Annabelle Cosmetics recently launched their 2012 Summer Colour Collection called "Aqua Queen" which features two new products: Biggy Bronzing Powder and Hawaiian Hues Eye Shadow Palette. This post will review the later. Stay tuned for a review on the Biggy Bronzing Powder!
About the Collection:
"In the summer time, days are longer, nights out multiply and holidays are almost here. All you need is a healthy, glowing, tanned skin and edgy-glam eyes that stay all night long!"
About the Palette:
"This palette of 10 perfectly coordinated trendy shades allows you to create a multitude of makeup looks. For day or night, from the simplest to the most sophisticated look, depending on your mood!"
Review: I love the variety of colours in this palette. Yes, I have my beloved neutrals, but I also have some brights that are really fun to play around with and incorporate into my day-to-day look, especially for the summer. When first laying eyes on this palette, I was instantly attracted to the sky blue, the aqua and the green. I was quite surprised how much I liked the shade of green as typically I am not drawn to greens. The pigmentation is on par with what I expect from a drugstore palette. I quite like all the shades, but wish the black was a little more pigmented. All the shades have shimmer, but with this said, they are not overly shimmery. I used the first four colours in the palette and my eyelids had a "glow" to them which I love. I think these shades have the perfect amount of shimmer to give the right amount of "sheen" and "sparkle" that I would want in an eyeshadow. I also think the colours are great for adding a pop of colour along the lower lash line. Later in the day, I ended up putting the sky blue smudged into my already existing black eyeliner and it looked great! I can't wait to play around more with this palette, but I'm really impressed so far. I must say, I'm really in love with the first three colours (surprise, surprise) and plan on packing this palette with me for when I go on vacation. I would especially LOVE if the first colour was available in a single eyeshadow pot as I probably will go through this shade in no time at all. It is THE perfect all-over-lid colour! As with all Annabelle eyeshadows, these held up all day without fading. Also, there was zero fallout upon application. The packaging is adorable, the quality is good and the eyeshadow variety is great and the value is even better. Below is a picture from when I wore the first four shades on my lid. I used all Annabelle Cosmetics for my eyes. If you are interested in an exact breakdown of my makeup, click here to be redirected to my previous FOTD.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration for review. As always, these are my honest opinions.