Happy Valentine's Day!!! I should say Happy belated Valentine's Day. When this is posted, Valentine's Day will be over. I hope you had a good one and doesn't mean you need another person to enjoy it. You can enjoy it with friends and families. :)
Product Review: Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in #05 Too Cool, #25, Bad to the Bronze, #30 Pomegranate Punk, & #45 Bold Gold
Where to purchase: drugstores, retailers, online
Made in USA
Description on the site:
Dare to wear our longest-lasting shadow.
Our ink technology creates super-saturated color.
Cream gel smoothes on for vibrant color that does not fade.
Thoughts: I had a mixed initial feelings about this product. I loved that it reminded me of MAC Paint Pots, as well as, it's with the trend of cream shadows. On the other hand, I was scared because it was a cream shadow. My experience with a lot of cream shadows including department stores have not been the best. Since I have oily eyelids, a lot of products including MAC Paint Pots can crease on me even though I use UDPP beforehand.
In the beginning I wanted to be on the safe side, so I only bought two. I bought Bad to the Bronze and Bold Gold, my typical colors.
It's a simple packaging, glass container with black lids. Most cream products come in glass container to help it not dry out. The glass, as well as, how you store it will help the moisture circulate better inside the product. I actually store it like the picture above. The moisture will be at the bottom and it will circulate up keeping the product more moist. If you have the black lid on top, the moisture on the top will only circulate on the top and not go towards the bottom of the product. I hope that makes sense. Other than storing it that way to help lessen the drying effect, it also helps you distinguish the color of the product.
I fell in love with these cream shadows that I ended up buying another color, Pomegranate Punk.
Here's a swatch of the three colors I had at this time. The one on the left is Bold Gold, the middle is Bad to the Bronze, and the last one is Pomegranate Punk.
The last one I own at the moment is Too Cool. I'm not too sure if I would buy others but there's a good chance I might *sigh*. I need to hold myself back. :X
Here's a swatch of Too Cool. It's such a gorgeous, shimmery white.
Out of all the cream shadows I own before Maybelline, MAC Paint Pots has been the best. Before I use any cream shadows, I still apply UDPP. I've had creasing with a lot of the cream shadows even Paint Pots. There are days it will not crease and there are days it creases. I hate to admit this but I've had less creasing, actually hardly any creasing, with the Maybelline Color Tattoo! That's how much I am in love with this product. :)
Other than not creasing, there's different textures. Some of the cream shadows have glitters like Bold Gold. There are some matte which I don't own any. There's also shimmery products like Too Cool, Bad to the Bronze, and Pomegranate Punk. They have good color choices, but I wish there were more. :X
Now for the looks I came out with...
Bad to the Bronze:
I apply UDPP and let it dry before applying Bad to the Bronze all over the lids. It's the most simplest shade to wear. You can layer over the cream shadow, but it's alright by itself. This had to be my favorite color I own. :)
I apply UDPP and let it dry. Once it's dry, I apply Bold Gold and right away layer an eyeshadow on top. You can use Bold Gold by itself, but you need to layer a thick amount for it to show. Since it has glitters, I layered an eyeshadow with glitters to stand out more.
I applied UDPP and let it dry before applying Pomegranate Punk. This color made me look sick! :X I'm not a big fan of this color on my lids.
I tried it as an eyeliner to see if I like it. You can hardly see it with the naked eyes.
I apply UDPP and let it dry. Once it was dry, I apply Too Cool and apply eyeshadows. I wanted to see how much more the eyeshadow stood out with the white base. I think white base will be great with blue eyeshadows since it'll make it less gray on the eyes.
I also used Too Cool in the inner corners of the eye and the inner, bottom. I'm pretty impressed with the staying power.
* Maybelline; a brand I trust.
* Simple packaging.
* Versatile textures; glitters, shimmery, and matte.
* Easy to use; fingers and brushes.
* No scent.
* Good staying power.
* No creasing.
* Can be used alone.
* Easy to apply eyeshadow on top.
* Easy to use as an eyeliner.
* Not sanitary safe if used with fingers.
* Need more color choices.
Would repurchase: Heck yeah!
Rating: 4.5/5 Tobey's Paws
It's that time of the year for The Makeup Show. If you're in LA around that time, it's not too late to get tickets. :)
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money. I only took pictures from The Makeup Show. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.