If you read my post on MAC’s much awaited PatentPolish Lip pencil collection, you know I was not impressed . Call it a rebound – but these Annabelle lipbalms were shaped just like the MAC patent polish pencils and they were 1/5th the price. Who am I to resist  the lure of a look-a-lot-a-like-a chubby lipstick!

Price

$4.79 CAD for 3.5g of product

Packaging

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I bought its in the shade strawberry  (and that’s exactly what it smells like as well :) ) :

 

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The tip (and the whole packaging actually)reminds me of the MAC Patent Polish pencils  which if you remember look like this:

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Pigmentation

It’s pretty much what I expected from the pencil. At least Annabelle didn’t claim that it will look extra slick or “patent like” (ahem!cough! MAC).

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It  can be built up to be much brighter. That’s just with one light coat.

 Texture

It has a really smooth , “balmy” texture which kept my lips nicely moisturized. If I have to take points away  it’ll be because this shade had a tendency to migrate, but nothing too terrible.

Staying Power

It’s a balm – don’t expect miracles. But its easy enough to reapply without needing a mirror and lasted around 2.5- 3 hours on me ( without eating in between)

Rating

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Verdict

I cant help but compare these to the MAC Patent polish Pencils..which may not be fair, but they look similar and were released around the same time – I’m assuming that’s what Annabelle wants us to do!And ..they win, because they are  a DEElight at this price !( The MAC pencils are 24$ CAD for 2.3 g of product :|)And NO I don’t hate MAC – I just don’t like it when much -awaited collections are a let-down!!