A false advert is a false advert. This purple is not like the ads and worse still, applies very unevenly. Difficult to work with because as you smooth it over skin it kind of clumps up even after you keep working with it it keeps sliding around. Would not think of wearing it alone. You would have to top it off with a shadow to get the purple shown in the ads. Skip this color and try Bad to the Bronze. I also have Mossy Green, which is better than this purple one, but not as good as Bad to the Bronze.
I love the Color Tattoo line, these eye shadows offer the bold brilliance of a cream shadow with the longevity of a powder shadow. I think the low rating for this color as compared to the other ones is due to some having a different expectation of the color outcome. I know I did! On the outside of the pot, I thought the color would be a more bold purple, however, it's pretty 'tame'. I have come to like this color. It looks beautiful on dark brown eyes as a lonely shade swept over the eyelid.
Horrible. When applied, clumps and won't glide on smooth. Can't get color to build. Sorry Maybelline. I'm going back to my Urban Decay FLASH. It never let me down.
I just loved this eyeshadow in the other shades I have, so when I saw that they were $4.89 as opposed to almost $10 I picked up two: Painted Purple and Tenacious Teal. This review is for the purple.
As many of the reviews say, the opacity of this eyeshadow in the jar is misleading. When applied to my eyelid it does not show up, and looks quite muddy. I tried to layer it to have the colour build up but it just doesn't look that nice. Definitely won't purchase this shade again but I'll try to find ways to make it work.
I get why many of the reviews for this product are negative, the color comes off as a lighter purple than it looks in the pan,and the color is not as buildable as most of the other color tattoos. But, I still love this color. This shade of purple looks awesome with my dark brown eyes, I like to put this on as a lid color and then line my eye with black or brown liner. It looks really good and it stays forever. I've gotten many complements on it in the few times I've worn it over the last couple weeks.
I was very disappointed by the color payoff. It really is not nearly as good as the rest of the products from this line.
This is not very pigmented at all, i have to really put a lot on to make it seen. and that's really the only reason i buy shadows so it's a big thumbs down for me
I don't use this as a shadow per se, but as a liner which seems to last very long. The color is seemingly very vivid med/dark purple, but once on, it is only about medium. Not sure why this got such a low rating, but as with all the rest of these, you need to use a sponge applicator and really sweep the product and smooth it, or it can overload; that's my only beef with this product. Other than that, I think this is brilliant!
-Easy to apply
-Cheap (I found it at Target for $5.84!)
-Pigmented (To an extent)
-The purple shade has to be built up to reach the best pigmentation
-More expensive at frequent beauty stores (runs about $8 at Ulta, which I visit more than Target or Walmart)
-Not pigmented enough to wear by itself
-Small color selection
I would repurchase this in a different shade, definitely! The Painted Purple is the only shade I have purchased, and if I get the money to buy more, I would definitely LOVE to have the whole collection! <3
Love Color Tattoo shadows! For less than six dollars they wear as well as Benefit Creaseless Creams and MAC Paintpots on me, anyway. I have oily lids and do not use a primer. I like how they do not accentuate any crepiness in my eye area either. As others have mentioned, if you are looking for this one to go on like it looks in the pot, you will be very disappointed. This goes on very sheer. It is slightly buildable. It is still a very pretty purple color and makes my hazel eye pop!