Maybelline Color Tattoo - Audacious Asphalt, Tough as Taupe, Barely Branded, Too Cool

Although these have been out for ages, I've only had them for a couple of months and they're already a staple in my makeup kit. The color tattoos are incredibly versatile, you can use them as an eyeshadow, as a primer/base or even as an eyeliner. They're incredibly pigmented, and last for ages. I found with other cream shadows, that they can be incredibly temperamental to work with, however application of these is easy with both your fingers or a brush, and using both methods they go on smoothly.

The only downside is that I've seen other people reporting that they dry out after a while. I haven't hit that point yet, but I'm really hoping that screwing the lids on tightly will prevent that. Oh and a minor nitpick, the word color doesn't have a u. :( I guess that they didn't change it from the American market.

L to R : Audacious Asphalt, Tough as Taupe, Barely Branded, Too Cool

L to R : Audacious Asphalt, Tough as Taupe, Barely Branded, Too Cool

As you can see all the colors are metallic except for tough as taupe which is matte.
Too Cool - is a shimmery white.
Barely Branded - a shimmery warm beige.
Tough as taupe - a matte brown leaning taupe.
Audacious asphalt - a shimmery gunmetal grey, with green and gold particles, although they don't appear as strongly on the eye as they do in the swatch.

T to B : Too Cool, Barely Branded, Tough as Taupe, Audacious Asphalt

My favourite way to use them is probably as a simple sweep of all over color when I'm in a rush. It is also incredibly easy to create a simple smokey eye with them. The look below was just done with Tough as Taupe all over the lids, then grey eyeliner and facial powder to set, then polish it all off with a coat of mascara and a little powder for your brows. It takes no longer than 5 minutes and can be done with almost any color combination.

Simple smokey eye



  1. Wow such lovely makeup !
    Thanks for the comment and Nice blog too
    Do Free to follow me


  2. Hmmm, do you think tossing them into ziplock baggies will keep them from drying out?


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...