So I gave in to the Color Tattoo craze and picked this up a while back, despite my reservations about it being taupey gray, and matte, and a cream shadow. At first, I was applying this with my Ecotools and ELF eyeshadow brushes, but they picked up too much product. I was basically spackling this onto my lids and it didn't look good alone. On the verge to relegating this to a base (and three lippies), I tried applying this with my fingers. Oh. WOW! So that's what I needed to do! My finger was the perfect instrument to turn this cement-colored spackle into a lovely, flattering wash. On my brown skin, it leans more gray than brown or taupe. It looks great and gives my taupe and gray shadows depth. I'm glad I decided to experiment with this and would rebuy again if needed.
The color is beautiful but it is too dark to use over the eye area for me. I have a lot of lid space since I have no crease, and it just looks too shocking on. It also doesn't dry evenly. Disappointed.
absolutely amazing. i use this as a base for all my neutral eye looks. very easy to blend. a def must have.
After all the rave reviews and make up gurus on YouTube who have been using this, I decided to try it out for myself. This is the only color I have as I like the matte shade better than the shimmer ones. This taupe color is very good for everyday wear. I actually apply this with my finger very lightly. Some people may use a heavier coverage of this, but I like using this as a light overall lid color, and occasionally putting shadows over it. I actually apply this on my lid with my finger by dabbing it on over my lid. I find that putting it on normally makes it a bit streaky and the color doesn't come off evenly. Some areas could be more pigmented than others and occasionally gets a little blotchy if you don't rub it out quick enough as it does dry quickly too. So blotting motions help and can be buildable if needed. It doesn't not crease at all and because I have monolids, everything usually creases in my eye folds. I can use this without eye primer and it still holds which is excellent.
I'm sorry to bring down the score guys, but I don't like these at all. I think a lot of the love is because of the price, and hype. These are ridiculously heavy. Tough as taupe is the exact same color as my weekly mud mask, not something I want to wear all the time.
The shadow looks heavy, and i look made-up wearing it. But worse, it FEELS so heavy. I have to make an effort to keep my eye lids open. As if I were about to go to bed. Not something i want to deal with all day. Plus my eye lids keep sticking to my brow bone when i open them 'too wide'.
Not bad! It comes off as a grayish purple on my eyes. It can be used alone – just blend out the edges, put on some mascara and a bit of eyeliner and you’re done!
It works really nice as a base. I actually prefer it as a base anyway. Using this as an all over lid color, then I add a darker shade to my outer V area – a brown or a plumy purple and it looks so nice! Such a simple and easy way to look fancy but without the effort. Also, no creasing yay :>!
The thing I don't like is that the colour is too dark for me.. but that's basically it.. it comes out darker than I thought.... which in a way means it's very pigmented...
but on the other hand I love it.. I love the texture.. I have to apply a little so it's less dark on me but I would buy the other colours... it stays on for a while and that's good for the night time.. It doesn't blend as well as other cream eyeshadows but it's still good.
I think I should just buy the entire collection. Already have bronze, this, pomegranate and teal
Price: $7.80 CAD
Pkg: 4g/0.14oz glass pot
Colour: medium warm grey w/hint of brown
Finish: creamy matte
Texture: buttery but solid
Dries to powder in a flash and wears for an entire day w/minimal creasing. This is wonderful for a quick someky eye. Just throw on black in outer V and voilà! Seriously in luv with the Colour Tattoos :)
I love using these as bases, don't get me wrong, they are wonderful on their own but they are really fantastic as bases for my powder shadows. I bought these right when they arrived on the makeup scene and quickly snagged up three colors: Bad to the bronze, Pomegranate Punk, and Tough as Taupe. This shade is the hardest to work with out of the bunch, it is matte so any streaks definitely show and I prefer using this as a base if i'm not feeling like being accurate, I docked off a point for the consistency of this particular shade. I love this color, it is a taupe that leans more grey and a little on the mauve side...i really really love it! It is great to use as a base with darker colors and I reach for it often when i'm wearing greys, taupes, and purples. This product helps colors stick to the lid and provides vibrancy. I am in love with these and have used them since I bought them, I definitely recommend these for anyone wanting stupidly long lasting shadows or really fabulous bases!
This is my fave color of these!! It is a wonderful mushroom brown color which is not a color you see often. It looks great on me and easy easy peasy to apply. Lasts forever. I use my finger to apply and put in on the lid and crease and feather out toward brow. This is my fastest eyeshadow routine because i can use this, a bit of a highlight under the brow and a lighter camel color to blend out. LOVE!!!