Thursday, June 20, 2013

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in "Barely Branded": Review and Swatches

If you don't already know, I love the Maybelline Color Tattoo in "Bad to the Bronze" and when I was at Shoppers the other day I decided to pick up another color since they were slightly discounted for $8 (it was also an extra points event). Now I had heard a little about "Barely Branded" and that it was a good base for going under shadows, so I thought I would give it a go. To read my full review and see swatches click:
Now I can't say my experiences with this cream shadow have been similar to what other people have said about the product. At first I found the formula to be much creamier than most of my other shadows. It was a very thin consistency that was not very appealing to me. It applied very differently than the other color tattoo that I have because of this difference in the texture.
Now I think this is really a beautiful color, I love it but I really don't understand how others are using this as a base for anything. I put the shadow through a grueling test which really showed the shadows sub par formulation. I wore this shadow to a zumba class to test the staying power, and midway through the class it was creasing like crazy on my eye and depositing in places it shouldn't have. Now I know people are thinking, Angela you crazy, of course something would crease during an exercise class like zumba. And to that I say no, I have worn "Bad to the Bronze" tonnes of times to class without a single crease or smudge. I have had "Barely Branded" crease even when put on top of "Bad to the Bronze."

I was really disappointed in this product. The opalescent color is gorgeous and perfect for me. I just can't get over the fact that the shadow creases like no tomorrow. I don't know if my pot is just bad or if it isn't quite aged yet and I need to let it dry up a bit? Till then I will be a bit of a sad panda when I look at the container for this.

Let me know, what are your experiences with the Color Tattoos, either this color or others?

Reviews of other shades of the Maybelline Color Tattoo:
1. Bad to the Bronze (shimmery brown)
2. Edgy Emerald (minty teal)
3. Inked In Pink (metallic pink)
4. Tenacious Teal (shimmery blue)