Believe It! Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil Is As Long-Wearing As They Come.

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!

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  • What a great look on you!

  • Look at those LAHSES!! 🙂 You can see them a mile away!! Are you going to keep doing the extensions? How’s the upkeep going?
    You look so good in bright colours girl! Gorgeous!!

    • Thanks Tracy! 😀

      The lashes are staying on amazingly well. This is just over two weeks here. I don’t think I’m going to keep them though. They don’t feel like my own lashes. They’re not heavy heavy, but they feel like crispy mascara’d lashes, you know?

  • Incredible look! I think you can totally make this wearable with a nude lip. Blues make your eyes pop 🙂

    • Thanks Soha! You’re right. Maybe a nude lip. 🙂

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  • I don’t find this clowny on you at all-I actually prefer your version.

    Are these comparable to the UD 24/7 pencils? I really like those tons!

    • Thanks Meredith. Are you talking about the chubby UD pencils? I haven’t tried those, but I like the regular pencil eyeliners. 🙂

  • This looks so pretty on you! I love a bright eye once in a while. 🙂

    • Thanks Rebecca! 🙂 What bright colours do you like to use on your eyes?

  • Great recreation of the look! I love Annabelle. 🙂

  • Holly

    This looks great on you 🙂

  • I love this colour on you. I love smoothies, they have such pigment AND staying power.

    • Thanks Jill! I want the black one next. Great base for a smokey. 🙂

  • Blepharisma

    Heh, the turquoise eye is actually one of my usual looks, albeit (a teeny bit) more toned down for look than when I wore it to the club. Are these anything like the MAC shadesticks? I loved those, but they d/c’d most of the good colours.

    … And the black one was great as a base for smokey eye, but also incredibly fun when playing w duochromes.

    • I have never used them, but from what I’ve read, these are the same idea. This might even be better as they don’t drag on the eyelid at all. I read that Shadesticks can be too dry that they drag.

      Annabelle has a black too now, which I wanna get actually.

  • It’s a gorgeous look, Arianne! I love teal on eyes 🙂

    • Thanks Larie. It’s pretty bold lol

  • Ande

    I love love this look! I dont think it’s custumy at all. I would wear this! Actually, you inspired me to wear this look to work this coming week.

    • You’d wear this so much better than me Ande. Glad to have inspired you. Make sure to Twitpic. 😉

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  • ooh, i like!

    your lashes, they are to die for! <3

    • Thanks Dani! Aren’t they major still? This is over 2 weeks already. I’ve seen like 2 or 3 come off so far.

  • I love the vintage brights look in the Dior photograph! You look absolutely amazing 🙂 the lashes really add to the electric blue!

    ♥ Jessica

    • Thanks Jessica! 🙂 The lashes really do complete the look.

  • I love the Sephora Jumbo Liner 12-Hr Wear Waterproof Pencils. They are surprisingly creamy and extremely long wearing considering the $10 price tag!

    • Oh I’ve seen those before; Bloomin’ Beauty was it? I want to try those and compare. I have a feeling they are identical in formula.

  • i dont think this is clowny at all! you can rock it!

  • LOL @ the freaky blank expression. I scare myself sometimes looking at FOTd photos.

    LOVE your recreated Dior look. I really want to try this one day, with some gigantic lashes and a sailor’s hat 🙂

    • Thanks Jen! I was trying to get the blank expression like the model’s but I fail at opening my mouth slightly. It just looks STUPID. So this is the best I could come up with, haha!

      I’d love to see it on you, too. 🙂

  • Hmm…I’ve seen these and have hesitated to pick them up. I think I might give it a try. Your lashes are looking fab woman! 🙂

    • They’re really great Donna. 🙂 Would love to know if you try it. I know you’re also an oily-eyelid sufferer.

      • Yup I’ve got Vaseline eyelids 🙁 Gonna pick some up!

  • SUCH a pretty color!!!

    • It’s perfect for a pop of colour on the lower lash line, no?

  • Jilliterate

    Your version of this look doesn’t look clowny at all — it’s just awesome. I’ve been on the fence about the picking the smoothies up. I’ve seen some good reviews, but I guess I don’t really get why the eyeshadow needs to be in a stick, as opposed to pressed. It feels kind of gimmicky to me. But with this review in mind, I think I might give them a shot.

    • I understand where you’re coming from, Jilliterate. But it is just a different format. You know, how eyeliners come in powder, pencil, gel, liquid formats. I like this product in particular for a quick wash on the lid since it can be easily blended with a finger. Plus it gets rid of the need for eye primer. 🙂

      Hope you try it out!

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  • Lauren

    What a great find! Definitely going to check out the colour selection. I love Annabelle eyeliner so it’s only natural I would like their eyeshadow pencils 🙂

    • Hey Lauren, I’d love to know what you pick up! I need to get more. 😉

  • I think you did a great job of recreating the look. It’s funny how certain things can look beautiful in a photograph but IRL they have to be tweaked to be wearable?

    I tend to dislike shadow pencils but i’d definitely pick these up as a liner.

    • I know! I think it looks great here, but in person, it’s a whole lotta turquoise you know? 🙂

  • I NEED THIS LINER. Did ya hear me?! I NEED IT. hee hee

    I may ask you for a CP for some more Anabelle products. The ones I have are great.

    And not just saying this because I consider you a friend, but as a long time blog reader, you’re skills keep improving with every application. Your liner in this picture is simply flawless.

    • Thanks so much Marisol! That means a lot!

      Just send me a list anytime and I’ll get you your Annabelle products. 🙂 Oh, and you need Joe Fresh, too!

  • OMG I just tweeted to u about this but wow girl wow, that blue is STUNNING ON u! I am hitting SDM today and I am going to pick me up some! 🙂

  • I love this colour on you!!!