Today I want to talk about Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Eyeshadow by Eyestudio. They make the claim that this is a 24 hour eyeshadow, so I decided to put it to the test and share my findings.
Before we get into the messy pictures, I want to start out with some basic details about this product.
The Color Tattoo 24 Hr Cream Gel eyeshadows are available in 10 different shades. I have seen them retail at regular price for between $8.99 and $10.99 at different locations here in Canada, including Shopper’s Drug Mart, Rexall Pharmaplus and Wal-Mart.
I was on the fence about trying this product, thinking “I won’t end up using this”. But when I saw them on sale for $5.99, I figured there was no harm in trying out one shade. After much deliberation, I went for a neutral shade, on the theory that if I am to get any use out of this at all, it will be during the week for work, when I commonly do a single shade and some quick eyeliner and mascara. So “Tough as Taupe” was purchased.
I actually love the container this comes in. It is a glass pot with a plastic lid, reminding me of higher end products.
The consistency is a creamy gel as advertised and slides on smoothly.
So for testing, I wanted to document what the eyeshadow looked like at three different intervals. First, we needed a place to start, so I took pictures of what the eyeshadow looked like when it was first applied, at 7:30am. Please note that I did use an eyeshadow primer prior to the application of the Color Tattoo eyeshadow.
Second, I wanted to see what it looked like by the end of the day. And to me, that doesn’t mean as soon as work was over. Generally people have committments in the evenings, whether that involves running errands, going for dinner or making your way to yoga…but no matter how you spend your time, your day doesn’t end when your work day does. So I took my next set of pictures at the 15 hour mark, before going to bed at 10:30pm.
Other than issues with my eyeliner, the eye still looks much like it did 15 hours earlier. You could even make the argument that the shadow hasn’t budged or been affected at all.
So after this, although I found the results very compelling so far, I decided to let the test run the full 24 hours, even though I had no intention of pulling an all-nighter. So I went to sleep, with full makeup and woke up the next morning to this…
So obviously, I am in no way recommending people do their makeup the night before…but I do believe the pictures speak for themselves in regards to the longevity of these 24 hr cream eyeshadows by Maybelline. I was very impressed with the results and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these for full day use. After all, the shadow after 24 hours looks much like it did at 0 hours! And best of all, I experienced no creasing at any point! I have always loved Maybelline’s mascaras and I can now add these 24 hour shadows to my list of favourites!
Next time I see these Color Tattoo eyeshadows on sale, I plan to grab a couple more shades for sure!
What do you think? Have you tried these 24 hour eyeshadows already? How did they last for you?
P.S. The jelly sandwich manicure shown in the pictures above was the longest lasting manicure I ever had. After 8 days they were still absolutely perfect, not a single chip. But I did remove them so I could change up my look. I have decided that this jelly nail polish is some sort of witchcraft.