Have you heard of the Color Tattoo eyeshadows by Maybelline? I had not until my sister brought back two from the USA and I was instantly excited. They looked so pretty! So I knew I had to try them out myself. She told me she explicitly bought them abroad, because these two colors were not available in the Netherlands. Awww. Find out what is so special about them....
Maybelline states that the Color Tattoo creamy gels are their longest-lasting eyeshadow with the most vibrant colors that will not fade. According to the full name "Eye Studio® Color Tattoo® Cream Gel Shadow", these products are supposed to last 24 hours. I am always pretty reluctant to believe these types of claims by brands, but always willing to try it out! My sister bought the following two shades: Edgy Emerald (#50) and Painted Purple (#20).
The creamy eyeshadows come in little pots with a see-through top and a black bottom. I like the packaging, because you can immediately see the color when looking at it. It is a typical packaging for a creamy eyeshadow, so the downside with that is that if you use your finger to apply the shade.. it can get pretty messy! The tiny pots contain 14 oz or 4 gram of product. Plenty to play with, I'd say.
The Color Tattoos feel more creamy than gel-like on my finger tips and apply quite easily on the skin. However, blending can be quite difficult with creamy eyeshadows when you add too much product on your finger or brush, so I was quite worried about that. Luckily, the application with these two pots went fairly easy. I could blend the two shades on the eyelid (a very sensitive and soft part of your skin) easily enough without the product creasing. The swatches above are not blended, but the pictures below are. Just notice the difference! Painted Purple is a deep purple with silvery shimmery finish. The swatch shows that it does not apply quite evenly. Edgy Emerald is a gorgeous mermaid-like green shade with a shimmery finish.
Out of the two shades, I definitely prefer Edgy Emerald based on the application. Painted Purple does not apply as evenly as Edgy Emerald does (you can see this in the swatch), but both shades are truly beautiful. I made two different looks with the Maybeline Color Tattoos and the Sand Illusions Baked Eyeshadow Palette by Sephora. Now on to the big question... did they last 24 hours? Nah! But they did last all day without creasing (unless you apply too much) or fading! That's a whole 12 hours (after that I went to bed). Can you believe it? Well, I sure can. If someone is up for staying awake for 24 hours, then you could always test the claim ha! It is worth mentioning that the Color Tattoo eyeshadows are ophthalmologist-tested, so they are safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. The products cost about $8/€9 per shade! What do you think of the two shades? Do you prefer Painted Purple or Edgy Emerald? And which beauty look do you like the most?