I’m going to spare you the long-winded introduction that you probably never ever read anyway. I am really this excited to tell you about this drugstore gem that I just discovered. It’s called Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil ($8.95) and it is sensational. I have it in Acaidisiac, a limited edition bright turquoise.
Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow pencils are cream eyeshadows or eyeliners in jumbo pencil format. They go on the lids very opaque and creamy for effortless blending with a brush or finger. They promise more than 9 hours of comfortable wear without creasing, smudging or melting.
Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Acaidisiac
Did it deliver? Oh, did it ever! On my slip-’n-slidey eyelids, I wore this without any eye primer before I went out for a day in the park. It was very humid and on top of that, this sweaty girl rode her bike by the lake. Ten hours later, my eye makeup was still in tact. Seriously amazing, yes?
Annabelle also claims that the pencils are waterproof, and this is mostly true. I found that it faded a little when I put a puddle of water on my eyelids and blotted. Yes, I know it’s extreme, but what if I get caught under a really bad storm?
After seeing this colour, I got inspired to recreate a look from the Christian Dior S/S 2011 RTW runway, featuring bright colour blocking makeup. It’s quite clowny and costume-y in person, but damn was it ever fun to recreate!
Wearing Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Acaidisiac
I’m also wearing Annabelle Le Big Show mascara (on Fembotika lashes), Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum, MAKE UP FOR EVER #17 Espresso Eyeshadow (to contour cheeks), and MAC Lady Danger lipstick.
And another face photo, complete with freaky blank expression
They are available now at pharmacies and mass retail stores.
What’s Your Favourite Long-Wearing Eye Makeup?
Besides this, I also love Giorgio Armani waterproof pencil, Smashbox Jet Set gel liner and of course, MAC Fluidline. They last even on my waterline!