If you’re an avid drugstore beauty shopper like I am, you’ll find yourself taking a bit more time perusing through the beauty aisles of CVS/Rite Aid than usual. Lately, drugstore brands have been on their A-game as Maybelline, Revlon and L’Oreal introduce plenty of impressive products that would even make MAC snobs do a double take.
One such product I’ve stumbled upon has been receiving much praise lately, the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow. The new line of cream shadows come in a variety of 10 shades—from polished neutrals to fierce bolds. I picked up, in my opinon, what seemed to be the two most wearable shades out of the bunch: Tough as Taupe (a matte taupe with greyish purple undertones) and Bad to the Bronze (an everyday-appropriate metallic bronze.)
After alternating between the two shades in a span of two weeks, I’m quite impressed with the quality of these cream shadows. Each can be worn as a base underneath a powder eyeshadow or as an all over lid color—perfect for days when you’re in a rush! Without primer, I experienced full-day wear with no creasing whatsoever; an amazing feat for my oily eyelids!
Why You’ll Love It (via Maybelline.com):
• Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting color saturation
• Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant
• Ophthalmologist-tested. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
I have to say, these babies do exactly what they claim. These range in price from $6.99—$8+ at most drugstores, albeit steep for a drugstore product, but a steal when comparing them to high-end dupes that retail for $18–$19 a pop (i.e. Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows and MAC’s Paint Pots.)
I’m definitely looking forward to exploring more of the line’s vibrant shades, especially Pomegranate Punk. Have you tried any of these cream shadows? Which ones are your favorites?