It finally feels like spring in Toronto but don’t worry if it still doesn’t feel like spring to you because these Lipsies from Annabelle cosmetics will definitely put you in the mood for warmer weather. Now apart of their permanent line, lipsies are now available in 12 colors. These retractable lipsies are basically tinted, scented lip balms that feel moisturizing while adding a nice tint to the lips.
The Lipsies come in a retractable chubby stick that has a clear cap that let’s you see the color of the lipsie. I like that it has a clear cap but the entire packaging is already color coordinated with the actual shade. It has a rounded tip which I feel makes application much more easier then the typical flat tip. Overall I like the packaging, it’s fun and more on the youthful side.
These lip balms are heavily fragrant so if you don’t like scented lip products these might not be for you. I personally love fruity scents especially when it comes to lip balms. Although they are scented they are tasteless.
Pigmentation / Formula
Even though these are technically lip balms they pack a punch. They apply sheer but the color can be built up easily. As for the formula, that’s where these lip balms really shine. They feel extremely moisturizing and lightweight. They don’t feel sticky but still look naturally glossy. I have super dry lips and these lip balms make my lips feel soft and subtle.
The staying power for the lipsies is about 2-3 hours. It doesn’t sound like a long time but keep in mind these are moisturizing lip balms so they do wear off easier when compared to a drier lip product. I am happy with reapplying these lip balms, it’s a small sacrifice I can make considering how moisturizing these are.
Cherry is a must have shade in anyone’s makeup bag. It’s nicely tinted but still very wearable. Since I love bold shades I add more layers and I really love how the color looks on my lips. Cherry is definitely an easy hassle free shade to wear on the go.
Lychee is a glossy nude shade that smells exactly like lychees. I was a little worried about this shade because some nudes can make me look washed out. Surprisingly this shade doesn’t wash me out and adds a glossy finish. It actually goes on pretty clear on my lips. This shade is perfect to pair with smokey eyes or just everyday wear.
What I Like
- Variety of shades available
What I Don’t Like
- People who don’t like scented products won’t like these lip balms
WHERE TO BUY
$4.95 / 3.5g
Annabelle Cosmetics, Shoppers Drug Mart
DISCLOSURE: This post contains product(s) sent from the company or their PR team for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own and unbiased for the products mentioned.