The Maybelline Eye studio color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated Crayons: An amazing drugstore find
I’ve talked about how much I love eyeshadow sticks, so I was already primed and ready to like these Maybelline Eye studio color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated Crayons.
I was not, however, expecting to love them!
Here’s just a quick look in any way 10 of these exceptionally smooth and crazy pigmented eyeshadow sticks. Plus, they have major staying power. The packaging says up to 24 hours…but I didn’t test them for that long. Suffice to say, they last a full workday with no fading at all. I am so pleased with these shadows that I won’t be disrespectful and say that they’re only “good for a drugstore brand.” They’re just awesome period, and the icing on the cake is that you can get them at Target for $6 each.
Since there are 10 shades in the line, I broke them down by color family.
The pinks and purples…
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Maybelline Eye studio color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated crayons in Pink Parfait, Lilac Lust and extravagant Lavender
As you can see, these are very sparkly, but still very pigmented. I find Pink Parfait to be very similar to Pink Pearl by Boots No. 7, and Lilac Lust and extravagant Lavender seem a lot more special to me, especially among the world of eyeshadow sticks.
Of this group, my favorite is Lilac Lust.
As for the gold and bronze shades…
Maybelline Eye studio color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated crayons in barely Beige, Gold Rush, Bronze Truffle and Creamy Chocolate
The gold and bronze group are my heart and soul. I really love these shades, and with how easy these crayons are to use, I see them being staples in my makeup routine.
Plus, the bottoms on these crayons twist up, so you don’t even have to worry about finding a sharpener! Of the golds and bronzes, Bronze Truffle is my favorite because it isn’t too cool toned or warm, so it’ll opt for pretty much any lipstick/blush combo.
Lastly, the smokey grays…
Maybelline Eye studio color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated crayons in Grey Crystal, Charcoal Chrome and Audacious Asphalt
All of these, especially Charcoal Chrome, must be great for evening looks. When I swatch Grey Crystal alone, it looks like a bright silver, but next to Charcoal Chrome you can see a lot more of its blue tones.
The big surprise here for me is Audacious Asphalt. I was absolutely expecting a black, or at least a dark gray, but it looks green to me. The formula is great and smooth and pigmented, though. It’s just that based on the name and the packaging, it isn’t what I expected.
And now for the swatches…
(L to R): Maybelline Eye studio color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated crayons in Grey Crystal, Charcoal Chrome, Audacious Asphalt, Pink Parfait, Lilac Lust and extravagant Lavender
(L to R): Maybelline Eye studio color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated crayons in barely Beige, Gold Rush, Bronze Truffle and Creamy Chocolate
I can’t say enough about these eyeshadow sticks. They rank amongst my favorites from all brands (including high end).
What do you think of the eye crayon form factor? have you tried these?