Available in 10 colours, Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Shadows are a long-wearing eyeshadow in a cream/gel formula.
The pigmentation of these shadows is intense across the entire colour range. Of the 10 shadows, 5 are what I would describe as neutral, with the other 5 being much bolder and brighter.
The colours from top are: Too Cool, Tough as Taupe, Bold Gold, Bad to The Bronze, and Audacious Asphalt
Fierce and Tangy, Tenacious Teal, Pomegranate Punk, Edgy Emerald and Painted Purple,
Ease of application:
Maybelline recommend using your finger to apply these shadows, stating: “For best results: High impact look: Illuminate. With fingertips, sweep all over eye from inner corner and work outwards. For added drama, darken as desired.
I would agree that using your fingers yields the best results as the heat from your fingers aids in a smooth application. Personally, I’m not so keen on finger application – from a hygiene standpoint, I don’t like to stick my fingers into the pot. I found a flat synthetic brush works well, and for under the eye or to use as a liner, an angled eyeliner brush is just the ticket.
When I have worn these shadows alone, I’ve experienced no creasing or fading through the day.
I let them dry a little before blinking and if I’m worried I’ll set them with a powder eye shadow. Using this method they last all day on my eyes. I can’t comment on their claim to 24 hour wear-time as I don’t sleep in makeup, and the days of pulling all-nighters are firmly behind me.
What they say:
Dare to wear 24HR shadow.
- 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 wearer
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