Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten
Name: Smudge Paint
Size: 0.07 oz / 2 g
Price: approx. $10.95 CAD
Shade Tried: Plummed
What it says on the box:
- water resistant + long-lasting formula
- crease-resistant finish
- highly pigmented colour
- glides on smoothly
I love Annabelle eye products but wasn't sure about the Smudge Paints. They looked a little more complicated than my usual easy-breezy routine could handle, plus I'm no expert, so brushes and wet shadows aren't really my strong point.
I was excited to check out the Smudge Paint in Plummed, as the box and promos led me to believe that it was a deep, rich purple shade and I do love my purple eyeshadows!
The brush is built into the lid (as you can see from the photos - it's in 2 parts). You pull it out of the top, flip it upside down and snap it into place, giving you a longer brush to manage.
To Purr About:
- rich, dark pigments - a little goes a long way
- not greasy or too wet, the product glides on and then stays put
- dries almost instantly
- really great staying power
- lasts all day (and night)
- convenient little packaging
- you really have to snap the brush together or it will fall apart
- purple is a little too dark (it's almost grey/black) for me
- opening is a little small
At first, I was a little wary because the purple that I was expecting was more like a very dark charcoal purple (not the plum you would imagine when hearing the name), but after I snapped the brush together and started applying the product, I was hooked.
The brush is easily put together and isn't too bad (it's a little light, but you get used to it). I would have preferred the jar opening to be a little larger as you can't really swipe the brush across the product as much as you just dip it downwards into the shadow. It's definitely going to be difficult getting anything out of the nooks and crannies when this starts running low.
The shadow itself is amazing. It's very light and has a slightly greasy feel (reminds me of oil paints!) but once you brush it on (it literally glides on) it doesn't feel greasy at all. It dries within seconds and after it's completely dry - it doesn't move! It doesn't crease or fade or melt away. I put it on bare eyelid (one of the rare times I didn't use any primer) and it didn't budget at all during the day.
Because the brush is quite small and pointed, you can use Smudge Paints as liners or as shadows (I created a kick-ass smoky eye with this shade!)
At the price point, it's still fairly affordable and a little goes a long way so it's not too much of a bank-breaker. In fact, even though I already have Tar and Plummed, I'm tempted to go out and pick up Skyline as well - a dark smoky blue.
Rating (out of 5):
Disclosure: A free sample of this product was received by Cinnamon Kitten