Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Shadows Tough as Taupe & Bad to the Bronze Review
Picked up these babies a while ago in one of my drugstore frenzies and have slowly been using them more lately. I bought them one a massive haul where I stacked sales on sales on sales, and as such, I am pretty sure I got one free or for no more than $1. Yes! Score!
DescriptionDare to wear our longest-lasting shadow.
Our ink technology creates super-saturated color.
Cream gel smoothes on for vibrant color that does not fade.
- Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting color saturation
- Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant
- Ophthalmologist-tested. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
|Tough as Taupe...kind of hard to type that really fast, keke|
about $6-$7 USD
Where to Buy:in drugstores and Target (keep in mind, I believe Target only accepts returns on unopened makeup), or online (but why if you have to pay shipping?)
Pros♥ affordable, and you can find it on sale since drugstores often have buy one get one free, buy one get one 50%, and 40-50% off sales
♥ simple and nice packaging in glass jars
Cons♥ doesn't last very long, fades within hours (if worn without eye shadow primer or eye shadow on top)
♥ only 10 shades available
♥ textures vary depending on color/finish
♥ pigmentation is okay, not the best
|Bad to the Bronze...oh yeah!|
My ThoughtsFirst I must say that these products do not live up to the hype of their description. They don't last anywhere near 24 hours, honestly on their own I don't even think they really last 6-8 hours without showing very considerable fading. I don't even have oily eyelids, you might already know that my skin type is dry-combination. Also because they don't last very long, I think they are not as pigmented as they may seem at first. So for me, these babies don't replace MAC Paint Pots or Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows if I really want something that will last and stay pigmented for long hours.
However, that being said, I am comparing them as to how they are on their own, without using eye shadow primer underneath or even powder eye shadow on top. I'm sure once I start doing that, it will make a significant difference and then I'll be using these mostly as a base.
|Bad to the Bronze (l/s) and Tough as Taupe (r/s) swatches|
|swatches, BttB on the left and TaT on the right|
What do you think? If you've tried these, are they a winner for you and replacing your more costly cream eye shadows? Also what colors would you like to see? I think a rusty copper and a dark jade green would be hard for me to resist buying. XD
P.S. Sorry I do not have any FOTD/EOTD pics to go with this post, but you will probably see me wearing these in future posts. So far, my pics have been epic fails at showing the eye shadow and instead are just very natural looking FOTD pics!
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