. It can be a struggle to get the items out. All of the products have brick print embellishments. Packaging doesn't seem to be recyclable.
I'll be doing individual, in depth reviews for each product when I have more information on the products and a chance to test them for longevity and the like. I've only used each product twice so far, so now I'll be sharing my initial thoughts and swatches.
 The Perfect Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is a five pan palette that includes four powder eyeshadows and one glitter cream. This palette is the highlight of the Take Me Home collection. The five shades are:

Back For You - Matte Cream
Change My Mind - Shimmering Peach
C'mon, C'mon - Satin Taupe
Little Things - Satin Brown
Take Me Home - Gold Glitter Cream

Three of the four powder shadows are well pigmented, thought a little powdery. Even the glitter cream isn't entirely terrible. I'm particularly fond of Change My Mind, its unique.
I Wish Eye&Body Crayon is a warm brown, multi use crayon. This product can be used as a cream shadow, eyeliner, or base. Makeup by One Direction's Eye&Body Crayon has good color payoff, and a texture that's easy to work with. I've experienced poor wear from this crayon. Creasing, fading, smudging, you name it. 
Kiss You Liquilights Glow Gloss is a bright orange gloss that's heavy on the glitter. This gloss is slightly gritty on the lips. Color payoff is surprisingly good, and it pairs nicely with the Last First Kiss lipstick as well. Makeup by One Direction claims that this gloss will glow neon yellow under black light. 

 Live While We're Young Nail Varnish is a clear nail polish with medium sized gold glitter, and multicolored, small glitter flecks. This polish lays down a load of glitter in just one coat. Live While We're Young dries quickly.
 Last First Kiss Lipstick is a sheer, bubblegum pink with a glossy finish. Makeup by One Direction's lipstick has a silky, moisturizing consistency that makes it pleasant to wear. This lipstick has no noticeable flavor. Last First Kiss has a tendency to melt.

 Little Black Dress Volumizing Mascara is just sad. This mascara doesn't volumizing, lengthen, or curl, it merely tints the lashes black. Coat after coat, this mascara doesn't build up at all. Once again, I've experienced less than stellar wear from this mascara, it flakes and smudges.
 The five piece stencil set isn't something I'll use, but I guess they're a fun inclusion. The five designs include triangles, crowns, lightning bolts, diamonds, and arrows.
Makeup by One Direction's Take Me Home Collection is split down the middle - three good products, three mediocre ones. The nail lacquer, lip gloss, and eyeshadow quad are good, but the lipstick, mascara, and multi-use crayon are disappointing. Whether or not this collection is worth your money depends on this collection's price point, and how much you like One Direction. Personally, this collection isn't for me. For a younger girl who fangirls for 1D, this set may be a dream come true. 

This product was sent to me by BrandBacker and Markwins for review purposes. My opinions weren't influenced by any third party