The Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated Crayons: An Amazing Drugstore Find

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Eyes, Guest Post, Maybelline

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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.  

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I was not, however, expecting to LOVE ❤ them!  

Here’s just a quick look at all 10 of these incredibly 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 impressed 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 Lavish 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 Lavish Lavender seem more unique to me, especially among the world of eyeshadow sticks.  

Of this group, my favorite is Lilac Lust.

As for the gold and bronze shades…

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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 go with pretty much any lipstick/blush combo.

Lastly, the smokey grays…

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Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated Crayons in Grey Crystal, Charcoal Chrome and Audacious Asphalt

All of these, especially Charcoal Chrome, should 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 more of its blue tones.  

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The big surprise here for me is Audacious Asphalt. I was totally expecting a black, or at least a dark gray, but it looks green to me. The formula is nice 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…

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(L to R): Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Concentrated Crayons in Grey Crystal, Charcoal Chrome, Audacious Asphalt, Pink Parfait, Lilac Lust and Lavish Lavender

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(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?


Adia Goss


Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.

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  1. You definitely seem to love ’em! 🙂 Love the look of Barely Beige, Gold Rush, Bronze Truffle and Creamy Chocolate, the swatches look great.
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  2. Jaclyn levy says:

    Dumb question: how do you apply them? I usually find eye shadow crayons to be a bit clunky to apply. Are these blendable? Do you apply straight from the tube or use a brush? Thx!

  3. I love any makeup in stick form, so I will try them for sure.
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  4. Kristen says:

    The swatches look promising! Did these crease at all? I have somewhat oily eyelids so I tend to stay away from creamy eye shadows, but I do love how convenient and quick they are to apply!

    • Adia says:

      Hey Kristen, these are more crease-resistant than many other shadow sticks that I’ve tried. If you’ve ever tried the Urban Decay eyeshadow sticks, these are very similar! My eyelids are also somewhat oily, and at the end of the day, I did see creasing (without primer). Honestly the way my eyes are shaped I think I will always have a little creasing, so I was still really happy with these.
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  5. DawnWard says:

    yes, do they crease at all? I love pencils but often find they streak and or crease after an hour or so, even with lid prep.

  6. jessica says:

    These would be good as bases.
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  7. anusha says:

    Hii adia..i like the creamy chocolate shade..
    I have maybelline color tattoo on and on bronze (aka bad to the bronze) looks silver on my pigmented eyelids.. not flattering at all!
    Is bronze truffle similar to bad to the bronze? ?

  8. Erin says:

    SHEET… I think I might need all the grays, purples, and pinks. FFS!
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  9. Rachel R. says:

    The pink, lilac, and lavender are gorgeous. Eyeshadow crayons always crease on me, unfortunately, even over primer.

  10. Kirsten says:

    I like the Color Tattoo jars a lot so I want to give these a try. Thanks for the swatches.

  11. Jessica Revitte says:

    These are some of my all time favorites! Unexpectedly impressed with the quality, I think these are comparable to By Terry’s crayons.

    Jessica

  12. Chelsea says:

    I bought the Bronze Truffle ages ago, along with Barely Beige, and they crease like crazy on me!

  13. Ametaf Johora says:

    i did not expect this level of quality for the bronze and smoky silver ones. epic. thanks for sharing!

  14. Carly says:

    I need to get my hands on these STAT! I hate how ookey the pots can get after a while and these crayons seem so much more on-the-run friendly. It’ll be interesting to see if the packaging is effective at keeping air out because it would be a shame to see these crumble into nothing after a few months.
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  15. Chris25 says:

    These swatches look so good! I’m eyeing the Gold, Bronze, and Chocolate.
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  16. Aj says:

    Yay! They’re in stick form and the swatches look good! I think I’ll pick up Lavish Lavender and Bronze Truffle to try out first, and ya know maybe pick up all of them eventually 😀
    Thanks for the swatches!

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