After seeing all of the reviews on this new shadow from Maybelline I just couldn’t resist trying it for myself. I picked up one to test out and immediately went back the next day to snag two more.
The Maybelline Eyestudio Color Tattoo Eyeshadows are cream eyeshadows made with ink technology to create long lasting, vibrant colors. The shadows boast 24hr wear and claims to be crease resistant. They can be worn alone or used as a base for powder eyeshadows and have been compared to MAC Paint Pots as far as packaging, consistency and wear are concerned. I can not compare the two as I do not own any MAC Paint Pots since I usually use my NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils, Ben Nye Lumiere Creme Colors and Inglot Gel Eyeliners as colored bases. The Color Tattoo Shadows come in 10 shades and I picked up 3… Tough As Taupe, Pomegrante Punk and Fierce & Tangy.
Tough As Taupe
Tough As Taupe is a matte grey-toned taupe with faint slight silver shimmer throughout it. This was the first one that I picked up and I loved it so much that I picked up the other two. The color is perfect to create neutral, nude and smokey eye looks. I can see myself using it a lot with my Naked & Naked 2 palettes as well as my Sleek Au Naturel Palette, especially the shade Nubuck. Tough as Taupe is a very unique shade as it is hard to find a true taupe matte eyeshadow, especially in cream form.
Pomegrante Punk is a cranberry-toned burgundy with bronze shimmer throughout. It has been compared to MAC Idyllic Paint Pot from the Posh Paradise Collection. I can not compare the two as I don’t own Idyllic however, looking at swatches online the two look very similar. Pomegranate Punk matches perfectly with MAC Heritage Rouge Pigment from the Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection as well as MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow. It would look awesome paired with MAC Smoke Signal Pigment and MAC Sketch Eyeshadow, as well as any other deep burgundy and cranberry shades.
Fierce & Tangy
Fierce & Tangy is a matte tangerine orange. It looks very scary and bright in the pot but beautiful and toned down when swatched. It would pair perfectly well with Urban Decay Jones Eyeshadow, and Persian Orange and Peach Gold from the Sleek Paraguay Palette. It would also work well with MAC Melon Pigment, MAC Rule eyeshadow, NYX Orange Eyeshadow, and a range of other matte orange shadows. Perfect for creating a sunset themed eye.
Now as far as wear is concerned, I was able to get 10 hrs of wear out of Tough as Taupe with only slight creasing after 7 hrs, this was without a primer. I would say that this was satisfactory as I have extremely oily lids and cream shadows usually crease immediately. I haven’t worn Pomegrate Punk or Fierce as Tangy on my lids yet, but I swatched them on my arm and left them there all day and they did not budge or fade. I had to remove them with an oil based makeup remover. I doubt you will get 24hr wear out of any of these but why would you want to wear makeup for 24hrs anyway?! I’m just saying.
The Maybelline Eyestudio Color Tattoo 24HR Shadows retail from $5-7, I paid $6.69 each for 2 and got the 3rd with a $3 off Maybelline coupon at Rite Aid. You can eventually find them at BOGO 50% off since it’s a drugstore brand and they do this a lot. I highly recommend these shadows and I’ll probably pick up at least one more, Tenacious Teal.
These look fantastic! I think I need to get down to my local CVS and have a play with them. The taupe one, especially, looks like it’ll be really useful.
The Tough as Taupe is my fave, I can see myself using it a lot!
I bought Tough as Taupe and a couple of others. Haven’t used them yet, but have read good reviews. I should have bought Pomegranate Punk. That color looks great!
I’m wearing Tough as Taupe again today, love it. Pomegranate Punk is awesome too. I know I will be using it a lot!
Just in time! I have been so inspired by your blog I have been tossing out my old drug store shadows which I have learned are not ” highly pigmented” lol. I am only left with my one LOreal HIP shadow and was wondering what other drug store ones would be good to get ( since I can use my coupons too lol)
Well I am glad that I could help you girl. It was so much new goodies in the drugstore that I was overwhelmed. I want it all!
It is so funny you did this post. I was in Duane Reade Friday and noticed these! Promo was heavy in DR which made me take notice. Maybe I’ll try it,you should post pics next time you use them. I’m curious about how they look on the lid. That Tany one looks nice.
I plan to do looks with them soon. I’m want to do a tutorial with Fierce & Tangy this wknd hopefully!
Snagged ’em all. Like you, I only bought a few @ 1st, but had to go back & get the rest. These are ltd edition as i understand it. All the more reason to get them while you can. So far, i’ve only used the bold gold, & tenacious teal. Wear time is amazing. Great post. Thanks for swatching. :O)
No problem Sha. Lmtd Ed??!! Oh no I will be so sad. I def plan to get at least one more, Tenacious Teal. I have another $3 off coupon so that would be good.
The rest of the colors, I already have similar shades btwn my Lumiere Cream Wheels and NYX JEP. Trying to stop buying just because lol
Everywhere I go I see the display for these but never any product. LoL. I only want one and that’s the taupe one. Not like I need another base or primer. LoL
I have a feeling I will experience that when I go back lol
I have to get Tough as Taupe, from your swatch I think it would make a great base to even out my lids 🙂
It would be awesome for that purpose 🙂
I have to say that I just got hipped on these and I LOVE IT. I have the Pomegrante Punk (my fave), Bold Gold and Bad to the Bronze. All my MAC eyeshadows are on the backburner rigtt now, lol
Lol no need to put the others on the back burner, you can use the color tattoos as a base and use your other shadows on top 🙂