Thursday, 19 April 2012

Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoos (Picture Heavy)(You're Welcome)

Aside from Revlon Lip Butters, Maybelline 24 HR Color Tattoos have been the most eagerly anticipated import from American shores so far this year.

Much like every other European or Irish Beauty Blogger, I too was beside myself with the want to try them - to smear them on my eyes and be happy for ever and ever and ever amen.... but did that happen?........... Eh, yeah!

Prepare to want to leggit out the door as soon as you've finished reading, k?

First up, I have to say a humongous Thanks to Karen over at,  were it not for her selflessness and sharing the love I wouldn't have gotten these so soon, nor would you be getting a peek, so if you're not following her yet, do please head on over there, laugh your face off and sign up.

OK, let's get cracking. 

  1. Permanent Taupe is the creamiest shadow I've yet to use (& that includes MAC Painterly Paint Pot!). It's a soft taupey brown in the pot but a beautiful mauve taupe on the eyes. This one has to be seen to be believed. (keep scrolling, you'll see it)
  2. Endless Purple is a vivid, eye wateringly bright, blue toned purple. Although it looks a little daunting in the pan, it swatches as one of the lightest. 
  3. Immortal Charcoal is a deep slate grey with a silver micro shimmer. It has a slightly granier texture (as most shimmer products do) but not by much.
  4. Eternal Gold is basically gold leaf in eyeshadow form. Patted on gently it brightens and lightens the eye beautifully. 
Wanna see swatches?

How about some actual on the eyehole, while I look wistfully away, swatches?

I've used no primer or liner in any of these shots, just a coat of Maybelline's Big Great Lash (one of my faves). Wear time on the Immortal Charcoal and Permanent Taupe was easily 10 hours with no creasing or fading but they wiped off nicely with my cleanser, no muss, no fuss. I've yet to give the others a full time test. 

Can you tell my love for these yet? I can see them as being multifunctional in my kit. Permanent Taupe being one of the most easily worn shades of all. Endless Purple will make a fabulous cream liner. Immortal Charcoal has smokey base written all over it, it has honestly quenched my want for another MAC Paint Pot and Eternal Gold will be one of my go to highlighters when I'm needing a lift.

Those of you that haven't already legged it to your nearest Superdrug or Boots to hand over your €6.15s, tell me... have you tried Color Tattoos yet?

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