I started by using Maybelline’s 24hr Colour Tattoo eyeshadow in 40 – ‘Permanent Taupe’ as my base all over the lid and up to the crease. I also used my finger to lightly place some along the lower lashes.
Using the Naked palette by Urban Decay I used a flat stiff brush to pat ‘Sidecar’ on top of this on the lid.
Next I used a fluffly dome brush to blend ‘Toasted’ into my crease and on the outer part of my lower lashes.
I then took a smaller stiff dome brush to darken the outer corners with ‘Hustle’.
I then used Stila’s Convertable Eye Colour in ‘Berry’ as a liner along my top and bottom lashes and finished with a coat of Lancome’s Hynose Drama mascara.
I blended MAC’s ‘Tenderling blusher along my cheekbones and up towards my temples.
The eyes are the focus here so I kept the lips fairly neutral with just a swipe of Barry M’s lipgloss in number 2.
What are they?
These are vibrant, long lasting cream gel eyeshadows similar to MAC’s Paint Pots.
I bought 4 of the colours but will definitely be going back for more! These applied smoothly, blended easily and lasted all day. I would recommend applying the bulk of the colour with your finger or a synthetic flat eyeshadows brush. I sheered the colour out with a fluffy dome brush towards the edges but if you do this make sure you wash your brush as soon as you can afterwards to prevent the colour staining.
The colours I have are as follows:
40 – Permanent Taupe
05 – Bold Gold
20 – Turquoise Forever
15 – Endless Purple
I have recently become aware that although the colours are exactly the same, it seems that in the US at least the names of these shadows are different from here in the UK – something I findly slightly odd! Oh well! Makes no difference to how brilliant they are 🙂
Although I only have 4 of these, I believe there are actually 10 colours available, all of which are gorgeous and brilliantly vibrant. These shadows are ideal as a base for powder shadows, just on their own or even as liner – I’ve been using the purple as one all week and am loving it!
These are a brilliant alternative to MAC’s Paint Pots and are far cheaper, yay! The packaging is great too, I like the screw top jar on these as it stops them drying out.
Here are the shades I have swatched: left to right : Permanent Taupe, Eternal Gold, Turquoise Forever and Endless Purple
Worth the Money?
I honestly can’t think of anything negative to say about these except maybe that they should bring out even more colours 🙂 These are £4.99 and available from Superdrug, Boots, most larger chain supermarkets and the official Maybelline website: