Sunday, 4 August 2013

What Do You Think Of: Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Smokey Eye

I'm starting a new segment on my blog every weekend called "What Do You Think Of: ?" wherein I shall be picking a product or a look and either reviewing or recreating it. 

This weekend I picked to split the difference and both review and recreate. I am reviewing the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo eyeshadow pots in Timeless Black and Eternal Silver, as well as using both of these shades to do a simple smokey eye. I need simple looks in my arsenal; simple looks for a simple girl. 

This is about as simple as it gets, all you need is:
Maybelline Colour Tattoo's in Timeless Black and Eternal Silver. 
One blending brush. 
Black Eyeliner, 
Black Mascara 
Lash Curlers

First, these shadows are creamy and so beautifully pigmented that they rival higher end products, or at least in my estimation, they should! I started with a base of the silver shade all over my lids, concentrating on the inner corner, and spreading it out lightly over the rest of the lid. I then dabbed the black shade on the outer corner lightly working it over to the centre. Then I took my Eco Tools Buffing Concealer Brush and blended out the harsh edges on the very outer corner and buffed it into the crease, essentially hazing out the harsh definition between the silver and black. Be careful not to blend too much or you will make the silver look tarnished! 

To intensify the look, dab another small amount of Timeless black onto the very outer corner, just shy of the blended line and smudge it gently to darken it up. 

Take a small bit of the black on your baby finger and smudge it onto the lower lash and waterline (just atop the bottom lashes to avoid making yourself look like a panda) and smudge it in halfway. Then take the silver again and bring it over to meet the black on your lower lash-line. 

Line your waterline with black pencil liner, curl your lashes and apply your mascara; Bobs your teapot, you're done!!

Top Tip! If your silver colour is looking dirty from the black, just brighten it up with a small dab of the fresh silver shade!

For Even More Drama: You could line your top lash line with liquids eyeliner for a sultry flick, as I have above.