This week’s Makeup Wars was a fun one to do. We were given the assignment of finding one eyeshadow that does it all. The one we are comfortable using for a complete eye look. I had trouble picking but my choice ended up being MAYBELLINE NUDE COMPLIMENT COLOR TATTOO eyeshadow.
Sadly this is discontinued yet you can still find it on eBay if you look for #90; at the end I’ll give you some suggestions for other shadows that would probably do just as well.
I chose this particular eyeshadow because I find that I can get three shades of depth depending on the tools I use. If I want to wear it as a wash then I usually use MAC 217 (the first well used brush). The brush picks up just the right amount and it’s easy to blend on my eye if I don’t want to use my finger.
For the above picture I only used Maybelline Color Tattoo Nude Compliment except for a little top eyeliner in a darker brown. I started with the MAC 217 brush and applied it on my lid and then used the leftover on my browbone. I then used the MAC 239 brush to darken the lid a little. The last brush I used is the synthetic MAC 242 because I wanted a deep crease shade. Then I used the tip of the 242 to line under my eyes.
You can see it a little better in the above picture. This is a favorite eyeshadow and I use it often especially when I’ve got just a few minutes to do my makeup. I just wish Maybelline hadn’t discontinued this particular shadow.
Here are some alternatives:
Tough as Taupe is one of the permanent shades. It’s more gray on me than it appears in this picture though.
I just saw the Color Tattoo Leather eyeshadows by the permanent collection at CVS. While I haven’t tried Creamy Beige I’m going to get it with the Beauty Club reward I’ll have shortly.
Bad to the Bronze is a much darker alternative but using your finger you can get it to apply lightly though I’d recommend buffing it out to lighten it.
BURBERRY PALE BARLEY is a shadow in my collection that I’ve achieved a similar look with. I prefer it with a darker shadow in the crease but I did practice with Pale Barley to see if it would work and it does.
Do you have a favorite one shadow look? I’d love for you to share it in the comments. Meanwhile go visit my Makeup Wars bloggers to see what other beauties can be found. — Marcia