Saturday, 19 October 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo

When it comes to eye-shadow  I tend to keep it natural and usually stick to powers. However, I was feeling brave and, after hearing so many positive reviews about them, I treated myself to Maybelline's Color Tattoo cream eye-shadow. I've never been too keen on cream shadows before so I was curious on what all the fuss was about.

These are simply divine  Maybelline's 24 Hour Color Tattoo is the much hyped about dupes of Mac Paint Pots. The shadows are highly pigmented and the shimmer they have is simply beautiful. It's light weight and last all day, what more could you want from an eye-shadow?

Maybelline claim their Color Tattoo's, which are gel-cream eye-shadows  are long wear (24 hours!), anti-fade with intense colour. All statements I agree with, which really is rare. Most companies falsely boast about how great their products staying power is, but I really can't fault this. Although I've not worn the eye-shadow for a full 24 hours, it genuinely stays all day. Something that Maybelline doesn't mention is the fact that it's waterproof, which is something I have literally just discovered. (I tried to wash off the swatch I did on my hand but it seriously won't budge. I'll have to get the make-up remover on that once I've finished typing!)

Pink Gold eye look: Concealer- Collection Lasting Perfection in Fair (1)
Eye Liner- Soap & Glory Super Cat
Eye Shadow- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pink Gold
Mascara- Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam
The collection has 12 shades in total. Some if which are rather garish and not something that I'd personally choose to wear. However, Maybelline balance these shades out with some very wearable shades. The one I own is called Pink Gold which is a gorgeous subtle pink. I think that this shade in particular is very versatile as you can apply a thin layer for an understated everyday look. Or, you can layer it up for a more bolder eye look. I also like blending a dark mauve eye-shadow  into the eye crease with this shadow as the two colours work really well together. I also really like shades On And On Bronze and Permanent Taupe as these are both very wearable colours.

And at the fairly reasonable price of £4.99, who could resist. I am truly converted to cream shadows and will be repurchasing this again. I could not recommend this more, especial this shade, Pink Gold. It is just beautiful.

Tasmin x


  1. I love cream eyeshadows! X

  2. I never tried cream eye shadows, definitely going to get one try it. Thanks for the review!

    1. Thank you! You should, I really liked the product. Xx