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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo

Maybelline Eye-Studio 24 Hour Colour Tattoo cream shadows available here for £4.99.
Oh wow, I really like these. I like these a lot.
These have actually been around for a while, and I completely ignored them. And I'll tell you why, dear friends, but not just yet. I picked up two colours in the shades "Pink Gold" and "On and on Bronze".
However I've noticed different stores and countries have different names for the colours which might get confusing. What's the deal there Maybelline? 

The reason I actually wanted to try these was to wear as a base before eye shadow so I picked up the colours I felt went best with my Urban Decay Naked Pallet. They're a match made in heaven for that. Can you see it? Ugh I feel like Cupid for the cosmetic world. "Pink Gold" would go perfectly as a base for the pink shades in the naked pallet such as Sin or Toasted. And "On and on Bronze" will really bring out the browns and golds such as Half Baked or Smog. They'll make any shadow last all day.
The thing is, I wasn't expecting to love these products to wear on their own. As much as I love the dewy look and how perfect they'd be for summer, I don't go for cream shadows.Well, the exception is these. They don't crease, they don't flake and they really do last hours (possibly not 24 hours but I won't be putting that one to the test). When I washed off my swatches they also didn't budge so I feel it's safe to say they're also waterproof to some degree. Like that.

The colours on their own are also beautiful! I literally fell in love when I swatched them in store. Just look at them, that bronze! If you're a fair English rose (like me!) then this pink is perfect for you.
Maybe the best thing is how soft and creamy they are to apply, they're easy to blend and won't drag across your eye lid. Nobody wants that do they? 
So far I love dabbing them with my finger over my eyes when I'm running late and just want a little something. Effortless and so beautiful. A small amount will give a shimmer and a sweep of colour which I like with the pink to brighten the eye, and the bronze I build up the colour intensity and blend out for a natural smokey eye.

I feel I ignored these for so long as the advertising was wrong. I only ever saw the turquoise or the  bright purple used in really bold looks. The reason they're amazing is because of the range of neutral colours and that they can be so wearable. I'm sorry I doubted you Maybelline, these will always be in my make-up bag from now.
Through sickness and through health. Like for ever and ever. 

16 comments:

  1. i wanted to pick these up for ages and never did. now i really want to go to the drugstore...but since i'm planning a trip tomorrow i will probalby get some.
    xx

    dornroeeschen.blogspot.com

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    1. I was so the same but I love them now!
      Let me know if you love them too!
      xx

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  2. I have both of them and I love on and on bronze, but I think that pink gold is a little bit too pink for me :)

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    1. Yeah I can definitely see how the pink won't work for some people, especially if you have a yellow toned skin, but it's still lovely as a base to brighten the eye and hold on another shadow!
      I agree with you though, i LOVE on and on bronze, it goes really nicely with MAC bronze blended in the outer corner :)
      xx

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  3. I own color tattoo in blue and it is amazing!

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    1. I think I'm brave enough now to try some of the bolder colours :)
      x

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  4. Those shades look gorgeous! I need to pick some up Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love Pink Gold, I use it as a base but I'm going to wear it by itself soon as it looks great. I'm not usually a fan of cream shadows, but I make an exception for these! x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I really love these :) they're so cheap and make the perfect eyeshadows or bases <3 love your swatches xx

    Gemma ♥ | MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

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  7. These two are actually my favorite shades out of all! They are super pretty and I wear them pretty much every day! :) Lovely post and photos hun! :))

    Andrea | RosyChicc

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  8. I have both of these too! They were the prettiest to me! In the US they are called Bad to the Bronze and Inked in Pink!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah they were definitely my favourites! Thanks for sharing the US names, I think some stores in the UK call them that too. Weird that some do and some don't, haha!

      x

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  9. I love Color Tattoos, and these two shades are my favourites :) x

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  10. great products, really like to use them, the colors are great too;)X




    http://throughartrelatedtofashion.blogspot.com/

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  11. I'm dying to try these out! On an on bronze looks really lovely, I can see a boots splurge coming on this weekend!

    Taylor xxx

    www.beautytelltales.blogspot.com

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