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?

29 comments:

LoveT. said...

Looks great!

xxx

Adele said...

Love the purple shade.
Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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little t said...

This is so pretty on you!

ArtDonatella said...

Love that purple shade on your beautiful eyes! I so need Permanent Taupe, have you seen it anywhere? Worth asking ;))xoxo

Makeup Over Mind said...

Picked up 'On and On Bronze' and 'Permanent Taupe' in Nottingham - loving them! Took literally all of my restraint not to just get one of each, but in the end I decided to opt for two I thought I would get the most use out of! :) The purple eyemakeup is fab on you! X

FaceOfThunder said...

You have such beautiful eyes! :)
That turquoise one does look lush. I was going to buy the taupe or bronze one but when I swatched them they were a bit dark for me. I want a highstreet neutral cream eyeshadow. Haha, not really Maybelline's fault.

Livvy (faceofthunder.blogspot.com) xx

Yuliya ♥ said...

Look great :)
Bisous
Yu'

Emma said...

Dyin to get my hands on the taupe one and the gold one but they seem to be sold out everywhere I look! :(

Oh and just thought I'd let you know I spent my groupon voucher, booked a hotel for my 6 year anniversary with the fella! Thanks again :D

Emma x

Simone said...

Great review! Have to try them out very soon!

Kisses from Austria,
Simone

Sarah Lanagan said...

The purple looks great on you! Love the immortal charcoal and on and on bronze shades too x

Johanna said...

I love that taupe color...totally accents your pretty eyes!

Eloquent English said...

The Eternal Gold color sounds fabulous!!! I may have to keep my eye out for it! xoxo A-

Andie Willows said...

i like the turquoise one. these blue shades really suit you. i personally don't play with blue shades from high school now - i have blue eyes.

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

I know a lot of people who like this eyeshadow

Emer said...

I need these,I think everyone has them apart from me.Permanent Taupe looks like a gorgeous shade,something I'd wear so might pick up that one next time I'm in Boots :)

xxx

Bravoe Runway said...

I've read great reviews on the color tattoo eyeshadows! They're comparable to the MAC version but for a more reasonable price!

Nicola McLaughlin said...

Ooh these look great :) love it

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Cabootique said...

Those look so pretty and the turquoise would be so fun to wear.

charlotte said...

Pretty Colours!
-Charlotte
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Karen said...

Love em!

SaraK said...

the purples look beaut on you lady. xxx

Leslie said...

Fun for spring and summer! Reminds me of the 1970's with all the gorgeous eye work!

leslie

lucia m said...

i want it!

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Jenna Hughes said...

i've been meaning to try these out! look like fun

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Anna said...

Pretty Colours! Check my blog and if you like follow me on Bloglovin, Twitter and GFC. Kisses
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CeeCee said...

I want the taupe and the gold, although that turquoise looks pretty amazing too! Great review! :-)

Yolandaas said...

great review hun..it aactually made me wanna try them because you said that u can use them as a cream eye liner! that sounds great :) have u tried that? x

Nat said...

They all look very pretty, but I'm really liking the look of Permanent Taupe and Immortal Charcoal! They both look like fab shades!

fluff and fripperies said...

@Yolandaas, I haven't actually tried them like that yet but just cos my preference is for felt tip pen liners! xo