Annabelle Fall 2015 | Smoky Nudes Eyeshadow palette

by - July 28, 2015


Annabelle Smoky Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Annabelle Smoky Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
This August, Annabelle Cosmetics is launching their Fall 2015 line. I was pretty excited to get a sneak peak at some of the goodies coming this fall. Nude is the word for this fall and no Beautista should be caught without the perfect smoky eye! Annabelle’s Smoky Nudes Eyeshadow palette will meet that need. 

Annabelle Smoky Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

The Smoky Nudes Eyeshadow palette comes with 10 warm and cool tones shadows. The majority of the shadows are shimmer with 3 matte tones. The case is small and compact making it a good travel companion. The Smoky Nudes also comes with a dual ended brush; one side has a small blending brush and the other has a curved tip sponge brush. 
Annabelle Smoky Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
natural light
Top Row (L-R)
  • Light matte pink
  • Rose gold shimmer
  • Taupe shimmer
  • Medium grey shimmer
  • Matte black
Bottom Row (L-R)
  • White shimmer
  • Yellow Gold
  • Bronze shimmer
  • Black with red undertone with gold micro glitter
  • Matte dark brown
Annabelle Smoky Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
with flash
I swatched theses shadows over an eye primer as that is how I would normally wear any eyeshadow. While these shadows were not buttery, they were soft and didn’t have a lot of powdery kick up. Some swatched better than others but they were overall nicely pigmented. The pink shadow totally blended into my skin tone so it was very hard to get it to show up. That makes it the perfect blending colour for me. The two dark mattes didn’t swatch that great and were a little patchy but I was still able to blend them on my eyelids with no problem. I just had to build up the intensity. The gold was the only real disappointment for me. It swatched a  bit powdery and seemed to turn into a matte. I wanted it to have more pizzazz. 

Annabelle Smoky Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

But some of these shades are pretty awesome and are reminiscent of the some other shadows from some very well known Naked palettes; like the black glittery shadow on the bottom row instantly reminded me of Naked 3’s Blackheart and the bronze (bottom row) is a good dupe for Naked’s Smog. Excited yet? Yep me too!

The rose gold, taupe and bronze shimmers would look great on any eye for a daytime look.  Overall, I think this is a great drugstore alternative to the very much pricier natural palettes that are out there and maybe a better option than the more recent palettes from L’Oreal and Maybelinne. 
Annabelle Smoky Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Since this is a smoky eyeshadow palette, I created a night time smoky eye using the grey shadow all over the lid and into the crease as well as smoking it out under the outer 2/3 of my lower lash line. Then I darkened the outer V with a mixture of the black and dark brown. I used the pink to blend out the outer edges of the grey and finished up with some of the gold (wet) and a bit of the white in the inner eyes. I then lined my eyes with the Annabelle InstaGlam Kajal liner and added about 3 coats of the CoverGirl SuperSizer mascara.

The Smoky Nudes Eyeshadow palette ($12.95) will be available in August at London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart and online

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