Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Review: Annabelle Studio Mono Eyeshadow


Mix and match 20 eyeshadow shades ranging from go-anywhere neutrals to catwalk-crazy brights to create your own CUSTOM QUAD compact! No waste on unwanted shades: customize your perfect combo with only the colours you love and keep them in our refillable magnetic compact.

Our ultra-fine and strongly pigmented eyeshadows apply evenly, blend easily and are long-lasting. Textures and finishes range from velvety mattes to luminous metallics.

Be sure to check out the limited-edition trend shades to update your look.

Shades Available: Bronzed Idol, Buff Naked, Divine Diva, Ebony, Funburst, Gold Digger, Indigo Glow, Ka-Ching, Laguna Surf, Martian, Metallic Meltdown, Misted Up, Purple Reine, Smoked, Snowflake, Soar, So Foxy, Sugar Dust, Vanilla Chilla, Whipped

NOTE The following shadows are apart of their Limited Edition Spring 2009 Custom Quads TREND shades:

Whipped, Laguna Surf, Funburst, Martian, Misted Up, Smoked, Soar, Purple Reine

Shoppers Drug Mart currently has a sale - when you purchase 4 Mono Eyeshadows you receive a custom compact quad for free (PLUS 1500 Optimum Points if you're a member).

My Review:

- Current sale of 4 shadows get a compact free ;)
- Variety of shadow colours
- Pigmented!!!! (Annabelle has NEVER disappointed me)
- Each shadow is $4.99
- Compact alone is $5.49
- Compact design stands out & is magnetized inside so you don't need to add magnets to the eyeshadow pans :)

- If you're outside Canada you don't have access to Annabelle
- Some shades are Limited Edition
- Eyeshadow pans don't have magnets behind them... HOWEVER the compact is magnetized
- 2 shadows from their Studio Mono line is ALSO in their current line (Ebony & Snowflake)

I have the following shades:

Top Row L-R:
Whipped - Eggshell/cream, Matte
Reminds me of ELF Custom Shadow in Ivory

Vanilla Chilla - Beige, Matte
Reminds me of Annabelle's current shadow GLEAM, except a tad lighter and no shimmer & a DUPE for NYX Single/Trio[Nude/Taupe/DarkBrown] shade in Nude !!!!:)

Buff Naked - Beige-Light Peach, Matte

Gold Digger - Golden-Yellow Colour, Metallic/Shimmer
a tad more Dark Orange than ELF Golden Glow

Bottome Row L-R:
Metallic Meltdown - Golden-Orange/Brown, shimmer
Similar to JANE EyeZing Hazelnut

Bronze Idol - Chestnut Brown, Shimmer

Divine Diva - Shimmer
Reminds me of Annabelle current shadow SUEDINE, but more PURPLE tones

So Foxy - Dark Brown, Matte
A tad lighter than Annabelle's current shadow in BROWN FROST


  1. ahh i saw those the other day, reminds me of the mac quads, i was gonna buy them but i thought i'd wait to use my NYX stuff first :)

  2. Wow I got an Annabelle e/s trio as a gift from a fellow blogger, and I'm sooooo in love with it! It's just amazing....

  3. I'll probably buy Whipped, I found the ''pale'' colors more useable than the darker ones. But for 4,99$ it's good. :)