A Perfect Pout With Annabelle Cosmetics

Hey Beauties!

A good lipstick with all the right qualities can be hard to find especially at an affordable price. While there are countless options at the drugstore sometimes you have to give a little to get what you want. If you want a lipstick that lasts all day you might have to sacrifice a comfortable formula. Only a few lipsticks have gotten it right and now I have another to add to that list because the Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayons are pretty incredible. 

The Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayons* ($9.95) are a multi purpose product that is intended to act as a lipliner and lipstick in one. They come in 24 shades in an incredible range of multifaceted nudes to deep vampy purples with a nourishing formula that contains Shea Butter, Grape Seed Oil, Omega 3 & 6 and are paraben and scent free. They are designed in the ever popular crayon format with a pointed tip for lining the lips and a slanted side for filling them in. I absolutely love this method of packaging because it so much easier to apply than a regular lipstick and it is more travel friendly. 

The formula of the Annabelle Lipstick Crayons is where things really started to blow me away, they are packed with incredible pigment, comfortable to wear and long lasting. Annabelle has created an ultra creamy, lightweight lipstick that glides on with a bit of a slip but magically for such a smooth application it does not feather, settle or bleed. They are not overtly moisturizing but they feel hydrating and comfortable without ever becoming dry and stiff. They are highly pigmented providing almost full coverage in one swipe, are easily built up without ever feeling heavy and set with a slight sheen. They last 3-4 hours before fading evenly into a stain so you don’t get any patchiness or funny spots while it wears off. For an even better lifespan I love to pair these with the corresponding Annabelle Stay Sharp Lip Liners and my trusty routine for longer lasting lipstick

{Plump It Up Lipstick with Strike a Rose Liner}

The Annabelle Stay Sharp Lip Liners* ($9.95) offer a revolutionary twist to the classic retractable lipliner we all know and love. I am much more inclined to buy a retractable lip liner because I really don’t like having to sharpen anything and I find the standard method to be too dry and rough on my lips. However when those retractable lip liners are used only a handful of times the tip becomes dull and rather useless at creating a sharp line. Annabelle has found the solution with their self sharpening retractable lip liners! 

The Annabelle Stay Sharp Lip Liners are the perfect match to the TwistUp Lipstick Crayons, they are waterproof, hypoallergenic and intensely pigmented. They come in long, thin, tapered & colour coordinated tubes that fit well in the hand and are easy to use. The magical twist to the packaging is the specially designed cap that features a hidden sharpener inside so you get a perfect point every time. You simply twist the cap off in one direction, use the liner and when it needs to be sharpened twist the lid back on in the opposite direction until you hear a click, with each click you are sharpening the pencil with absolutely no mess as the shavings are contained in the cap. The lip liner itself is incredibly creamy and just glides along your lips with no stopping, skipping or tugging. I find it a million times easier to apply than a typical waxy liner and it really helps me to stay within the lines of my lips. They are also incredibly pigmented and are almost opaque in one swipe so they are great for wearing alone and they last for a 6 full hours before fading evenly. 

{Red Carpet Lipstick with Glam Red Liner} 

I think Annabelle has really hit it out of the park with these two lip products and I have my eyes set on a few other shades, I think these just might be some of my favourite lip products  at the drugstore. I highly recommend them and if you haven’t tried either of them then run to your local drugstore and pick them up!

*products provided for consideration – opinions are my own*



  1. Chelsea Leigh
    February 20, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    I adore the lipstick kiss background! So cute. I always tend to overlook Annabelle in the drugstore but every now and then I pick something up from them and i'm never disappointed! http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

    • Courtney Connolly
      February 23, 2015 / 3:59 pm

      Thanks Chelsea! They have so many amazing products they are definitely underrated!

  2. Jen27
    February 21, 2015 / 3:17 am

    Ooh, pretty pairings! I really like these lip liners and Plump it Up is such a lovely pink :)-Jenwww.vibrantbeautyblog.com

    • Courtney Connolly
      February 23, 2015 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you! I'm obsessed with Plump It Up, I don't want to wear anything else!

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