Truth be told: I use this as my brow color. The dark gray color blends easily and very well into my brows. I'd recommend this as a brow color for anyone who naturally has dark brown or black brows, especially if you are Asian like me and don't find dark browns/auburns to best blend into your natural brow color.
As such, I haven't yet used this as a shadow or liner color as I purchased this with the specific intent to use it on my brows. I've thought of trying this out as a shadow liner, but think I'll likely use a black-brown or black eyeliner to tightline and thus provide the kind of definition I seem to only get from using darker shades than this product provides.
This product has true lasting power. I'm glad I don't have to worry about my brow color smudging or wearing off through the day, particularly in hot, humid weather where I end up sweating.
This is perfect, use it on lids, under eyes for defining lash line or on brows.. Especially permanent taupe has a natural colour.. Everyone should try these pots.
I think here in the UK this is permanent taupe, but anyway, this is nice on the lids (even if it is harder to use than Mac Paintpot) but this is FANTASTIC to use on dark brows. Honestly, even black eyebrows. I have very dark brows, which are fairly sparse but this fills them in better than any pencil, wax, or powder by far. It keeps them in place and doesn't fade at all. Wow is all I can say :o)
My favorite cream shadow EVER! It is more slate grey than taupe. I like to wear this on my lid with burgundy or brown in the crease. Makes a great smokey subtle look. Very long lasting and doesn't crease at all.
This has been one of my favorites "fast and easy" looks of the year. I was very skeptical about it and boy am I glad I bought this. It is a cool medium/dark gray with purple undertones. There is no shimmer and I'm really glad because I noticed with my other color tattoos ( I have 5 others) that the ones with shimmer seem to be a tad bit "rough" I guess. They have a slight texture to them. Tough as taupe has a different consistency (as well as fierce and tangy). It's creamier and smoother. It is an appropriate color for any workplace or an every day look. I personally like to pair it with a thick black winged eyeliner (on top only), and a mauve/pink lipstick. It looks good by itself without any crease color or highlighter which is why it has been a "fast" eye look for me. The packaging is very very nice ( glass with a circular sticker on front and back). Lasting power is okay. I noticed with the tough ad taupe there is some fading by hrs ( 6 hrs is still good and fresh). On some of these color tattoos I noticed I could get away with not using a primer which isn't the case for this particular one lol:) it is water resistant/proof. I highly suggest you use makeup remover with these eyeshadows in general because soap usually will not remove the stubborn color tattoo and scrubbing your eyelids is not exactly the smartest thing to do (yes I've done it). That has been my only annoyance with these eyeshadows: removing them. Other than that, I highly suggest them especially tough as taupe. Use it as eyeshadow or as a base. You can get them at Walmart/ target for $5.84. Not bad!
I'm wondering if I got a bad batch or something because no one seems to have the same issue as me- THESE DON'T LAST! '24 hour color tattoo' would suggest that the product is long wearing, right? Wrong! I've used Tough as Taupe in a smokey eye as well as a base for a lighter look and each time the eyeshadow has disappeared in about an hour. It's weird because it goes on so pigmented and matt and you think 'woah, this is dark!' but then it just slides off/disappears. I have fairly dry lids and have never had this problem before with cream or powder eye shadows. I find that it either totally disappears or it slides up into my crease and sits there like a gross residue. I haven't tried it with an eye lid primer yet (I've never had to buy one before as this has never been an issue for me). The Max Factor Masterpiece Colour Precision eyeshadows, which are much more liquidy, stay on for way longer.
The good thing was that I got this on sale at Coles Supermarket (AUS) for $8 and something cents. I would have been super upset if I bought this at full price.
Well, I bought this product because I was surprised to see it in Target and Taupe looked like the most neutral & normal color.
I do like the packaging, the price, and the color, but...I can't make it work on my lids. It's just so matte and dull. It may be my age, because I love taupes but there's usually a bit of shimmer in my favorites to light them up.
HOWEVER, a brilliant poster from a couple of months ago suggested using it on brows and yay! It works, my brows are filled in (matte-ly, of course) and the color doesn't go anywhere. I suspect this might be a great additional use for the product even for those ladies who like it as an eyeshadow (if the shade is right). Everyone loves a multi-use product.
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.