REVIEW: Maybelline Color Tattoo Gel Cream Eyeshadow

Sunday 1 April 2012

Hey Ladies,

We're always behind the US in terms of product releases in sunny old England (note the sarcasm), sometimes this can be great because we can get opinions on products and save money when products are crap but mostly it sucks because when products are released and are amazing we have to wait. We finally had the Lip Butters released & now the Color Tattoo Gel Cream Eyeshadows by Maybelline.

Now I don't know if we only got a few of the available shades here in the UK because I swear the girls in the US seem to have more choice, I had a good swatchathon & the only one I seemed to deem purchasable was On and On Bronze.

Top Eye, just the colour tattoo
Bottom Eye - Nars Nepal over the top & Topshop Pen liner & just the color tattoo on the bottom.
I love cream eyeshadows, they make my eyeshadow last longer than any other primer and if I have eyeshadow on I will always have one underneath, my favourites are by Benefit & Chanel so this relatively cheap product had a lot to live up to.

The Formula is lovely and smooth and applies to the eye nice and opaque and is easily blendable and certainly the shade I bought is very wearable everyday, it is a gorgeous bronze with golden shimmer.

In terms of lasting power with an eyeshadow on top this bad boy lasted on my eye for about 12 hours when I removed it with no sign of creasing or fading during which it was boiling outside & I walked for miles in the sun in a leather jacket (don't ask). Without an eyeshadow over the top I found it resisted creasing for about 6 hours but certainly nowhere near the 24 hours advertised, which to be honest I really couldn't care about as I don't ever plan to keep my makeup on for that long & nor should you.

Price wise they retail for £4.99 which is a brilliant price as they do compare quality wise with the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows which retail for £14.00. I totally recommend them as they look great on the eye on their own, if you want to maintain the colour but need to set it so it doesn't crease just use a translucent powder on a fluffy brush over the top, increases the crease proof life of a shadow applied over the top of it, the price is brilliant and they are readily available now in the UK.

I just wish there was more shades. Has anyone tried these yet? which shades did you go for?


  1. Have one but not impressed. Even with a primer it creases AND my mascara transfers on it because its moist so I get like a black fan on my lid. Only thing I was more disappointed in is the new LE Tom Ford cream shadows. Total shit!! xxx

  2. oh,looks beautiful and this color is awesome.actually it looks just like a Wet and Wild liquid shadow I'm currently using but it's packaged in a little tube.
    will be looking out for these although I really have a love-hate connection with Maybelline

  3. This colour looks so pretty on you!
    I have swatches of the gold one on my blog

  4. Hearing amazing things all over the blogosphere about these colour tattoos, they look fantastic. I'm eager to try the green out to see, but I'm thinking about picking up this bronze to use as a base.
    Devon xx

  5. The UK price seems really affordable, I'm sure when these arrive where I live they'll unfortunately be quite overpriced though. This bronze shade looks gorgeous on you, it's simple and fuss-free but super flattering, especally paired with a winged eyeliner.

  6. I have the gold one, it was in a promotion, that's how I got it. I usually don't go for cream eyeshadows, or Maybelline eye-products, but as it was for free, I tried it. I think it's a good product for the price, I use it as a base on my eyelids, and then make it more smoky with powdery shadows. What I don't like that it's really glittery and it's a bit hard to get rid of that. Despite this, I want to get the taupe and burgundy colour too. The bronze looks great with your eyecolour!


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