Annabelle Le Big Show Mascara Gives Makes My Lashes Look Like Falsies. Need I Say More?

When I got my Fembotika lash extensions taken out, I suffered from major lash withdrawal. I was back to bad ol’ lashes. They looked shorter and more sparse than I remembered. I knew it was all in my head though, and mascara became my best friend to — quite literally — fill the void.

Annabelle Le Big Show Mascara

In the past month, I’ve been wearing Annabelle Le Big Show mascara ($9.95), which promises a full volumized lash fringe in one coat.

For a volumizing mascara, I honestly think the Annabelle Le Big Show mascara can’t be beat. It does a great job separating the lashes and coating each hair with the right amount of product.  The formula is between dry and medium-wet, so it gives you time to work the product through your lashes without getting a clumpy mess.  The bristles on the wand really makes a difference, too.  The wand is the same as that in Marcelle Power Volume mascara, except Le Big Show’s is tapered at the tip.  This lets me get the smallest lashes at the corners of my eyes.

Annabelle Le Big Show Mascara

After one coat, it delivered nice volume and separation. I noticed a slight relaxation of the curl in my lashes, but it was barely noticeable. It made my lashes very black as it should. :)

No mascara / One coat / Two coats of Annabelle Le Big Show (click to enlarge)

In the past, my experience with “one-coat wonders” weren’t very good.  While pretty after one coat, they were very difficult to build up, and this is where Annabelle Le Big Show separates itself from the pack.  This mascara builds very well, creating a false lash look without crossing over to spider lash territory (which is on trend this Fall, but I’m not totally sold on it).  It wears fantastically, too; no smudging or flaking for a full day.

No mascara / One coat / Two coats of Annabelle Le Big Show (click to enlarge)

So do I recommend Annabelle Le Big show?  Yes, yes, and yes, I do!  Step aside, L’Oreal Voluminous.  As long as Le Big Show is available, I will no longer require your service.  Holy freakin’ grail.

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  • http://www.makeupforprofessionalasianwomen.com Jamilla

    Very impressive! Too bad we don’t have this brand in Europe!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      You can always ask me to CP stuff for you, Jamilla. You have access to many of us Canadians ;)

  • http://www.laurenrjacobs.com Lauren

    Wow, your lashes look great!!

    I wonder how this compares to Maybelline’s The Falsies which is my go-to.

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Thanks Lauren!

      I had huge issues with Falsies. My lashes looked so ordinary with that on. :(

  • http://thenotice.net Rae // theNotice

    LOL, I love how much you love this one! :P I’m afraid it falls just short of amazing on my lashes, but it’s still really, really good! And so very black ^^

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      LOL can you feel the stomach butterflies? :P I thought it looked great on you, Rae! This is the kind of finish I always wanted from a volumizing mascara. Love it!

  • http://callitbeauty.blogspot.com/ dani@callitbeauty

    uh oh, you may have changed my mind about this…

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      What did you think about it before, Dani?

  • http://www.makingupthemidwest.blogspot.com/ Bailey

    After seeing the pictures I started frantically looking through the post for the price again. I was shocked to see that those results and that packaging could be had at a drug store price! Amazing find!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Isn’t it amazing? I *never* splurge on mascara. Drugstore is usually very good now with the new mascara wands and formulas.

  • http://sudobeautify.com Eden-Avalon

    Wow!! I’ll have to give this a try because I love the results! I can’t believe it layers so well!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      It really does! I think it’s the brush mostly that lets it layer so well. :)

  • http://Website Alicia

    I haven’t seen this in stores yet but definitely want to try and find it now. It does an amazing job!
    xx
    Alicia

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Thank you Alicia! I want to know what you think if you do try. :)

  • http://gabysbeautyblog.blogspot.com G A B Y

    Will definitely have to grab this at the sale if it’s available (:

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Oooo you have to! Do they usually have new stuff at the sale?

  • http://adirtymartinikindofgirl.blogspot.com/ marisol

    Holy guacamole! Ok I need this mascara. Did you tell me that Annabelle now delivers to the US?

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      It’s Marcelle that ships to US now, not Annabelle. Not sure why, because they are from the same company. It’s a great mascara though. Make me a list! :)

      • http://adirtymartinikindofgirl.blogspot.com/ marisol

        I’ll work on my list this weekend. Gracias!

  • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

    This really does look awesome on you :D

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Thanks! I’m so happy with this mascara!

  • BooBooNinja

    No flaking?!
    You may have convinced me to try a non-waterproof mascara!
    I’m concerned about the loss of curl…apart from that slight initial droop, did your curl stay intact? (I have stubby Asian lashes so this is a biggie for me.)

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Hi BooBooNinja! At the end of the day, the curl relaxes a bit more. My lashes don’t hold a curl well either if I don’t use waterproof. :(

      • BooBooNinja

        Hi Arianne,

        Thanks for writing back. I feel special :)
        I may have to get this from SD the next time I find a coupon or when I run out of my mascara. (Which will take a long time… I need to start wearing makeup more often!) I like hearing rave reviews about drugstore items, particularly mascara which has such a short lifespan.

        • BooBooNinja

          I was thinking… do you think starting with a layer of waterproof mascara (e.g. Maybelline’s define-a-lash lengthening, the green one) would protect against the curl droop?

          • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

            Hi BooBooNinja! Yeah that’s a great idea. But, have you instead tried a good volumizing waterproof mascara? I love CoverGirl LashBlast Volume waterproof. Biggest lashes ever, and curled!

  • Danielle

    Wow, it definitely gives your lashes a big ‘oomph’ without looking clumpy or spidery (and despite that being a “trend” right now, I prefer lashes that aren’t) ;D Love!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      I’m with you Danielle. I can’t embrace spider lashes just yet. :)

  • http://fabulouslyfrugirl.wordpress.com/ fabulouslyfrugirl

    Love the way these look. Do you curl your lashes before applying?

    I didn’t see these at the Shopper’s I went to. Are they out yet?

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      I do curl my lashes before applying mascara. They are out now, although my Shoppers near work doesn’t have them. Try another store; I think some stores’ stock just sucks lol.

  • http://watercoloursky.blogspot.com blue

    this mascara looks awesome! will have to put this on my list once my current dries up.

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  • http://www.vivalamakeuptv.com Ricquetta F.

    This looks fareaking ahmazing. I am definitely going to buy this!

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  • BooBooNinja

    Annabelle has a waterproof version now!