I recently saw the display with the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments and immediately my heart started beating faster and I wanted them all! I am a huge fan of the Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow pots, so I knew I would love the pigments. I decided to pick up one and test it first before I went buck wild. Today I have Improper Copper for you, which immediately caught my eye because I love wearing copper tones on my eyes. Copper tends to bring out my eye color and it still manages to be in the “neutral” family. I can wear it during the day and make it more dramatic for nighttime. Full swatches inside, as well as an eye makeup look using Improper Copper,
Improper Copper is an intense copper-brown pigment with tons of multi-dimensional shimmer in it. This is one of those eyeshadow shades that I fawn all over. I am always drawn to these shades because they’re neutral but also give a pop of edginess with their sparkle. Copper is a beautiful contrast on blue and green eyes, and it really warms up brown eyes. I have absolutely no complaints about this pigment at all. It was soft, smooth, and blended easily. The color was very intense with just one swipe. The only downside to using pigments is that you will have fallout underneath your eyes. You can fix this by doing your eye makeup first and your face makeup last (so you can swipe away any fallout), or by sticking a tissue or translucent powder underneath your eye area temporarily.
For this look, I used Improper Copper over my entire eyelid area and underneath my eyes. I swept a matte light brown shade into the crease to blend out any harsh edges. In the outer third of my eye socket, I blended in a matte black eyeshadow to add some depth and smokiness. I also added black eyeliner to my lower lash-line and smudged it out. I used Urban Decay’s “Perversion,” which is by far my favorite black eyeliner ever. It’s the blackest black I have found!
Using the pigment with a wet brush can certainly lessen the fallout you will get from the pigment. It also makes the pigment look more vibrant.
I definitely feel most confident in copper eyeshadow shades. It’s just my “go-to” look on a regular basis. Improper Copper did not disappoint! The best part is that these are available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide, so you can now find long lasting, high quality pigments anywhere. I definitely want to grab some more of these! I believe these were $7.00 or $8.00 USD.
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