Sunday, February 16, 2014

REVIEW: Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoos in Permanent Taupe and Immortal Charcoal

Finding good quality drugstore eye shadows can be a tedious task at times. Some don't go on smooth, others have crazy fall out and some can be poorly pigmented. Today, I'm going to be reviewing the Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoos in Permanent Taupe and Immortal Charcoal. 




WHAT IT CLAIMS: 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. 


WHAT I THINK ABOUT IT: This is my first experience with cream eye shadows. I'm always initially very skeptical of anything with a cream formula claiming to be long lasting. I'm sure the rest of you oily beauties will agree with me! However, after I read some rave reviews on Benefit Creaseless Cream eye shadows and the Chanel Illusion d'Ombre cream shadows, I became convinced that I must have them in my arsenal! Both the Benefit and the Chanel cream shadows are expensive, so I thought I'd try out this cheaper alternative. I got two shades, Permanent Taupe and Immortal Charcoal. 


MAYBELLINE COLOR TATTOO IN PERMANENT TAUPE 



Permanent Taupe is a  matte cool toned grey- ish taupe. Unlike most of the other colors in this range, Permanent Taupe is a solid matte color with no shimmer in it. Immortal Charcoal is a shimmery, dark grey gunmetal color. I love using both these colors to create a dark, classic smokey eye. They both look so amazing together! 


When I initially got these cream eye shadows, I was a little surprised with the firm texture; I was expecting it to be of a more gel- like consistency. However, I've had no problems with application. The Maybelline Color Tattoos apply smoothly and blend very nicely. They work a lot better with brushes with synthetic hair rather than natural haired brushes. 


MAYBELLINE COLOR TATTOO IN IMMORTAL CHARCOAL



Color pay off of both the colors is excellent! The consistency is firm enough for the shadows to stay in place in the container yet soft enough to blend easily. Both colors last a very long time on my oily eye lids, say about 6-7 hours without a primer. They didn't crease, flake or smudge. I don't wear makeup for more than 8 hours max, but these were both going strong even after the 7th hour mark so I'm sure they'll last even longer than that. 


SWATCHES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: PERMANENT TAUPE AND IMMORTAL CHARCOAL



The Color Tattoos dry quick, so you have to be sure to blend quickly and work on one eye at a time for a beautifully blended look. After they've dried, nothing short of makeup remover can actually make these babies budge. Although I don't own cream eye shadows by any of the higher end brands (yet), I've heard these are very comparable and on par with MAC Paint Pots and Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams. 


PRICE AND AMOUNT: The Maybelline Color Tattoos are priced around USD $5 and each pot contains 4.0 grams of product. 


AVAILABILITY: The Maybelline Color Tattoos are available at all drugstores such as Target, Walgreens and even Walmart. In Pakistan, you can get these from any authentic Maybelline counter, such as the ones in Naheed or Scentsation. 


YOU'LL LOVE THEM BECAUSE:

-Color pay off is excellent 

-They are long lasting 

-They can be used as a base 

-You get a good amount of product 

-They are inexpensive and readily available 

-They blend easily 


YOU'LL HATE THEM BECAUSE:

-There isn't an extensive color range 

-They don't work as well with brushes with natural haired bristles 


OVERALL VIEW: I LOVE the Maybelline Color Tattoos! I have my eyes on more colors from this range. For the price and quality, these are unbeatable. If you haven't already, I highly suggest you check them out! Have you tried any of the Maybelline Color Tattoos? What do you think of them? 


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2 comments:

  1. i was wondering can these be used as sort of gel liners as well?

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    1. I know a lot of people like to use the MUFE cream eyeshadows as gel eyeliners. You could try to use these for that purpose as well, but I don't think it would work too well because texture is a bit on the drier side.

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