I’m sure all of you have heard about the Maybelline Color Tattoos 24 hour Eyeshadows. I believe it was launched last year but much to my dismay, it is not available here in the Philippines. I got mine from Luxola but even there it is a tad bit overpriced. Good thing I had a promo code then when I did my purchase.
The Maybelline Color Tattoos 24 hour Eyeshadows boasts of a cream-gel formula with up to 24 hour staying power. At first I thought that these would be difficult to blend but boy was I wrong! These eyeshadows are super blendable! They don’t easily set into my eyelids which gives me ample time to blend it. They are also incredibly pigmented and may be used on its own or as an eyeshadow base.
The two colors that I got are Tough as Taupe and Bad to the Bronze. I got these two because I have heard such great reviews about these and I find that these colors are very wearable.
Tough as Taupe, like the name implies, is a taupe color with a matte finish. I find that I like using this color as a base instead of using it on its own. As you can see, it is nicely pigmented and it really works well as a base for neutral or earth-toned eyeshadows.
Bad to the Bronze is a shimmery bronze color. This is my favorite compared to Tough as Taupe because of its versatility. This can be used as a base but I LOVE using it on its own just by applying it on my eyelids.
1. Richly pigmented.
2. Very versatile as you can use it as an eyeshadow base or as an eyeshadow.
3. Very blendable and works well with eyeshadows from other brands.
4. Packaging comes in a small, air tight tub which makes it perfect for travelling.
1. It doesn’t hold up to its claim as a 24 hour eyeshadow. I find that it creases towards the end of the day. I also noticed that it creased a lot while I was out and about on a really hot day. I have crazy oily eyelids which is the reason why it creased but even with a good primer (like my Zoeva eyeshadow primer), it still creases. I would say that on me, the staying power for this is at about 6-8 hours only.
I hope you found this review helpful! I would still recommend this product because of the pros mentioned above. But for those with oily eyelids like me, you might need to watch out for creasing with this product!