Maybelline Color Tattoo- Final Review


Ok, so everyone has been on about the Maybelline Color Tattoo for months now and a few weeks ago, I started to build up my collection of them. In the beginning they were literally sold out everywhere. All the stands were literally empty. The first shade I got was Immortal Charcoal, not my first preference as I wanted the more natural colours, however I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked the shade. I have a full review, including swatches here. The next colours I got were On and On Bronze and Permanent Taupe. Then recently I picked up Eternal Gold. I still hope to get the purple and blue one. However for the time being, I feel I have tried and tested these enough to give you my honest review.
Ok, so not all of them are amazing, when it comes to actually blending the product onto the eye one of the shade doesn’t live up to the other three, and that shade is Eternal Gold. When I applied it to my eye and blended it into my eye, it just turned to glitter and there was fallout. I was very disappointed with this shade. It looks lovely when you swatch it and I’m sure if you applied more layers to it, its would be fine. However I wanted to have a flush of gold on my lids and ended up with glitter chunks that didn’t blend very well.
As for the other colours, I don’t have a bad word to say about them. I love them all. My favourite is Permanent Taupe. I just love the way it looks on me. I also love the other two but Permanent Taupe is my favourite.
Onto the nitty gritty questions How long do they last? How well do they blend? Are they pigmented? How well do they compare to Mac Paint Pots?. Well here goes my answers to them questions. They last around 8-9 hours on me, I have oily lids, so I consider that to be a good time. I suppose if you had less oiler lids, they would last longer, But I wouldn’t recommend leaving your makeup on for over 12 hours. They don’t look as good as they did after 8-9 hours but they are still there and are visible. Next question, Blending! As I said above they all blend very well, staying true to colour apart from Eternal Gold. I might be the only one who thinks this, but eternal gold doesn’t blend that well. As for pigmentation. All shades are very pigmented. Once sweep of the product on they eyes and they are very visible and pigmented. Now in comparison to Mac Paint Pots. I own two mac paint pots, Painterly and Bare Study. I find them to be just as good as mac paint pots. They blend the same and they last just as long. One benefit that the Maybelline offer is the brighter choice of colours. I hope they actually release some more shades, after seeing how popular the are. I don’t think they have a natural, skin base colour, that could be used as a primer, like mac offer, but maybe in time they will release more.

(from left to right: On and On Bronze, Permanent Taupe, Immortal Charcoal, Eternal Gold)
So overall. I would so recommend these color tattoos. They are amazing for the price. Compared to Mac’s prices for nearly the exact same product. They are sensational.

You can pick these up in Boots and Superdrug for €7.49 /£4.99 throughout UK and Ireland.
They can also be sold in other countries, just check for Maybelline stockists.

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