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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Make-Up Bag Staple | Maybelline Colour Tattoos

Swatches L-R | Top Row - Turquoise Forever / Eternal Gold / Pink-Gold | Bottom Row - On & On Bronze / Permanent Taupe / Metallic Pomegranate


I realised the other day that I've built up quite a stash of Maybelline Colour Tattoo eye shadows.  I've loved them ever since they were launched a good while ago now and they've become somewhat of a 'holy grail' item in my cosmetic collection.  For me, they're just the perfect cream eyeshadow and I constantly find myself reaching for them when I'm in a bit of a rush or just want a simple wash of colour on my eyelids.  The staying power is really impressive - one swipe across your lids and you'll be good to go for the rest of the day (trust me - even a nightmare-ish shift at the shoe shop couldn't shift these babies from my peepers!).  The pigmentation is simply amazing, and the consistency and formula mean that they make a fabulous base for layering powder eye shadows - they really are such versatile products and I simply cannot live without them sitting in my makeup drawer now. 

No prizes for guessing the favourite of the bunch? ;) 'On & On Bronze' has to be my go-to shade for both day and night (I'm aware my pot of it looks a little mauled to say the least!) - it's such a lovely shade that works as both a subtle bronzed look for daytime or for layering up with darker browns for a smokey eye at night.  I also like to wear it paired with a little bit of 'Eternal Gold' towards the inner corner of the eye and smudged underneath the lash line slightly for a really subtle brown smokey sort of look.  

My newest addition to the 'tattoo crew' is 'Metallic Pomegranate' - a stunning red brown shade. As soon as autumn rolls around I'll be reaching for this one heck of a lot. Last year, I really got into wearing Mac's Cranberry eyeshadow on my lids, so I figured this would make the perfect base for those warmer autumnal shades as well as looking really striking on it's own. It's colourful enough to be that little bit different but not so much so that it makes me want to run for the hills (It's no secret that I favour a neutral eye - I'm definitely not a dare devil in the colour stakes...) Saying this, although I do prefer my trusty browns and golds, 'Turquoise Forever' somehow managed to find it's way into my basket on a stroll through the aisles of Boots one day.  I've only ever used it once (oops...) but it's a lovely bright blue shade that looks rather striking when applied with a liner brush under the lower lash line.  It's undeniably a beautiful shade - I just need to learn how I can use it subtlety for a more understated eye look...

I really recommend these little pots - if you haven't picked one up already that is (I'm sure that's not many of you ;)) They're amazing and I really hope they continue to release more colours - I also heard through the grapevine that Maybelline have bought out pigment versions of these tattoos so I will certainly be keeping my beady eyes peeled for those! 


Have you tried the Maybelline Colour Tattoos? What's your favourite shade?

44 comments:

  1. I've heard about these everywhere but haven't felt the urge to buy them until seeing your swatches. While I thank you my bank probably doesn't ha.

    Jazzie x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

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  2. I still haven't got my hands on any of these yet, :( lovely post.

    Amy - amyadorebeaute.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I keep hearing about these, yet I still haven't tried them!
    The 'On & On Bronze' shade is amazing!!

    http://hola-joanne.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I spotted turquoise forever in the shop and fell inlove, didn't get it though. these seem like the perfect cream shadow but when I swatched it I felt like they were kind of clumpy? maybe that's because of the testers but I didn't get any. well, maybe another time :)

    Eve x | ChantellEve.blogspot.com

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  5. i love the olour tattoos! i really need to add some more to my collection, they are just so versatile and useful!

    katydesu.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  6. Amazing <3 I want them all :D

    Alexandra by http://beautydiarybyalexandra.blogspot.gr/

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  7. The turquoise one is so gorgeous but I can't help feeling I'd look like an experimental 5 year old if I wore it! I have On & On Bronze and love buffing it into the crease for super subtle contouring in the daytime x

    www.styleaffix.com

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  8. Oooh metallic pomegranate is gorgeous, I've not seen that one before I might have to add it to my collection. On & on bronze if definitely my favourite colour I've been using it tonnes this month :-)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love the turquoise and pomegranate ones! I didn't realise some of the amazing colors the did before as I just grabbed my beloved on and on bronze when I was in a rush one day. I'll definitely be picking up some more soon!
    Sam
    A Model In London

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  10. I love these so much! :D I too adore On and On Bronze and I picked up Metallic Pomegranate about a month ago, I'm still working on how best to use it :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  11. wow, you really used up on and on bronze! aha! i so need that one! i love the maybelline color tattoos Xx.

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  12. The pomegranate colour tattoo looks lovely! I definitely just added this to my wish list ! xx

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. These are so nice! I'm holding out for a champagne coloured one or maybe I'll have to splash out for mac! :( xo

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  14. On&On Bronze looks gorgeous. No wonder it's your fave Beth. They sound really lovely too.

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  15. I still need to try these! On & On Bronze and Metallic Pomegranate both look gorgeous and I'm very tempted to pick them up :) Stunning photos xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. It took me a while to get to grips with applying these but the taupe shade is a daily staple in my makeup now for under the eyes and smoking out. I feel like I need to buy more of these!

    xxx

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  17. how do you apply them? i'm more of a powder and brush kinda gal, so i wondered if you're supposed to use a brush or your fingers?

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    1. I use either my fingers (they're really blendable) or a soft brush to blend. They're pretty versatile :) xx

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  18. Never tried them, but anxious though!

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  19. I've been thinking about trying these for ages now but never knew what colour to get, I love the swatch of On and On Bronze though. I think I'm going to try these out :)

    xxx
    www.maisymeow.com

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  20. I feel slightly better about my stash seeing yours although I'm only 2 away from matching you! I've just added Pomeganate this month (along with Mac Cranberry) and agree they are going to be some autumn staples.

    I keep eyeing up Turquoise Forever - is it a wearable shade?

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. It's not the most wearable shade - no :P But it is stunningly beautiful and it looks nice under the lash line if you're feeling brave! :) xx

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  21. I have eternal gold and although I thought it was a tacky shade at the beginning, I'm quite enjoying it now. I'm dying too try the champagne gold which is sold in the states!

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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  22. OOoo my brain is doing overload now! my birthday is coming up soon & i wanted to treat myself to new make-up :D plus my mum has these on & on bronze & permanant taupe - she's cooler than me eh :P but for £4.99 these are a bargain to buy plus i've heard people say these are similar to mac painterly pots ? never tried them so looking out for dupes ;)

    xxx

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  23. I reckon Permanent Taupe and Metallic Pomegranate would look so good together. The shades all look gorgeous though!

    Verity
    Life of Verity

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  24. I've never tried this product before, but they do look great, and I always love something with staying power. I love the purpley shade one :D

    OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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  25. I have both "On and On Bronze" and "Eternal Gold" and you're right the staying power is incredible. I'd love to try the shade "Pink Gold" because it's looks so delicate yet so classy! The only problem that I have with these shadows is that I find they're a little dry? Does anyone else have that problem?

    restless-beauty.blogspot.co.uk
    Hazzie xo

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  26. Wow you have quite the collection! Metallic pomegranate looks gorgeous :) I have on and on bronze and permanent taupe and I adore them!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  27. I have been wanting to try these out but couldn't decide on a shade so have always left it, but now I think I should try the on and on bronze as I like a natural eye look and it looks like it is a good one to use x

    Pretty Miss by Bella

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  28. I really think i need to grab a couple of these! the colours are all stunning x

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  29. I've passed by these in the store so many times and have wondered what they're all about. I'm definitely a fan of neutral colors as well, so I think I'll have to grab a pot of the On & On Bronze. Thank you!

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  30. Absolutely love these but I haven't actually brought one yet haha x

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  31. I love these! Everyone should own at least one, if not two, maybe three! They are great on their own or as eyeshadow bases! Bargain buys!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  32. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

    http://polkaanddots.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Really want to try some of these! Maybe more neutral shades though.
    Great post :)

    xx Chloe
    chloe-logan.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I have quite a few of the Colour Tattoos and absolutely love them! I don't know what I'd do without mine now :) xx

    D Is For...

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  35. Love the colour tattoos, but only got On and On Bronze as I'm undecided about the other shades. Wish they'd bring more out!

    from Emily at Sour Strawberry | UK based beauty blog x

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  36. Your photographs are stunning. I have all these shades too and I love them all so much. My favourite is definitely metallic pomegranate at the moment! Great post and your swatches look fab xx

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  37. I've been using On-and-on Bronze constantly and I just picked up Barely Branded. It looks like a nice champagne shade that would work amazing as a base, so I hope I'll get a lot of use out of it. :)

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  38. These look amazing! I am defs adding them to my wishlist!

    Lorraine xx
    http://lollikelly.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. I love the Bad to the Bronze color tattoo - Permanent Taupe looks really nice, have to check that out

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  40. I have a color tattoo in barely branded and I love it! I'd love to pick up the pomegranate color; it looks wonderful for a night out!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  41. I love the look of Pomegranate, great Autumn shade. I have On & On Bronze and love it! x

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

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  42. I need to try these! I sense a trip to boots in the horizon ;)

    Katie xx

    BeautyByKW

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