Maybelline Color Tattoo - Tough as Taupe

4.0

281 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients.Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Ceresin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cyclomethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax / Cire De Candelilla, Caprylyl Glycol, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tin Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Paraffin. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 16035 / Red 40 Lake, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77289 / Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide.. ...


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I don't like these creme eyeshadows at all! They creased on me terribly! I wish I had better results like everybody else on here, but I just didn't. I used it with a primer (Urban Decay) and without, and this creased both ways. The color was more gray, not so much a taupe, so I was disappointed in that as well.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I agree with most of what has been said, this is a very nice shadow. It leans more grey than taupe but there is still a purple tone to it. I am writing this, however, mainly to add that this is a *great* companion to the Naked 2 palette. If you have it and use it a lot, then get this. It works beautifully with it, whether underneath as a primer and color builder, or in the crease for definition. Enjoy!


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Excellent staying power, I actually wore it for 24 hours and the colour was still strong, I like this powerful colour formula, this is a great neutral colour. I will be looking for some more colours in the range as I am very impressed.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

When I first heard about the Maybelline Color Tattoos, this was the one most talked about. Taupe probably one of the top three colors I like to wear on my eyes. Its a good neutral that I find to be flattering on most eye colors. So naturally when I heard all the review regarding Tough as Taupe I had to try it out. The color muted matte grey-purple with some brown undertones. The consistency is very creamy, but firm. I like to use this under MAC's Satin Taupe and it works fantastically. You could use this as base under neutrals, purples, grey, all of that. I have never tried a cream shadow this color, its unique. I would advise not to wear it on its own. If you want a unique cream shadow color and enjoy taupes, you HAVE to get this! Creasing is incredibly minimal. The quality is just as good as a MAC Paint pot.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I really like this product! In the UK, this shade is called 'Permenant Taupe', although I would describe it as more of a grey than a taupe. Its a lovely, almost matte shade and wears well, although on my oily skin it does need a primer underneath. Its perfect for a nice neutral smoky eye and something different from the browns I usually use.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I like this product, however, I only use it as a base under my grey or silver eyeshadow and it lasts all day. I think it's way too flat alone. It's much more of a grey than taupe so I don't understand the name.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I swapped for this, without ever viewing the item in-store or reading a review. Had I done that, I probably would have known to pass on this one. I usually like anything ‘taupe’; too bad this isn’t ‘taupe’. To me, this is just a flat, mid-toned grey. None of the interesting brown/silvery/purple tones I usually associate with taupe shadows. This has the color & consistency of putty. I have really been trying to work with this & get some use out of this as a base for some of my other taupe powder shades. I find the texture hard and difficult to spread. Its impossible for me to blend it evenly using my finger, so I apply a thin layer using a flat, firm, crème eyeshadow brush. It looks ok if I apply a very, very small amount, and layer a lighter, shimmery shadow over it. The wear is actually pretty good, as it wears well as a base all day without fading or creasing. I probably would not have been so disappointed with this had my expectations been different. If you like matte, grey eyeshadow shades, you may be more pleased with ‘Tough as Taupe’. I would not repurchase this shade, but I would like to try some other shades from the Color Tattoo line.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I picked this color up on a whim. I like the packaging because it is easy to open and it is sturdy if a little heavy. I don't think it is quite matte, there is some soft pearlier in it. I have oily lids and the product just glided on. I did use my finger to apply on my lids only. The staying power is pretty good without a primer. Normally I always use primer but I wanted to give this one a go without primer to see if it could be my just throw together quickly eye look with or without a little bit of liner. It stayed in place when I wore it on a chilly day but the next time I wore it,it was on a much warmer day and I spent some time riding around in a car with the sun pouring in on me. It just thinned out and disappeared on me totally. I guess it needs a primer and I have not yet tried it that way. I find this color a little dry and thus a little hard to blend out. A primer might make that issue worse. I usually use Urban Decay or Nars primer but I think this es will glide on a bit better with Too-Faced primer. I find Too-Faced to be more moisturizing on my eyelids than other primers. I do have to remember to give it about 10 minutes to thoroughly set or else the es will collect in the creases. That negates using tough as taupe as quick make-up. All in all, I am glad I got this and I am sure I will reach for it now and then. It looks good with my brown eyes and fair yellow-toned skin color. I am not interested in the other colors....too frosty or too bright. The bronze color looks really pretty though, but for much younger eyes than mine.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I absolutely LOVE this! I was pretty skeptical at first but it has become HG in my book. If I am in a rush, this is my go-to product for my eyes. I am incredibly pale with yellow undertones and it compliments my complexion very well. It is buildable but looks great even with a small amount.

I also, weirdly enough, use it for a TINY bit of contouring on my cheeks and it looks amazing. Not only does it look natural, but it doesn't break me out (I haven't found a bronzer yet that doesn't cause the little white pimples on my skin.)I use my e.l.f. angled contour brush for both my eyes and contouring and have no complaints! The staying power is also phenomenal; I have no idea what it is about my dry skin but NOTHING ever says on, and this does. Will always repurchase.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I don't like this color nor do I believe that this goes along with it's name this is a cool toned grey not taupe.On my pale skin this looks horrible so it can't be worn on it's own it has to be a base.This is certainly the driest of the 4 that I have making it harder to apply and to get an even color.

They do not crease except when you wear 2 of these products together .Every time I put one on the lid another in the crease the look ends up with major creases so don't do that.




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