January 13, 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo "Bad to the Bronze"

Dare to wear 24HR shadow.
• Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting color saturation
• Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant
• Ophthalmologist-tested.  Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers 

While browsing Walgreens I stopped in the middle of the store and shrieked, "paint pots!" When I spotted these new Maybelline Eyestudio Color Tattoos I was so intrigued by their packaging that resembled MAC paint pots, and all the vibrant colors that were available. Since the price was a bit steep ($7-8 each) I bought one to test out. I went for the safest color, a shimmery golden/bronze. 

I decided to do a simple look using this color tattoo and demonstrate how it applies and wears throughout the day. I'm not sure why companies like to advertise makeup that lasts "24 hours", who wears it for that long? Well here's some information about my eyelids, they get oily very quickly and liners and shadow bases crease like crazy in a couple hours! But I had high hopes for this product.

Because it didn't feel to creamy at first touch, I was excited about the formula. (I remember Revlon's cream color bases were horrible!) I did not apply a primer beforehand. Upon blending, I didn't need to tug my lids to spread it evenly. The shimmer in the product were very fine and smooth, and everything blended seamlessly with the use of my fingers. It faded nicely and once set, looked like regular eyeshadow I had blended out with a brush. 

I timed the wear of the shadow; 3hrs and 6hrs. After 3 hours, not much changed it stayed put, did not fade at all, and did not crease. For me, this was a miracle since I have oily (and hooded) eyelids. After 6 hours, a bit of product built up in my crease. But the rest of the shadow stayed and the creasing was not overly dramatic and looked fine to me. This usually happens even if I apply a primer underneath traditional eye shadows. I do wear prescription contact lenses and found no irritation.

So overall, I'm very impressed by the formula, the blendability, and the wear of these shadows. I'm excited to get more, but I'm really happy with Bad to the Bronze because it's a color I can see myself wearing everyday. There are 10 shades, and I think the colors they created are so diverse that there's colors for everyone!

Colors Available (10): Audacious Asphalt, Tenacious Teal, Pomegranate Punk, Bad to the Bronze, Too Cool, Fierce and Tangy, Edgy Emerald, Bold Gold, Tough as Taupe, and Painted Purple.

I really want to get Tenacious Teal, Pomegranate Punk, Edgy Emerald and Painted Purple.

MAC paint pots retail for $17.50 for 5g of product. The color tattoos are $7.49 for 4g of product.

 After initial application - no primer
 3 hours later
6 hours later

Do you own any color tattoos? What shades do you recommend or are interested in trying?

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