It was during an in and out visit at Hondos Center, a few days ago, and on my way to the cashier I realized that I had a few more minutes to spare. So I decided to take a look at the Maybelline products and I was pleasantly surprised because I spotted the new Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows! There were a few, hidden behind some other stuff, not a very clever promotional setting!
After watching videos with raves about these eyeshadows, seeing them in store resulted in a spontaneous reaction, I literally snatched them up! The very kind Maybelline assistant was apologetic because there were no testers at the time and not all the colors available as yet but I assured her that I had no problem with it.
The cost is €8,45 per eyeshadow but she gave me two coupons, €4 each, so all four of them cost me about €26, I think that €6,50 per eyeshadow is a great deal!
Here they are!
Colors as swatched, from left to right:
35 - On and on Bronze (shimmery)
40 - Permanent Taupe (matte)
55 - Immortal Charcoal (shimmery)
45 - Infinite White (shimmery)
In case you have seen them on youtube or online, you'll notice that the names of the shades sold here are different, although it is the same product.
Do they worth the rave?
In one word: Yes!
Very good color payoff, what you see is what you get. It can also be used light handed, for a more sheer result.
Used over a primer ( I'm currently using the Too Faced Shadow Insurance) they don't budge, smudge, crease or fade even after maaaaany hours. I actually had them on for 16 hours the last few of them spent dancing in a club, and when I returned home they were in place. I was so impressed that I tried to take a photo but I had a hard time focusing (I wonder why, LOL!).
It is easy to blend them out with a brush (before they set).
The consistency is smooth and even, with the white color being the only one that does not apply as evenly as the rest. It is not patchy by any means, just not as even as the rest I have.
I really like the color range, I find the shades I got very easy to use. As a matter of fact, the taupe one is already a staple to me as an everyday crease color and the white one has became my go to highlight for the inner corner.
I would also like a couple of the rest, preferably the green and the pinkish/burgundy/purple one.
They excel worn alone but as well as a base for powder eyeshadows: as soon as I apply them on the lid I tap on top a powder eyeshadow and once it dries it locks the powder in place in a way I have not experienced with any primer or base.
They can also be used as eyeliners.
They come in glass jars, like the Mac paint pots, and that makes the product seem more expensive and more substantial.
At €8,45 each, I find them affordable, especially in comparison to the popular Mac paint pots.
That's it for now, I hope you're all well and thriving!