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Friday, 29 May 2015

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadows | Review & Swatches

I'm sure you've all heard of the highstreet's answer to MAC Paint Pots, but if you haven't - where have you been? When I picked up my 4th Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow, I realised I'd never done a post on them and thought I'd better rectify the problem pronto! These little pots of prettiness are a busy girl's best friend as they're so quick and easy to apply using just your finger or a brush. Maybelline say; 
"Dare to shine 24/7.Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting color saturation. Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant".
There's currently 12 shades available in the UK, with the US having even more dreamy shades. If you're listening Maybelline... bring us some more shades pleaseee! The 4 shades I currently own are;

35 - On and On Bronze - Metallic, neutral bronze.
40 - Permanent Taupe - Matte, very cool brown.
65 - Pink Gold - Metallic pink with gold shimmer.
70 - Metallic Pomegranate - Metallic reddish plum.

The most wearable shade out of the 4 for me is definitely On and On Bronze. It's so easy it literally takes about 5 seconds to apply and blend, and it looks as if I've made so much more effort than I actually have - great for when I've got a toddler raiding through my makeup bag and a baby crying to be picked up, lol. The pigmentation and creaminess of all 4 of these shades it absolutely spot on. Permanent Taupe is a shade I would never have chosen for my eyes as it's a bit too cool, but I actually use it on my eyebrows and find it works so well. It's been said it's a dupe for the Anastasia Dip Brown Pomade, but I've never actually tried that so couldn't say for definite. I grab my Real Techniques Eyeliner Brush (from the Nic's Picks set), and line my brows, filling in any sparce areas and giving them a really crisp line. It's so creamy and lasts all day without smudging. If you need an ashy brown for your brows, be sure to give this a go. It's really, really ashy (verging on grey) though, so probably only good for those with blonde hair to be honest. It looks REALLY grey in the swatch above actually, but it doesn't apply to the brows that grey I promise. Metallic Pomegranate hasn't had much use yet, but I can see it being a firm favourite in Autumn/Winter. It's a stunning metallic plum with hints of red which will look amazing teamed with a tartan scarf in the cold months. Pink Gold is the newest of my stash and so, so pretty. I'm looking forward to using this through the spring/summer months. I've found it looks gorgeous on it's own, but even more so teamed with some of the pink and gold's from my Naked 3 palette.

For £4.99, these beauties are a must-have for any makeup bag, and I'm looking forward to trying more shades in the range. I just wish they'd bring out some matte, skin tone shades similar to MAC's Soft Ochre or Painterly Paint Pots to use as a base as I reckon they'd go down a storm.

Have you tried any of Maybelline's creamy pots of goodness?

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  1. I love Permanent Taupe, It's fairly dark on me because I'm pale but It's great for creating intense smoky eyes :)

    Roo xx

  2. i have the colour tattoos in on and on bronze and creamy beige and they're so so good, i really want to buy up the rest of the collection :-)

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

  3. I love the Maybelline Colour Tattoos and use them all the time. I never would of thought to use one on the brows though - that's a really good tip! I love how easy they are to apply and blend, and makes you look put together in an instant. x

    Hilary | TheBeautyCollective.com

  4. I've seen a few reviews of these lately and it looks like something I would love to try! : ) I really like the look of Metallic Pomegranate. It's quite a unique shade. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  5. I have the bronze color tattoo and it's one of my favourite items in my collection! I need to get these other shades, that pomegranate one is so pretty!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

  6. I adore these colour tattoos! Permanent taupe is the one I wear the most, I wish they had even more shades I'd get them all!

    Harriet Rosie | www.harrietrosie.com

  7. I love using the Permanent Taupe as a base when I'm using darker or taupe shadows but never thought of using it on my brows! Not sure if it would suit my brows but I'm gonna try :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  8. I love these pots, such good quality yet so affordable. I have all the shades here and Metalllic Pomegranate is probably my favoruite x

    Beauty with charm

  9. I've just won 'on and on bronze' in a giveaway and I can't wait to get it! I already have the Leather effect 'Vintage Plum' and it's one of my favourites.

    Sarah | The Girl with the Winged Liner xx

  10. On and one bronze looks so beautiful! Do they crease at all?


  11. I wish they'd bring out a nude one too. I have Creamy Beige, but it still has quite a strong brown tone to it xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  12. These are seriously swoonworthy! I need to purchase Pink Gold! I have On and On Bronze and have to agree that it's such an easy shade to whack on and do little with. Lovely review x

    Kirsty - www.effortlesslyexcessive.com

  13. Oh my gosh the pomegranate shade looks divine! Need.

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    Bry x


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