Top: Buff and Tuff Bottom: Barely Brazen
Top: Barely Brazen Bottom: Buff and Tuff
It's no secret that I absolutely love the original Maybelline Color Tattoos (as seen here and here). So, when I found out the brand was coming out with Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments, I couldn't wait to see what they looked like. I was really excited...until I found out that the Pure Pigments aren't anything at all like the original Color Tattoos. They are loose powders. Despite my initial disappointment, when I found these guys displayed at a CVS store by my work, I picked up a couple shades.
There are 12 colors altogether ($5.99 at Target) and include brighter shades like Never Fade Jade and Brash Blue to neutrals like Barely Brazen and Buff and Tuff (does it annoy anyone else that they spell it Tuff??). It's nice that they have a good variety of bright colors and wearable neutrals. Some of the brighter/dark shades would work really nicely for a smoked out eye liner as well. Clearly, I bought the champagne-y brownish neutrals. Weird.
I think the formula of these shadows is nice. They are pigmented and don't have much fallout. However, since they are loose powders I would recommend using a primer before applying them. They last all day (with a primer) and I had no issues with creasing or anything like that.
I can really appreciate these shadows as there are not really any loose shadows available at the drugstore (L'Oreal has the Infallible Eyeshadows but those aren't quite loose shadows) so anything unique is a plus in my book.
If you're interested in loose shadows, I would also check out ELF's mineral shadows. They are only $3.00 and come in 27 shades. The only downside is that you need to order online. I've never seen them sold in stores. But, if you like online shopping I think these are very similar to the Maybelline version at half the price.
Have you tried loose eyeshadows? Do you enjoy them?