Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24Hour

I remember being so excited to be able to pick up one of these when I was in New York last Feb, before they had launched in the UK! Then being even more excited when I heard they were going to make it across the Atlantic and be available over here! Since then, the Color Tattoo 24 Hour have been pretty popular – with a lovely range of shades, easy to use and long lasting. So I thought it might be good to have a look at the shades in my collection:

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Left to right in the swatches above we have: Light in Purple, Eternal Gold, Timeless Black and Immortal Charcoal.

Light in Purple is a gorgeous duo-chrome type shade with a blend of blue and purple that shines depending on the lighting. It has quite a frosty finish overall but is a real statement colour. I would love to find the nail varnish equivalent of this one!

Eternal Gold is a classic golden shimmer. It’s cream and well pigmented with a yellowy/orange tone to it that’s really lovely for blue eyes. This will be a summer fave for me! Also, used lightly can make a pretty highlight!

Timeless black is the perfect name for this creamy, pure black shade. Amazingly pigmented – this is the ideal for a really dramatic smokey eye. This would also work well applied with a liner brush as a liner, or smudged on with fingers for the proper rock-chick, ‘I slept in my make-up and woke up ready to party’ type look.

Immortal Charcoal is another smokey eye wonder – but perhaps a slightly softer version than Timeless Black. It has a soft shimmer to it and the grey shade just takes the edge off the darker black version. This and Timeless Black could be combined to add a bit of dimension to a dramatic smokey eye.

There’s also a fairly recent addition to the range in a Rose Gold shade that I am very keen to get my hands on, I’m such a sucker for a rose gold anything!

What do you think of these four shades – which would be your pick??

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  1. Georgia
    March 16, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    The purple shade is amazing! I didn’t realise there were more shades coming out in the UK so I hope they bring out the champagne colour. I really want to try the bronze shade too

    Georgia’s Make Up Addiction

  2. March 16, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    Never had but really would like one, I have my eye on light in purple. I think it’ll make a great base for a beautiful smokey eye x

  3. March 16, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    I have permanent taupe and on and on bronze, both are fantastic shades. I’m keeping my eyes peeled for the rose gold shade myself!

  4. lalalucy1000
    March 16, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    I love how black the black looks, would be perfect for smokey eyes xx

  5. Vanessa
    March 16, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    Love this eye shadows.*__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

  6. March 17, 2013 / 12:00 pm

    I love these shadows but they’re so expensive in Australia !!! I love eternal gold 🙂

  7. March 18, 2013 / 12:05 am

    I love these so much I own a couple and they make great bases for your makeup they’re so pigmented and pretty and they never crease

  8. Sami
    March 20, 2013 / 8:46 pm

    The gold shade is definitely my favourite… gorgeous!

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