Review – Annabelle Mineral Cosmetics

I recently received a package from Annabelle of their new mineral line of cosmetics. Over the last two weeks I have been wearing their foundation and bronzer and have had the chance to play with their pigment as well. As someone that is not too familiar with Annabelle, I was very impressed. To be honest, unless I’m looking for a quick liner or gloss I have tended to skip over the Annabelle section of the beauty department. Not any more!

I really like the concept of mineral powders and makeup because it is gentler on sensitive skin (which I have!), free of unnecessary additives and doesnt contain talc. These minerals went on very light and smooth. The texture was silky and the foundation provided a nice light coverage. I used a denser brush with the foundation to give more concentrated coverage on areas that needed it (blemishes, under the eyes) and the Annabelle powder brush over the rest of my face.

I dont usually wear mineral foundations personally because I dont like the mess. Loose powders can go everywhere and arent very portable. What I liked about the Annabelle minerals was that they didnt come through the top of the dispenser in large amounts; I could shake the container once and get enough on the lide to cover my face and not end up with a poof of powder everywhere whenever I opened the container. I think I still prefer a pressed powder for convenience, but these worked well for what they were.

Photo credit: Annabelle Cosmetics

I also really liked the bronzer. If you are looking for a natural glow this works great! It is not sparkly or pearlized in any way so you can dust over your entire face and not end up a glittery mess. I used over my face and neck and then went back over my cheeks for some added colour.

Photo Credit: Annabelle Cosmetics

The pigment I tried was their purple (on FOTD below) in Violet Vibe. The intensity of the colour was alright. Not the most concentrated pigment I’ve used (like MAC back in the old days), but it blended well and held up throughout the day. I found the container (there is only one small hole at the top of the jar) a little wonky to use, but not enough to deter me from purchasing the product in future.

Photo Credit: Annabelle Cosmetics

Again, as someone that doesnt normally use a lot of Annabelle products, I was happily surprised and impressed. I look forward to trying and reviewing their lip plumping gloss!

Below is a look I did using the mineral products as well as their newest bronzer – the Zebra Bronzing Pressed Powder (love it!) which was also sent to me by Annabelle. Enjoy!

Products Used:
Annabelle Barely Beige Minerals Foundation
Annabelle Minerals Powder Bronzer in Terra over entire face
Annabelle Zebra Bronzing Pressed Powder on cheeks
Annabelle Minerals Pigment Dust in Violet Vibe as eye liner
Annabelle Smudgeliner in Ohmygoth! on lower inner rim only
Marcelle Volume Precision Mascara

Full Face
Violet Vibe pigment around eyes & black Smudgeliner on lower rim
Marcelle Mascara and Annabelle Zebra Bronzer


xoxo,
dg

Note: All the products in this review were provided to me by Marcelle Group. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and not effected in any way.

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