REVIEW: Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil



Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Blubomb


Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Blubomb

What is this Product? (What does it claim)
The new generation of brightly coloured long wear eyeshadow. Waterproof, crease-free and mess-free, the Smoothie eyeshadow pencils will keep going as long as you do! Use them as a liner, as an eyeshadow by using only one shade all over the lid or by blending more colours of Smoothie pencils together, or even as an eyeshadow base to give your favourite powdered shadows a professional hold and an outstanding colour pay-off! The makeup junkie in you will be ecstatic! Easy to apply, convenient and fast, this versatile, creamy, light-weight pencil is available in a variety of vibrant hues.
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Swatch: Blubomb

Directions of Use
Wear an all-over colour to make your peepers pop, or mix a few to suit your mood. Anything is possible!
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I like to use it in a number of ways! If you got one, please share!
1. Use it like a normal eyeliner.
2. Blend with a cream eyeshadow.
3. Blend with a pressed eyeshadow/pigments.
4. Use it as a base or an eyeshadow primer.
5. Smudge it to use it by itself.

Using Blubomb in a Look.

Eyes Closed: You can see that Blubomb is blended with a silver frost cream shadow.

Eyes Opened: The mini smokey effect of the Blubomb is still visible, and Blubomb is also used for eyelining for an added, yet subtle, bold eyes effect

Main Ingredients
ISODODECANE CYCLOPENTASILOXANE PEG/PPG-19/19 DIMETHICONE SYNTHETIC WAX HYDROGENATED POLYDICYCLOPENTADIENE NYLON-12 C20-40 ALCOHOLS PERFLUORONONYL DIMETHICONE POLYGLYCERYL-4 DIISOSTEARATE/POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE/SEBACATE DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER POLYETHYLENE PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE SILICA ISOCETETH-10 TOCOPHEROL MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: MANGANESE VIOLET MICA TITANIUM DIOXIDE ULTRAMARINES IRON OXIDES YELLOW 5 LAKE FERRIC FERROCYANIDE CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS BLUE 1 LAKE CARMINE

Smoothie pencils contain no parabens, no preservatives, no mineral oil and no paraffins.

Price:
Suggested retail price: $8.95
0.05 OZ / 1.6 g
You can easily find it at any drugstore, department stores or at Walmart!
Relatively easy to find! Very often, I see coupons for these, so make sure to find one when you decide to get one! Saves a buck or two =) It is a little expensive for a drugstore brand and for a small little pencil. So make sure you purchase them with a coupon!

Review:
These are such convienent wonders! I received my first one in a TBB goodie bag back in our Spring meet up. During August, Annabelle released new colours to the line and its absolutely stunning. I love that you can use it in a number of ways and that although the colours are bold, you can still pull it off for everyday! See below for more colours and swatches!

Personally, I find that the colour, Licoriche, is the 'must have' simply because it can be used on a everyday basis. It can also do amazing bold eye makeup (ie, parties) if you use it as a base for eyeshadows. Grapefull and Blubomb, is beautiful for brown eye babes, I love wearing it out with friends :)

The packaging is great because I find that pencil eyeshadows are sooo mess-free! i have been collecting cream based eyeshadows lately and its just so messy when my long nails touches the cream before the tip of my finger. *plus one*! haha The only thing I'm worried now is how I'm going to sharpen this since it doesn't fit any of my make up sharpeners =(

The texture is a little creamy but not as creamy as the NYX Jumbo Pencils. They glide easily, very pigmented and easy to blend colours together. Once completely dried after blending, they don't smudge easily. I'm usually really concerned with that because I tend to have greasy lids and it's really annoying when eye make up smudges. These stay put quite well for about 6 hours. I do advise that if you intend to use it as an eyeliner though, that they may not last as long when compared to being used as eyeshadow.

It claims that it is waterproof and of course, I put it to test when I was in the Carribbeans! It's pretty much waterproof minus heat proof (haha!). The liner definitely smudged a bit in the heat, plus water, plus some hard blinking because water kept going in my eyes. Generally, I didn't up looking rediculous so I'm satisfied with them :)

Overall: ♥♥♥♥
Product: 5/5 ♥ Fits with description perfectly
Packaging: 5/5 ♥ Easy to use! How can I sharpen it though? =(
Price: 3/5 ♥ Can get a bit steep if you want to try a few colours



Some More Colours from the Line!
Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Grapefull, Acaidasiac (Limited Edition), Licoriche

Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Grapefull

Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Acaidasiac (Limited Edition)

Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Licoriche

Swatches: Grapefull, Acaidasiac (Limited Edition), and Licoriche