This time around, because I already knew I loved the product I opted for some brighter colors to have fun with. I grabbed Edgy Emerald and Painted Purple.
The consistency of these two is much like Tough as Taupe. They are creamy, smooth and glide on easily.
The packaging for this product is fantastic – nice clear glass pots that allow you to see the colour easily in your
mess collection while you are quickly trying to get ready.
As you can see from this swatch, the colours are rich and heavily pigmented. They are easy to use and blend well together. I was worried blending would be difficult (I don’t have much experience with cream shadows) but I was pleasantly surprised. 🙂
***I know lots of people who are used to purchasing higher end makeup are skeptical of this product immediately because of the price tag…and if that sounds like you, then you absolutely MUST check out my pictures and 24 hour test results here showcasing this products wear time and its quality.***
The drugstore I picked these up at had a sale on various cosmetics so I grabbed a mascara by L’Oreal that came with a bonus eyeliner. You know me and free things….
The package for both was on sale for $6.99, down from it’s regular price of $9.99.
On the side of the packaging there is a little diagram showing how this mascara creates the effect of false lashes. It also says “visuals are dramatized”. 🙂 At least they are honest about it.
The Voluminous False Lashes mascara itself comes in a highly reflective, twisted triangle shaped, gold container.
The wand isn’t too bulky so it should work on the majority of eye shapes as well as those hard to reach lower lashes and inner corner lashes without making a mess.
The bonus Voluminous eye liner comes in a sleek easy to handle tube, with a chisel felt tip.
Given the shape of the tip, you can actually use this eyeliner to create 3 different thicknesses quite easily. Take a look at my swatch below:
As you can see, you have a lot of versatility with an eye liner that has a chisel tip like this one.
I thought it would be fun to create a quick eye makeup look using all four of these new products to see exactly what is possible for under $20. Here is what I ended up with:
I really love “Painted Purple” and “Edgy Emerald” together, I find they really compliment each other for a fun summery look.
What shades are your favourite from the Color Tattoo 24 hour collection? Do you have cream shadows you prefer to this product? AND tell me, what is your favourite drugstore mascara???
Thanks for reading!
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.