Now I know that these have been around for well over a year but I usually avoid creamy eyeshadows like the plague but I’ve read so many good reviews about these lately so I decided to take the plunge. I opted for ‘Permanent Taupe’ as I have a bit of a thing for taupe at the moment, that brown/grey/purple colouring is just perfect for this time of year. The Maybelline Color Tattoo shadows remind me of the lovely MAC Paint Pots – they’re creamy but not too creamy to the point that they will cause ugly creases on your eyelids and you get plenty of product in the little jar. I usually use the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as an eyelid primer before applying any eyeshadow and these Color Tattoo’s act great as a coloured primer and as a solid colour base to apply shadow of the same or similar colour over the top to set. It looks gorgeous on its own as well of course. I find it applies best with an eyeshadow brush than with your fingers as it can get a bit messy and it’s blends easier with a brush. This stuff dries quickly and settles to matte so you need to work fast. The taupe colour looks a lot darker on the eyelid than it does in the pot but it suits my blue eyes perfectly and I love it. I would never have make up on for a full 24 hours to try out the ’24hr’ claim (as that is not good for the skin – yuck) but I wear it daily in a pretty humid work place for at least 8 or 9 hours a day and the staying powder is incredible. I can’t wait to try some of the other colours from this collection – they have a wide variety of gorgeous shades. I have ‘On and On Bronze’ in my sights next.
UPDATE: So I purchased ‘On and On Bronze’, ‘Metallic Pomegranate’ and ‘Eternal Gold’. They’re equally as fabulous as ‘Permanent Taupe’.
What are your thoughts on these eyeshadows from Maybelline? What is your favourite colour from the collection? Do you wear them alone or as a base for eyeshadow? Do you prefer cream or powder eyeshadow?
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