Thursday, September 27, 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow in Tough as Taupe- Review & Swatches

I have not even looked at any Maybelline products outside of their eye makeup removers in years, and while I am well aware that they have really upped their game recently- I just never saw anything that I really wanted to try. Well, that is until I saw their Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow in Tough as Taupe.
Tough as Taupe is a grayish brownish Taupe shade that is definitely more cool-leaning. It is also a bit darker when applied to the skin that it is when left unblemished in the little glass pot. It has a matte finish, and opaque buildable coverage. The cream gel formula makes it apply in a very smooth and easy manner, but it sets rather quickly-- so you will want to work fast. Once it sets I get about 10 hours of wear without any fading (and I didn't wear a primer), but I do not have oily lids-- so your wear-time may vary considerably. I will not be testing whether or not it can live up to the 24 hour wear-time claim-- because I don't make it a practice to sleep in my makeup! Suffice it to say, it does have impressive staying power. I applied it with my fingers rather than with a brush, and was very pleased with the results.
 Medium swatch in the afternoon sun

According to Maybelline:
• 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
Heavy swatch on top in the morning light shows how cool this color is.

Overall assessment: I am a big fan of cream eye shadows in little glass pots- I love MAC Paint Pots and MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Creams (though not in a little glass pot)- so this is definitely a nice budget friendly version that is sure to please a great many cream shadow enthusiasts. I didn't see any other colors that beckoned me,  but if I do I will probably grab them.

.14 oz. for about $6.00- $7.00. I picked mine up on sale at CVS. Available where Maybelline is sold.

16 comments:

  1. I love these color tattoo eyeshadows!! :)

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    1. I am really loving Tough as Taupe!! The quality is really good! Have a lovely weekend, Invoche! Thanks for stopping by! ;)

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  2. I have this one (and several others) that I haven't touched since testing and swatching. But I do LOVE the look of the new LE ones though! I really want the mahogony one as well as the beige one. I have Mossy Green but I haven't had a chance to try it out yet

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    1. I really like the quality of this one, Becca! I was a bit surprised by just how good it actually is!! I still haven't seen any of the LE ones yet, but might have to grab them if I do!! Have a lovely weekend!! <3

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  3. I like Tough as Taupe, such a handy one to have, great as a neutral no makeup makeup shadow. Also a great brow color. However if I had to make a choice over the MUFE, MAC, and Maybelline; I like Mac for their texture and saturation of color.

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    1. I completely agree wit you, Olivia. Of the three MAC Paint Pots are by far my favorite!! I love those sparkling little gems in their little glass pots so much!!

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  4. I just couldn't get into Tough as Taupe. It looks very gray and very dull on me. I do love Barely Beige as a base or quickie though.

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    1. I will have to take a look at Barely Beige!!

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  5. I'm like you, I haven't even looked at their stuff in years, probably not since my late teens, but this I might need to aquire, too. Who doesn't love a nive taupe, especially at this price!

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    1. Same for me, Elysse!! I love taupe, and this is definitely cooler leaning one. The price is good-- especially when on sale!! I think it is definitely worth looking at. That said, I still do much prefer MAC Paint Pots.

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  6. I love these cream shadows because they are easy on the pocket, long lasting, and come in decent colors. I have collected a few from sales since they came out:)

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    1. I completely agree, Rola!! It's so nice to see drugstore brands really upping their game! :)

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  7. Two days ago I wore a different shade of the color tattoo line, Bad to the Bronze, and it was intact and uncreased over 14 hours later on my oily eyelids. That's better than most of the high end brands! It came off with a Kirkland makeup wipe too - WIN!

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    1. Now that is incredibly impressive, Liz!! Bad to the Bronze may just be the next one on my list- I walked away from it initially, but then saw swatches of it and think that it is gorgeous!! TOTAL WIN!!

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  8. I have been lemming this one for a while now and will see if I can snag one on the next sale! I'm also drawn to cute little round pots of colourful joys within. :D

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    1. It's definitely worth grabbing during the next sale! I agree-- I'm a huge fan of the cute little round glass pots!! <3

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