6 Editors Try the Maybelline New York Color Tattoo Eye StixOctober 26, 2023
At Makeup.com, we can’t resist a multi-use makeup product. Who doesn’t love getting more bang for their buck? So, we were so excited to get our hands on the Maybelline New York Color Tattoo Eye Stix, a versatile eye makeup crayon that can be used as an eye liner, eyeshadow and even a primer. Not only is the longwear formula super creamy and blendable, but the pointed tip allows for super precise application, making doing your eye makeup easier than ever. It’s also available in ten boldly pigmented shades in matte and shimmer finishes, from a sparkly champagne to a hot pink. Ahead, six of our editors tried the Color Tattoo Eye Stix in different shades. Keep scrolling to read what they thought.
Maybelline New York Color Tattoo Eye Stix Review
Alanna, Managing Editor
Shade: I am Powerful
Warm eyeshadow tones pop off of my olive skin, which is why I was super drawn to I am Powerful. It’s a stunning red-orange hue that’s easily buildable, whether you prefer a subtle wash of color or pigment that packs a little punch. You can easily wear this by itself or paired under another eyeshadow depending on the look you’re going for. I love pairing this with a dramatic wing and lots of mascara — it’s definitely going to become a staple eyeshadow for me as we move into the holiday season.
Shade: I am Shining
I love a shadow stick for creating quick, easy one-and-done looks. I’ve been reaching for I Am Shining, a pale, shimmery champagne shade, almost every day to highlight my inner corners. The formula is high-shine and reflective without being glittery, and the color goes with everything, from dark smoky eyes to neutral and natural eye looks. It has great lasting power, too — despite how teary my eyes tend to get in the colder weather, my inner corners still retain their shine by the end of the work day.
Jordan, Associate Editor
Shade: I am Courageous
Compared to some of my fellow editors, I’m pretty new to the beauty world and thus, I’ve had a bit of a learning curve when it comes to more complex products and makeup application methods. So, I’ve really grown to love an eyeshadow stick as a foolproof way to create eye makeup looks that would otherwise be beyond my skill level with a makeup brush. This shadow stick from Maybelline New York officially has a permanent spot in my makeup arsenal, thanks to the creamy blendable formula and pointed, precise tip that makes application easier than ever. The shade I am Courageous is a cool bronze with a subtle shimmer and I love that it’s neutral enough to wear every day.
Kat, Social Media Editor
Shade: I am Inspired
I’m such a huge fan of eye sticks because they make my get ready routine flow so much quicker! I’ve been reaching for the Maybelline New York Color Tattoo Eye Stix in I am Inspired recently because it’s the perfect champagne shade to highlight my eyes. I highlight the center of my lids, inner corners and right on my brow bone to give me a more wide awake look. It’s really the perfect product for your every day routine!
Alexis, Associate Editor
Shade: I am Unique
Eyeshadow sticks have become one of my favorite ways to apply my eye makeup recently. Not just for added color on my lids, but also as a makeshift eyeliner when I’m creating a monochromatic look. Any time a brand comes out with this type of product I’m quick to try, and was not disappointed with these Tattoo Eye Stixs from Maybelline. They’re like a larger version of the Maybelline New York Tattoo Studio Sharpenable Gel Pencil, with a creamier consistency that allows for quick blending before it dries matte (or shimmery depending on the shade). I Am Unique, a deep pink hue, has become a favorite of mine for a bold eye makeup look in just a few swipes. Tip: If you have oily eyelids like I do, allow the eyeshadow to set on your eyes for a few seconds before blinking to avoid creasing.
Reece, Associate Editor
Shade: I am Fierce
This eyeshadow stick is a major hit for my oily eyelids, and that’s coming from someone who blinks off their eyeshadow within an hour of applying it. I wasn’t expecting the texture of the eyeshadow to be dry, but I think that really aids in the budge-proof properties of this formula, and the way the product settles on the lids — once you apply it, the eyeshadow does not move around. I Am Fierce is a gold shade with hints of olive green; while I feel like my brown eyes are typically unexciting with most eyeshadow, this shade makes them pop!