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 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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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?