Thanks for following me on my journey with Annabelle Cosmetics to swatch all of the 24 shades of their Twistup Retractable Lipstick Crayon. If you haven’t already yet, my giveaway to win a complete set for yourself is still running and will end today at midnight Vancouver/PST time.
I know that 24 shades of lipstick is quite overwhelming, so here’s a breakdown of my thoughts about the Twistup Retractable Lipstick Crayons:
- These lipsticks are generally very creamy. There were maybe 2-3 out of the 24 that were slightly on the drier side but it wasn’t drying at all. If you pick one up, the chances are that you will get one that is creamy.
- These are generally very pigmented. Again, there were maybe 3-5 out of the 24 that you can wear on the sheerer size, but in general everything had great colour payoff, even the nude shades. If you are someone that is wary of colour, it may be harder for you to adjust to these.
- These were not drying at all, especially for a pigmented lipstick, these lipsticks were extremely comfortable to wear.
- There are a variety of shades for everyone, from nudes, pinks, peaches, roses, reds, to darker, vampier shades. There are 3-4 shades of nudes so you will bound to find one that suits your skintone (mine is the shade Absolute).
- The crayon tip is really easy to use to draw clean lines to line your lips, especially with the darker shades.
- The tip is a bit on the thin side, so you have to be careful when using it because it might snap (like it did with one of mine… I pressed too hard, so sad).
- These are scent-free, great for people with sensitive noses.
- The price is REALLY good, at just $9.95 each.
- Bottom line, the quality is definitely up to par with some of my favourite lipsticks, such as Guerlain Rouge G, but costs just 15% of the price of a Guerlain Rouge G. If you’re a fan of creamy, pigmented shades, this is your perfect lipstick.
Of the 24 shades, I also have a few favourites that have really stood out to me when I was trying all of them:
- Absolute – my perfect nude that’s a creamy, peachy-pink. It looks amazing on my skintone, especially with a smokey-eye.
- Orange Pop – a beautiful, crazy pigmented bright orange colour. The pigments in this thing is out of this world; it is likely one of the most pigmented lipsticks I’ve ever tried, it is also probably one of the creamiest.
- Red Carpet – a true, blue-based red that instantly brightens my skin. It’s not too bright and not too vampy, just a perfect red lipstick.
- Cherry – a red shade that’s a touch darker than Red Carpet, Cherry is like Red Carpet’s older, more mature sister. A fantastic red for any vintage-y looks or dinner parties.
- Honourary mentions include Romance, a my-lips-but-better shade; and Divine, a creamy rose shade.