Maybelline Stroke of Midnight Color Tattoo Eyeshadow is the last of the six limited edition Color Tattoo Eyeshadow I’ve been reviewing for you from the Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Spring 2014 Makeup Collection.
This one is a pure black that might just double up as an eyeliner as well should you like!
Out side of Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Eyeshadow in Black Mystery the actually cream Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Collection has been sadly lacking in the black department. I can’t really think of a single black shade permanent or limited edition that has been launched so those who wants something to act as a base for a smoky eye or just as someone who likes black shadow you’re in for a treat with the Maybelline Stroke of Midnight Color Tattoo Eyeshadow.
Japanese brand KATE used to have a gel eyeliner a lot like Stroke of Midnight. This is a pure black but has faint silver shimmer in the mix. This sadly means it would be a no go for waterline use but if you’re feeling rebellious on your upper lash line it’ll double up as a gel eyeliner of sorts.
This is an excellent base for a traditional smoky eye or as a sheer color wash. The color is very versatile although some, myself included, might find it challenging to use as an all over lid color as it’s a shade that will emphasize dark circles, finer lines, etc….I’d recommend it as a color wash with a bit of Black Mystery Pure Pigment tapped on top for the best effect. I think the powder pigment softens the look a little bit. Of course, if you’re all about black nothing will stop you from applying heavily all over lids, blending out, and going.
I find when using it as a gel eyeliner it applies a bit patchy so you have to go over your line a few times for the boldest, smoothest finish.
Needless to say Maybelline Stroke of Midnight Color Tattoo Eyeshadow is in fact a unique shade for Maybelline’s Tattoo range and quite lovely due to the silver sparkle in the mix!