Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Cream Gel Eyeshadow ($6.99) are highly pigmented little pots of pure color! These creamy shadows are long lasting and easy to apply. I bought three colors at Ulta the other day; Audacious Asphalt, Pomegranate Punk and Bold Gold.
- Audacious Asphalt – A nice medium gray with silver shimmer.
- Pomegranate Punk – Simmery deep mauve color.
- Bold Gold – Just as the name describes, a rich gold color.
The Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows come in 10 vibrant colors. All of them are shimmery colors except for one, Tough as Taupe, which is a matte color. I wanted to buy that one too but I haven’t been able to get my hands on it yet.
Color Tattoo shadows look really bold and rich in the pots but they do apply a bit sheer. Don’t be alarmed though, they are very buildable and blendable. You’ll want to work pretty fast though cause once they dry, they’re not movable. Maybelline calls them a cream gel and they are nice and creamy like MAC paint pots. You can apply them easily with your fingers or a brush if you prefer.
As for long wearing, they’re supposed to stay put for 24 hours. However with my oily eyelids, I personally don’t find that true. I tested Color Tattoo eyeshadows both with a primer and without. When worn without a primer, they did crease badly on me after about 6 hours of wear. But with a primer, I wore them for 10 hours with no creasing or fading.
I would highly recommend the Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Cream Gel Eyeshadow. For a fraction of the cost of a MAC paint pot, these perform just as well. You may not be able to go without a primer either but for me that’s no big deal. They’re durable and long wearing so that’s enough for me. I do hope they come out with a few more matte neutrals though.
Have you purchased any Color Tattoo eyeshadows yet? If so, what do you think of them?