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Want to get inked?? Try Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eye Shadows

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So there has always been a desire to have long-wearing makeup and now pretty much every major cosmetic line brings out makeup that promises to last and last.  No one wants to work on a look only for it to crease an hour later.

Just in time for this season and NYFW, Maybelline brought out 10 new shades for their new Color Tattoo By EyeStudio 24hr Eye Shadow.  These come in glass pots with black screw caps that look very similar to M.A.C.’s Paint Pots.  Speaking of Paint Pots, they contain 5 gms of product while the Maybelline product contains 4 gms.  The thick-walled glass makes the containers durable and I had no problems with the seal on the cap.  I really liked that Maybelline chose to release a good mix of really bright, bold colours, with some neutrals as well as both shimmer and non-shimmer textures.  They are described as a cream/gel and again the texture is very similar to the Paint Pots. Very creamy and smooth, although the shimmer shade that I tried was slightly less creamy than the matte shade.  They also have really good pigmentation and they can be applied lightly for a sheer wash or more heavily for and opaque finish.  Dry time is pretty quick so that you have to work quickly to apply product to the eye.  Typically for a creamy product that comes out of a pot, I use a stainless steel palette knife but you could also use a synthetic brush or your fingers to scoop out the product!  Maybelline has marketed this new product as just a cream eye shadow, without use a base or in combination of other shadows.  I tested this new item on my upper eyelid, without the aid of a primer or setting with a powder eyeshadow.  I got about 5 hours of wear before I saw the first signs of creasing and it was minimal.  While my eye shadow looked fine for the rest of the day, I don’t think that this will last for 24 hrs.  Which is not a bad thing anyway. Who really needs all that?

Now to the colours!

The first is #35 Tough as Taupe.

Maybelline's Tough as Taupe

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A Haul! M.A.C. Posh Paradise Collection

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Hey! So I was very excited for a collection of Paint Pots and Mattene lipsticks, as I love both.  I really wish that they would expand the permanent Paint Pot line and keep the Mattenes as well.

Anyway, I listed all the items from the collection here.  This has been a very popular collection and it’s still available in stores and online.  Here is what I got:

Paint Pots in Nubile and Half Wild

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Upcoming M.A.C. Collection: Posh Paradise

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This collection comes out tomorrow, Sept 15th in the US and Canada and in October internationally.  It is already being sold online at maccosmetics.com as well as other online retailers, such as Nordstrom.

This is a limited edition collection featuring some classic items, paint pots and mattene lipsticks.  Needless to say, I will be ALL OVER this collection!  I love the versatility of the paintpots to be used as an eyeshadow base or as a cream eyeshadow.  I have one or two of the original Mattene lipsticks, so that I am anxious to see what this new batch has to offer.

All info courtesy of Specktra.net, photo courtesy of M.A.C.

Image courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics

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