Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Annabelle BIGSHOW Lacquer Lip Lacquers: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
New for Spring 2016, the BIGSHOW Lacquer Lip Lacquers ($9.95 CAD) from Annabelle is a line of high-shine lip glosses with a punch of color. Moisturizing and lightweight, the range features six beautifully vibrant shades, perfect for spring and summer. I'm not usually a big lip gloss fan but I'm really loving the formulation of these! To see some swatches, click.......
Annabelle BIGSHOW Lacquer Lip Lacquers
Packaging:
The BIGSHOW Lacquers come in simple clear gloss tubes with shiny silver detailings. The applicator is a simple doe-foot applicator, nothing too fancy.

Formulation:
The lip lacquers feature a very lightweight, slick, and non-sticky formulation. I was totally stunned by how smooth, hydrating, and comfortable these felt on the lips. I would say that these are almost balm-like, but they have a more cushiony texture that feels so dreamy.
In terms of pigmentation, all shades except for "Adore Simply" are phenomenal. They aren't packed to the brim with color but the coverage is very even and smooth (no pooling or settling into fine lines). The lacquers have a subtle fruity scent and the wear is decent; a couple of the darker shades leave a nice stain behind as well. Also, I want to note that the shimmers in the glosses are super fine and subtle so there's definitely no feelings of grittiness.
As you may already know, I'm not very big on glosses but these are some really lovely lip colors, especially for the price point!
Annabelle BIGSHOW Lacquer Lip Lacquers
Kiss Sweetly: Bright warm pink with subtle shimmers.
Adore Simply: Sheer beige nude with shimmers. This shade is slightly patchy and uneven, my least favorite from the range.
Love Fiercely: Beautiful medium true red, the formulation of this one is the best out of the six.
Enchant Romantically: Pretty bright pink shimmer, this shade looks a lot less neon on the lips than in the tubes.
Caress Tenderly: Bright coral orange with subtle shimmers.
Hypnotize Deeply: Stunning deep berry, the shimmers in this are barely noticeable when applied on the lips.
Annabelle BIGSHOW Lacquer in "Kiss Sweetly"
Annabelle BIGSHOW Lacquer in "Adore Simply"
Annabelle BIGSHOW Lacquer in "Love Fiercely"
Annabelle BIGSHOW Lacquer in "Enchant Romantically"
Annabelle BIGSHOW Lacquer in "Caress Tenderly"
Annabelle BIGSHOW Lacquer in "Hypnotize Deeply"
Availability:
Annabelle is available at London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, and other drug stores nationwide.
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