Annabelle Cosmetics ”TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon” in Havana – Review

Hello ladies and gents!

* Product provided for review. *

Annabelle Cosmetics is the Canadian Beauty Bloggers‘ featured brand for July and today I’m sharing with you one of their TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon. This colour is called Havana and it’s from their Essential Nudes collection.

Nude lippies usually make me look washed out so let’s see how this one performed on me.

The TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayons are described as: Dare to be colourful with this easy retractable lipstick + lipliner in one. No sharpener required!


I can’t detect any scent to this product; it’s scentless.


Havana is a beautiful nude that is somewhat close to my natural lip colour, but in a nude way.

Here’s a half-and-half so you can see how it compares with my natural colour.

And here’s the full application.

I find it’s a beautiful nude that compliments my skin tone very well.


This lipstick crayon is not super extra creamy, but it’s creamy enough to keep your lips feeling soft and hydrated. It did not leave my lips feeling dry once it wore off either. I really liked how it felt on my lips.

Lasting Power

I found this lippie to start fading after about 2 hours, with light drinking. However, since it’s close to my natural lip colour it didn’t look odd or anything, it faded well on me.

Final Thoughts

I don’t own many nude lippies because I find they make me look washed out. That being said, I love this one! I find it gives me just enough of a nude look without matching my skin tone so my lips don’t disappear into my face (like they did with the J.Cat Beauty lippie).

This lipstick crayon retails for $9.95 CAD on the Annabelle Cosmetics site. Their products are also available in pharmacies and mass retail stores across Canada.

Have you tried the TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayons from Annabelle Cosmetics? How about nude lippies, what are you thoughts on them?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

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