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Sunday, 1 April 2012

REVIEW: Maybelline Color Tattoo Gel Cream Eyeshadow

Hey Ladies,

We're always behind the US in terms of product releases in sunny old England (note the sarcasm), sometimes this can be great because we can get opinions on products and save money when products are crap but mostly it sucks because when products are released and are amazing we have to wait. We finally had the Lip Butters released & now the Color Tattoo Gel Cream Eyeshadows by Maybelline.

Now I don't know if we only got a few of the available shades here in the UK because I swear the girls in the US seem to have more choice, I had a good swatchathon & the only one I seemed to deem purchasable was On and On Bronze.

Top Eye, just the colour tattoo
Bottom Eye - Nars Nepal over the top & Topshop Pen liner & just the color tattoo on the bottom.
I love cream eyeshadows, they make my eyeshadow last longer than any other primer and if I have eyeshadow on I will always have one underneath, my favourites are by Benefit & Chanel so this relatively cheap product had a lot to live up to.

The Formula is lovely and smooth and applies to the eye nice and opaque and is easily blendable and certainly the shade I bought is very wearable everyday, it is a gorgeous bronze with golden shimmer.

In terms of lasting power with an eyeshadow on top this bad boy lasted on my eye for about 12 hours when I removed it with no sign of creasing or fading during which it was boiling outside & I walked for miles in the sun in a leather jacket (don't ask). Without an eyeshadow over the top I found it resisted creasing for about 6 hours but certainly nowhere near the 24 hours advertised, which to be honest I really couldn't care about as I don't ever plan to keep my makeup on for that long & nor should you.

Price wise they retail for £4.99 which is a brilliant price as they do compare quality wise with the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows which retail for £14.00. I totally recommend them as they look great on the eye on their own, if you want to maintain the colour but need to set it so it doesn't crease just use a translucent powder on a fluffy brush over the top, increases the crease proof life of a shadow applied over the top of it, the price is brilliant and they are readily available now in the UK.

I just wish there was more shades. Has anyone tried these yet? which shades did you go for?

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