February 11, 2010

Review: Annabelle Cosmetics Pigment Dust

left: Golden Pink, right: Chiffon

These loose eye shadows were a part of my prize from the Annabelle Holiday Season Express Giveaway (read my post about it here.) I have them in the shade Golden Pink and Chiffon.

EDIT: "a girl at Annabelle Cosmetics" kindly informed me of the following by leaving me a comment on this post:
From "a girl at Annabelle Cosmetics" @ Gaby: your assumptions were right. The Pigment Dust - Chiffon will be officially disconitnued within 10 days. With every bad news come a good one! We will be re-launching the Pigment Dusts as the MINERAL Pigment Dust and doing a shade update all at once. Keep an open eye for the 3 NEW shades! Just a note: since the new formulas are paraben free, you MUST mix the powder with water in a separate container. Do not use a damp applicator in the new pots since the are devoid of preservatives.

Annabelle Cosmetics Pigment Dust

Price: 7.25$ for 0.08 oz / 2.5 g

The claims:
Let there be light! These highly pigmented loose eye shadows are made with fine pearl particules and minerals to create incredible shine and shimmer. 
Use just a little for a more subtle effect or apply wet in a bold stroke for incredible luminescence. Available in convenient and fuss-free compacts, they contain the most beautiful shades. Be as mild or as wild as you wish!
How to use:
Pigment powders can be used two ways: dry or wet. To apply dry, simply sweep across the eyelid or dot on specific areas to create an iridescent effect. Use either your fingers or the Annabelle A-8 Small Shader Brush.
When mixed with water, it transforms into a rich-coloured liquid liner with remarkable stay-on power. Simply mix a little Pigment Dust with a few drops of water in a small container and apply directly to skin. Use as a dramatic eyeshadow or a dazzling eyeliner. Use the Annabelle A-14 Angled Brush to trace a fine line just above the upper lashes. You'll be amazed at its long lasting colour.
Ingredients: Imidazolidinyl urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May contain: Carmine, Chromium oxide greens, Ferric ferrocyanide, Iron oxides, Mica, Silica, Titanium dioxide. 

Pros:
  • highly pigmented
  • true to the color in the compact
  • doesn't fall all over my face
  • stay put all day long, with or without primer!
  • color stays true all day long
Cons:
  • I find the compacts are little hard to open (too thight)
  • could be too shimmery for some (but not me!)
What I think: As these pigments were the first I ever used, I can't compare them to any other, but I can say that I'm quite pleased with them. I find it so hard to find eyeshadows that are true to what they look like in the compact, that are pigmented and that last all day long... but these do it all! They are perfect to me. They make me want to throw away all of my other eyeshadows xD

*I have to say that I haven't tried to use them wet yet.

You can see some FOTDs I made with these pigments here (Chiffon) and here (Golden Pink).


Chiffon

Chiffon is a really pretty iridescent yellow.

Golden Pink

(Sorry, I still don't get why Blogger turns my picture upside down -_-)
Golden Pink looks like two eye shadow into one: a soft pink one and a yellow/gold one.

Chiffon is not listed in the available shades as it will be discontinued in 10 days.


 from left to right: Solar, Golden Pink, Azur, Prism

Repurchase or recommend? yes, absolutely! =D
Rating: ★★★/5

Disclaimer: I received these products as a prize from a giveaway, and the fact that they were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.

7 comments:

  1. Those are pretty. I noticed Annabelle the first time in the store the other day - all because of your blog hehe.

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  2. ooh pretty colors! too bad they don't sell that brand here in the states..

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  3. i love the pink its soft and gorgeouss great review!!


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  4. i love annabelle cosmetics! i feel lucky we have them here in Canada :D xx

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  5. From "a girl at Annabelle Cosmetics" @ Gaby: your assumptions were right. The Pigment Dust - Chiffon will be officially disconitnued within 10 days. With every bad news come a good one! We will be re-launching the Pigment Dusts as the MINERAL Pigment Dust and doing a shade update all at once. Keep an open eye for the 3 NEW shades! Just a note: since the new formulas are paraben free, you MUST mix the powder with water in a separate container. Do not use a damp applicator in the new pots since the are devoid of preservatives.

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  6. Ooh I love golden pink! Although I find that shimmer dust always disappear super quickly :( Do these?

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  7. Love your thorough reviews Gaby :)
    Frosty shimmery colours really compliment you (not so much me though!) so I think the colours would look great. Too bad Chiffon is being discontinued as it looks like a really pretty pink.

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