Almost three years ago I shared the Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayons, but this fall the line gained a new formula, metallics! I’ve been sitting on these photos awhile due to poor blogging organization on my part, but in case you haven’t seen them yet, or you just need a reminder, today I’ll be sharing the Annabelle TwistUp Metallic Retractable Lipstick Crayons.
The Annabelle TwistUp Metallic Retractable Lipstick Crayons come in the same packaging as the original version, which is a twist up crayon with a narrow point in black plastic. There’s a clear lid as well as a band of colour–this one is metallic, unlike the original–to indicate the shade, making them easy to tell apart. While the tip does flatten slightly after use, it’s narrow enough and that I found it was still easy to use.
The formula was creamy and the shades all had a hint of sheerness to them. I’d definitely describe them as shimmery rather than traditional metallic, but that does make them a lot more wearable to me. Despite the shimmer, I don’t find these shades at all gritty, they are definitely still very comfortable, but as they wear off they do leave behind some sparkle.
The Annabelle TwistUp Metallic Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Coral Crazy is a bright orange-pink coral with a golden shimmer to it.
The Annabelle TwistUp Metallic Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Heartbreaker is a bright red with red sparkle. I love this shade, it’s so glam and really reminds me of ruby slippers in lipstick format!
The Annabelle TwistUp Metallic Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Nude of Fame is a sheer nude with a golden nude shimmer to it. This is the most subtle of the shades, and you could definitely also wear it as a “topper” to another lipstick you wanted to add sparkle to.
The Annabelle TwistUp Metallic Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Heavy Petal is a bubblegum pink with silver shimmer.
The Annabelle TwistUp Metallic Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Purple Panache is slightly sheer purple mauve with shimmer. The shimmer in this one is definitely more subtle and combined with the shade makes it quite wearable.
The Annabelle TwistUp Metallic Retractable Lipstick Crayon in Rock & Rose is a bright magenta with pink sparkles.
The fact that it took me a few months to post about the Annabelle TwistUp Metallic Retractable Lipstick Crayons has nothing to do with their quality and everything to do with the reduced blogging workload I’ve taken on lately. These are comfortable, shimmery lip shades at an affordable price point from a Canadian brand that I really love and I definitely recommend checking them out!
Have you tried the original or metallic Annabelle TwistUps? Let me know!