This past weekend, I discovered new Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Crayons in a display at my local CVS. It was buried on a dark lower shelf, but somehow I happened to spot it.
I picked up two shades out of 10, though I don’t think the CVS display had all 10 shades. The shades I saw all looked like shimmers. I was hoping there might be some mattes. The two I took home are Pink Parfait and Grey Crystal.
Here’s how Maybelline describes them:
“Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayon has all day tattoo tenacity and playful color intensity in an easy, glide on crayon.
• High-intensity color keeps eyes looking vibrant all-day long
• Smooth, soft creamy finish
• Playful, intense colors”
I think they’re pretty shades: pastels, metallics and a couple of deeper shades. Shades you’d expect. They are very creamy. I blended with my fingers and had no issues. Pink Parfait is a very pale pink and it’s a little sheerer than I expected it to be. It shows up better over a base or primer. I applied it on top of matte pink Almay Softie Shadow, and it provided a nice shimmer and brightness. Initially, Grey Crystal did well both on its own or with primer. It was more pigmented and opaque than Pink Parfait. But after wearing the Tattoo Crayons for about 7 1/2 hours, I recommend applying them over primer as the two shades I tried tended to fade a bit over time. The swatches below are without primer.
As you’d expect, the crayons are even easier and faster to use than the Color Tattoos in the pots. Although I really like the original Color Tattoos in pots, I found the pots harder to use. The formula for some shades was stiff, and they tended to dry out rather quickly. I think the crayons will have more longevity plus they’ll stay cleaner.
Unlike the Rimmel and NYX crayons, the Maybelline Color Tattoo Crayons have a twist up so hopefully they’ll stay sharp-ish without a need for sharpening.
I think they are nice everyday eye shadows, and perfect to throw into a purse makeup bag.
I also like Rimmel’s eye crayons, and I’d say these are comparable or perhaps even creamier and easier to blend than the Rimmel crayons.
At CVS, Maybelline Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayons were priced at $7.79, and Ulta has them for $6.99 with a buy one, half over another going on now.
Ingredients: C11-12 Isoparaffin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Beheneth-5, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Paraffin, Isododecane, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Alumina, Glycine Soja Oil / Soybean Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Aloe Barbadensis Extract / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine.