Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour in Pink Gold

Friday, 26 April 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour in Pink Gold retails for £4.99 and can be found here.

I shy away from cream eyeshadows because of the drama I've had with them in the past. I hate applying them, I hate the uneven coverage, the fact that blending them is usually a chore and the creasing that leaves great big patches of congealed colour is just not my favourite thing. I stick to powder or baked eyeshadows for this reason and it wasn't until I found these Color Tattoos that I thought otherwise. Every blogger and her dog has spoken about these in the last year or so and when I ended up picking up On and on Bronze and Pink Gold, I still wasn't convinced. It's safe to say they convinced me.

So the texture is a nice hard cream that blends out well with a light finger or a pencil brush. The colour is a beautiful pink with gold undertones that's not so warm that it makes you look like you've got a bout of conjunctivitis. It takes a bit of packing on to get more than a wash of colour but the good thing is it doesn't congeal as you're layering so it's fairy easy to get a good finish. The product is pigmented on swatch but can be blended out to a sheer wash of shimmer. Personally I like to use this product as a base to bring out Urban Decay's Sin and Sidecar. It works unbelievably well to add more depth to the already beautiful tones and since it does really stay put for 10+ hours it can be used as a primer. I've ditched my 'Sin' primer altogether in favour of this. I also use it as a highlight with NARS Orgasm blush as it really does compliment it so well. Well worth the price and I'll end up buying more colours no doubt. Eternal Gold and Permanent Taupe are next on my list.


  1. I tend not to like cream make up items as they always seem to gather up in creases and look weird x

  2. Great review!

    I love your blog, you have great taste!

  3. I think on and on bronze is, easily, my most used eye product. Love the other shades too but it's just So easy.

    I find the Benefit creaseless cream shadows work wonderfully too (and I've only ever bought bargain ones to make up for the price haha)

  4. Such a pretty colour, I love this one :D I have about 4 of these now and I like them a lot.. so versatile xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  5. I wonder how this color would look with my blue eyes :) I'm a little wary of these sort of colors as part of me thinks something would look like I had an infection or something :/ But it looks so pretty swatched! :D xxx

  6. Gorgeous shade! I have On and On Bronze and Permanent Taupe which I like to use as bases :)
    Raspberrykiss xo