I love a long lasting eye shadow. I know there are plenty of primers out there that work well, and I love those too. But when you combine an awesome primer AND an awesome eye shadow, you’ve got wear that will last through anything: naps, dancing, late night out, even an overnighter (not that I know about any of that). So when a long lasting eye shadow passes through my little hands, I grab on with all I have. I had been hearing rumblings about the ah-may-zing new Color Tattoo eyeshadows from Maybelline, and I knew I needed to try them out and see what was up.
Metallics are all the rage right now, and I don’t have a good selection of them, so I decided to pick up three metallic shades: Bad to the Bronze, Audacious Asphalt, and Bold Gold.
The rumors are true – this stuff lasts FOREVER. The pigmentation is really great, and I’m surprised to see such a quality product available at drugstores. The drugstore brands are really bringing their game lately, and that is awesome for those of us on a budget.
On the top of this picture is Bold Gold – a true gold with plenty of metallic shimmer. It’s not glittery or overly obnoxious, just an excellent metallic sheen that is buildable. I apply with a medium shadow brush, like my Medium Shader Brush from Sephora, if I’m trying to cover my whole lid. Two coats usually gives me plenty of color, and they can also be used with an angle brush like Sephora’s Slated Eye Liner Brush, for lining both the upper and lower lids.
Underneath Bold Gold on the left is Audacious Asphalt, a dark metallic gray, and Bad to the Bronze is on the right. Did I mention these were pretty much waterproof? Okay, maybe they are not TECHNICALLY waterproof, as I couldn’t find anything in the documentation to make me think so, but in my personal experience they pretty much are, so you will need an excellent makeup remover to remove it. I prefer Dermablend’s Long Lasting Makeup Remover - it does the job quick and easy without feeling overly greasy.
Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24 Hour Cream Gel Eyeshadow can be found at most mass merchants, and retails at 6.99. I’ll be picking up more shades to add to my collection for certain.
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