By jill oliver Wednesday, April 27, 2016 annabelle, lip crayon, lipstick, review, swatch, twistup
A few years back Annabelle had a deal on their website, for $24 you could get all 24 of their TwistUp lipstick pencils. I jumped to get them, and then never really did anything with them. Now I owned a few already and loved them, but as a blogger I felt the need to photograph them before ever using them. Now time has passed and I have let these beautiful babies go unused for the most part. Now I have used some over time, but many not at all.
So today I declare, I will review these, so I can use them in my life without guilt.
Today I will choose six random TwistUps to swatch and review. Enjoy.
I chose the shades Orange Pop, Bazooka Pink, Mimosa, Kinky Pink, Mai Tai and Havana.
Havana is a nude, a light nude at that. Even on me, it looks a little light. The first time I used it I did not like it at all, I felt like I had concealer lips. That being said now that I have worn it a few times with different looks I realize how much I do like it. Many nude shades are too dark or pink on me, this one seems to really work for a more lighter makeup look on me.If I was to wear bolder makeup, then no this would make me looked washed out, but a light look, this looks great.
Bazooka Pink is a light but bright pink. Light as in Barbie Pink, bright as in pigmented and vibrant. It clearly gets its name form pink bubble gum, and it really suits its name. I thought at first this would be a typical sheer light pink shade, but it wasn't. It went on bold and pigmented, defiantly one of their more vibrant colours. A vibrant light pink with a milky appearance might be the best description of it. I keep on thinking I am going to find something similar in my massive collection, but I don't. Mac's Candy Yum-Yum is as creamy and pigmented but much deeper in tone; this is a very light but bold shade. Anyways, I love it.
Orange Pop is another bold baby. It is ORANGE and their isn't much more to say. Its pretty darn opaque in its colouring, also pretty vibrant. I guess I can add it wears really well and I also love it. I seemed to have picked a bunch that I love this round.
I love mimosas, definitely a favourite drink of mine. Mimosa is orange, but more sheer than Orange Pop. It also has a bit of gold shimmer to it, which to be honest is hard to see. Being sheer makes it more wearable for most people and the every day.
Mai Tai is sheer, with orange, but running more pink/red then Mimosa. I would call it an orange based red more than an orange. It glossy and just a bit sheer making it an excellent every day shade. If I had to pick between Mai Tai and Mimosa I would choose Mimosa, but in a bar the opposite would happen.
Kinky Pink is an opaque fuchsia that is stunning. I love fuchsias...oh how I love them. I went through my collection and found that Mac's Something New is strikingly similar, but limited edition, so if you've been waiting for a re-release this might be the best match you'll ever find. Smooth and gloss, rich and bold, this is just a fantastic shade for those that love a bold lip colour.
There you go, six of my Annabelle TwistUps. I love the easy to use TwistUp packaging, the fact a liner isn't needed and the general formulation and colour selection of the brand.
I plan on reviewing six more TwistUps until I am done my collection, so stay tuned for more.