Oct 12, 2011
Annabelle Smudgepaints & Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencils
Smudgepaints - I received five of their gel liner/shadows. They are an extremely creamy gel that, after it dries, does not budge. After I swatched the paints, I rubbed the swatches with my finger to see if they would peel/flake off and they didn't budge. When I have worn Tar as a eyeshadow base (with UDPP) it did not crease through out the day. It comes with an interesting little brush built into the lid. I tried using it to line, but it didn't give an nice clean line so I think it would be better used to smudge the gel. Suggested retail price: $10.95/2g.
Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencils - Now I was really curious about these puppies. When I saw them in the store, I passed them off as another oil-based cream shadow like the NYX Jumbo Pencil. Lo and behold, they are not at all. These pencils are more comparable to a MAC Paintpot. They glide on like butter and are heavily pigmented (more so then a Paintpot). You have to blend fast because they are also fast drying. I have used these as a base (with UDPP) and they are crease free. My only issue with these pencils is that I am afraid to sharpen it because I will waste product. Suggested retail price: $8.95/1.6g
Annabelle is only available in Canada, however, people from the US can order by phone as listed on their website. If possible, it may be worth your while to have a Canadian friend purchase them for you or swap with a Canadian. :)