Saturday, 11 January 2014

Maybelline 24HR Colour Tattoo in 'Pink Gold' (+Update!)


I have finally succumbed to it. After many months of dragging my sorry little bottom away from the Maybelline Counter I bit the bullet and jumped onto the blogger bandwagon. Call it what you will, but I caved in when I realised my over spending at Boots had given me a nice little sum of £4.99 points on my boots card. So yes. I did it. I caught up with the bandwagon at last and jumped aboard, with this rather special thing in tow. If you haven't been living under a rock alongside Patrick in Bikini Bottom, then you will have undoubtedly heard of The Maybelline Eye Studio 24HR Colour Tattoo's. But yes, this is another belated Maybelline Colour Tattoo review, simply because I just don't think that there are enough out there already (I have a tendency of lying to myself also...).


Maybelline Colour Tattoos claim to last for 24 hours. However, I cannot possibly imagine a situation in which you would be able to test out these claims, so unfortunately cannot vouch for this. The longest period of time I wore this eye shadow was for around 8 or so hours and I can happily report back that it did indeed stay put.

Texture wise, this is a cream/gel eye-shadow. This means that it is incredibly easy to work with and is built up easily. You swirl your finger or a brush around in the pot and it transfers from the pan really easily unlike other cream shadows which need a bit of work. It's really soft and due it to being more creamy, its very malleable. Thus, the blending aspect is great. When first applied, the shadow looks very pinky, although once blended it gains more a gold finish with a hint of pale pink. (Don't worry you won't look like you're suffering from conjunctivitis).

Stealing the phrase from Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder (AKA the 'Chocolate Bronzer') this eye shadow is 'filled with glints of sunshine'. Once applied, the shadow has an ever so subtle shimmer to it which isn't too heavy but is still apparent. This makes the shadow great for both daytime as well as for the evening as its also thoroughly build able. However, if you're not a big fan of looking like you've just walked out of a glitter factory, then do not fear as it's not so apparent unless you choose to build it up.


Another great thing about this eye shadow is that it can be worn alone, or as a base. I have worn this alone, as well as pairing it up with 'Platinum' from the Bobbi Brown Smokey Cool Eye Palette (review next week!). The two colours both have hints of minuscule pieces of glitter which do a lovely job of perking your eye area up

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The pigmentation is also excellent, and you don't get a 'poof' of excess shadow likewise with powder shadows. The shadows have also been labelled a dupe for MAC's infamous 'paint pots'. Whilst I haven't tried these out myself, the similarities are strikingly similar, alongside both products receiving great reviews throughout the bloggosphere.

However, as with most products, there will always be a few cons amongst the abundance of advantages. Firstly, and most likely the biggest downside of this product, is the fact that you have to get blending on this incredibly fast. I reckon that you have about 35 seconds before it dries completely and will not budge, no matter how warm your fingers are. I guess this is what Maybelline are referring too when they talk about it being metaphorically a 'tattoo', eh? A further downside is the 'lack', I guess I could say, of the product. As cute and 'aww' worthy as the adorable little glass jar is, the bottom half of the jar acts as a magnifying glass. This gives the impression that there is more product than there actually is, when there is in fact less product than first anticipated. Moving swiftly onto the last disadvantage, which I suppose could be interpreted more as a possible improvement is the colour selection. I guess it could be said that the colour selection is a bit of a mixed bag. I find that most of the colours are a bit too garish for me and would prefer to see more neutral colours for everyday wear. Whilst 8 shades are available to us in the UK, the US have many more. Over here in Rainy England, we are left with garish blues and glittery purples (you would be a very lucky girl to be able to pull these colours off) the US (if you're over the pond, then a big hello to you *lucky cow*) have multiple tones of bronze as well as a lot more neutrals.

To sum it up in a short and sweet sentence; the Maybelline 24HR Colour Tattoo in 'Pink Gold' is a lovely cream shadow that gives an effortless yet chic impression, although the collection is limited in choice. I plan to pick up 'On and Off Bronze' as has been raved about to no end, but for now, I'm more than happy with 'Pink Gold'.

Now onto a little update! At 8:15 tomorrow morning, I will be boarding a train to Belgium and will not be returning for a week. I am going on a French Exchange (to Belgium) and whilst I am sure there will be internet available, I would like to immerse myself in a new culture and leave the internet alone for a week. In all honesty, a good break will do me good! I have scheduled next week's posts as well as a few tweets, but if I seem a little absent on the interacting side, then do not panic, I am in fact alive but just in Belgium! Have a lovely week, and I will be sure to get back to you with comments/emails/tweets upon arrival back in England!

Have you tried any of the Maybelline 24HR Colour Tattoo's? What were your opinions?
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30 comments :

  1. Im definitely going to get my hands on this one.
    http://itsaleyna.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I've been wanting to try one of these for ages but they're over 10 euro here! x

    Maeve ~ love-ofsomething.blogspot.com

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    1. They're amazing, and in my opinion, completely worth it! Bourjois also sell a similar 'dupe', so perhaps that's cheaper?:)x

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  3. I love this one, its the only one i own and its perfect!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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    1. A girl after my own heart! That's so true! Although I'm considering purchasing 'On and Off Bronze'....when I have some more money! Haha xoxo

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  4. Hi Lauryn! Great review. This shade is so lovely! I've tested Tough as Taupe and Bad To The Bronze, and I love them so far. Especially Bad to The Bronze. It's so gorgeous. And you're right, I have to blend it very fast before it dries.. Have a nice week in Belgium! Au revoir :)

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    1. Thank you so much Lucie! I love the spelling of your name, I think its french?! I'm definately considering purchasing Bad to the Bronze! That is the only downside...thanks:-) Lauryn xxx

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  5. Great review! :D I saw this the other day but I was a little scared to buy it because I thought the colour would look way too strong on me. But judging from your review, it's just the right amount of fabulous! ^_^

    www.amiciarai.com

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    1. Thank you so much Amicia! I think it would look perfect!:-)

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  6. I love this one too, and like you have been planning to grab On and Off Bronze. It's such a pretty colour, and really does last all day!

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    1. Couldn't agree more:-) Thanks for the comment!<3xxx

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  7. I bought the exact same one just a few days ago after loving 'on and on bronze'. I literally just finished taking pics of it for my blog!! orlajoy.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. Hahaha #bloggerlife -let me know when it's up:-)xx

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  8. oh wow how pretty ive not seen this shade!! looks lovely! mighthave to have it now ive seen it ha! :) x

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  9. I have been wanting to try out this product for ages too! Thats such a gorgeous neutral shade as well. Might have to go and get myself one on monday!

    Lovely blog!
    http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. I highly recommend that you do! Thanks, Lauryn:-)xxx

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  10. hi lauryn, I just wanted to say that I discovered you blog, probably 20 mins ago and I LOVE it! It's so gorgeous and congrats on 500 followers! it would be amazing if you could check out my blog and maybe follow if you like it? We're the same age so it's interesting how different our blogs are haha.

    tianess.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  11. Dont be fooled by the amount in the pot! I purchased bad to the bronze a year ago and I still haven't hit the bottom. (I use it a few times each week).

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  12. I've really been wanting to try one of these and Pink Gold looks like a lovely colour! Have fun in Belgium :) xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I love this shade, I have a few colour tattoos but they're not really shades I wear all the time. I think this one needs to be added to the shopping list!

    Eloise x

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  14. Gorgeous shade on you! I have the bronze and taupe shades and I like them but they crease on me x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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  15. I have this and it's such a pretty colour and a great formula for the price. I do find it hard to wear sometimes as it can look a little too pink on me but I love using it underneath other neutrals but when I'm feeling brave, on it's own! Wonderful review as usual :)

    Jessica
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  16. Fantastic review lovely, although I'm a little bit sad actually as I tried this and was quite disappointed. It just didn't quite live up to my expectations, but I guess that's the thing about beauty products. Everyone's skin is different and colour suits differently. Big fan of the blog though :)
    Heroine In Heels

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  17. Looks absolutely stunning, I'm loving cream eyeshadow at the moment and how low maintenance it is, so will definitely be picking this one up! xo

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  18. Ahh, I have to get it! Everytime I go to the shops the good shades always seem to be sold out -sigh-

    Natasha Mary Heidi Beauty

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  19. Hahaha #bloggerlife -let me know when it's up:-)xx

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  20. i was going tp say exactly the same thing i really like these and the good colours but boy do they dry quick! xx

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