August 6, 2016

Annabelle BigShow Gel Lip Liners

For Fall 2016, Annabelle is launching several new awesome products! Among these brand new beauty launches, there's the BigShow Gel lip liner range. Available in 6 shades, the gel formula is supposed to be water-resistant and last up to 7 hours.

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Annabelle BigShow Gel Lip Liners Review Photos Swatches

Annabelle BigShow Gel Lip Liners Shades Review

These lip pencils have a lovely consistency, they glide on the lips like butter! So you can easily apply them all over your lips to help make your lipstick last longer and to prevent feathering. They fully dry down on the skin and don't smear or flake off. The formula is water-resistant as well!

Call Me Pinky is the only shade that didn't impress me, I'm not sure if it's the slightly shimmery finish (the other shades are matte) but it looks patchy on the skin and the pigmentation isn't particularly great. All the other shades are incredibly pigmented, though!

Annabelle Cosmetics Big Show Gel Lip Pencils Review Photos
Left to right : Red Is Love, Royal Purple, Meet Rosie, Fall For Fuchsia, Nude Attitude and Call Me Pinky.

Annabelle BigShow Gel Lip Liner Review Swatches Red Love Royal Purple Meet Rosie Fall Fuchsia Nude Attitude Call Pinky

Red Is Love is a cool-toned red with a matte finish.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in 8C and MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in RiRi Woo (LE) are lighter and brighter. NARS Velvet Lip Liner in Misdemeanor is warmer.

Royal Purple is a deep purple with a matte finish.
Burberry Lip Definer in No.14 Oxblood is less purple, more burgundy. MAC Lip Pencil in Beet is less purple. Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in 10C is similar.

Meet Rosie is a pinky nude with a matte finish.
Rodial XXL Lip Liner in Pink Espresso is more brown. MAC Lip Pencil in Dervish is similar, slightly more brown. 

Fall For Fuchsia is a dark warm pink with a matte finish.
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in In Anticipation is lighter and a bit more nude. Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in 16C is lighter, cooler and a lot brighter.

Nude Attitude is a peachy beige with a matte finish.
Rodial XXL Lip Liner in Nude is a bit more beige and darker. MAC Lip Pencil in Subculture is darker, less peachy. Lise Watier Twist & Sharp Lip Stylo in Blush is darker and more pink.

Call Me Pinky is a baby pink with a slightly shimmery finish.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip in 22C is warmer and the finish is matte. Colourpop Lippie Pencil in Easy is much darker, the finish is matte.

Annabelle BigShow Gel Lip Liners Review Photos

The Annabelle BigShow Gel Lip Liners retail for $8.95 CAD for 1.2g.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial.)


  1. I've got what feels like a ridiculous question, but how do you keep the point sharp on these? I bought some a couple weeks ago and already am down to the "pencil" with no obvious way to get more liner out. Twisting the base of the pencil doesn't do anything....

    1. Yeah I know it's confusing because you can twist the base, but they aren't retractable pencils so you will need to sharpen them.

    2. Thank you so much! You are super quick with your replies. The close-up color swatch photos are a big help too.

  2. Sharpen just like a regular pencil, even though it's a gel liner?


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