Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadow in Audacious Asphalt is a multi-dimensional deep silver, with silver glitters. Maybelline boasts this line of cream shadow as their longest wearing, super-saturated shadow.
Audacious Asphalt is an interesting shade. It looks like a pure grey-silver colour, but it can appeal to have a smidget of blue tint under certain lighting. It has a very smooth texture, and the glitter does not feel gritty (both when I was applying them and on my eyes). The pigmentation is okay, not as good as I have expected, especially Maybelline described them as “super-saturated). The colour intensity can be buildable. It started to fade on my lids after 6 hours (with primer), but there is no creasing. I am not very impressed with that since it’s supposed to be a “24 hour” shadow. However, if you use it as a base, and put powder shadow on top of it, the wear time increases substantially. So all is not lost.
I quite enjoy the packaging, it seems like a lot of drugstore brands have been improving their packaging, and a lot of their products actually look quite high-end. The cream shadow is contained in a glass pot, with a black plastic screw on cap. Almost like a bigger version of the pot for Bobbi Brown’s gel liner. The clear glass container provides a good view of the shade, which I appreciate.
Bottom line: If you are looking for a silver cream shadow that works great as a base, then check out Audacious Asphalt. If you are expected a 24 hour wear with this shadow alone, you might be disappointed.
Ingredients (from Ulta.com):
Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Ceresin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cyclomethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax / Cire De Candelilla, Caprylyl Glycol, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tin Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Paraffin. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 16035 / Red 40 Lake, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77289 / Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide.
Lasting Power: 7.5/10