Friday, 24 July 2015

Maybelline Colour Tattoos

Maybelline Colour Tattoos are one of my favourite products from the drugstore, the formula of them is so creamy and they last so long on your eyelids. They are great for using as a base but also look amazing when they are used on their own. These products are so cheap as well, drugstore makeup is cheap anyway but you'd expect these to be in the higher price mark of the drugstore yet they are only £4.99 which is incredible for such an amazing product! At the moment I own 5, they are On and On Bronze, Metallic Pomegranate, Chocolate Suede, Permanent Taupe and Eternal Gold, so all quite neutral colours but I just wouldn't wear any of the bright ones like the purple one they do or the blue one. I think the next one I get will be Creamy Beige or maybe Pink Gold.

My all time favourite shade is On and On Bronze which is the one I think everyone loves, it's such a beautiful bronze colour with a bit of shimmer in it. I love using this on it's own as a get up and go sort of thing, but I also love using this with other eyeshadows as a base. It's probably the shade I wear the most out of all of them and I think it's the one that suits me best.

The next one I'm going to talk about it Permanent Taupe, and when I first got this and used it on my eyelids I did not like it at all! I hated the colour on me and it just didn't work as well as any of the other ones I have which was disappointing until one day when I was playing with my makeup and I looked at it and thought lets see what this looks like on my eyebrows. I don't know what made my brain think to do that but I did and it turned out to be the perfect brow shade for me. It did take a couple of times to get my technique right but when I did I loved it. I discovered this a few months ago and it's the only brow product I have used since unless I wanted to go more natural and just use a brow gel. I'm blonde and this works perfectly, so if you have blonde hair and want to try out a new brow product then check this out because it's amazing! I also think if you had darker hair then you could try this out because you can definitely build up the colour and make it darker.

The three that I use but not as often is Metallic Pomegranate, Chocolate Suede and Eternal Gold. Metallic Pomegranate is a really beautiful sort of burgundy shade which I think is perfect for autumn/winter time. It has gold glitter in it which makes me think of Christmas! I think with this shade I'd always go for a bit of extra definition in the crease just to make it stand out a bit more. Chocolate Suede is a rich, chocolatey shade with bits of gold glitter running through it. On the eyes it definitely isn't as pigmented as it looks in the pot, it sort of goes more into a smoky brown shade which is perfect if you want to wear a smoky eye look. I really want to try this as a gel liner, I think it could look quite nice if you had a neutral eye look then wing it out, I'll have to see if it looks alright and report back. Has anyone else tried this? The last Colour Tattoo I will be talking about is Eternal Gold, this is probably my least favourite out of the ones I have, I'm just not sure if the colour works for me but I will keep trying it because it is beautiful in the pot and I do want to love it.

(left to right: On and On Bronze, Metallic Pomegranate, Chocolate Suede, Permanent Taupe, Eternal Gold)


  1. Amy Paternoster24 July 2015 at 14:23

    I love how much of a dupe these are with MAC's paint pots! Really want to try the nude colours here..

    Amy | Blonde Amy x

  2. Ooh metallic pomegranate looks pretty! Think I'll get that one next, and Pink Gold! I have On and On Bronze and Creamy Beige and love them xx

    Jasmine ||

  3. I adore On and On Bronze, need to try out Creamy Beige!

    Lauren x |

  4. I've seen so much about these recently, thinking about picking some up :)

    Kimberley xx

  5. I love on and on bronze its a lovely shade!

  6. They look great and very pigmented !
    X, Abril
    The color palette

  7. Jenny // thatnortherngal25 July 2015 at 00:43

    I have On and On Bronze, which I love, and Eternal Gold, but like you, can't get the colour to work for me. I love the look of Metallic Pomegranate!

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

  8. I love On and On Bronze, I think everyone and their mother has that one! Metallic Pomegranite looks beaut on your swatch!

    Emma xx || Her Glamourati