Wednesday, February 8, 2012

{Review} Maybelline Color Tattoos 24 Hour Eyeshadows

There's a huge fuss going on about the Maybelline Color Tattoos in the beauty world. These cream shadows are said to be creamy, pigmented, and long-lasting hence the comparison to MAC Paint Pots.

I bought colors I knew I'd use on a daily basis:
Left to right:
- Bold Gold - true yellow gold
- Bad to the Bronze - slightly warm bronze with a touch of taupe
- Tough as Taupe - a matte taupe
- Audacious Asphalt - a shimmery gray with some glitter; at first glance, I thought this would be similar to MAC Dangerous Cuvee or Benefit Skinny Jeans.

regular lighting:

with flash:
Left to right: Bold Gold, Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, Audacious Asphalt

- nice range of colors
- pigmented
- can be used as a base or used alone
- blends easily
- creamy texture
- long-lasting (with primer)

- creases on my oily lids (without primer)
- fades within 6-7 hours (without primer)
- applies better with fingers; a brush makes it look sheer and uneven
* I always wear a primer either way, so the first two doesn't really bother me.

The one thing you should know about me is that I don't care about whether a product is a "dupe" or not. What I mainly care about is the quality of the product that I pay for (because money doesn't grow on trees). However, I will admit that the look, the feel, and the pigmentation of these cream shadows remind me a lot of MAC Paint Pots.

For the price that you pay (especially if you can get them on a BOGO sale), the Maybelline Color Tattoos are a bargain! If you're looking for affordable cream shadows, be sure to check these babies out.

Before I end this review...
Audacious Asphalt, MAC Dangerous Cuvee, & Benefit Skinny Jeans; I was wrong... they're all so different.

Will I repurchase? Yes.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my gosh, I love my "Pomegranate Punk"....
    I wore it the other day, with primer & it lasted me 12 hours, give or take. The amazing thing is that only one eye was creasing and it wasn't too bad, and I should mention that this was after I went to go workout!

    You should do a makeup look for each of these :)

    Thank you for updating your blog so much, I sure had missed it! :D

    Are you ready for V-Day?!

    1. After a workout? Wow! I had to stop myself from buying Pomegranate Punk because I knew I wouldn't really use it... it's such a beautiful color though! =)

      Ooo, that sounds like a good idea! I think I might end up doing it, but it'll take me too long since I only have time to take pictures on weekends. lol.

      Thank you, Antonia! I really appreciate it! =)

      And to be honest, the hubby and I don't celebrate V-Day!


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