The following giveaway is open to US and CAN residents.
Now you didn’t really think I’d feature Marcelle Cosmetics without giving a shout out to their equally HOT sister brand, did ya?
It’s Annabelle Cosmetics, of course! Known and loved among beauty bloggers and beauty junkies alike for their fun, fabulous and affordable cosmetics, Annabelle is the perfect combination of glamour and efficiency.
“A bit of a rebel, a natural trend-setter, edgy and incredibly versatile. Annabelle is the one with the latest and trendiest shades that make us want to rush out and get the look. Colour is her instrument of change, letting her reinvent her style and makeup to suit her ever-changing moods, from goddess to rock star to fashion diva!”
Now I don’t know a single Canadian gal who hasn’t hovered at the Annabelle cosmetics display case, likely choosing the famed Smudgeliner or pout-perfect Volumelip Lip Plumping Gloss. The vivid, innovative products – that just happen to be competitively priced – have earned Annabelle a cult-like following from those who like to dabble in vibrancy.
I was once again sent an enviable stash of goodies to review – including NEW products that won’t be on shelves until August!
Pictured Above, Clockwise from Left: Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Licoriche*, MokaMirage and GrapeFull, Glitterama Liquid Eyeliner (Blast Off)*, Liquid Eyeliner (Black Spark)*, SmudgePaint in Muddy* and Tar*, Le Big Show Mascara*, Smudgeliner (Electric Sapphire), VolumeLip Plumping Gloss (Corallicious), 4Show Wet & Dry Eyeshadow (Vivid Eye) and Zebra Bronzing Powder (Haute Gold).
I immediately collected a few of the drool-worthy products and decided to create a simple, sassy eye look that pops with colour.
Now “simple” really is the operative word, because no matter how much I practice, I’m just never satisfied with my attempts at eye makeup. (I know, I really should give myself more credit, but that’s the problem with having so many make-up artist friends!) Anyhoo, I put the following products aside and was off to create 5-minute fun and flirty eyes.
First, I applied the light pink eyeshadow shade from “Vivid Eye” all through the lid and up to the brow bone. Then, I literally coloured GrapeFull Smoothie Eyeshadow onto my lid and crease. Whoa Nelly!
Back up a sec – you need to know:
1) The Smoothie Eyeshadows apply silky smooth; no tugging absolutely
2) The colour stays put. Like, ridiculously so. So you’d better like where you apply it.
3) The shades are INTENSE. Annabelle makeup is not for the faint of heart!
4) The Smoothie Eyeshadows will make you feel 15 again… in a good way.
Next, I tried to tone down my GrapeFull lids by going over the top of the lid and crease with a smokey purple shade, also from the 4Show quad, pictured above. Then I lined my upper lids with the Liquid Eyeliner in Black Spark, used the Licoriche Smoothie Eyeshadow very sparingly under the eye, and finished off with one coat of Le Big Show mascara.
The end result was pretty spectacular! Now, if I only had somewhere to go tonight ;)
(I couldn’t do full face shot because my nose is peeling from blowing it so much and my lips are all chapped and puffy. And I probably should have blotted my shiny face. Oops.)
Ah well, I’m selling the eyes here, baby!
Now let’s play a little game: go ahead and Google Annabelle Cosmetics SmudgePaint. Didn’t return any links, huh? That’s because I happen to have my hands on this hot little item before anyone else!
SmudgePaint is a creamy gel shadow/liner that is water, crease and fade resistant and delivers highly pigmented colour which glides on smoothly. With the help of the applicator brush, you can create the perfect “cat eye” look by applying a thin line, or vamp it up by smudging all over the eyelid. Gals, this stuff is PAINT. I mean, it just does not budge. And I love the cream consistency; it gives you all the drama of a liquid line with added control thanks to it’s thicker consistency. Pictured above is “Tar” – an appropriate name, for sure.
Annabelle Cosmetics are sold in more than 2,000 sale points across Canada. Get them at your nearest drugstore, retailer or national chain store. Americans can purchase Annabelle by calling 1-800-387-7710 ext 352 or 353.
One lucky Listen to Lena! reader will win a gift basket with ALL the Annabelle products you see above! (Value $100). To enter, simply visit Annabelle Cosmetics and choose three (3) other products that you have your eye on, and then leave a comment here telling us what they are. Who knows, some of them may make their way into your gift basket ;)
You can also qualify for extra entries! Remember, you must leave a separate comment for each. You can:
(1) Follow my blog, Listen to Lena! (2 extra entries!)
(2) “Like” Listen to Lena! on Facebook
(3) NEW Follow Listen to Lena! on Twitter
(4) “Like” Annabelle on Facebook
(5) Follow Annabelle on Twitter
(6) Tweet daily: Please use this Annabelle Giveaway Tweet.
I’ll draw for a winner on July 31st. Good luck everybody!