Maybelline has consistently released some very high quality products under their Eye Studio Collection for the last two years or so now. Possibly the best release to date is their brand new, affordable, crazy cool Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadows. I’ve seen these gems for as little as $5.99 at drugstores and when there’s a BOGO (Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off) you know its a solid gold beauty budget.
Take a look!
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadows come in ten shades (please can there be more now?) that are available from $5.99-$7.99 at drugstores. These are a cream shadows that promises a 24 hour wear and in many cases you’re looking at a solid wear time along those lines from morning until night with little to no creasing, fading, or smudging on certain shades.
Bad to the Bronze
Fierce & Tangy
The formula has a certain density but still has a creamy, soft feel once it warms up. I find the product will wear well from morning until evening (8 to 10 hours of wear) without primer. I didn’t have a hiccup with creasing issues and it wore true to color without fading for that time as well. I can get a full day out of it and well into the evening without any issues. Truly their promise of long wear absolutely held true for me (I have drier lids, not oily ones but I’ve heard similar success stories with those who have oily lids). Dry down time is just right here as the product remains dewy to the touch just long enough for me to build the color up and blend out without drying down too quickly but still quick enough that it isn’t “wet” for long after application.
Blending proves easy enough on the shimmer shades (there are four matte, creamy shades and six shimmer/metallic shades). I can easily use a finger to blend color out easily without issues however the cream shades sans shimmer proved a little more challenging as they applied patchy and uneven plus I found it difficult to build the color up.
Texture is on par with MAC Paint Pots but seemed a little thinner in consistency but not so much you’d notice the difference. They work great on their own in most cases for a wash of bold eyeshadow or as a base for pigments or eyeshadows. I didn’t try them as an eyeliner but I imagine if you took a little time with them you can easily multitask them as an eyeliner as well.
(Swatched left to right: Bad to the Bronze, Audacious Asphalt, and Too Cool)
(Swatched left to right: Edgy Emerald, Bold Gold, and Fierce & Tangy)
(Swatched left to right: Pomegranate Punk, Painted Purple, and Tenacious Teal)
The heavy glass jar are much like MAC Paint Pots and are .14 oz. As you see the value is a good one considering MAC gives you .17 oz for $17.50 which means you can haul three of these or more (depending where you buy) where as you can only get one Paint Pot for that cost!
The cream shades as I mentioned above were a little bit of a bust. Painted Purple, Emerald, and Fierce & Tangy all proved a bit disappointing as I had issues with blending these out as they went on patchy and unevenly and weren’t as vibrant as the shimmer shades. Fierce & Tangy was a shade I was very excited about but the actual formula proves disappointing for me. On the upside they work nicely as a base and give a little boost to shadow and pigment shades.
Overall, these are a solid performing cream eyeshadow with an incredible wear time. The formula, the price, and the nice range of bright colors proved very exciting. I just wished for more nude, natural colors! Maybe next round!
These are without a doubt Muse Approved for purchase.
Well done Maybelline!
Disclaimer: I purchased 7 of the shades featured in this post. The other two were proved to me as press samples for review. For more information about press samples please see my disclaimer/disclosure statement!