Friday, January 13, 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo: Tough as Taupe

I am sure I do not have to explain what the Color Tattoo shadows are but just in case let me let you in on it. Here's what Maybelline is saying:


"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"


Ok so I have been hearing people compare these to MAC Paint Pots and also mentioning that they could be used as a primer as well. Any cream shadow from the drugstore I own (Nyx jumbo pencils, Revlon creme shadow quads) crease a lot without any kind of primer so I was really itching to see what all the fuss is about with these. I tried the Color Tattoo shadow without primer and it stayed put and did not crease- impressive. I also tried the Color Tattoo with primer and I found it stayed put even longer. I personally would rather use this as a base to create drama (after my primer) but if I am in a hurry, this can be both my primer and shadow in one hit and im good to go for the day.

Another thing I wanna mention is that it is extremely pigmented, easy to blend, and creamy. Just a quick tidbit-


swatch below is of Tough as Taupe by itself- no primer or anything.

I really love it to amp up my look too as it creates almost a different look to the color of your shadow- multidimensional.

This picture below is Tough as Taupe on the left with Half Baked from Urban Decay over top. The swatch on the right is just Half Baked with no base or primer underneath:



The picture below are the exact same swatches from above, just caught in a different light. You can see how the Color Tattoo really does create a multidimensional shade and really transforms the shade.


It does mention that it should stay put for 24hr's and I haven't tried to go for that long but I personally feel that it wouldn't last that long, even with a primer honestly. I don't think they make anything for 24hr wear for real, it's just a little gimmick, yah no?


Overall: This was a hit! It is something alot different than anything I have seen in a drug store and it can be so easy to use as it is 2 steps in one and I find that using my fingers is my best bet. I wanna go back and get a couple more colors. If you haven't tried them, you must.

Has anybody tried these? What colors?

5 comments:

Tiffany @ Life as a Southern girl said...

Even tho I'm trying my hardest not to buy any eyeshadow. This one is very tempting.
Love that color!

LinasBeautyDiary said...

I need this in my life...like right NOW ;) xx

Erica J said...

tiffany- well its not technically eyeshadow - you can call it a primer lol!

lina- yes I think you do need this in your life- a must have for any beauty blogger (:

Comme3Pommes said...

Great review!! :)
I was just about the search the web for swatches of this specific shade, BEST timing EVER!
They are on sale this week hopefully they will have this shade in store, it's BEAUTIFUL and I NEED it. :P

Emma said...

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