There’s one makeup product I hoard more than the rest. And by hoard, I mean that I have at least 10 of these awesome little pots of color in my makeup bag at any given time. Excessive? Probably. Do I care? You know I don’t.
The reason I have so many Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows is because they are flat-out amazing. They’re inexpensive ($5), come in a huge range of colors, and they’re the perfect base for any eye look. Color Tattoos provide pigment and a nice, sticky base for powder shadows to cling to and stay in place for hours and hours.
My absolute favorite shade, and the one I reach for almost every day, is Bad to the Bronze:
This warm bronze is a great base for daytime and nighttime looks. Use your finger for more sheer coverage; use a wet brush to pack on the color and shine. Bad to the Bronze pairs beautifully with any eye color so if you don’t have it yet, get yourself to CVS ASAP.
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For those of you #blessed with hooded eyes like me, Color Tattoos are a must to keep powder shadows from getting lost in the abyss that is our crease. This is especially true for brightly colored looks. I’m a huge fan of the Painted Purple Color Tattoo because it makes my blue eyes look mega, crazy blue:
Here’s Painted Purple with powder shadow on top, in case you’d also like to channel your inner 90s neon workout Barbie:
Other shades I’d highly recommend:
- Barely Branded: Creamy, champagne color for neutral looks
- Pomegranate Punk: Deep, burgundy color that pairs very well with the shadows in the Naked 3 palette
- Audacious Asphalt: Charcoal grey a.k.a. the only smoky eye base you’ll ever need
Color Tattoos are inexpensive, available at every drugstore and online and one pot will last FOREVER. Literal years. They do dry out a bit as they age but I find that using my warm finger (that sounds gross but you know what I mean) to apply the shadow “melts” the formula and gives me smooth, even coverage.
I highly recommend you pick up one or 15 Color Tattoos on your next drugstore run. Enjoy!