I am a huge fan of the Maybelline Color Tattoos, so when I saw the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments display at my local Rite Aid, I couldn’t resist picking one…or two up. Since I’ve been on a bronzey-gold eyeshadow kick this summer, I reached for Impropper Copper and Breaking Bronze. Impropper copper is a shimmering brown-copper shade, and Breaking Bronze is a lighter shimmering golden bronze.
I prefer to wear these on their own, softly blended out over the lid with a bit of black liner smudged at the lash line. I’ve read a couple reviews of these already, some saying that they were flakey or not pigmented enough. I don’t agree – I find that these are incredibly pigmented and they do not move once you apply them (*I did apply Urban Decay’s Primer Potion first, as I do when applying any shadow).
I think I know why others have found these to be not be pigmented enough – when I first applied Impropper Copper I swept it onto my lids using a Mac 217. If you’re looking for a soft look, doing this will get the job done. However, if you want a deeper, smokier look, use your finger to pat on a second layer of shadow. I don’t think that you particularly need this shade if you already own Mac Woodwinked or Mulch, although I do find that there is something special about Impropper copper. As for Breaking Bronze, I don’t own a real dupe for this shade and I haven’t come across anything too similar. So if you’re looking to pick up just one of these colors I’d recommend scooping up Breaking Bronze; I think it looks beautiful paired with tanned skin and does a great job of brightening up the eyes.
Have you picked up any of the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments?
*The top shade is Impropper Copper, the bottom is Breaking Bronze