Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow Review

These new Maybelline cream eye shadows are getting SO MUCH HYPE on YouTube and blogs everywhere.  Most people say they are a dupe for MAC Paint Pots.  While I don't own any MAC Paint Pots to compare, I can compare them to other cream shadows that I have tried in the past. 

Watching various beauty gurus on YouTube and reading blog posts about the 24 Hour Color Tattoos, all of them talk about how long lasting this product is.  I don't think that anyone in their right mind would want to wear eyeshadow for 24 hours or expect it to last for that long.  A lot of other bloggers say that their experience with the wear was that they didn't need to use a primer and that they experienced no creasing.  (Just in case you are unsure of what primer does, it makes the shadow more vibrant and it prevents creasing from happening)  This was not the case for me however.  I don't think that I have particularly oily eyelids, but these cream shadows creased for me (not badly, but still did) and also lost their pigmentation after a few hours of wear.  At the end of the day the color was faded, and it was hard to even see what color I was wearing on my eyelids.  I thought that it might have just been because of the fact I wasn't wearing any primer.  I tried wearing primer and I still experienced creasing and the pigmentation fading.  I'm not quite sure why I seem to be the only one with this opinion?  While I still like these cream shadows A LOT, I just don't think that they are the new holy grail product like all of the reviews.  How I can see these are worth the hype that they are getting is the fact that the colors in the range are gorgeous and unique.  I don't think many people can say that they have seen a pretty decent cream eye shadow in orange, teal, emerald and purple!  In comparison to the MAC Paint Pots, I can also see why people will be reaching for the Maybelline Color Tattoo's.  The Color Tattoo's range from $6-$8 depending on what drugstore you purchase from for .14oz of product.  They are now at Wal-Mart, so that is the cheapest place I have seen them so far.  The Paint Pots will cost you $17.50 for .17oz of product.  So pretty even in how much product you actually get, but the price difference will definitely draw people to the Color Tattoo's more.  For the price of one Paint Pot, you can get 3 Color Tattoo's!  Kinda a no brainer!  You are also getting a lot of product with the Color Tattoo's.  I mean, for me to actually hit pan on one of these babies is going to take me a LONG time!

Another reason why these are great for the price is because they have such awesome pigmentation.  Even though yes, these creased on me, I can't take away from the fact that with one swipe you have an incredibly saturated swatch of color.  From other reviews I have heard that the only color that doesn't live up to the pigmentation is the "Painted Purple".  Of the three that I have, two of them are shimmery and one is a matte finish.  Tough as Taupe is matte and I love this color for an everyday, classic smokey eye look.  What I like doing with this color is applying it all over my lid and then taking tease from the Naked 2 palette in the crease.  It looks awesome and it literally takes me about 2 minutes to do!  In the morning getting ready for work, I don't want to fuss over my makeup.  I want to get up and go!  My second color, Bad to the Bronze, I actually like this color by itself a lot of the time.  I am not really the type of girl who likes to apply 3 or 4 shades of shadows on my lids to get that gradient affect.  I am not very patient haha.  But I do like applying this shade with just a hint of Blackout from the Naked 2 palette to deepen the outer v.  Keep in mind, use a light hand with the Blackout.  Lastly, I love Pomegranate Punk.  I love the berry burgundy shade!  Again, I like using this one by itself.  I think it is really pretty using this and blending it to be more of a sheer wash of color over the lid, pairing it with a pretty blush for that amazing springtime flush look.  I like to pair it with the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Plum Wine.  On another note, I also like to use my fingers to apply the shadows to my lid.  I find I have more control blending out the product, it is more simple this way and also the warmth of my fingers warms the product up making it that much more easy to apply/blend etc.  Hope you like the suggestions of how I like to use the colors I have! :)

I also really like the packaging for this product!  The shadows are in a glass container with a lid that screws on and off.  A lot of times affordable drugstore products have such horrible packaging and even though it is considerably cheaper than a high end product, it dries out or gets ruined quickly and you have to repurchase   it!  So kudos to Maybelline for making a product that has effective packaging!  I also really like the fact that it has the description of the product on the top of the lid, and you can see the color on the bottom of the glass container!

Here are the three shades that I purchased.  I bought Bad to the Bronze (left), Pomegranate Punk(middle), and Tough as Taupe(right).  The swatches are below and there are no filters; just the lighting in my kitchen :)

Click the link below to be connected to Maybelline's website for more information and also to see the other colors in the range!  (I didn't purchase the rest and I didn't have any other pictures to show you!)

Overall, I really like this product even though I did experience creasing.  I wish that it didn't do that for my eyelids, but with all of the other great things about this product, I will keep the colors I have.  While I am not sure if I would actually repurchase the product simply for the fact that I seem to be the only person in the blogging world that experience creasing, I would definitely say that this product is worth for every girl to try! This product is very accessible, and easy to use!  The application and blending of this product is so easy and effortless that this would be a great product if you are just starting off with makeup as well!  These beautiful colors are very affordable and you can find these at any drugstore near you.  If you try these out, I would love to hear what you have to think about them!  Leave me a comment below if you have tried them and tell me what you think!

Hope this was helpful for all you beYOUties out there!

Until next time......

Love Always,
Aims XO

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