Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Maybelline tough as taupe color tattoo: one product, five usage

I already reviewed the color tattoo range earlier. Recently I decided to tough as taupe (permanent taupe in Europe) to my collection. Unlike the other color from the range this is a matte product. The texture is also creamier than the other colors. It's a nice medium taupe color.

I use it in five different ways:

1. Contouring shade
2. Eyeshadow base
3. Eyecrease shade
4. Eyeliner
5. Brow filer

As a contour

I apply it with my fingers under the cheek bone on my bare face before foundation like so:
You can also see my brow prior to the application on this picture

I then apply foundation on top of it

I finish the look with a ivory cream eyeshadow all over the lid. I then used permanent taupe on my crease, my brows, under the eye and above the eye as an eyeliner and I also contoured my nose with it.

Here's the finished look:

Close up on the eye
Permanent taupe used softly on the crease, brow and as a soft eyeliner. You can build up the intensity.

Overall I'm really liking this eyeshadow. It's a great product for traveling and it can be use on the fly for different purposes, the best being of course for the eyes. It's also very pigmented I had to tap the excess on the back on my hand to use it on my crease and brows.


  1. Thank you and thanks for your visit

  2. HarcrazyforcosmeticsMay 16, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Great uses :)

  3. I also find it a bit to blend to use it on itself on the lid. It's really more of a shadow color.

  4. Hey Judith, I've never thought about using a shade like this as a contouring shade (though now come to think of it, it makes a lot of sense)! I passed on Permanent Taupe because I thought it would be too gray for me, but I might be able to make it work in the crease indeed!

  5. Thank you. It really looks good under taupe and grey shimmery eyeshadows!

  6. I like the contour effect! I would love to use it as an eyeshadow as well :)

  7. Thank you! I still prefer contouring with powder since it's easier, but in a pinch this does a great job.

  8. Well, that's just really smart! Ha. Brilliant and it looks gorgeous on you. I love the subtle difference that it makes on your cheek. Real smart thinking!

  9. It's definitely completely different from the other color tattoos, only matte color and only creamy one too!

  10. It works great, reminds me of MUFE aqua brow, but in much much cheaper!

  11. i also found it very weird how each colors texture is different from each other. but i love this post :D so ingenious of you to use it as a brow filler :)

  12. As a brow filler! That is brilliant :-)