In a recent swap, I acquired two of Annabelle's Smudge Paints and one of their Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencils. I also received a Smoothliner Eye Liner, but as I have several of those shades, I will do a separate post on Annabelle's eyeliners.
Smudge Paints come in five shades (2 g/0.07 oz; Retail $10.95 CAD; $10.82 USD as of blog post per www.xe.com). The two shades I will be featuring today are Plummed, a metallic plum shade and Tar, a matte black shade. They are found under the Eyeliner category on the Annabelle website. The product is packaged in a jar with a long handle that houses the built-in brush applicator. Smudge Paints can also be used as an eyeshadow or eyeshadow base. For a custom look, you can also mix shades.
Here is how Smudge Paints are described on the Annabelle website:
Catch the latest chic trend for smeared eyelids with the new Annabelle SmudgePaint. Creamy gel-shadow + liner with a velvety smooth, crease free, smudge free texture that will survive anything life throws at you! Its long-lasting waterproof formula glides on easily for a mess free look. Available in 5 highly pigmented shades that will be sure to bring your makeup case back to life!
|Smudge Paint Brush Applicator|
|Top to Bottom: Plummed thick and thin, Tar thick and thin, Plummed over Tar|
Here is how Smoothie Pencils are described on the Annabelle website:
The new generation of brightly coloured long wear eyeshadow. Waterproof, crease-free and mess-free, the Smoothie eyeshadow pencils will keep going as long as you do! Use them as a liner, as an eyeshadow by using only one shade all over the lid or by blending more colours of Smoothie pencils together, or even as an eyeshadow base to give your favourite powdered shadows a professional hold and an outstanding colour pay-off! The makeup junkie in you will be ecstatic! Easy to apply, convenient and fast, this versatile, creamy, light-weight pencil is available in a variety of vibrant hues. Our Smoothie pencils contain no parabens, no preservatives, no mineral oil and no paraffins.
Here is a close-up of the pencil tip as well as a swatch:
Overall rating: Booyah! for quality and texture of the product but Boo! Hiss! on the price, considering its size. NYX Jumbo Pencils offer more product for about half the price. I wouldn't mind paying more if the Smoothie pencil were retractable.
While Annabelle products are not sold in the U.S., you can call their customer service department (800-387-7710, ext. 352 or 353) and place an order directly with one of their friendly representatives. Shipping fees are steep starting at $20 for orders between $30 and $49.99 (all prices in CAD). You can include Marcelle products to your order if you fall short of the $30 minimum (www.marcelle.com).
To learn more about Annabelle and Marcelle products, I recommend viewing and subscribing to three of my favorite Youtube Beauty Bloggers from "up north" as they often review Annabelle and Marcelle products and include them in their tutorials. Please show them some love if you haven't done so already:
- Heather (Vancouver) - Website: www.sokolum.com; Twitter: @sokolum; Youtube: sokolum79
- Jean-François (Quebec) - Facebook: Jean-François CD; Twitter: @jeanfrancoiscd; Youtube: jeanfrancoiscd
- Tamara (Ontario) - Website: www.beautythesis.net; Facebook: Beauty Thesis; Twitter: @beautythesis; Youtube: beautythesis