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Perfectly Imperfect Beauty: FOTD and Review: Annabelle "Painted Love"

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

FOTD and Review: Annabelle "Painted Love"

**FOTD=Face of The Day**

Today I arrived home to find a package full of fun goodies from Annabelle Cosmetics, which they generously sent me to review. After ripping open the package with abandon, my eyes were immediately riveted on the new spring eyeshadow colours from the collection "Painted Love," and I couldn't resist playing with them. Keep in mind that I had been working all day so my foundation and hair are not at their best, but this FOTD was all about getting aquainted with these new colours.

From Left to Right: Toxic Garden, Nymphet, Helium, Pinked

The four colours are packaged individually but come with a fun, graffiti inspired compact that is perfect for travelling. Also, because all the shadows are the same standard sizes, you can interchange them with colours from the permanent line (and they are also the same size as MAC shadows and this quad is only $5.49).

The colours are very fresh and vibrant. They are all fairly pigmented and very easy to blend and build up to be more high impact. They are all quite shimmery which means that the consistency is not super smooth, but they are not rough, crumbly, or grainy by any means. In fact, I found them incredibly easy to work with (which is why this evening at the pharmacy I bought four colours from the permanent line. But that is for another post.) Of the four from Painted Love, my favourite without a doubt is Toxic Garden.

My one gripe is that the shadows do not have the names on the bottom of the pans so I had to remember to list the names on a sticker on the back of the quad.

These shadows are limited edition for Spring/Summer and retail for $4.49 each (at least at Pharmaprix).

Face of the Day
Lid: Humid
Crease: Nymphet
Inner Corner: Toxic Garden
Upper Lashline: Pinked
Lashes: L'Oreal Telescopic (stay tuned for a review)

Face (applied in the morning so already wearing off)
Revlon Colourstay Foundation in Buff
MAC Studio Cover Concealer in NC20
Bobbi Brown Cream Concealer (set with Benefit Powderflage under the eyes)
Rimmel Natural Bronzer (stay tuned for review)
MAC Breathe of Plum Blush
MAC Porcelain Pink MSF as cheekbone highlight
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (as setting powder)

Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle



At May 6, 2010 at 9:21 AM , Blogger Miss IPP said...

Toxic Garden definitely works for you! I'm thrilled you ripped open the package. Lol. Looking forward to more looks!

At May 6, 2010 at 12:38 PM , Blogger Perfectly Imperfect said...

It is definitely on my Spring "must-have" colour list. Such a fun, bold, green :)


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