Preview: Fall 2012 Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo Cream Shadow

Never have I fallen in love with a budget beauty product before like I have with Maybelline’s 24 Hr Color Tattoo cream eye shadows. So picture me very pleasantly surprised when I got word these new beauties were appearing in stores!


Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadows for Fall 2012

Limited Edition just for fall 2012, the full collection consists of five colors, four of which are limited edition:

  • Barely Beige  (beige pink shimmer)
  • Gold Shimmer (dark golden bronze shimmer)
  • Rich Mahogany (deep brown shimmer)
  • Mossy Green (olive-gold green shimmer)
  • Bad To The Bronze (taupe brown shimmer/permanent)

Maybelline’s 24 hr color tattoo eye shadows are very long-wearing, humidity and sweat proof (I tested these in Florida and they performed flawlessly)


Swatches of Maybelline’s new Fall 2012 Color Tattoo Cream Eye Shadows (flash)

I really couldn’t find fault with any of these cream eyeshadows. Barely Beige goes on so much smoother than the permanent Too Cool (solar white shimmer) color. Gold Shimmer paired with Mossy Green gives an amazing dramatic fall look to the eye. Rich Mahogany is a beautiful brown that would be perfect for an ‘office safe’ smokey eye when paired with Bad To the Bronze. There is a brush being sold along with these shadows but frankly it isn’t any better than comparable makeup brushes from Ecotools, e.l.f. and Sonia Kashuk for Target.

Maybelline’s Fall 2012 Color Tattoo 24hr cream eyeshadow collection is available currently at Walgreens and CVS and should be headed to mass retailers such as Target within the coming weeks.


Swatches of Maybelline’s Fall 2012Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadows (no flash/HDR)


Top row: Barely Beige (no flash/HDR). Bottom row: Gold Shimmer (no flash/HDR)


Top row: Rich Mahogany. Bottom row: Mossy Green (no flash/HDR)

Saturday Lip Love: Red Fatale L’Oreal Infallible Lip Gloss

Happy Saturday, loves!


Red Fatale long-wearing Lip Gloss by L’Oreal. Blue-red lovers rejoice!

On Saturdays I rarely wear makeup as I’m usually doing ‘domestic engineering’, running errands and checking work e-mail (I know, really bad). Three things I absolutely do not go without are powder foundation, mascara and lip color.

Hence these Saturday Lip Love posts.

I’ll be posting every Saturday or so with the current lip product I’m currently in love with so much so that I want to share about it. This week we start with a brand I’ve been hanging with ever since high school, L’Oreal. I present for your consideration, L’Oreal’s Infallible 8 hour lip gloss in Red Fatale.


Red Fatale is a screaming blue-red cream finish lip gloss that L’Oreal claims lasts 8 hours. It is the kind of red reminiscent of 1940’s pin-up girls, Marilyn Monroe and Gwen Stefani. If you have cool to very cool undertones, this is definitely worth the $7 – $9 (or $2.49 at Ulta Beauty through the end of this month). It isn’t super sticky and dries down to a semi-tacky finish. If you are looking for a gorgeous color to punch up your lips while running out and about, this is definitely worth picking up.

And since I went to High School in the 80’s, enjoy listening to Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal sing ‘Saturday Love’. Many times this song was playing either on the radio or through my Sony Walkman speakers as I slid on my lip color before cheerleading duty at football games or before a long day of work to make money to haul more L’Oreal makeup.