23 April 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr: Review, Photos, Swatches and FOTD!

I had fun this weekend playing about with these cream-gel eye shadows from Maybelline, the long lasting Color Tattoo 24 hr pots. They're designed to be worn on their own, as a primer or cream eyeliner and, in the case of the lighter shades, can also be dabbed over another shadow.
I was sent four shades to play with and first impressions are good: they come in a shallow glass jar with a black lid, similar to Chanel's Illusion D'ombre shadows but completely different consistency wise - these are more like MAC's Paintpots.

They feel smooth, creamy and lightweight, and are designed to spread easily and resist water and creasing. I haven't worn them all yet but from what I've seen so far, the colour payoff varies from shade to shade, so I'd recommend having a wee play with the testers before you buy.
Also wearing: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hr on face, Estee Lauder Electric Pink on Cheeks, Avon Purple Haze on lips
Of the shades I have, Turquoise Forever is glittery, which I find offputting, but is very nearly opaque in one swipe, while Permanent Taupe and Immortal Charcoal are buildable and easy to work with. Endless Purple has the least colour payoff: it's quite sheer and applies a little patchily, but in the photos I'm wearing it underneath a couple of purple shadows from NYC's budget-tastic Cupcakes and Coffee quad, and I was happy enough with the result.  But if you were only going to go for one of these, I'd opt for something other than the turquoise or purple. [Edit: watch this video for more!]
You'll find Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr in Boots and selected chemists, priced at €7.99. As well as the four shades here, they come in Eternal Gold, Eternal Silver and On and On Bronze - I quite fancy the sound of all three! Are any of them calling your name?
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