Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Annabelle Lipsies: Cotton Candy & Lychee Swatches And Review!

I picked up a couple of Annabelle Lipsies recently. I love these twistable crayon style makeup items, there's something fun about them. 

Just by looking at them, you might think of them as something just for teens, but that's definitely not the case.

I picked up Cotton Candy (left), and Lychee (right) 

Each Lipsie is scented after it's namesake. Cotton Candy has a subtle scent and Lychee is quite strongly scented but the scent wears off quickly.

Lychee on the bottom & Cotton Candy on the top for all swatches

You can see in the photo above that Cotton Candy has a different finish from Lychee. Lychee is a cream finish and Cotton Candy has a sheen to it.

In the last two pictures, I built up the colour more.

I took several photos of the same swatches just with different angles and lighting.

Annabelle Lipsies in Lychee & Cotton Candy

The Lipsies come in many colours and range from clear to very bright and bold colours. Since I don't suit bold colours, I chose 2 of the light shades.

The Lipsies have a very emollient/ balm like texture. They are great for an everyday no-makeup-makeup look with these lighter colours. I don't even need a mirror- I can just swipe them on while on the go.

I find the Lipsies are very hydrating for my aging lips. I think anyone who wants hydration with some colour would like these. As I age, I lean towards more sheer and balm like lip products as I find they give a more youthful appearance to my aging/ dehydrated lips.

Annabelle Lipsie in Cotton Candy

I never do lip swatches, so forgive my lack of lip swatching skills.

I really like the cotton candy one. It's still a very sheer and natural looking colour but adds just enough colour to my lips for a healthy look.

Annabelle Lipsie in Lychee

Lychee is very subtle, mostly sheer. I wish it was more pigmented as it would make a great nude shade. This colour can cling to dry patches a little as you can see in the bottom photo.

Both colours are very comfortable on the lips and hydrating, with zero stickiness. 

Cotton Candy is my favourite of the two. Plus, it wore all day long! I couldn't believe it! Lipsticks don't even last as long on me. Lychee did not last quite as long. Maybe because they have different finishes.

The only caveat is that the covers don't snap on. I am worried that the covers may come off in my purse or pocket.

These retail for $3.98 here in Canada. I had some $2 off coupons from Annabelle, making these less than $2 each!

Annabelle is a Canadian brand that is also Cruelty-free. (win-win!)

Have you tried these Lipsies? Which ones do you love?



  1. havent tried them yet but I do like those colors

    1. They make a great every day lip balm with some colour. Thanks for coming by!

  2. Great review! I use to wear Annabelle back in the day! Love these colours. They look great on you Amy! Tal xo

    1. Thanks, Tal. I love Annabelle products! I've been wearing these lipsies everyday because they're just so easy


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