Annabelle etheREAL Le Gloss

Friday, December 10, 2010

You all know how I am about glittery glosses, right? If not: I like them. I do. But… in moderation, please. My favourite formulas are always the gorgeous, shimmer-free ones, and nothing grabs my attention like a non-glittery gloss.

Which is why I’ve fallen so hard for Annabelle’s new Le Gloss, Bitten. It’s a really gorgeous, incredibly pigmented, bright red gloss — and yes, it’s totally shimmer-free. I really do mean “incredibly pigmented,” for the record — this is probably the most pigmented drugstore gloss that I’ve ever run into! I find that Bitten is a little too orange on my lips, but 99% of lip products that I try on do pull a little too orange on me. Unless you have the same problem, I think you’ll be just fine! (It’s a pretty universal red, if you ask me; the base is neutral leaning blue.)

I should also add that Bitten leaves a fairly pigmented stain, so even though the shine wears off after a few hours, a crushed-berry red sticks around long after that. If you don’t wear pigmented glosses often, I’d definitely recommend pairing this with a lip liner (maybe Annabelle Bordeaux Waterproof Lip Liner?) as it’s hard to get a really precise lip line with gloss alone!

The other lip shine in the etherREAL collection, Pixie, is a little less… up my alley. It’s very sheer and has a fine shimmer throughout (for a lustre finish, not a shimmery one). I still like it, and I do find it a lot more wearable than its lovely red sister, but it’s not a must-have.

The Le Gloss line is one of my favourite drugstore lipgloss formulas; they’re packaged in well-built squeeze tubes with doe-foot applicators, are non-sticky, and have no scent. The fact that they’re only $8.25 (and are usually on sale for even less) is just the cherry on top!

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15 Responses to “Annabelle etheREAL Le Gloss”

  1. ….ohmy….

    i need bitten in my life!

    p.s. what camera do you use? the quality's amazing :)
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  2. You do! You really, really do! :D

    And as a P.S. it's a Canon Rebel XSi, with (ick) a kit lens. But I do so love it! : )

  3. I've seen these lipglosses, and they are AMAZING. Bitten really is quite something. :)
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  4. It is indeed! Much hearted.

  5. Holy crap, Bitten is beauuuuuuutiful *____*
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  6. Bitten looks crazy pigmented! I almost want to get it but there's not a time in my life I'd catch myself wearing such a bright red on my pucker.
    Side note: FINALLY bought two Annabelle Insomnia palettes in Insomnia and Disturbia. They're currently 25% off at Rexall & if the cashier is nice, you can stack your Annabelle coupons with their deal. I got mine for less than $9 each (phewf). My crazy hoarder side wants to get Midnight but I'm more of a browns & purples girl rather than blues.
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  7. Yep :D

  8. That's awesome, Ashley! :) Don't feel bad about skipping Midnight, though; I wasn't thrilled with the quality of that one.

    I'll try to take a FOTD shot with Bitten used more sparingly sometime — it really can be very wearable, I promise.

  9. Oh dear, what lovely colors, Rae. You have an eye for great products dearie. Thank you for the lovely photos and for the enabling review.

  10. Ciambella, on December 11th, 2010 at 12:00 am said:

    You're frigging gorgeous in red lips, Rae! Please do that FOTD soon! :)

  11. LOL, thanks doll :p I'll try to!

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