Thursday, 12 September 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr in On and on Bronze - Review + Swatches!

Hello everyone! Today I'm here to tell you about one of my everyday products, Maybelline's Color Tattoo in On and on Bronze!

I bought this pretty much a year ago and I took the pictures when I bought it, so the difference now is that it has a big dent in it, however I'm not even half way through! I don't know when the "you need to throw this out now" date is but I'm going to keep using it until there's some indication that it's went dodgy/past it's deadline date! Also, if someone could let me know how to work out when to throw a product out please let me know!

Anyway, Maybelline released the Color Tattoo 24 Hr cream eyeshadows I think at the end of 2011 for the US and sometime in 2012 for UK. They were part of the Eyestudio line with lots of other shades, variating from neutrals to bright, intense colours; there are currently 12 color tattoos for sale in the UK. They claim to wear for 24 hours, now, I don't know who wears their make-up for 24 hours at a time and I don't know who could stand having the same make-up on their face for 24 hours straight.. So who knows if they do, I doubt it very much. Also, they claim to be crease proof and to be extremely pigmented with a smooth gel-cream formula.. Lets see if they live up to the claims!



The packaging is actually quite good for £4.99 - it comes in a little sleek glass pot with a screwable lid; similar to the Mac Paint Pots in this sense. The packaging is lovely for the price, just make sure to keep the lid tightly screwed on to prevent the product drying out or the lid coming off and product going everywhere! It's also small and compact so it's great to store and it's not an awkward shape, again making it easy to store. 

This was when I just bought it - now it has a big dent in it (eek!)

In the pot it looks like a bronzy shimmery brown with golden undertones that could easily go over the lid as base or in the crease of your eye, again as a base or just on it's own overall. 

As you can see from the top swatch (I have no idea what the other one is, it looks like a concealer.. Ignore the bottom one anyway!) it comes out pretty much as it looks, except for me it was a lot more metallic than I was expecting, however that's not a bad thing, just a little surprise I suppose! 

As Maybelline claims, it does come off extremely pigmented, and one dab with your finger can cover one eyelid, so a little goes a long way. It is also very creamy and gel-like and the texture is smooth, making it easy to dab onto your eyelids and blend out with your finger or a brush. Now, I have very oily eyelids as it is so I bought this to use it as a base or on it's own, and as a base for other eyeshadows it works very well, it doesn't make my eyeshadows crease for at least 10 hours, and on it's own I've seen them go 12 hours on my eyes with a little bit of creasing, however it was nothing major - basically it lasts all day!

There is a lot of product in the pot (4g I think) at £4.99 compared to Mac's Paint Pot, at £15 with only 1g more product! Maybelline definitely wins that time Mac! 

Overall, this does wear extremely well on the lids, it is very pigmented and a beautiful everyday colour that can be built up to become a smokey metallic eye, easy to apply, blends well with your fingers or a brush and pretty much crease-proof, even with the oiliest of eyelids.. However, saying that, it's not crease-proof for 24 hours, maybe 10-12 max for me due to having insanely oily eyelids, but for people who don't, maybe it'll last longer for you! Basically, for £4.99, this is a high end low end product (if that makes sense!) and if you have been wanting to get one for a while, get one now! Get several! Just buy them all if you want..

That's about it for this review, let me know if you like these kinda posts and I'll keep doing them! I'm not a professional reviewerer of beauty stuff, this is just my personal opinion because if I like a product then I'm going to tell people about it, cause hey, you might like it too! If you have tried any of the Color Tattoos, what did you think, and what's your favourite if you like them? I'm personally eying up Pink Gold and Metallic Pomegranate right now.. Maybe you'll see reviews of them soon!

Anyway, thank you for reading, hope you have a lovely day and don't stop smiling :)

Hannah, xx

44 comments:

  1. I use this so much, it is pretty much my go to eye shadow product as it is so simple and easy to use.

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  2. I never stick to make up sell by dates. If I find make up that lasts me over a year, that's a gift not something to throw away. I've never used this before but it's definitely made me want to go out and buy a pot :)
    X

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! It is honestly great, I highly recommend it :) x

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  3. I have this... I should wear it more often :)
    Great post!
    alicekatex ♥

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  4. I always love to hear what someone else thinks of a product, I have one of these that I haven't opened yet, not the same colour. Seeing this one has given me an idea of one of the things I should get my Mum for Christmas, she is a very tricky woman to buy for!


    Sharon

    Beauty, Miscellany

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    1. You should so open it, it's an amazing product! Haha, I'm glad I gave you an idea :)

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  5. never got any color tattos and i don't know why. they are sooo super pretty and i bet they work great as base. i really should get them.
    xx

    dornroeeschen.blogspot.com

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    1. They are fantastic as a base, I use this one practically everyday! :) xx

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  6. You've just reminded me how much I love these colour tattoos but I haven't used it in a while! Will have to dig them out from the bottom of my make up box :)

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to enter :) xx

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    1. It is an awesome product :) just followed you! :)

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  7. I love mine! Did a little post on a dupe I found for it too, would love if you had a little look :)
    The perks of being a hipster xxxx

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  8. I love these tattoos! I have Tough as Taupe and Bold Gold - they are such nice bases :)

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    1. I have Eternal Gold as well but I don't wear it as much :)

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  9. This is my favorite everyday easy eye color! Great post :)


    xx- missmacbeauty.blogspot.com

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  10. I love these and how well they last on my oily lids. Thanks for the swatch, this shade looks so pretty! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com
    youtube.com/fernandag18

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    1. Yeah I have oily eyelids too and it lasts all day! It's a gorgeous shade :) xx

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  11. I bought this exact colour too and love it! It literally does last 24 hours x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Have you tested it for the 24 hours?! Jeez, dedication! Awesome :) x

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  12. I have this shade and I love it so much, it looks so pretty and makes the most perfect base xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I cannot say enough good things about it, 100% agree! xx

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  13. I love the maybelline colour tattoos they're amazing!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I've not tried these before but they look awesome. Totally agree with you though, not sure who would be wearing their make-up for 24 hours haha! Followed you hun, love your blog! x

    Chloe @ The Little Plum UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. You really should try them :) or this shade at least. I followed you back, your blog is lovely :) x

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  15. I love this shade and might have to go out and buy one!
    http://mariaaa220300.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I feel the same, I'm eyeing up a couple of other shades! :)

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  16. Brilliant blog, great posts and beautiful proprietress! What to want more ...
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    blog about fashion - KatherineUnique.blogspot.com .


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    Katherine Unique


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  17. Wow!!! The color is so nice and looks so yummy from outside...ehehehe...JK...Nice reviews.
    Following you now Via GFC and Bloglovin, hope you will follow back.
    Patchoulii-Flog

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  18. Ah, want to have these! Looks beautiful and the color... niiiice! :D Good review!

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  19. I've been hearing a lot about this! I think I might have to grab a couple of the brighter shades :)

    Lulu xx

    http://luluslittlebiglife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Yeah the brighter shades look lovely! :) xx

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  20. Have been meaning to try these for a while now! I hate my eye shadow creasing on long days or nights out!!

    http://eisforellen.blogspot.co.uk/

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