26 November 2012

{ Review + Swatches } Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Eyeshadows

Hey guys! Long time no blog! I'm finally back with another post, this time reviewing and swatching some of the Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo Eyeshadows. I know I'm pretty late to jump on this bandwagon but I saw these on sale in Wizards Warehouse (buy one get one free! Paid around $10AUD for 2!) so I really wanted grab a few.

Of course I picked up two of the neutral shades. I always like starting off my collection with colours I would use very often. I purchased 'Bad to the Bronze' and 'Bold Gold'. If you're not too familiar with these Color Tattoo eyeshadows, their texture is similar to that of cream eyeshadows. They're fairly smooth to apply on the lids and are extremely long-wearing! I remember swatching these eyeshadows on my arm then trying to remove it with some wet wipes and noticed the swatches were very much still visible on my skin. Even after a shower, a tint of the product still remained!


Not too sure about its wear over 24 hours! Who would wear makeup for 24 hours anyway?!!

L-R: Bad to the Bronze, Bold Gold

You can tell from the swatches above that both shadows have a noticeable shimmer to them with Bold Gold having some microglitters throughout its formulation. Due to its super long-wearing power, both shadows can be worn alone on the lids with very little creasing experienced or as a base for powder eyeshadows if you would like a more intense colour!

Bad to the Bronze by itself is extremely pigmented whereas Bold Gold provides a nice wash of shimmery gold on the lids hence I prefer wearing a gold eyeshadow on top of Bold Gold to make it more intense.

I personally like applying these shadows with my fingers because you're able to warm up the product first, making it more creamier and smoother before application. Another option if you don't like getting your fingers dirty is to use a synthetic eye brush!

Pros:
  • A range of shimmer or matte formulations to choose from
  • Very long-lasting (even without a primer)
  • No creasing for at least ~6 hours
  • Smooth to apply on the lids
  • Great pigmentation 
  • Sturdy packaging

Cons:
  • Pricey (~$11AUD each when not on sale)
  • Dries fast so you have to blend the shadows in fairly quickly

I definitely recommend these eyeshadows, especially to those of you who may have super oily lids and have problems with your eyeshadows creasing or smudging easily. I would totally purchase more of these Color Tattoo shadows only if I see them on sale again in the future!

What other shades from the Maybelline Color Tattoo line do you guys recommend? Please share :D

xo Laura


 * Disclaimer: This is a non-sponsored post and I am in no way affiliated with Maybelline. The products mentioned were purchased with my own funds and as always my reviews are 100% my honest opinion. *

18 comments:

  1. I love, love, love the Maybelline Color Tattoos! Bad to the Bronze is my absolute favourite of the bunch! Lovely review xx

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    1. thanks lovee! i am lovin bad to the bronze too!

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  2. both shades are really pretty! ^_~

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  3. I really really want to get these now but I'm waiting for a good offer too! These two shades are amazing, love how they are shimmery and pigmented. I'll definitely grab hold of the Bad to the Bronze sometime soon! Thanks for the review :)

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    1. you're welcome! glad you found this review helpful! hope you see a great deal soon :D

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  4. Such pretty colors! I love them and I agree with you. The only thing that makes them hard to work with is that you have to blend them so quickly. xx

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    1. yupp but other than that they are pretty great :D

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  5. Ooh these neutral colours are so pretty, bargain too! I only have bright ones lol but I <3 them all, Tenacious teal is such a gorgeous blue, Painted Purple is nice but comes off a bit patchy (cover with e/s anyway haha), pomegranate is a gorgeous cranberry colour & I just bought edgy emerald which is so pretty, too! But I reaalllly want these now hehe.

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    1. yay thanks for that mini review!! im waiting for a good offer to grab more haha

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  6. I really love bad to the bronze! Nice review, I will have to try it now! :)
    xo

    http://letskisstomakeup.blogspot.com/

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  7. haha I always thing that whenever I see 24 hour makeup, like why do you need it to last 24 hours??

    I love this, I'm wondering if they have it in black if so I would so get one!

    shygirlloudvoice.blogspot.com

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    1. hahaah i know! marketing tactics! umm i don't think there is a black one! not that i can recall anyway...:(

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  8. I own the bold gold and it's a gorgeousss color!! Perfect for a tutorial for the holidays!! :)

    Just found your blog, I'm a reader now :3

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  9. Those colors are so pretty!! nice for holidays :)

    hope you come visit my blog too xo

    catherinebelle.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks for the review! I was thinking of getting them and after reading your review I will especially now that they are on sale near me =D

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