I just received my prize from Annabelle’s Twitter giveaway for some items from their latest Hype Collection. Call me obsessed, but anything from Annabelle (or any Canadian drugstore brands) is awesome to try out.
The items in the picture (courtesy of Annablle’s blog) are what came in the package. Considering how recent the collection is, thought I should do some swatches together with summary of what Annabelle has to offer.
Swatches are in the same order above, applied damp on top of a bit of base. My favorite is Fantasy, a cross between Lagoon and Rainforest, interestingly enough. First swipe would be a bit sheer but these shadows are easy to build on and easy to blend. I wear Fantary on the lid and Ultra Violet on the crease today but was in a hurry in the morning and couldn’t take pics
There are another 4 eyeshadows that come with this collection (LE, available until February only): Tutu, Acid Reflex, Revolver and Jazzberry. I got them for review but am missing one shade so swatching will have to wait a bit. The Shoppers that I frequent doesn’t have the display anymore, which is such a pain.
I swatch Vivid Volume, Iced Spice and Metro Mango at the bottom but include the 2 shades I reviewed before (Sweet Tweet and Cheryoke, on the top) just for comparison.
Vivid Volume looks a bit less purple IRL, just so you know. Metro Mango is an awesome shade of red/coral while Cheryoke would be more red. My fav is actually Iced Spice. It looks a bit brown/ beige in the tube but shows up as a nude with the slightest hint of pink. Awesome on top of a lipstick, or if you are looking for a nude lip look.
Move on to the Hype Liquid Eyeliners (LE). There are 2 colours, I only receive Mystic Black which is an intense black with silver sparkles. It’s not gritty, glides on so smooth, and I am loving the larger tip – works so well for liquid liner newbies like me. Now I might have to go look for the other colour, Electric Blue, as I love Mystic Black so much.
Also in the swatches are the Smudgeliners (LE) in Honey (an old gold colour) and Foxy Grey (metallic grey, almost white). I’d love to use Foxy Grey in the inner corner to bright up the eyes, other than its regular use as an eyeliner.
Also part of the Hype Collection is the 2 Studio Pigment Palettes (LE), which I don’t have. If you are new to Annabelle Studio Pigments, these sets would be a good way to start. You get 4 mini sized loose pigment jars to try out in one shot.
That concludes my little review on Annabelle Hype collection. If I can get my hand on the missing LE eyeshadow shade, I’ll post swatches up right away. And as I have extras on some eyeshadows and lip glosses, stay tuned for a quick giveaway