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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Review: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow + Swatches

Product name: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow
Purchased at: Walmart
Product price: $6+

Product claims:
• Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting color saturation
• Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant
• Ophthalmologist-tested. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
• 10 vibrant shades

Would I re-purchase? Yes.

Final thoughts: Another drugstore product that is well worth the buy. These are very similiar to MAC's paint pots. Because my eyelids are oily, creamier products tend to crease on me unless I use a base underneath. I can't wear paint pots or these Color Tattoos alone because they will definitely crease & fade throughout the day. Without a base these color tattoos creased on me in less than 5 minutes :/ If I apply a base first such as Urban Decay's Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance the color tattoo will definitely stay on with very little to no creasing (depending on how long I wear them for). It's nice to know that you can wear these alone or pack eyeshadow on top of them. So whether you're in a hurry or not it's great knowing that you can whip these cream shadows out & create a look with it.

I can definitely say that I prefer using these as a secondary base rather than a shadow on it's own. Also using a base under these cream shadows definitely brings the color out, making it truer to life. They're very easy to blend & once the shadow is on and has dried, it is not going anywhere! If you have oily eyelids like I do, I suggest you wear these as a base & use some kind of eyeshadow to set it with. I found that works best for me -- no creasing or fading of any kind.

As far as color range goes, I think Maybelline put out some gorgeous colors BUT they're not suitable for everyone. Not many people are comfortable with wearing bright & bold eyeshadows. I am totally fine with rocking color on my eyelids but for those who are just starting out in makeup, this specific product has only 3 colors which I would classify as "neutral". With these flying off the shelves though, I hope Maybelline extends their color selection.

I'm sure many of you purchased these. What do you guys think of them? Were they hard to find in your area? I know I had a hard time getting these. LMK your thoughts in the comments :)


Seana said...

All of these are so gorgeous! I seriously need to pick some up. Awesome swatches x

cominica said...

so pretty!! I wish I can find it here in my country, I think it still not available in Maybelline here >,<

Kumiko Mae said...

amazing colors!!

MissFeelo said...

Really like the colours. I'd put them on my to-buy list.. but that list is growing so fast. haha

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Jessica said...

ohh no u didnt.. haha ugh i cant seem to pull myself to purchase these i dont see the big dealin um.. idk maybe not my choice in makeup the colors are gorgeous i just dont like um :]

Pop Champagne said...

ohh these colors are so vibrant! love them!

Shannyn said...

I need these in my life!! Ok after looking at your swatches I am convinced. The color payoff is amazing.

Beauty on a College budget said...

So I'm looking for bright cream liners for the summer. Do you think i could use this like a gel liner?

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