Little Mix has launched a line of makeup products called Little Mix by Collection. On Sept. 24, 2013, the group was at the Mayfair Hotel in London to promote the line. Meanwhile, Little Mix has announced that "Move" is the first single from the group's second album, whose title and release date are to be announced. "Move" is set for release on Nov. 3, 2013.
Little Mix has not commented on some public criticism that the group has received from people who think the makeup line inappropriately targets girls who are too young to wear makeup. However, Little Mix did retweet an editorial from Now magazine that defended Little Mix from this criticism.
In 2011, Little Mix became the first group to win on "The X Factor" U.K.
Little Mix's first album, "DNA," was a Top 10 hit in several countries, including the U.K., Ireland, the U.S. and Canada, Australia and Italy. "DNA" has gone gold in Australia and Ireland, and has gone platinum in the U.K.
Meanwhile, Little Mix's Perrie Edwards (who is 20) recently commented on her wedding plans. She and One Direction's Zayn Malik (who is also 20) got engaged on Aug. 18, 2013. The couple began dating in April 2012.
Edwards has been telling the media that the wedding date has not been set yet and she hasn't started planning the wedding, but that she has already decided two big things about the wedding: (1) She will be wearing a vintage dress and (2) her Little Mix group mates (Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall) will be bridesmaids.
In an interview with Heatworld, Edwards said: “I’ll have to look into a collection of wedding makeup. I can wear my smoky eye shadow and I want a vintage dress, so a purple lip could go.”
As for her Little Mix group mates being bridesmaids at her wedding, Edwards commented to the Daily Mirror: "Imagine if I didn’t have them? I wouldn’t take one off to the side and say 'Oh you’ve made the cut.' and then say to the other two 'Sorry guys.' It’s all or nothing with these girls."
In 2013, One Direction also launched a line of cosmetics (called Little Things), as well as a fragrance called Our Moment. One Direction also has numerous other merchandise items on the market.
One Direction came in third place o "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010, and has since become the biggest-selling global act to emerge from "The X Factor."
Little Mix and One Direction were both formed on "The X Factor" U.K. when the show put together contestants who originally auditioned for the show as solo singers. One Direction and Little Mix are both signed to Syco Music (the company co-owned by Simon Cowell and Sony Music) and are represented by the same management company (Modest! Management).