Annabelle Big Show Lip Shine in Flirt + Metallic Lip Liner in Sparkle Review, Photos, Swatches

Thursday, May 30, 2013







Around the beginning of May, I spotted a display of duo Annabelle Big Show Lip Shines and lip liners at Shoppers Drug Mart, for about $9.99 CAD each. There were a few different options, but I decided to go with Flirt Lip Shine and Sparkle Metallic Lip Liner. I'm not sure if the display is still around or if it's at other stores, but it's a great deal as the Lip Shines alone go for $9.50 and the lip liners for $5.95!


Annabelle Metallic Lip Liner in Sparkle

Annabelle's Metallic Lip Liners are available in three shades (there are also regular lip liners in 11 shades, and a waterproof version in 6 shades). They're described as "soft, smooth [in] texture" though I would disagree -- I found Sparkle to be a bit dry on application.  I didn't find it dragged or tugged though, but I did have to go over the lines a couple of times for complete opacity.

The scent of the liner is distinct wooden pencil. It's not my favourite, but it's not terrible, and wears off after a few minutes. There's no discernible flavour.


Annabelle Metallic Lip Liner in Sparkle

The shade is quite pretty, and not overly metallic, which may or may not please you -- I personally like it the way it is, but you may want something with a more metallic finish. Wear time is a few hours. I find it tends to wear off with the Big Show Lip Shine in Flirt, but I've worn it under lipstick and it was mostly intact after the lipstick wore away after a meal.


Annabelle Metallic Lip Liner in Sparkle -- Lip Swatch





Annabelle Big Show Lip Shine in Flirt

Annabelle describes these Lip Shines (which are available in 12 shades) as "natural shimmery sheer to party-ready sparkling semi-sheer" -- Flirt falling into the latter category. They also contain grape seed oil, Omega-6 and Vitamin E. So far, so good!

Flirt is on the sheer side but is buildable. There isn't much of a scent or flavour (Annabelle says the Lip Shines are perfume-free), and the gloss isn't overly sticky. It has a typical doefoot wand, which makes application pretty easy.


Annabelle Big Show Lip Shine in Flirt
 

The sparkles in Flirt are not overly-prominent, and with the semi-sheer colour, this is a good gloss for everyday wear. You could also dress it up for night by wearing it over a pink or fuchsia lipstick.

The wear time is pretty good for me -- about two to three hours, and can hold up through a light snack or cup of coffee. It wears off evenly and doesn't leave any wayward sparkles on your lips.

I think this is a great gloss for all ages -- I could see it being suitable for (pre)teens as it isn't overly flashy, but still has that bit of sparkle for appeal. Of course, anyone of any age who likes a hint of colour and sparkle should try it out!


Annabelle Big Show Lip Shine in Flirt over Annabelle Metallic Lip Liner in Sparkle


L-R: Flirt Lip Shine, Sparkle Metallic Lip Liner



I would purchase both products again, in other shades. While the lip liner formula isn't my favourite, it isn't bad and it does its job -- plus it's just a few cents shy of $6. It's an even better deal if you can find the duos for $9.99!


INGREDIENTS (from Annabelle.ca):

Metallic Lip Liner in Sparkle:

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL MYRISTYL ESTERS HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES POLYETHYLENE HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL DECYL ESTERS CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL CERA CARNAUBA/COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES TOCOPHEROL ASCORBYL PALMITATE MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR : MICA IRON OXIDES TITANIUM DIOXIDE RED 7 LAKE RED 6

Big Show Lip Shine in Flirt:

HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE PETROLATUM OCTYLDODECANOL ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER BUTYLENE/ETHYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE SILICA BENZOPHENONE-3 TOCOPHERYL ACETATE TIN OXIDE MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE MICA TITANIUM DIOXIDE RED 6 LAKE RED 30 LAKE RED 27 LAKE MANGANESE VIOLET IRON OXIDES RED 6 RED 28 LAKE RED 7 LAKE YELLOW 6 LAKE CARMINE


Annabelle products can be purchased online at Annabelle.ca (ships to Canada and US), and in Canadian drugstores, Loblaws, Target, and Walmart.

Have you tried either of these products? Do you like sparkly lip glosses?


Products purchased myself. All opinions are my own.

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8 comments

  1. oooh hey I was at winners last week and I saw annabelle bundles for 6 bucks
    they had the mascara you mentioned with a glitter liner, and those gel liner pots with eyeshadows!
    I didn't get the mascara because I made an order on my fave fairy drop one, but yea I was very tempted, almost almost bought it lol

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    1. Ooh, I hope the Winners here gets those! I love the mascara, though I have tons to go through already!

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  2. Thank you for the review of the gloss! I`ve been wanting to try these but haven`t heard much about them so held off purchasing.

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    1. No problem! I don't think you can go wrong with them!

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  3. The gloss is really pretty! I like that the sparkle isn't overwhelming!

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    1. Some glosses really go overboard with sparkles but I'm glad this one goes easy on them!

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  4. such a lovely shade of pink.. looks yummy xx

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