Thursday, April 7, 2011

Annabelle Cosmetics Eyeshadow Collection + Overview

If you don't already know, Annabelle Cosmetics is a Canadian-operated, drugstore make-up brand. The quality of the make-up can be compared to medium or high-end brands but is sold at a much friendlier price. The brand excels at producing new collections every season with products that that fit the latest trends.
 
My Annabelle collection is made up of mostly limited edition items and all were purchased during extraordinary sales. Admittedly, I now own 19 different Annabelle Cosmetic's Mono Eyeshadows; 10 are limited edition, 7 are permanent, and 2 are discontinued shades.
I also own two limited edition palettes from the 2010 Insomnia collection and two limited edition eyeshadow pencils from the recent 2011 Spring launch. If it isn't obvious, I have a thing for limited edition products...

Overall:
Permanent or not, most Annabelle Mono Eyeshadows are great - soft, pigmented, easy to blend. Some but not all need a bit of work and by work I mean it might be necessary to layer some shades. I'd appreciate it if Annabelle Cosmetics to reformulated the matte eyeshadows as they are quite chalky when applied dry. Also, I mostly experience fall-out with limited edition shades and rarely with the permanent shades. Regardless of fall-out, I love Annabelle Mono Eyeshadows and you'll know why when you see the swatches below.
As always, all shades are from left to right. All of the swatches are without a primer and I've *asterisked* the ones I dislike; click to the enlarge photos:
Permanent

Ebony*, Gold Digger, Metallic Meltdown, Bronzed Idol, Divine Diva*, Rainforest, Fantasy

Painted Love, Summer 2010, Hype Fall 2010 Collection
Helium, Pinked, Nymphet, Toxic Garden / Revolve and Jazzberry

DayDream, Spring 2011 Collection

Rêverie, Airhead, Dollywood* (LE) / Tutu (LE), Buff Naked and So Foxy (Discontinued).


Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencils
- Limited Edition

MokaMirage, Melonade, Grapefull, BluBomb, Absinthe Minded

Insomnia, Winter 2010 Collection - Limited Edition
Multi-Dome Eyeshadow Palette in: Disturbia and Insomnia


So what do you think of Annabelle Cosmetics? Have you tried Annabelle Cosmetics before?

Sneak Peak:
One lucky Make Up Kismet follower will have a chance to win 4 Annabelle Mono Eyeshadows along with other items during a not so spontaneous giveaway. Stay tuned!

Love,
Ashley.

6 comments:

Rae // theNotice said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing swatches :o) Revolve looks great - I'll have to see if my Shopper's still has it ^^

Larie said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! Worth crossing the border for ;) I've been looking for an excuse to drive up to Vancouver, haha.

Mallory said...

The colors are beautiful! I've been in a brown/purple kind of mood so Divine Diva definitely caught my eyes. Unfortunately, we don't have Annabelle here -- at least not that I know of since I haven't seen any around. Thanks for the lovely reviews though! I go to Canada every now and then so I'll check it out next time I'm there. =)

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

Oh my what a great collection!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! Beautiful swatches Ashley!!! I'm jealous of your collection girl!!

Jenny said...

because annabelle colours! annabelle has great quality items for drugstore price and i love how they are canadian!

Ashley said...

Rae,
Swatching is fun when the sun is out but it also helps when people are interested ;)

Larie,
The food in Vancouver is also another good reason to cross the border!

Mallory,
Yeah, Annabelle is only sold in Canada. I should have mentioned in the post, do look out for the brand the next time you visit!

Tracy,
Thank you, I'm glad you like them. I wouldn't have worked so quickly if it weren't for your's & Rae's tweets!

Jenny,
Agreed, it's impossible to not love the brand.

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