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.

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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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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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I saw these at the store the other day, is it just me or does the Packaging/stickers look like they are tester packaging? It just looks very unfinished for a powerhouse makeup company like Maybelline.

That being said, I can’t wait to try out some of the colors!

The shades look nice, especially Downtown Brown. But besides the fact that loose pigments are too finicky for my taste, the packaging turns me off from this completely. It looks unfinished 🙁 I guess I was hoping for a sleeker design to it, more like the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows.

I am more concerned about the quality of the product than how the packaging looks. It isn’t the packaging that I am applying to my eyelids.

The packaging is very similar to Bare Minerals’ loose shadows. Elf’s loose pigments use the same thing, too. I guess I’m just so used to seeing it from other brands that I’m not really understanding what people were expecting (not just you – a few others have mentioned the packaging being a turnoff). 🙂

I have Downtown Brown and love it – it didn’t last that long on me though, but I have really oily lids, and the times I’ve worn it, it was really humid outside. I love Barely Brazen, I might pick that up.

I have the black one and the jade one. Both wear very nicely over nyx primer. All day really. My favorite is the black! I love the blue sheen in it.

Sometimes I need 24-hour makeup >_> Only sometimes though. I hope to see more of the colorful ones, just because these shades don’t interest me intensely. It’s not to say they aren’t pretty (they really are!) but not my cup of tea ~

I have Improper Copper and Never Fade Jade (so far, will be grabbing more ASAP) and I LOVE THEM. I flat out squealed when I saw them at Walgreens because drugstore pigments. Both the shades I have have really nice pigmentation and have worn well, though I’m with you on not testing the 24 hour thing. Happy to see you like them as well! I can’t wait to get some more 🙂

I have Barely Brazen and I absolutely love it! It has become an everyday colour for me. I find it has an almost wet look on the lid that I love.

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