8/08/2016Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty
If you have not seen new displays in stores already, Fall makeup products have arrived. Annabelle, as usual, goes big with lip products this year.
My most anticipated line is the Big Show gel lip liners, naturally because I love the gel liner concept, gentle on the lips but bold and long wearing.
Basic standard pencil format with colour-indicating packaging. I wish the liners adopt the twistup format, just to make my life easier. No sharpener is included either.
Good range of colours with 6 shades - Nude Attitude, Call Me Pinky, Meet Rosie, Fall for Fuchsia, Red is Love and Royal Purple, all matte, 0.042oz/ 1.2g, $8.95 each.
Closeup on the shades.
Meet Rosie is the all-occasion/ everyday shade, would look great on everyone, I think.
Starting the bold group, Fall for Fuchsia is a hot pink with a red undertone. Red is Love is a classic but slightly darker red, my favorite and age appropriate shade of red. Royal Purple, while still bold, is leaning toward a plum tone, hence not too over the top on.
If you remember, I love the original Annabelle TwistUp Retractable lipstick crayons. Then the brand introduced 4 Metal Mix (LE) shades in 2014, with sheer finish and a sheen to them.
I am happy to say the Metallic finish maintains the bold and pigmented reputation of the originals, with more shine in the formula and more jazz to the packaging (metallic instead of pure white writing).
6 shades available this time: Nude of Fame, Crazy Coral, Heavy Petal, Purple Panache, Rock & Rose and Heartbreaker.
Crazy Coral is part coral, part red, very pretty but shows up a little more subtle on the lips than shown here. Heavy Petal and Purple Panache are quite subdued as well, easy to wear.
Now Rock & Rose and Heartbreaker are a different story - very bold colours, with quite strong metallic sheen but are not night-club crazy, still wearable for weekends or night-outs. To tone them down for day wear, I use them in the centre of the lips, on top of the gel liners above.
Lipsies last year? I called them lip balms for adults - they are moisturizing but affordable, smell good, and some have good colour payoff.
Now the brand introduces Lipsies Diamond, same formula but with a hint of shimmer. Those who prefer to spice up their lip colours in a more subtle way can opt for these instead of the TwistUp Metallic.
I received 2 shades: Rose Macaron and Wild Berries.
As you can see, the shine is amazing on these two, no doubt, so it would narrow down to the colours that work for you, if you plan to shop this release.
Rose Macaron is not a colour to wear alone for olive skin tone - cool toned and slightly milky, but again, as a topper, it is great. Wild Berries leans more pink than berry toned, works as a casual daily shade when you have no makeup on.
UPDATE: Among the lineup of 12 shades, 6 are Limited Edition - Bubble Gum, Cantaloupe, Chocolate, Cinnamon Roll, Dragon Fruit and Pomegranate.
Also, to make room for these Lipsies Diamond, the core Lipsies line is reduced in half with Lime, Lychee, Cupcake, Grapefruit, Strawberry and Fruit Punch being discontinued. If your favorite shade/ flavour is in this list, grab it now.