Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows are probably one of the most buzzed about products I've seen in a long time. Will it replace MAC paint pots? Does it really last? Can it be a new primer? The buzz is warranted, these types of products are indeed hard to find.
Here are the Color Tattoos I have from left to right: Bold Gold, Bad to the Bronze, Pomegranate Punk, Painted Purple, Tough as Taupe, & Too Cool.
What Maybelline Says: Dare to wear our longest-lasting shadow. Our ink technology creates super-saturated color. Cream gel smoothes on for vibrant color that does not fade.
My Experience:I was enthralled with these from the color to the claims. But honestly, I figured they were too good to be true because I own quite a few of the Maybelline cream shadows that used to come in quads. They aren't great but I use them as bases sometimes. These are nothing like those.
I first picked up Tough as Taupe & Bold Gold because I figured those would both be easy bases. Tough as Taupe is a gorgeous grey toned shade that goes great with other shades as well as on ites own because the shimmer you see doesn't really come up. It translates as more of a slight glow. Bold Gold is a gorgeous gold shimmer that is very buildable. I especially like this in my crease & use under my eyes with a liner brush.
Do they last 24 hours? Honestly, I can't say no. What I can say is that they last at least 16 with little to no fading as a base for other shadows. With a texture very similar to a paint pot it sits comfortably on the eye & does its job. On its own, however, there is some visible fading that occurs. Another issue is blending quickly. This dries rather quick so if you don't blend in time you are likely unable to get the desired effect.
I think these are for you if you want something long lasting, something to replace your MAC Paint Pot but with shimmer, a creme product, or just a gorgeous shade in general at a drugstore price. I'll be very interested to see how long these last in the pots & how they dry out. I recommend applying with your finger, a liner brush, or a stiff brush to the eyes.
Where to Get Them: You can pick these up at Drugstores & Megastores. I picked 4 of mine up at CVS & 2 from Ulta. They usually retail around $6.99.
Swatches Left to Right: Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows in Bad to the Bronze, Pomegranate Punk, Too Cool, Tough as Taupe, Bold Gold, & Painted Purple.
Painted Purple didn't really swatch well with one swipe but I didn't want to work with it. I mean, its a swatch not an ad. I want you guys to see it as is.The rest are pretty clear representatives of both color & opaqueness.
Do you love these? Which are your favorites & how do you like to use them?