June 11, 2013

Maybelline Precious Pearl Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Maybelline Precious Pearl Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow

Maybelline Precious Pearl Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow is one of several new Color Tattoo Eyeshadows released this Summer that will be available for a limited time at drugstores.

I have to admit compared to the Fall 2013 shades these Summer colors were a vast disappointment. I felt like the formula wasn’t even on par with the original formula.

Precious Pearl is actually one of two new shades of frosty white that Maybelline launched. The other shade, Waves of White, is more of a duochrome shade which reflected blue. With Precious Pearl you’ll get more of a cooler, frostier white.

Take a peek!

Maybelline Precious Pearl Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow is a ivory in the pot but applies as a frosty, shimmery white on eyes. It looks almost golden beige in the pot doesn’t it? But it definitely leans towards being a cooler shade of white on my lids.

The shade is sheer and has more shimmer than actually color when applied. It’s as slippery as many of the Summer shades were which I found challenging to use as the color never feels like it quite sets which leads to creasing issues for me. It applies uneven, streaky, and patchy and I felt like I need to go over it again and again again as the color just seems to slip away when I try blending it out.

Maybelline Precious Pearl Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Precious Pearl Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Swatches

The creaminess is lovely but its the slicker aspect of the shadow that bothers me the most and makes for a very difficult application.

You might to use this as an eyeshadow base of sorts as you can at least cover up patchy areas with a powder. However, it does make my powder eyeshadow crease when worn as a base.

I can’t fathom what happened to these shades….all the Summer colors just seem to have a very odd consistency

I purchased this item.

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  • amy

    Interesting that you’re finding these to be “slippery”. I just bought this one along with Waves of White, Seashore Frosts, & Lavish Lavender, and they’re a bit on the drier side, especially both white ones. I don’t have issues with creasing with any eyeshadow, so I can’t comment about that, but I do find I have to use a slick primer with them just to get them to apply smoothly.

  • Jen

    I totally agree – these summer shades are NOT the same as the original line as far as consistency and longevity. I bought Precious Pearl, expecting to use it as a nice base over primer (like I have the rest of my Color Tattoos) – and I was quite disappointed. Precious Pearl slipped right off within an hour, taking the layer of powder shadow I wore over it right with it. And that’s over my usual primer. Not impressed.

  • Pam

    Your swatch looks like a pink duo-chrome to me!
    I actually like these summer Tattoo’s for a light, sheer wash of color to accent and brighten the eyes. I seem to get the best results applying them with my fingers, and then using a small sponge applicator for the corners. I haven’t had any good experiences trying to layer them though, and brushes don’t give a good result either, and I’ve tried several different types. Best used as a wash.

  • Cindy Ramirez

    So disappointed with these recent colors. I wish they’d come out with a solid white already.