Maybelline’s 24 Hour Tattoos: Dare To Go Nude Collection

Obviously, I love makeup. I couldn’t be a makeup blogger if I didn’t. And, a few of the items I get, I become obsessed with. Maybelline’s 24 Hour Color Tattoos are some of them. I know I’m not the only one either. You know how you find out you are obsessed about particular makeups? You get overly giddy when you find that limited collection and find it ridiculously hard to remain calm, cool and collected. You also have to hold your hand over your mouth when you pay for them because you are extremely giddy about it and want to blab your good fortune to the uninterested ¬†(I promise)¬†checkout person. But, when I can run home and photolog them…sigh…sweet bliss…

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These are from Maybelline’s Dare To Go Nude Collection. Yes, I know wearing makeup and calling it nude a nude look is an oxymoron. That’s the fun of makeup.

I paid about $8 a piece for these. Considering they are some of the best products to wear as eyeshadow primers, I think they are a very worthy investment. Especially when I can put one on, do some eyeliner and mascara and I’m rather ready for work. Great payout for a little effort. And, the name ‘tattoo’ is meant to mean they.stay.put. With one exception that I’ll get to, that’s what these do.

The lightest shade, ‘Pure Nude’ makes for a flirty, shimmer eye primer. But, you can go it alone and call it almost a Marilyn Monroe look with a very dark eyeliner…

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Next is ‘Stroke of Midnight’. I think this is probably 11 minutes after midnight because it turns into something way different, like once it’s past midnight, than the other five tattoos. You’ll get a shot of that in the swatches…

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‘Nude Compliment’ is a name that makes me giggle. Compliments on my eyes, I’m totally sure is what it means. This is the best taupe eye shadow primer/cream I own. If you get just one, this would be the classic for your Vanity…

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I know ‘Caramel Cool’ isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. However, the effects it has with green and yellow eyeshadows is so worth the investment. You will be pushing all of your eyeshadow looks to new limits with this one…

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Now, if you only get TWO, you should get ‘Sleek & Spice’. I love this one as a stand alone. I used my richest brown eyeliner (*cough Beauty From The Earth’s upcoming ‘The Last Drop’ eyeshadow cough*) and I have made the fastest smoky eye in the West…

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Last is ‘Beige-ing Beauty’. What looks like a peachy-nude, actually has this orangey duo look to it. Totally awesome. Totally unexpected…

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The swatches in non-direct sunlight…

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And these are high noon light…

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‘Stroke of Midnight’ was so patchy that it had to get a severe pat-down and, that still didn’t quite do the trick. I am going to have to fiddle a lot with that one. My next trick will be to see if I can use it as a cream eyeliner. I won’t be using that one much as a primer or shadow, I can tell. The others, they are work horses. I love them all and am pleased without any doubts to add them to the Vanity.

I found these at Walgreens in a display and have been seeing them more and more. But, they are going fast because I haven’t seen a full display with all six shades since I picked these up.

Are you game?

 

Milani Monday: Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow Pencils

Eyeshadow pencils that have good pigment AND don’t crease are hard to find. Oh, you’ll find plenty of companies telling you that their pencils last but, if you have oily eyelids like me, one can almost give up even trying to find such an animal.

I have had a lot of success with Milani Cosmetics so, I was very hopeful that their 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow pencils in their Shadow Eyez collection would hold up. Here are a couple I have…

“Champagne Toast’, which the name says it all and, ‘Royal Purple’ which is a perfect purple shade. Both of these glide on like a professional ice skater across the ice…smooth. And, as no surprise, pigment overload!…

These are chubby pencils. I still like to use these for liners as well, even though they will give a thicker line. It is good for getting a smokey eye look. And, as creamy as these pencils are, you can smudge them out every easily.

Both are vibrant…

‘Champagne Toast’ seems to be lighter in color once it is drawn onto the skin. It makes for a dramatic highlight shade on the brow bone. And, ‘Royal Purple’ is about as matte as you can get without actually being a matte; just a smidgen of shimmer in there. That way, it keeps it in the 2010’s rather than in the 1070’s.

I actually like wearing these two shades together because they blend so easily and create a fun contrast…

As much as I like ‘Shadow Eyez’, I don’t get a 12 hour wear out of them. If I apply a shadow primer, I will get about 6 hours of no creases. Do keep in mind, I have oily eyelids and I’m in Florida. Your mileage may vary. When I use a primer and then one of these pencils over that, covering my eyelid, and then apply powder shadows over that, I get an intense look that wears long and beautifully for a good 8 hours.

I have a feeling that these would work perfectly, for me, in the winter temps, and in locations not as humid as Florida. I have several shades from this collection and they all are gorgeous. Save from having to work with them in a humid location, I have no complaints about Milani’s ‘Shadow Eyez’.

Have you tried any of these pencils my Milani? Which ones do you like?

 

These products have been given to me to review. This is my own, honest opinion.