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All in the eyes

Published:Monday | October 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM
A variety of shades of Maybelline's eye tattoo line. - photos by Colin Hamilton/Freelance Photographer

Nashauna Drummond, Lifestyle Coordinator

Bright and beautiful tattoo all day

Countless make-up products rave about being all-day wear, but few deliver. At the top of the list of those who deliver is Maybelline and their new eye tattoo gel cream eye shadow. You can go the beach or pool, have a swim, and your eye shadow stays intact and removes easily with waterproof eye shadow remover or good 'ole' protroleum jelly.

To demonstrate its wearablity and versatility, The Beauty Spot professionals created two looks for the Flair Magazine.

The eye shadows can be applied with a brush or your finger-tips, and hold their own working well without a primer. You can wear them alone or layer the colours to intensify your look, depending on what you desire. It can also be used as a base for power shadows, locking them in.

The cream colour glides on easily without creasing while the colour retains its vibrancy. So what you see in the canister is what will be on your eyes. It's also safe for sensitive eyes and persons who wear contact lenses.

You only need to remember two rules.

(1) Work quickly when blending, as it dries quickly

(2) Put it to the test and make your eyes show-stoppers.

The looks:

All day - For Danielle Rickards, the Beauty Spot professionals created a look that can last all day.

Using only two shades - Bad to the Bronze is applied to the entire eye lid. Painted Purple is used as a contour colour at the corners of the eyes and blended seamlessly to give her eyes the right amount of sparkle, perfect for whatever her day calls for.

Glam the night - Kicking it up a notch, Lauren Grey went triple threat with Bold Gold, Tenacious Teal and Too Cool to make all other eyes blue with envy.

The colours are intensified leaving no doubt who is the star of the night.