Maybelline Color Tattoo - Tough as Taupe

4.0

275 reviews

74% 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.. ...


on 3/20/2012 9:08:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This really is a good product for the price. The taupe color is very cool-toned and pigmented and gives a natural looking shadow to the lids. It goes on creamy and dries to a powder. It does have good staying power, though without primer, this creases (on me at least) after several hours. I've tried both brush and finger application and personally fingers are easier with this; afterwards I blend out the edges with a brush.
I hope Maybelline will come out with other colors of this product, as the current range seems to have a lot of brights, and I'd love to see more "everyday" neutral or muted shades too.

In short:
PROS:
Good value for its price
Easy to apply
Good for doing a quick eye when you don't have much time
Good staying power with primer

CONS:
"sets" rather quickly after you put it on, so not much blending time
Not creaseproof without primer
If you're using this with powder shadow, this is hard to blend over the powder shadow - a stiffer brush is needed



on 3/20/2012 8:56:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I wanted to find a foolproof way to speed up my makeup routine. Just a gettitonandgo kind of application. Definitely found it in this eyeshadow. The color is what I've been looking for for years, and I LOVE that it's a cream base. It really does stay put for hours (I haven't tested if for 24 hours...those days have passed me by!) I apply it to my lid, highlight the inner corner, a bit of eyeliner and mascara and voila! Done. Fantastic formulation, better, I think than Mac paint pots, because there is no shimmer, yet there is life to the color. . Finding great matte eyeshadows is an expensive, time-consuming chore. This one is great. And it cost me about $6.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 3/18/2012 3:32:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

First off, I'm only saying that I wouldn't buy this again simply because I don't think I'll ever use it up.

I think this is perfect for girls who wan't to put on makeup, but are lazy. (Like me!)

It's a cream eyeshadow that looks like what it's supposed to be, taupe. It's not exactly creamy but it isn't too dry where it can't be applied with one's finger. I do use this with a primer (UDPP) just because I don't want to risk creasing, which seems to be an issue with most of the people who've reviewed this product.

I say it's the perfect lazy girl shadow because sometimes I just like to put it all over my lid and blend it into the crease. I would put a shimmery shadow in a lighter, but similar shade (ex: Urban Decay's Sin) and BAM! You've got a daytime-smoky eye in two steps using (at the most) one brush!

One thing that I do hate is that you have to be careful with how much you apply. It's a bit hard to blend out so it's best to start off light and build it up to your desired look.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

'Tough As Taupe' is a good matte base (I have audacious asphalt which is a sparkle silver). It has amazing lasting power as well as color pay off. I use the silver one for my smoky looks and the taupe one for my daily looks. So, I use these products everyday. The packaging is also very nice, sturdy and compactable. The only thing I don't like about the product is that it's somewhat difficult to blend eyeshadows placed on top, it's possible but takes effort. Other than that, it's perfect!


on 3/14/2012 10:26:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Well, I guess I'm one of the few unhappy users of Tough as Taupe. I, too, was very happy to find a matte color in this collection and hoped this would turn out to be truly creaseless. The color works well for my blue-green eyes but, sad to say, this one migrated straight into the crease by day's end. Oddly enough, though, the bronze color has stayed put all day. Very strange. FYI, my lids are not oily. Very disappointed with this one.. Hope Maybelline comes out with more "reasonable" and matte colors that will stay put. Who wears orange or turquoise eye shadow except maybe on Halloween?


on 3/13/2012 9:29:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This isn't really that expensive of an eyeshadow if you consider the quanitity you get for the price of it. A little goes a long way. I love this color as a base for a brown or greyish eyeshadow.


on 3/12/2012 4:01:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

It really wasn't that special to me when I first got it but I heard about using it to fill in your eyebrows and now I love it! Perfect color, looks very natural, and stays all day! Very inexpensive and lots of product. It's also good as an eyeshadow or eyeshadow base but I don't use it for that a lot. But for brows, LOVE it!


on 3/4/2012 8:14:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I liked the taupey color of this. Worn by itself, i did not think it lasted very long at all, nor was the color obvious or smooth. BUT, with a primer and a few layers of this, plus taupe eyeshadow on top, it stays pretty much all day. I would buy it again because i love the color, but by itself..its not awesome!


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I pretty much use this every day.. Staying power is AMAZING! A little tfsi with this and it pretty much stays put until I wash it off at night. It's a greyish taupe on me. It's a nice polished look. All of the colors are pretty amazing but this one is the best for me.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

ABSOLUTELY LOOVVEE THIS COLOR!
it's more of a purpley taupe over a brown taupe in my opinion, but it's still gorgeous on the lid. i love that it's matte too!
this has AMAZING staying power! my lids are extremely oily and even w/ a primer my liner and shadow will crease by the end of the day HOWEVER i have used this cream shadow w/o a primer and even through those late night study days, the shadow has just barely begun to crease by 2 in the morning! i am absolutely floored by it's staying power!
1000% love!


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