24 Hour Color Tattoo.

I recently picked up 2 Color Tattoos by Maybelline and put it to the test. Would it really last 24 hours?

Here are the 2 colors I purchased. Both colors are very intense and opaque.The colors adhere almost immediately, so blending is a bit challenging.
Tough as Taupe (left): Very matte. I couldn’t wouldn’t wear this color alone. Probably would add some shimmer or use as a base color to  intensify another taupe/purple eyeshadow.
Audacious Asphalt (right): Some shimmer. The shimmer gives the steel gray color some dimension making it wearable alone or with other shadows.

24 Hour Challenge:

On New Years Eve, I swatched my arm and went about my day getting ready to host a NYE party. I didn’t pay attention to what my arm came into contact with, but it was really put to the test. I was moving all day!

I caved before the Color Tattoo did. After more than 12 hours, I wanted the swatches off my arm. I was defeated, but  impressed. The colors  lost a little bit of intensity, but not much.  I also noticed that that the glitter on Audacious Asphalt had rubbed off a little, so the gray color was more apparent than before. Because the eyeshadows are cream based and adhere so well, primer didn’t make a difference at all.

Properly named as Color Tattoo… If you’re looking for color that stays put. This is the eyeshadow for you. My only wish… more neutral colors with a little bit of shimmer or a satiny finish. This would make these shadows easier to wear. I’ll definitely have to go back to check out their color selections!~ Can’t wait to try them out.



  1. BichMac
    October 26, 2013 / 9:20 am

    You are so smart! You are the first reviewer that I have seen wear the product somewhere other than on the eyes to test its longevity. Other reviewers will literally wear the product on their eye for 24 hours to test it, which I always thought was a little dangerous and ignorant.

  2. Denise Shively
    January 4, 2012 / 9:36 am

    Thanks for your review. I love eyeshadow with staying power, but I’m like you – I like my shadows to have some shimmer to them. These will probably be a pass for me unless they come out with additional colors.

    • January 4, 2012 / 10:32 am

      Glad you liked the review. They def need more wearable everyday colors.

  3. January 3, 2012 / 6:20 pm

    does it come off easily with eye makeup remover?
    xx jin @ her imajination

    • January 3, 2012 / 6:54 pm

      answers mostly yes.. with a little bit of no.
      hard to explain, but I’ll do my best. the color came off, but there’s a slight shadow or faint darkening of where the color was. almost like the skin was stained, but oddly enough.. the stain has no color.
      there’s nothing subtle about the color and the application. these shadows are def for the dramatic look. hope this helps. 😉