Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Audacious Asphalt

by mehak on April 7, 2013

in A- Grade, Eye Products, Eye Shadow Bases or Primers, eyeshadow, Maybelline, Reviews

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Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review: Adudacious Asphalt

Guest Post by Priya R.

Product Description:

  • 24hr intensity. Tattoo tenacity. Dare to wear our longest-lasting shadow.
  • Our ink technology creates super-saturated color.
  • Cream gel smoothes on for vibrant color that does not fade.
  • In 8 shades.


My Views:

Another Maybelline Color Tattoo for you- promise the last one from my end and this one is called Audacious Asphalt. After trying out these color tattoo’s, in general I can say now that i am not bowled over by them . I mean they are not  half bad , they are pretty decent but the way these were hyped up, they are definitely not my “HG” cream shadows, or must have product either.

Audacious Asphalt is a greyish black – gunmetal kind of shade with loads of silverish shimmer. It is a beautiful “smokey” kind of color which works great on its own as well as a base. In hurry or otherwise, it can be packed with a brush or fingers on the eyelids and little bit of blending is needed for a quick look. With a brush it is difficult to apply as it dries very quickly, fingers work much better as it warms up the shade. The finish is metallic and this one does not wrinkle up on the eyes as was the case with Bad to Bronze. It stays on forever without creasing until it is wiped off with a makeup remover. Cleanser won’t work, it needs a makeup remover, after all its a Color “Tattoo”. :P

Being a drugstore brand, Maybelline has definitely done a fantastic job with color tattoo and they are suppose to be affordable dupes for MAC paint pots but there is a difference. The concept is similar but there is no exact dupe available in the range. Also, MAC paint pots lasts longer without drying out over the period. And its been about 2-3 months since I had the color tattoo, I already feel these are drying out in the pot but when warmed with fingers, it retains its texture.

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Pros of Maybelline Color Tattoo Audacious Asphalt:

  1. Works well on its own and as a base too
  2. Long lasting on eyes
  3. Does not crease or wrinkle
  4. Affordable
  5. Color goes opaque in single swipe – very pigmented
  6. Perfect for smokey eyes

Cons of Maybelline Color Tattoo Audacious Asphalt:

  1. Dries quickly and needs to work faster with
  2. Have a tendency to dry in the pots

For reviews on other eyeshadows in this range click here : Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Reviews

Verdict: A-

Price: Rs 350

Recommendation: Being a drugstore product, Maybelline is definitely offering great quality product in cream shadow range. As far as market is concerned, I don’t think except for MAC any other brand offers cream eyeshadows in India. And if you love doing smokey eye looks, Audacious Asphalt can be your best friend. It is highly pigmented; smooth textured and works wonderfully on its own with little care. The tub packaging is convenient and will last for really long time except it dries quickly and needs to be warmed with fingers.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Swarnali April 7, 2013 at 10:59 am

wow this looks awesome! :)


Embellished April 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Love the Color Tattoos. They’re some of the nicest products I’ve tried.


Shikha April 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm

nice shade…


Preeti Kaur April 7, 2013 at 2:55 pm

where did you buy these from?


Priya Raghuwanshi April 8, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Local beauty store.. Available online too


Swati April 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm

nice shade… have bought pomegranate punk, bronze and the gold one for my sis :)


Rajvi Bhow April 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Agree on the drying bit.. I have the edgy emerald and it has already dried up within 3 months of purchase..that aside the colour looks great on your eye!


Abhi April 8, 2013 at 8:55 am

must get this one…to try the smokey effect :)


swastika April 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

such lovely color!


Preetha April 8, 2013 at 10:21 am

this is such a pretty shade..i agree they r not even half as good as the mac paintpots..i hav paintpots in the same texture even after 2 years


Vipra S April 8, 2013 at 10:40 am

Lovely shade & nice review :) i hold punk n gold from this range :)


Niesha April 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I like color tattoos but agree that they dry quickly and due to which blending can be tricky.
I have two from this range. Affordable and good!! :D


Heena April 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm

The Shade Is Really Nice But These Are Really Drying For Me..


Sukanya April 9, 2013 at 1:34 am

lovely eye swatch Priya.. it made me reconsider my apathy for grey eyeliner/shadows!


vineetha April 10, 2013 at 12:28 am

Oh even I love these Mehak. They are value for money :-)


khaddu April 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm

i have this in pomegranate punk and its nice shade too !


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