Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments ($5.94) loose eyeshadows are available in stores in 12 different shades. I’m not usually a fan of loose eyeshadows because they are so very messy to work with. But since the Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows are the bomb, I figured I better at least try these too.
Sadly just as I suspected, I wasn’t really missing out on anything by not buying these right away. They are indeed very messy. Each shade comes in a small screw top container with a shaker like top.
Since these do not have a permanent closure to shut off the shaker part, they must be stored flat which can be space consuming. If you turn them on their sides or god forbid, drop them, yikes, be prepared for an ungodly mess when you open it up again.
I picked up two shades to try out, Buff & Tuff and Downtown Brown. Buff & Tuff is a very light nude color than is low on pigmentation. This one has tiny specks of glitter in it that cause fallout pretty badly. I’m not impressed with the lack of color and the fallout with this one so it is going back.
Downtown Brown on the other hand is nicely pigmented. I do not experience fallout with this one thankfully. Both shades are better applied with a patting motion and not by swiping it back and forth.
These pure pigments are pretty silky smooth and not chalky. Unfortunately I don’t think they are anything special. For me the benefits for these just do not outweigh the problems such as their messiness and storage demands.
Have you tried the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments yet? What do you think of them?