Maybelline Colour Tattoo's Full Review - Holy Grail Product!!

Hi everyone!
I'm doing a review I've been meaning to do for a long time today, for some reason I've never gotten round to it until now but, as you can see from the title, this is a ''holy grail'' product!
Well, maybe they're not quite as precious as the chalice Christ used at the last supper...but they're still pretty great!
It's the Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadows!

As you can see, I definitely have enough of them to make a definitive review, I have half of the whole UK range, and I've got my eye on Everlasting Navy next, as soon as Superdrug have another 3 for 2 it will be MINE.

*Ahem* anyway, before I get carried away, I'll get onto what I think of the packaging.
The packaging is basically standard for these types of cream eyeshadow/base products, they're very similar to the Stila Smudge Pots in design, except I actually prefer the look of the Colour Tattoo's more! 
They're also slightly similar to the much lauded MAC Paint Pots, they have the same glass jar packaging but they have different styles of lid.

Swatch time!
Endless Purple is probably the least pigmented of the bunch, but that's not hard as the others perform so brilliantly! This one will just need an extra coat on top if you want the colour to be completely opaque.
I don't usually wear it on it's own anyway, I use it for my base when I'm wearing a purple eye look as it really intensifies the colour and makes the look last forever.
Light In Purple is an absolutely stunning colour! It's a icy blue/lilac duochrome, not very flattering when used on its own but when you layer silver, blue or other duochrome shadows over the top it makes the most beautifully vibrant metallic look you could imagine!

Pink Gold is one of my favourite colour tattoos, I wouldn't have thought it would be as pink eye colours aren't necessarily the most flattering on..well..anyone! But this is such a cool toned pink (if such a thing exists!) that it doesn't make me look ill or sleep deprived!
This is one of the colour tattoos I could just slick over my lid, pop on some mascara and run out the door, so easy.
Metallic Pomegranate is one I was obsessed with as soon as I saw it, I literally grabbed it from the shelf and ran to the till like a rabid dog with a particularly tasty bone!
It's basically the cream equivalent of MAC's Cranberry eyeshadow, I think it'll look amazing on the eyes around the festive period too!

Permanent Taupe is the only matte colour tattoo I own, and possibly the only one in the UK collection altogether.
This is my favourite of them all! A big claim I know, but it's so unbelievably easy to use that it has to nab that top spot!
This would also be a great base if you're wearing a lot of matte eyeshadows.
It is quite a warm toned taupe though so if you don't think warm toned shades suit you then I'd steer clear of this one.
Eternal Gold makes the best Christmas eye looks this side of the North Pole!
So sparkly and festive, it's like tinsel for the eyes! I use this one it's own or, for a really intense look, I layer over some shadows from the MUA Going For Gold palette over the top, yuletide yumminess!!
On And On Bronze was the first colour tattoo I ever bought, and it's such a beautiful shade it's what ignited the love for them.
So easy to use, this is a bloggers favourite for sure!
Just a straight up bronze colour, for all you neutral lovers out there.

Another note to mention on these is that I've owned On And On Bronze for over 2 years and it's still going strong and hasn't dried out at all, whereas my Stila Smudge Pot had to be revived after less than a year in my collection! 
And they're 4g of product, which will last you forever anyway so it's a good job they don't dry out too quickly, just make sure you screw the lid on nice and tight.

And that's that! 
I really wish they'd bring more of the range of colour tattoos that the US has, as I would for sure be at the front of the queue to buy them all! 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo's are available from Boots stores nationwide and online at for £4.99.

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  1. Wonderful post,so beautiful colors...
    I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

    1. Thank you :)
      I'll definitely check out your blog :)

  2. I love permanent taupe too :)
    light in purple is gorgeous - iwant it!!! x

    1. It is so gorgeous! It doesn't get as much wear as the more neutral ones naturally but when I do wear it I love it!

  3. I was searching for something on Google and stumbled across your blog, great post. I bought light in purple first, love color tattoos! x

    1. Thank you!! And welcome to my blog :D
      Light In Purple is so beautiful, great for nights out!

  4. I have permanent taupe and love using it, last so long Xx

    1. I really wish they'd release more colours! Like Barely Branded, I neeeed that one!!

  5. Great post!

    I've never tried any of the colour tattoos before which is kind of shameful for a beauty blogger! I think it's because I've never really got on with cream shadows but I do realise these are totally different and much better! I really need to try these soon!

    The Miss Beauty Saver Blog

    1. I'd definitely recommend trying them, they're cream but they dry so that they stay on all day, and they're always on offer so try and grab them when they are :)


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