Sunday, 28 October 2012

Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo Review


When Maybelline released their range of 24hr Colour Tattoos, I read review upon review of them. So needless to say they were pretty popular. 

I've always preferred powder eyeshadows, and the thought of wearing something that was more of a cream didn't appeal to me in the slightest. One review (I can't remember which blog) however, made me consider giving this product a go.


I spotted this on offer in Boots one day, so after careful deliberation I chose this shade, On and On Bronze, over Permanent Taupe. When it came to giving it a go, I was quite surprised because I didn't expect it to feel so...dry so to speak. I really expected it to be a lot wetter than it was, and to take a while to fully set on my eyelids (which is what puts me off any liquid based eyeshadows). Fortunately this wasn't the case.

This product is slightly creamy when you stick your finger in it (assuming you apply it with your fingers rather than a brush) and when you apply it to your eyelids, it evens out to a powdery finish. Similar to how creme blushes go on application. Because of this, I would definitely consider buying a couple more of this product to use, and I definitely would like to add Permanent Taupe to my collection at some point.


I haven't worn this quite as much as I would like, simply because I don't like wearing too much on my eyelids when I'm at work, I tend to go for neutral/pale colours rather than something that will stand out.  The other reason being, that I personally think this colour would suit someone with brown eyes more.

All in all, I can see why these little pots have been popular, and I would recommend them to anybody who is an eyeshadow wearer who is a cream eyeshadow sceptic like myself! If this felt heavy on my eyelids, I most definitely wouldn't give it the time of day. I tend to wear Urban Decay's Primer Potion under this to avoid creasing, which works. I can't testify to creasing without the PP though I'm afraid.

The Colour Tattoo range retails at £4.99 and can be bought at your local Maybelline counter or online. I believe there are 8 shades available.

Have you tried any shades from this range? What are your thoughts?

Kate x

10 comments:

  1. I love these. I bought all the original & the 4 neutral limited editions but I never saw the bright limited ones out in Canada.

    Sara x
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I read your post on them, you definitely have quite the collection! :) xx

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  2. This is such a lovely shade, my local Boots always only seems to have the turquoise shade as if that is the most wearable and therefore the most popular colour. I will have to track this one down. Lovely post x

    themaibug.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely keep an eye out for it. When they were first released I don't think any of the everyday shades were ever in stock when I checked for them!

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  3. This seems pretty perfect for me actually... In this shade as well. I wasn't sure about trying them because of creasing and that feeling cream shadows give to my eyelids but I may have to try one of these out. Though not seen them in my local stores yet so will keep my eyes peeled!

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

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  4. Adore the colour of this product - loving all these warm autumn shades :)

    http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It definitely is a colour for AW! xx

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  5. i have this shade i also have their rose gold colour which is perfect for everyday, it just gives your lids a nud shimmer, you should check it out! xoxox

    www.jessicarella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh really? I wasn't too sure how the rose gold colour would apply, if it looks more nude then I may have to give that a go! xx

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