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Beauty Inspo: One Direction

Yup, you read that right. My One Direction obsession has leaked into my heart makeup life. Well, as far as the two gifs in this post are concerned anyway.

Look 1

Let’s start with the obvious beaut, ex-member Zayn Malik:

I mean, I had a really hard time trying to think of an eyeshadow that would match how gloriously slick and shiny (um, lol) the stuff on his eyelids is. And even then, I failed. See, most of the ones I had in mind that could possibly pass as a “dupe” in terms of shade are a little on the frosty side. Anyway, I think this is actually something like vaseline or a lip gloss, to be honest.

I ended up reaching for Shiro Cosmetics’ Baker’s Boy (from the Hunger Games collection) patted on a clear primer + eyeliner:
1D Zayn Eyeshadow
concealer: Ellis Faas (S204)*, powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (Ethereal Light), eyeliner: K-Palette liquid liner (black)* and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Crave), blush: Kjaer Weis (Abundance), lipstick: MAKE Matte Lipstick (Jakarta)

A true fail. But I mean, I don’t think I can ever even hope to replicate any kind of Zayn, so whatever. I tried.

Speaking of Zayn and his singular beauty, I wrote about it for L’Officiel Manila‘s beauty section. It’s all in good fun. 🙂

Look 2

Next up is actually a lot prettier look from Louis Tomlinson, feat. rose petal eyeshadow:

I think I got the shade selection here more accurately, but if I recall correctly, I ran a cool brown along my outer crease for depth, and it threw the look off, maybe. What do you think? I used Wet n Wild’s Penny, which has been touted as a p. good dupe for MAC’s Expensive Pink, so you could try that one out, if you already have it.

1D Louis Eyeshadow
I actually don’t remember much of my makeup since I put it in the car on the way to work, but I’m sure that I have Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders (Diffused, Incandescent, Radiant Light) and NARS’ Niagara as my lipstick

I think I could have blown the petal pink up, to be honest. It’s still that sheeny quality that I’m not sure how to replicate, if I’m honest. It’s nice to try different things out anyway, I think.

… I don’t know, lol. How have you all been?

* Items marked with an asterisk are PR Samples.

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  1. A good friend of mine is in the One Direction fandom and just tweeted about going to their concert in Boston last night, so reading your post here is a seamless transition, haha. It seems like we fell into our respective pop/beauty obsessions around the same time, though I have to say that 1D wears much subtler makeup than most k-pop guys do.

    I really like your Zayn look! You look so good in plum lip colors.

    • AHAHAHAHA omg. I don’t even know what happened to me, but well. What can you do? I’m trying to be… less involved. It really is a slippery slope. Thank you so much!! x

      Hope your friend enjoyed the concert!

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