So I feel like I’ve jumped on the gel eyeshadow bandwagon a little late and I rediscovered these little pots of magic hidden in a corner of my vanity. I’ve heard great things about the Maybelline Colour Tattoos, and a lot of bloggers rave about how they’re excellent dupes for the MAC Paint Pots. I unscrewed the lids and realised why I’d bought them in the first place! The colour and pigmentation is just absolutely gorgeous, and fittingly, perfect for the coming festive season. I decided to put them to test over the past few weeks, and let me tell you, they are absolute game changers! Easy to use (especially for a total eyeshadow noob like me), blendable and uber friendly to your bank account, boy oh boy, these little pots of goodness do not disappoint!
These Colour Tattoos are so hyped up in the beauty world and believe me it is with good reason! I happen to love the glass packaging, as you’re able to get a good idea of the true colour of the product before you buy it.
Highly pigmented, with incredible staying power, as the name suggests (although I must admit I have not left them on for twenty four hours by any means!) the Colour Tattoos have become a quick favourite this month. They have a creamy, blendable texture which quickly dries down to a dry, solid base of colour on the lid. I find that even after wearing them for a good eight to ten hours they do not crease, even though I happen to have incredibly oily eyelids that need a good primer before hand!
These Colour Tattoos can be worn as either bases for more eyeshadows, and on their own for a subtle wash of colour all over the lid for more lazy days (which happen more often that I’d like to admit!). The Pink Gold shade is a lovely pink with subtle gold shimmer running all through it. It’s great for wearing on it’s on all over the lid and then blending it out with a fluffy brush to diffuse the edges.
On the other hand, you can use these eyeshadows as a base and then pop another eyeshadow of the same colour tone on top to lock the gel base in place for a long lasting finish. For the On and On Bronze, I like to pat it all over the lid, keeping it below the crease and then popping a matte brown shade in the crease to blend it all out and add a bit if depth to my eyes, and it works a charm each time! This will definitely be used a lot around Christmas time.
In my opinion, I feel like these eyeshadows are indeed closely comparable to the MAC paint pots and the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow Pots in terms of the colour pay-off, blendability and pigmentation. Every time I have popped these on my eyes I am amazed by their non-creasing and staying power. So this is definitely one for your make-up bags if you haven’t already tried these out! Available from Boots and Super Drug, these Maybelline Colour Tattoos are definitely one of the best make-up discoveries I have made this year, and I couldn’t recommend it to you more!
Disclaimer: All products featured have been purchased by myself. These are products that have worked for me, however they might not work for everyone. All reviews are honest opinions. I am not affiliated with any links mentioned above, unless otherwise stated.