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FOTD: Annabelle CC Luminous

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

Another test run on Annabelle CC Instant Perfecting base, this time I only used the Luminous finish.

It is totally fine to use the Luminous finish by itself, as it only adds subtle glow to your face without being overly shimmery or unnatural looking. I save Luminous finish for days that I wake up with boring and dull skin, it gives that extra boost to the look.

Other products on the face:
- Sunscreen: La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF60
- Moisturizer: Vichy Normaderm Hydrating Acne care
- Foundation: L'Oreal True Match foundation SPF17 in Sun Beige
- Brow liner: Avon Ultra Luxury liner in Dark Brown
- Blush: Sally Hansen Natural Beauty sheerest cream blush in Sunrise
- Lips: Elf lipstick in Classy and Dior Rouge lipstick in Rose Paparazzi.

Elf Classy is supposedly a dupe for MAC Angel, I'm happy just to own the more inexpensive version :) Rose Paparazzi added a bit more pink frost to the lips.

I did not use a concealer on my dark spots in this look to see if the glow from the CC base will overwhelm them :) Well it didn't entirely but I ignore a concealer when I was on the go.

On the eyes:
- Eye primer: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Electric Blue
- Eyeshadows: Jesse's Girl baked eyeshadow in Moonbeam and Annabelle Hawaian Hues palette (champagne on the brow bone, grey as transition colour to blend out the blue)
- Eye liners: Annabelle Smoothie eyeshadow pencils in Licoriche and Blubomb
- Mascara: Almay One Coat Get up & Grow mascara in Blackest Black.

Electric Blue is an awesome dark blue base. Anytime I reach for it, I end up with a smoky eye look :)

A little behind-the-scene secret. This look was done on Sunday, the morning after the time change. I fell asleep early Saturday night and woke up around 1am. I was on the laptop for a bit and witnessed the magical moment when the time jumped from 1:59 to 3. I lost an hour just for sitting there lol. The result of all this was a tired looking face in the morning. So yeah, Luminous saved me.

Have I been persuasive enough that you decide to try out a CC Instant Perfecting base? And I have sales to pair with this too :)

Those who don't have a London Drug can grab one at Shoppers this week for $12.99. It is 18,500 points with $75 purchase today, or save $10 with $50 purchase on Friday, to boost.

Those who do have a London Drugs and can wait until April 26 will be able to get it for $9.99 (part of the 6-week Annabelle promotions there).

And don't forget the $2 coupons for the CC line on the display or near the regular wall shelf.


  1. haha!
    I was up during that time as well. Actually had just come home...and wanted to make sure that my phone set properly, cause I didn't want to miss my tutoring session in the morning. It was kind of fun to see it jump like that :)

    1. Don't you love it when phones and computers automatically update the time? :)