Monday, 6 May 2013

Maybelline Expression Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow Review

The Colour Tattoo is a highly pigmented cream eye shadow/base. It has extremely long lasting power as the name would suggest - it states it is a 24hr eye shadow. I have not personally worn this for 24 hours, but I can definitely say that it keeps any eye  shadow that I put over the top on for longer than it could on its own. It also adds a new dimension of colour to any eye makeup look that you have on. The texture of the product is quite hard, but is easy to apply, with either your own clean fingers or a brush. A downside of this product is that it will dry out very quickly if you don't put the lid on fully, so I would recommend that you always check that it is.

The colour I have is pink gold, which is a light, glittery cool toned pink, which looks beautiful on the lids. It is not overpowering, and also doesn't give you a punched-in-the-face look which is often achieved by using pink eye shadows. It creates a good base for any type of smokey eye, or can also be used alone for a more easy, quick and simple look. The colours can be built up to give a more opaque or sheer look, but in my opinion, this colour looks nicer when it is more sheer, as otherwise it looks quite full on. Some other colours I would like to try are Permanent Taupe, On and On Bronze, and Light in Purple, which is a beautiful mix of blues and purples which would look magical in summer on the eye, with some grey eyeliner, lots of mascara and a pinky lip.

Overall, I give the Colour Tattoo 8/10, as it is a amazing product and is only £4.99! However, some of the colours are very bright and seem like they could be unwearable, apart from maybe as eyeliner. 

- L x

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