I just love finding new make-up especially when I didn’t even know we had it here in the UK. When I spied this Leather Effect Color Tattoo from Maybelline in Boots I just knew I had to have it. A big fan of the originals of which I have three (On & On Bronze, Timeless Black & Pomegranate). This is in Creamy Beige which I thought would be a good base shade. Their are 5 shades but I’ve only seen this one and vintage plum which I didn’t think would suit me. These are £4.99 each.
So rich. So creamy. Only our cream gel eye shadow formula gets the look of couture leather so right. – Maybelline
Creamy Beige Leather Effect
Saturday mid-day I decided that I really fancied going to the cinema & get a dose of Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game (well worth seeing!). I’m no Cumberbitch as his loyal fans are refered to but I do find him interesting. When I have a new piece of make-up I just have to swatch it on my hand. It’s a matte beige but it still has sparkle it feels like a contradiction but it works. First the new piece then I try out what I think will work with it, above is the final combo. Firstly when I used my finger to do this you can feel it’s a much drier formula that the original. The leather effect seems harder to work with using my finger so when I applied it with the No7 Eye Colour brush to pat down the colour on to my lid. This worked easily and gave me control of how high I went with the shade. Next came my blending brush which is also No7 but was discontinued it’s basically the same as a Mac 217. You have to blend this pretty quickly as it sets but there’s no reason you can’t add a bit at a time where you want more.
For more of a definition between the leather effect and my brow I applied Macs Mont Blanc eyeshadow. It’s a very finely milled matte shadow so it brightens & softens the gap without it looking like it’s really there.I finally found a use for the Whiskey shade on my Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Eye pencil. I finally get why everyone and their mum loves them. If I can manage to line my eyes then anyone can, this stuck around even in my waterline.
My theory on the “leather effect” is it’s more matte than the others. The formula applied a very thin layer that’s almost like when you describe foundation as being a second skin. Without the fine glitter it would look very two-dimensional & this suits more of a day to-night look where you could amp it up with a lipstick.
8 Hours Later
Let’s just say it yellow lighting sucks but you can still see that after 8 hours of wear almost all of my eye make-up is still there. There’s a bit of the leather effect missing in the crease but other than that it’s all there. I was really pleased how long this lasted on me I don’t have oily lids but others tend to look worse after this length of time. My Maybelline Big Great Lash also stood the test of time & even the UD eyeliner did too. Will it last 24 hours? I’m still doubting that one but then again who really has their make-up on that long. Would it last for a night out? I think it would do better that most eyeshadow.