My HOLY GRAIL of cream eye shadows!!!
I was originally hesitant to buy these in the first place, as my eyes and many cream eye shadows have disagreed in the past, causing watery eyes and for me to lose all my makeup just an hour after application.
Not so with these guys.
I bought Barely Branded (in the Metal Line), Bad to the Bronze, and Tough as Taupe. I do find the Tough as Taupe to tend to the drier side, but have a LOT of luck with Barely Branded....maybe because of the shimmer? I tend to pair the Barely Branded with Bad to the Bronze in my crease as a very easy go-to look on days where I need a fairly natural, but glam look that can survive hot and cold extremes. This stuff really does stay on all day too! I've been seriously impressed by how my eyes look compared to the rest of my makeup by the end of the day. I have also used these as a base for my powder eye shadows, knowing that when the powders fall away by the end of the day, I still have shadow on.
They are also easy to apply once you get the hang of it. Use your fingers! Let the warmth of your skin warm the shadow into place. If you use a brush to apply these guys you will struggle, but they glide on easily if you go with your ring finger (and be sure to wash your hands afterwards!) Also....this product has lasted longer than I though. I've had them for almost half a year and still have 2/3rd of the pot.
I am considering adding one of the pink shades to my collection, I love it so much.
I have been using Bad to the Bronze for a few months now and I absolutely LOVE it. The color pay-off is amazing, very pigmented, good coverage, doesn't smudge or crease. I apply using my finger because I feel like it goes on easier but I am definitely repurchasing. I wear it every single say and haven't had a problem at all!
I freaking love these. I avoided them for a while, after all no drugstore cream product has ever lasted on my skin. Tried and now I'm in love! Works great as a color enhancing base or as a simple wash / smudgy crease during the summer with a hint of a liner and a dusting of MUFE hd powder to set. They don't work on me as a base I still have to use UDPP or TFSI first, but with primer and something else to set will stay creaseless and vivid all day. Great replacement fom my MUFE Aqua Cream as a base.
Color Tattoo is my go to product for ANY eye look! Today, I own three colors: Shady Shores (limited edition, beige with a faint green undertone), Painted Purple, and Color Tattoo Metals in Gold Rush. Each shade is great on their own. They last for hours and they are great as bases too! As bases, I use powder shadows on top with liner and they last from morning to night! That is a lot to say considering how oily my lids are! Keep in mind that the Metals shadows have shimmer in them. That means it's harder to wash off since the formulation is the same (much like glitter nail polish). But if you use a good makeup remover, that's not a problem at all.
FULL MARKS on everything!!! this is beautiful, budget-friendly and easy to use, which is everything i ask for in an eye shadow. the first time i saw the color tattoo i thought they were way too bold for me, but after reading more reviews i dove in and got "bad to the bronze"/"on and on bronze" and guys, it's love. you can go as big as you want with it but it also looks great with just a little bit, for a more natural look. i thought the shine would look weird on me but it's as natural as can be, and i can't wait to get my hands on more of these. i used a primer, because i have very oily eyelids, and then blended some UD eye shadow from the naked basics palette, and had my eyes done in under 5 minutes.
I WANT MORE!
This is GREAT! I was looking for a fun, purple shadow and this product stood out to me, as Painted Purple is a really cute color and I was so willing to try out a cream eye shadow for the first time.I wasn't expecting to love it, but woah did it really impress me! The color is really pigmented and I find it to be somewhat build-able. Does it actually last 24 hours? YES. It does, and that's freakin amazing. It's a primer and shadow in one! What's not to love about that? The packaging is really cute, too. I only have Painted Purple but, honestly, I'm SO willing to try out most of the other colors as well. I bought mine for maybe 5 US dollars at Wal-Mart, and that's a really nice price since the color and quality, to me, seems worth a little more than 5 dollars. Maybelline is such a great brand <3
Sheer Perfection. Also a great dupe for MAC Paint Pots and BeneFit Creaseless Cream Shadows.
Seashore Frosts (LE): metallic sky blue based duochrome with seafoam green/light teal/peachy gold/slight palr bronzy sheen/hint of lavender with pinked peachy shimmer
Bad To The Bronze: dark metallic cool-toned bronze
Barely Branded: metallic pale champagne-beige
Waves of White (LE): metallic white with icy blue and iced lavender duo-chrome
Sandy Shores (LE): pale frosty yellow with white/pale gold/mint green duochrome
Electric Blue: deep pearlescent navy
Tenacious Teal: bright turquoise-blue with green shimmer
Tough As Taupe: matte warm grey
Pomegranate Punk: pearlescent burgundy-plum
Pigmentation: opaque (except for SS)
Wear time: all day
All of them provide an excellent base for powder eyeshadows and they can be worn alone as well. Seashore Frosts and Waves of White are gorgeous, such a shame that it's LE.
For the price, they really are on par with the high-end makeup that cost triple, if not more
Have collected 4 of these. Very good as an eyeshadow base with other shadows on too or alone. Can crease if used without a primer. They're great value compared to paint pots or bobbi brown cream bases
THIS IS THE MOST LONG LASTING EYESHADOW EVER. I bought in it Bad to the Bronze, and I wore it every single day, all day, on vacation to cabo San Lucas in August. That means outside in the sun, swimming and laying out in 90 degree humid weather. And this stuff stayed on all day. I also always use this when I have a really long shift at work, I never have to worry about my eye makeup moving around while I work. I apply this with my fingers because the warmth of my hands helps blend it out better. A little goes a very long way so I know this jar will last a really long time!
I love this eyeshadow base nd let me say I have all of them except purple/orange/blue because I don't like colorful shades like those but overall love them as shadow/gel liners/base/alone . Very useful