I can't say I've ever tested the 24 hour theory, but worn for 12 to 16 hours, I've found them to be comfortable, without creasing, flaking or fading, and a superb formula among potted and cream shadows. Maybelline makes all kinds of cosmetics that are rich with pigmented color and these are another example.
I prefer the Color Tattoo eyeshadows to Mac paint pots in that I find the paint pots to be a bit drying and let's face it, these are such a great value in comparison for a comparable product. I find them easier to work with and especially when it comes to blending colors together or a powder eyeshadow on top. They're just a bit creamier allowing for artistic variation to occur. Apply with a brush or use your finger; they'll have delicious color either way.
So let's look at the swatches. From left to right are Test My Teal, Fuchsia Fever, Ready, Set Green, and Blue On By.
And in the glass pot container, we have Test My Teal:
Ready, Set, Green:
And last, but not least, Blue On By:
These are beautiful bold colors that I was really excited to see. We only have two Targets in my town, so it wasn't easy to find them. Fuchsia Fever was the first to sell out where I live. You can usually find Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr Eyeshadows for about $6.99 MSRP. You can also purchase the non-limited edition colors on the Maybelline website, (link provided for your convenience).
It's no secret I'm a Maybelline lover, so I'm really enjoying these and the nudes that came out for fall 2012. How about you? Have you dipped into the Color Tattoos?