Thursday, February 4, 2010

REVIEW: Annabelle Custom Quad Compact and Eyeshadow

Hey guys!
Over the past week I've been in contact with a representative from Marcelle Cosmetics, makers of Marcelle and Annabelle Cosmetics. I was really excited opening my mail because they were very generous and gave me lots of goodies to test out and review. The products were sent to me for free and I'm not getting paid for this review. This is my honest opinion.

Annabelle Custom Quad Magnetic Compact and Eyeshadows

The quad is really well made. Inside it is magnetic and fits the individual eyeshadows perfectly. If you are interested, MAC eyeshadows can also fit in.
There is a piece of cardboard with a design on one side, which you can see through the lid, and information on the other side. Inside it gives you ideas from artists at the Annabelle studio on which colour combos they recommend. I was sent a variety of colours and like them all! I've always walked by the Annabelle quad at the drugstore and thought it was a great idea. I've been tempted several times to buy it, but never have and I'm glad I got the opportunity to test some colours out!
Annabelle is a Canadian brand which I know you can find at Shoppers Drugmart. The actual eyeshadows you have to buy individually. From top to bottom, left to right is "Bronzed Idol", "Metallic Meltdown", "Gold Digger", and "Divine Diva".

The eyeshadows are 2 grams each! You get a lot of product for cheap.

The shadows themselves are quite pigmented and easy to blend.

Annabelle eyeshadows are reasonably priced and a great alternative to MAC eyeshadows! They are finely milled and smooth to the touch. In the picture above the top colour is MAC "Bronze" eyeshadow and the bottom colour is Annabelle "Bronzed Idol". Annabelle's version is a tad bit darker, but a great dupe if you were looking for a cheaper alternative to MAC. I am very impressed and excited to add this quad and eyeshadows to my collection! The only downside is that I wish they had a wider range of colours and finishes. I would really love to have some matte shades.

15 comments:

  1. That's a very pretty quad the colors they sent you are Very pretty <3

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  2. Those are pretty colors. I think the purple looks like Trax from MAC. Well at least from the pic it does :) Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love Annabelle! I've been contacted by a representative to test and review products, too. They are so generous! =DDD

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  4. These look so pretty. I want to try them so bad!

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  5. that quad looks really gorgeous! they look like really good quality shadows!

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  6. ohh, lovely! the purple is awesome!

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  7. oooh la la...so pretty! I love the light gold and bronze colors...perfect summer colors!

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  8. that combination of colours is just lovely! really warm & just the right amount of shimmer.

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  9. That quad is super pretty! I really like the purpley shade. :)

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  10. Annabelle has sent me a package to and I'm excited to review them. I've loved their stuff since high school.

    Thanks for sharing your review

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  11. I think they have matte shades too, at least last time I checked :-)

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  12. Shame it's Canadian, I would loooove to try those out!!

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  13. @bowensma - The purple reminded me of swatches I've seen of "Trax" as well, but I don't own it so I couldn't compare. It's a beautiful colour.

    @Halifax - Thanks! I'll definitely have to check them out next time I go to the drugstore. On the website I couldn't tell.

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  14. i just dropped by shoppers yesterday and i saw this custom palette. too bad the range of colours was so limited. the compact itself looks really pretty though! i'll prob get it the next time i see it since as u said, mac shadows fit in too!

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