Friday, February 17, 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow Review, Swatches and Deal Scenario (only $2.83)

Maybelline has recently come out with a new line of cream eyeshadows called Color Tattoos. They come in 10 shades and retail for about $7. These shadows claim to be long-lasting and crease-proof. I was very skeptical at first since I have not tried a drugstore cream shadow that did not crease on my eyelids. I have very oily lids so even with a good eye primer, cream shadows will still crease on me an hour or so after application. I am a big fan of Benefit's creaseless cream shadows because it is exactly what its name suggests, "creaseless". The only problem I have with this product is the price. At $19 a pop, this is just way more than what I would like to pay for one jar of eyeshadow.  Ever since I started using it though, I've been on a hunt for a less expensive alternative and I have finally found it. These Color Tattoos are amazing. They are smooth, pigmented and yes, crease-proof.  I can't think of anything bad to say about this product except for the fact that 10 shades is not enough. They need to come out with more. So far I have 6 out of the 10. Here are the swatches.

 Audacious Asphalt, Tough as Taupe, Bad to the Bronze, Pomegranate Punk, Painted Purple, Too Cool

Lastly, to get these shadows at the best price possible I have come up with this deal scenario. Starting Feb 19, 2012, Ulta will have their maybelline cosmetics on sale for buy 2 get 1 free.

-Buy 2 Maybelline color Tatoos at $6.99 each  for a total of $13.98 getting the third one for free
-Use 2 -  $1 Maybelline eyeshadow/eyeliner coupons (recently came out in the Sunday paper)
-Use $3.50 off $10 Ulta coupon
-Total: $8.48 for 3 or $2.83 each