Ready for a bold addition to your makeup bag? You’re going to love the new Annabelle Outrageous Lipstick by Hayley Elsaesser collection. Known for her bold, colourful patterns and designs, Elsaesser and Annabelle have come together to create a collection of 10 funky lipsticks ($8.95 CAD). Her influence can be seen throughout, from the fresh shades to the packaging on each tube that represents her iconic style.
Aren’t they fun? The collection is comprised of 10 shades in total, 6 of which are available in store at various retailers across Canada (Banana Yay, Bugging Plums, Deadly Slushee, Cactus Hibiscus, Mouthy Kiss and Pinky Puppy) and 4 that are online-only exclusives (Bloody Slushee, Bazooka Poodle, Bugging Out Greige and Going Bananas – all 10 are available online). The shades are all bright and fun and I love how they’ve managed to incorporate Elsaesser’s different patterns into the packaging of each tube.
The lipsticks themselves have nice colour – some with really bold, pigmented colour and others with a more subtle, glossy balm look. They do apply nicely and smoothly to the lips and have a nice sheen to them. All of the Annabelle Outrageous Lipstick by Hayley Elsaesser shades that I’ve tried have given the lips nice moisture and have a life of 2-3 hours, with reapplication needed to perk the colour back up. Applying a lip liner beforehand helps to prolong the life of them.
Annabelle Outrageous Lipstick by Hayley Elsaesser swatches from L-R: Mouthy Kiss, Bloody Slushee, Cactus Hibiscus, Bugging Out Greige, Bazooka Poodle, Going Bananas
Aren’t they fun? Will you pick any shades up from the Annabelle Outrageous Lipstick by Hayley Elsaesser collection?
Disclaimer: This post may contain PR samples sent for editorial consideration. As always, opinions are 100% my own! xo
Spring is seriously in the air here right now. The sun was shining away today and we hit a balmy 14 degrees Celsius. I was driving with the windows down. I picked up tulips at the market. Granted, we may be getting some snow tomorrow, but there’s no doubt that spring is around the corner at this point. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this in past years, but I absolutely adore spring makeup collections because they usually give you a chance to add more colour and playfulness to your makeup bag. Today I’m focusing on two new palettes from the new Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 collection, which just might be some of the prettiest palettes Dior has put out to date.
The Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 collection is all about femininity and sensuality, focusing on the colour pink and pulling inspiration from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first collection, which is especially present in the two new 5 Couleurs palettes, Thrill and Flirt.
Both palettes are stunning to look at – maybe my favourite Dior palettes ever – which beautiful shades and stunning details inspired by the thread detailing in Maria Grazia Chiuri’s collection. They put the focus on pink throughout, witch complementary purples, champagnes, fuchsias, lilac & black shades thrown into the mix.
The Dior 5 Couleur palette in Thrill has a real pop of colour thanks to the fuchsia shade at the heart of it, and a beautiful burgundy shadow that will play really well into it. I love the idea of using the fuschia shade to add a little unexpected colour to a somewhat subtle look. Together, the shades have an ethereal effect – very much like a fairy tale in palette form. This palette is seriously gorgeous.
The Dior 5 Couleur palette in Flirt really lives up to its name; the 5 shadows involved work so well together, combining just the right amount of matte and shimmer. I do wish that the purple and black shades were a bit punchier – they mellow out a bit and don’t have as much pigmentation as I would like.
What do you think of the palettes in the Dior Glow Addict Spring 2018 collection?