I’ve already shared the brows and the shadows from the Annabelle Cosmetics Fall 2015 range, but I was saving the biggest batch of products for last–the eyeliners. There’s pretty much a liner in every shade and formula you could wish for, and all at a super affordable price.
It’s pretty clear from reading my blog that I don’t wear much liner, so I admit to not full testing all 7 of these new Annabelle eyeliners. However, when I received this surprise batch of products, I decided I would still swatch them for and give my first impressions, because Annabelle is a great, Canadian, affordable brand and there might be just the liner you are looking for amongst these.
Let’s start off with the giant of the post, the Annabelle Instaglam Kajal Eyeliner + Kajal*. This is a jumbo, duo-ended black liner that is a good option if you like to use two kinds of liner. However, I do find that while the kajal side is a super rich, pigmented black that smudges really nicely, the liquid liner size is a bit too bulky for me and not quite as opaque as I’d really like.
For a thinner liquid liner, there’s the Annabelle Eyeink2 Liquid Eyeliner Duo*, which features an ultrafine and fine end. Not only are you getting a dual-ended liner, but each of the tips is actually reversible and can be pulled out and flipped for a fresh side. That’s kinda like having 4 liners in one! While it’s a bit messy to do, I think that’s pretty neat if you find your felt tip getting less precise over time.
In terms of the liner itself, the ultrafine side of the Annabelle Eyeink2 Liquid Eyeliner Duo is a gorgeous opaque black that applies very precisely. However, the fine end was a pretty watery brown-black shade. It’s weird because I would expect them to both have the same formula inside, just with different applicators, but whatever is going on the fine side just isn’t as nice.
If you’re more likely to need makeup remover than a second size of liner, there’s the Annabelle Eyeink2 Mistake Proof Eyeliner + Corrector*. Similar to the other Eyeink2 liner, you can flip both sides out and reverse them. This feature is especially practical given that one side is a corrector, so it does get dirty when you use it.
The Annabelle Eyeink2 Mistake Proof Eyeliner + Corrector has a black liner on one end with a precise tip. The formula is better than the fine end of the Annabelle Eyeink2 Liquid Eyeliner Duo, but not as nice as the ultrafine end, and I wish it was more opaque. The corrector is actually pretty functional, especially if you often mess up your winged liner, which I obviously would if I ever even tried! It’s going to remove makeup underneath the liner as well, but I still think it’s convenient and a nice alternative to going in with a q-tip.
The final dual-ended option is for those looking for a traditional pencil liner. The Annabelle Kohl Duo in Tuxedo* is white on end, black on the other. Although you do have to sharpen it, both sides are quite creamy and pigmented, so I actually really liked it. I think this is great for travel, or for people like me who don’t wear liner much and just want to keep one around.
I really love the Annabelle Stay Sharp line, so I was excited they decided to expand. The Annabelle Stay Sharp Metallic Liner in Bronzy* is a gorgeous creamy bronze-brown with slight shimmer to the metallic finish. The liner is really convenient to sharpen–you just twist the lid. It’s creamy, pigmented and smudge-proof. I really love it and cannot recommend these liners enough!
I actually received a second “metallic” shade which is the Annabelle Stay Sharp Metallic Liner in Snow White*. This bright white is clearly not metallic, so I’m not sure what was going on with the names. However it does have a great opaque formula, although not quite as smooth as Bronzy, it’s a bit firmer, still applies pretty nicely.
Phew! Enough liners for you? There has to be something for everyone with the wide range of Annabelle Cosmetics Fall 2015 Eyeliners! I know I admitted I don’t wear much liner, but my personal Annabelle Stay Sharp Metallic Liner in Bronzy. What’s yours?