Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Barely Brazen, Breaking Bronze, Downtown Brown)

Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments ($6.99 for 0.05 oz.) come in twelve different shades, and this post features three of them. These are the first three I grabbed to try, and they happened to coordinate rather well together, which was a nice bonus! I really liked all three, as they had a very soft, finely-milled texture with nice pigmentation. Maybelline touts 24-hour wear (which is one of my least favorite claims for any product to make), and I’m not overly comfortable wearing makeup for that long, but I did wear all three shades for sixteen hours. I had some creasing after nine hours, and it was noticeably faded and fairly creased by sixteen hours. When worn over a primer, I didn’t have any issues until fourteen hours (some fading but no creasing).

The one thing I did notice was that these don’t contain a ton of product; loose eyeshadows are all over the map in regards to sizing, with generous sizes above 0.15 oz. and some around this size.   The jar seemed large, so I was surprised to see how much it actually contained. I think that it has plenty of product to last you quite awhile, but for those who are concerned about price per ounce, it might be something to consider.

I plan to review a few more shades from the range, and the next three I have planned, I can tell you that these are not created equal at all.  Though they did not live up to the 24-hour claim, they did wear well for a over half a day, so I suspect that for most, the wear is long enough–or at least not a deal-breaker.  I did experience more issues with some of the other shades, which I will get into after I finish up testing them.

Barely Brazen is a warm, shimmering champagne beige with a frosted finish. It applied with mostly opaque color dry, and then was fully opaque when applied wet. MAC Mooncake is a cream product. MAC Summer Haze is more frosted, lighter. MAC All That Glitters is similar. See comparison swatches.

Breaking Bronze is a warm, coppery brown with a frosted, metallic finish. It was semi-sheer applied dry, and then it was fully pigmented applied with a damp brush. Disney Cosmic is less warm. theBalm Manic Maribel is less metallic. MAC Bare My Soul is less shimmery. Urban Decay Penny Lane is similar. NARS Isolde #1 is less metallic. bareMinerals Bragging Rights is similar. See comparison swatches.

Downtown Brown is a medium-dark brown with subtle warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had opaque color both wet and dry. bareMinerals Schmooze is less metallic. Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #2 is similar, less metallic. Bobbi Brown Bronze is darker. Urban Decay Suspect is cooler-toned. MAC Woodwinked is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Barely Brazen
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
89%
Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Breaking Bronze
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
88%
Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Downtown Brown
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
90%

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Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Breaking Bronze Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Breaking Bronze Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Breaking Bronze Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Breaking Bronze Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Breaking Bronze Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Breaking Bronze Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Breaking Bronze Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Breaking Bronze Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Breaking Bronze Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Breaking Bronze Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Downtown Brown Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Downtown Brown Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Downtown Brown Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Downtown Brown Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Downtown Brown Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Downtown Brown Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Downtown Brown Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Downtown Brown Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Downtown Brown Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Maybelline Downtown Brown Color Tattoo Pure Pigments

Maybelline Barely Brazen Color Tattoo Pure Pigments
Barely Brazen (inner lid), Breaking Bronze (middle of lid), Downtown Brown (outer lid)

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