Tried & Tested: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo

I’ve been meaning to post a review about the Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo for some time now.

I got the complete set at their launch a few months ago. Happy, happy! Thanks, Maybelline Philippines!

I got the complete set at their launch a few months ago. Happy, happy! Thanks, Maybelline Philippines!

I’ve always been lazy to use cream eyeshadows because, well, you have to wash your brushes right away. But then again, you can always just use your fingers. This way, application will be easier and faster, too!

The colors may seem similar, but there's a world of difference! The one on the left is called Tenacious Teal—it's a must for braver girls who like to experiment. The one on the right is Edgy Emerald—it's a softer, more subtle play on colour. Try this first if you're used to nudes.

The colors seem similar, but there’s a world of difference! Each eyeshadow retails at P379 each.

I’m into bright pops of color, so these are the two I tried straight away. The one on the left is called Tenacious Teal—it’s a must for braver girls who like to experiment. The one on the right is Edgy Emerald—it’s a softer, more subtle play on color. I suggest that you this first if you’re used to nudes.

To keep things simple, here’s what I think you’ll like about it:
1. It’s Buildable. You can just pat on more layers to get a more vivid, intense color.
2. It’s A Solid Base. No need to invest in an eye primer. It starts of quite sheer, you can easily layer powder eyeshadow over it.
3. I Love The Colors. It’s not just the blues I’m gaga over. There are pretty golds and champagne hues that are perfect for the office, too.
4. It’s Really Long-Lasting. True to its sales pitch, these babies can party as hard as you do without smudging or fading.

Now, here’s what you have to watch out for:
1. Layering Can Get Tricky. Uh-oh. I know I said that it’s buildable, but there’s also a catch: Before you score the color intensity you want, you may have to add about four to five layers. To make sure it doesn’t get chalky or crusty, “add layers in a dabbing motion,” suggests Maybelline’s chief makeup artist, Archie Tolentino.
2. It’s Tough To Remove. This is because the formula is built to last for up to 24 hours. Just use an oil-based makeup remover and you should be fine. Otherwise, you may be left with a subtle, greenish stain over your lids—I know this because it happened to me when I used a water-based remover to wipe off the shadow in Tenacious Teal. Oops ;p

Want to see what it looks like on me?

Since the theme was Native American, I figured turquoise would be a good look for my godson's first birthday party.

iPhone selfie time—I’m so yellow! Since the theme was Native American for my godson’s first birthday party, I figured turquoise would be a good look.

Here's another pic with my cuz-cuz, Coco. See how my lids just eat up eyeliner? It was so thick in the photo above, but it disappears in real life. Haha, chinita dilemmas!

Here’s another pic with my cuz-cuz, Coco. See how my lids just eat up eyeliner? It was so thick in the photo above, but it disappears in real life. Haha, chinita dilemmas!

What do you think? Click here to watch my YouTube tutorial and to learn more techniques on how to use them. ♥