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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow

I have been very excited to try out the new Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows, especially after hearing them compared to Mac Paint Pots and Makeup Forever Aqua Creams! I went to CVS today with my husband and lo and behold there was a HUGE display of the Color Tattoo eyeshadows and it was almost 90% full as well! To my disappointment, however, 2 of the colors I really wanted to try (Tough as Taupe and Punk Pomegranate) were nowhere to be found :( . After staring at the display for awhile I finally grabbed the color Bad to the Bronze, a pretty metallic bronze. Some of the other colors in this collection are very bright and bold (I just couldnt see myself wearing Tenacious Teal or Fierce and Tangy to the office *shudders*). Still I was very excited to try out this new product that I had heard so much about. 

Something to mention here is that I have VERY oily eyelids. Eyeshadow does not last on me unless I use a primer (I like NYX HD Shadow Base and Urban Decay Primer Potion.), it creases, smudges, and pretty much dissolves off my eyes which you can imagine is not very pretty and makes for some odd looks from co-workers. I decided to try this eyeshadow without a primer or base first to really test its staying power.

First applied, no primer or base
The shadow goes on like a smooth, silky dream. I used my finger and gently patted the shadow on, slightly blending the edges. As you can see from the picture the shadow is very shimmery. Normally I would be worrying about serious glitter fallout right about now but thats the fun part of the eyeshadow being a cream, no fallout for us! Shimmer stays on the lid, not everwhere else.
I was also surprised that for such a neutral color the pigmentation is pretty nice. It almost reminds me of some of the colors in the Urban Decay Naked Palette which may just be my favorite palette EVER.

7 hours later
To be honest, I am pretty darn impressed. After 7 hours, no primer, my oily eyelids, not to mention this is a drugstore eyeshadow and its still on my eyelids with the same pretty color payoff as when I first put it on. For a whopping $6.49 I'm already dreaming of finding my Tough as Taupe and Punk Pomegranate.


  1. Is its consistency closer to their Dream Mousse products (which may or may not be discontinued, I dunno) than regular powdery shadows? If so, that explains the staying power!

  2. The Dream Mousse products are still on the market and its definitely closer to that consistency than a powder shadow. It kinda reminds me of a eyeshadow lip balm if that makes any sense.