What’s new at the drugstore? How about the Annabelle Fall 2013 Makeup Collection?! I received a few PR samples from their fall range, so I decided to share my thoughts and swatches.
These have been available at drugstores in Canada for a while. You might have noticed the Annabelle TwistUp lipstick crayon range, which was introduced at the beginning of 2013. I was most excited to play around with those since I’m obsessed with crayon form lip products (and who isn’t!?).
Annabelle Fall 2013 Makeup
Annabelle Retractable Eye Liner Twilighting
Product claims – retractable pencil with integrated sharpener. The pencil has a creamy texture that glides easily. It is meant to be waterproof and long-lasting. (12h wear). Available in 6 shades. Price $9.95 | Size: 0.01 OZ / 0.34 g.
This is a retractable eye liner in metallic purple. I’ve had nothing but great experiences with most pencil products that I have used from Annabelle (eye and lip liners a like). This was no different.
The pencil glides on without tugging on the skin and the pigmentation is nice. Purple is especially flattering on brown eyes.
Annabelle Eye Shadow Quad Pink-a-boo
Product claims – Versatile Quad which can be used to create a natural or more intense look. Silky and highly pigmented powders providing a pure colour and a radiant finish. Long-wearing formula (8h wear). Paraben and fragrance free. Six different quads available. Price $10.95 | Size: 0.25 OZ / 7.2 g
This quad has two pink and two purple shadows. This quad includes the following shades
- Linen – a cool toned frosty light pink
- Rose – a sheer satin finish light pink
- Taupe – a satin gray-lilac shade
- Eggplant – a dark purple with pink shimmer
Pros – the colors look lovely together and the palette is very wearable for everyday. The eggplant shade is stunning in person!
Despite the fact that there isn’t a single matte shadow in this quad, the colors do not look overly frosty or shimmer when worn together.
Cons – Apart from the dark purple, these are not very pigmented shadows. The darker pink looks brighter in the pan than it swatches.
I didn’t find it very long wearing, but I have oily eye lids. Even with a primer, my shadows normally crease after 5 hours.
The packaging is nice, but it is tricky to open.
Product claims – lipstick and lip liner in one, no sharpener required. The formula contains natural ingredients such as Omega 3 and 6 and Shea Butter and is paraben and fragrance free. Available in 24 shades. Price $9.95 | Size: 0.05 OZ / 1.5 g.
Monroe – a bright red with a orange/coral tone. This shade is more coral than the name might denote. It reminds me of the bright retro shades we saw this Spring/Summer.
Vamp – this is a burgundy, reddish brown shade but I also see a hint of plum to it. It was the sheerest of the three shades I received.
Cherry – at first glance and in some lighting, Vamp and Cherry are strikingly similar, I hope they weren’t mislabeled. However, it seems to be a cooler, sort of berry, toned red.
The texture is not drying and it wears comfortably on the lips. This is a lipstick in crayon form that facilitates the application, it isn’t advertised as a stain. For size reference, these TwistUp lipsticks are actually thinner than the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain.
Have you tried any products from Annabelle’s Fall 2013 collection? What are your thoughts?
Bare in mind that the prices may vary depending on your location and retailer. These products were sent to me for consideration. *
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