Go big or go home - that's my motto. I threw myself in, head first and tested Maybelline's Color Tattoo Eyeshadows last Saturday night. Let's just say I wasn't disappointed.
As promised, I used primer on my primer right eye and skipped it on the left. After the primer went on, I lightly dusted Urban Decay's Sin from my lash line and stopped at my brow bone. Then I used Maybelline's Bad to the Bronze and applied it on my eyelid and crease while making sure I blended upwards in order to create a brownish smoke/halo. With Bold Gold I concentrated on the inner half of my eyelid and Edgy Emerald went on the outer quarter; I wanted to make sure you could still see a bit of Bad to the Bronze. As for Painted Purple, I lined my lower lash line; starting a quarter of the way in and then winged out in order to meet up with the black liner along my upper lash line. Finally, I added a coat of Benefit's They're Real to my lashes.
Unwittingly, I ended up creating a subtle peacock feather look.
In terms of overall performance, Maybelline's Color Tattoo Eyeshadows certainly stepped up to the challenge. They are easy to apply - believe it or not I used my fingers to apply them. Also, they blend together easily, but make sure you act fast or you'll run the risk of setting the colours. In other words, these babies dry fast! In the future I think I'd skip applying a powder eyeshadow as a base, because I think its presence was unnecessary. If you want to highlight your brow area, go in after applying the cream shadows. Primer was a non-issue, as these colours stayed in place all evening - I say skip the primer.
Here's one final look...
One final note, I wore this look for approximately 8.5 hours; together we weathered a cold and rainy Saturday in Melbourne. Creasing was non-existent and the colours looked as vibrant as they were when first applied.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow:
- $11.95 AUS per jar; $47.80 for all four
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 10 out of 10 bags – unequivocally they've reached HG status. They are affordable and live up to the hype.
Likelihood to purchase again:
- This should sum things up..