My Annabelle Cosmetics favourites (plus 40% off + free shipping!)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Annabelle 40 off free shipping

With two of my favourite brands both doing 40% off this week until the 13th for International Women’s Day, I thought I’d take a minute to go over a few of my favourites from their lines. While I haven’t gotten around to reviewing them all–I know, I know; I’m working on it!–I’ve linked to the reviews that I do have up, and I’m going to try and do my best to tell you why I love the other products featured here just as much.

» Shop Annabelle.ca & Marcelle.com at 40% off with the code WOMEN

Shipping is free on all Canadian orders, and is calculated by weight for all US ones. I know, I know — it sucks to pay shipping, but 40% off at least help to soften that blow (if not make up for it entirely!)

My Annabelle favourites & must-haves (Marcelle to come tomorrow!)

Annabelle Glitterama Eyeliners. All of them. review/posts | buy }

These were one of my first loves from Annabelle. They take a while to dry (don’t all glitter liners?), but once they’re on, they’re on. Annabelle offers a wonderful selection of glitters suspended in a clear gel, but my favourite is still my first — Plutonium.

Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Licoriche review | buy }

My skin’s really picky about high amounts of silicone, but I still cheat in the morning & do my brows with a tiny, tiny bit of black eyeliner. This pencil is my go-to for a black cream base, tightlining, and the tightline-followed-by-brow-filling (without picking up new product) that I do every morning. 

With my super-picky eyelids, I wasn’t a fan of these on my lids as shadows. They’re exact dupes of Urban Decay’s jumbo 24/7 pencil formula, though, so here are photos and swatches of some of their (rather lovely) neutrals if you’re interested!

Annabelle Liquid Eyeliner in Black Spark review | buy }

Like their glitter liners, this liquid liner never budges once it’s set. I have the most finicky eyelids I’ve ever even heard of, but this (like Lancome’s much pricier 24hr Artliners) clings to my lids until I wash it off with warm water at the end of the day — at which point it comes off neatly in little “pills,” sort of like a tubing mascara would.

I’m pretty sure I remember the matte Black Out smudging on me back in the day, so stick to Black Spark if you want a sure thing.

 Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick review

Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipsticks review | buy }

When I signed up to swatch all 24 of these in a month, I kind of freaked out. Now that it’s over, though, I’m pretty proud of how the series of photos turned out, and I’m incredibly glad that I did it.

The Annabelle TwistUps are portable, easy to apply, and scent-free (which is a big thing for me). Ranging from immediately opaque to sheer and shimmery, the range quite literally offers something for everyone — check out face swatches, arm swatches, and my full shade recommendations here.

In a nutshell, the two shades that really wowed me were Naked and Cherry. That said, though, I also really liked Fizz, Sorbet, and Kinky Pink!

Annabelle expandable short wand

Annabelle Expandable mascara { review to come | buy }

With its long-wearing (but easy to remove) formula and long-or-short wand, Annabelle’s Expandable mascara hits it out of the park for more than one kind of lash. Its twist-to-collapse bristles deliver product for either length or volume (or, in the middle, a bit of both), and it totally trounces Le Big Show for me.

I love this (on its shortest setting) for really voluminous but natural-looking lashes, but I do think it’ll be a big hit with those who like to wear a more noticeable mascara, too.

What are your Annabelle Cosmetics favourites?

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14 Responses to “My Annabelle Cosmetics favourites (plus 40% off + free shipping!)”

  1. Oooh I'm liking the look of that glitter liner :-) The brand name Annabelle doesn't ring a bell though. Guess it's another brand that we don't have here.
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  2. abeautifulzen, on March 10th, 2014 at 6:46 pm said:

    ugh i really want to buy those eye smoothie pencils but i know they'll just end up sitting on my desk. i never seem to reach for pencil formulas no matter how smooth and great they are!
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  3. Wait STOP. Trounces Le Big Show? Is that even possible? I need to try this stuff out…
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  4. Why am I not Canadian? /pitiful cry

    I'm running out of Le Big Show and this may be BETTER?
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  5. SO MUCH BETTER.

    I LOVE IT SO MUCH

  6. Uh huh! For me, at least — I didn't really like Le Big Show (I know, I know: blasphemy), but I LOVE this. It's a better black, is easier to apply, and wears beautifully for an entire day. Even with beauty-blogger long days, and naps in-between!

  7. Er, more intelligibly, yeah. I really love Expandable — so much so that I want to send everyone I know a tube >.<

    I mean, I haven't (YET), but one day when I have enough energy to get to a post office and also the will to fork over stupid amounts of money for shipping — maybe. :D

  8. Skip, skip, skip! If you know you'll never use it, then that's no excuse to buy a product — even if it's a really good one. Save your wallet for something you know you WILL use, instead!

    (Like those TwistUps. They make a shade for everyone, I swear!)

  9. Yep! Annabelle's Canadian-only, I'm afraid!

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