Maybelline • Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
I initially tried the 'Pomegranate Punk' which is a shimmery cranberry color that can appear light or dark depending on how many layers of the color is applied or what other shadows are used in tandem. I also purchased the 'Bad to the Bronze' shade of the product at the same time. I can best discribe 'Bad to the Bronze' as again a product that can be worn various ways a brown based bronze warmed up with hints of gold aswell. To me it's almost a cream version of MAC's 'WoodWinked' shadow that I absolutely adore just slightly lighter.
I was slightly sceptical of the product at first having tried other drug store cream based shadows and being fairly dissapointed. This was not the case with Color Tattoo! I love using the bronze for neutral pin up inspired make up looks and the pomegranate for smokier looks. My skin tone is close to MAC's NW40 foundation shade and I've gotten a fairly good tan this Summer so for me to a) have these colors appear vividly on my skin and b) LAST in said vividness is beyond awesome for me. If you have skin in a similar tone range you know the dissapointment in finding a beautiful color only to take it home and see that it's not that bright when applied.
I picked up 'Audacious Asphalt,' 'Painted Purple,' 'Too Cool,' and 'Fuschia Fever' earlier last week and have been able to try them all now as well in that time period. Got to LOVE B.O.G.O sales!
'Audacious Asphalt' which is best described as a gun metal grey/silver color, I find to be a slightly more shimmery version of Urban Decay's 'Gunmetal' shadow found in my 'Naked' palette. Actually it's really pretty when worn under the U.D. shadow.
'Fuschia Fever' reminds me SO much of MAC's 'Hepcat' eyeshadow shade I could again say that I found the main differences only the opacity ('Fuschia Fever' was much more opaque after one layer than 'Hepcat' has been for me personally), shimmer level and of course the brand.
'Painted Purple' looks really great when paired with 'Fuschia Fever,' or even when blended with 'Pomegranate Punk' I've found. It's a vibrant medium toned purple similar to a lavendar purple, but when applied it's more irridescent. I found of all the Color Tattoo shadows this is the one (for myself personally) was always the most sheer even if multiple layers were applied but that's fine with me.
Lastly 'Too Cool' which is a pure white shadow, but with a little more of a pearl finish than the others I tried. I'm not a fan of wearing white shadows because with my skin tone I typically find it too striking a combination. However, that being said it makes a WONDERFUL base for bold eyeshadow looks as an alternative to using a white eyeliner pencil as a base. I am going as 'Poison Ivy' from Batman for Halloween this year and decided to test this out with the dramatic, smokey makeup (using alot of green, gold/yellow, red and orange shadows and pigments) I plan on wearing. Up until now I was using a white 'nano' eyeliner from the Sephora collection as a base and I have to say 'Too Cool' beats that by FAR. It's now a definite must for me for looks like the one accompanying my costume.
Overall I really love these shadows and they are really nicely pigmented I've found so I'd reccomend them!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this in tough as taupe, bad to the bronze and also the white shade and I like the first 2 the most. I like neutrals so no surprise there. I don't use these as shadows on their own, but as bases although they can be worn alone. My lids are very oily and I've tried the mac paint pots before which only gave me about 30 minutes before creasing, but these actually last about 4 hours before creasing on me - and even when they do, they still last all day without creasing as terribly as paint pots or other bases (i.e NYX jumbo pencils). I prefer to set a base (TFSI), apply the color tattoo as a wash on my lid, and then apply a similar colored shadow overtop. This makes the shadows pop more, for example, I wear mac's woodwinked over bad to the bronze, and chanel's safari over tough as taupe, and I love how they intensify and give depth to the colors. The only thing I don't love about these is their texture- it can be kind of thick once its on if you don't blend it out well and then shadows don't look smoothly applied, rather they look a bit gritty. I like this textured look sometimes, but most of the time I'm just careful to apply a thinly smoothed out layer before shadow. I'm also not as crazy about the white shade bc I don't gravitate to it as much since I use it as a base for colored shadows (which I don't wear often), and I notice the uneven texture on it most. Despite this note, I really like these a lot and think they are an amazing product, especially for the price. Highly recommended.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The only color I've tried in these is Bad To the Bronze. And for a drugstore creme shadow, it's pretty great. It doesn't tend to crease, at least not for hours. But I do find once this has been open and used a few times it does start to get a fair bit drier. And when it did get drier, I found the color to look a lot less bronze and more just brown. Using it alone on my eyes makes them look kind of muddy. But this looks beautiful as a subtle eyeliner, or it looks absolutely fabulous as a base for MAC's eye shadow in Woodwinked.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got this in tough as taupe, I love the product and the consistency..
Its cheap , easy to apply and the packaging are great..
The only con for me are the color turns out too grayish than brownish..
I would also like to try another color..
Overall its a great product and I'd totally want to buy this again..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I LOOOVE these so much. When they first came out, I loved the concept and the idea of a creaseless cream eyeshadow. I have almost every color, I have Bad to the Bronze, The gold color, White, Tenacious Teal, the green color, Taupe color, and a couple other ones. I normally don't like or use cream eyeshadow. That's proof of how much I love these. I can use them all together for depth and highlight and I can use them alone without any shadow and any problem with creasing, or I can pair them with eyeshadow for a more intensified look that is budge proof. Maybelline, I love you for making these eye-shadows.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Absolutely LOVE this shadow. Definitely one of my favorites to date. I love cream shadows but am sometime skeptical because some tend to gather at the crease of my lid after I wear them for awhile, not this one!
I'm a student, and I absolutely love this because I never need to touch it up or fix it during the day. I don't have much time to really get in front of a mirror for touch ups so I'm always looking for products that will last and this one does. It looks great on, never comes off and is easy to apply. I can do so many different looks with this and I'm really just in love with it. My favorite colors are bold gold and bad to the bronze.
No complaints. Will definitely be repurchasing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love these a lot!!! I have the Bold Gold, Bad to the Bronze, and Tough as Toupe. These are so amazing! The only one I didn't like was the Tough as Toupe. This one doesn't have the best color pay off and goes on very streaky which I didn't like. The other two colors I have go on perfectly. Will be investing in more colors of this!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have seven of these thus far. I enjoy using them as they provide beautiful, lasting coverage. I typically tightline and then use one of these shades on top. I love how my eyes pop and appear bigger and brighter from this product. For a product that performs so well, I am astounded at this product's affordable price point. I'd recommend this product to anyone who likes variety and is a stickler for waterproof, long-lasting eye makeup products.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Holy hell. I am obsessed with these things. The formula is incredible (they're buildable, blendable and creaseless, and once they've dried, they do. not. move), and the colors are mostly outstanding. The purple one and the limited edition Mossy Green are significantly less pigmented than the others. But even those two make amazing bases for powder shadow and are worth the money for that alone. Apart from those two colors, I've found these to be gorgeous across the board ... and that's saying a lot, given that I currently have 10 of them. They're beautiful on their own and perfect as colored bases. I would give them six lippies if I could. And they're a fantastic value--they're often on sale at Ulta, and I got four at a buy-one-get-one-half-off sale at Rite Aid. LOOOOOOOOOVE.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have 2 of these, barely beige (shimmer) and taugh as taupe (matte). I like the shimmer one more as the application is more creamy and thus glides on easier. Taugh as taupe can be a little patchy and requires some work, but I also use it for my eyebrows which works great. In general I really like these. They stay on a good amount of time 8+hrs (w/o primer) and applying them is hassle free because you can do it with your finger for a nice wash of color. I also like the glass jar container, which makes it travel friendly.