8 August 2012

Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo


A picture of Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo in Permanent Taupe, Eternal Gold and Immortal Charcoal
By now, I think everyone has bought and tried at least one shade from the Maybelline 24Hr Color Tattoo range. Available in seven shades in the UK, these cream gel eye-shadows boast a lasting power of 24 hours (although anyone who wears make up for 24 hours straight needs a slap on the wrist and a bottle of Bioderma shoved in their face!) 


When these first hit UK stores, I wasn't really all that interested. I'm not a massive fan of cream gel eye-shadows and find them really hard to use, prone to creasing and generally they seem to have no lasting power. So I wasn't wowed by the launch of these nor did I rush out to buy any. But, as with a lot of things I buy, after a (lot) of gentle (not so in this case) persuasion from my bestie Hayley, I decided to give in and picked up three shades. 

A picture of Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo in Permanent Taupe, Eternal Gold and Immortal Charcoal
The three shades I picked up were 55 Immortal Charcoal, 40 Permanent Taupe and 05 Eternal Gold. I was really excited, now that I had finally taken the plunge, to try them out. Oh but how this excitement didn't last. For the first month or so of having these raved about shadows, I hated them. I thought they were a complete waste of money and I really regretted buying them. No matter what I did, they applied bumpy, grainy and were impossible to blend or apply evenly. I was gutted - I really wanted to like them. Why did everyone else love them? Why didn't they apply nicely on my lids like they did on everyone elses?

I tried so many different methods. I tried using my finger tips, eye-shadow applicators, eye-shadow brushes. Nothing worked. That is, until Joliebox sent an eye-shadow brush in one of their boxes, and I decided to give it a try. 

A picture of Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo in Permanent Taupe, Eternal Gold and Immortal Charcoal
The eye-shadow brush which came in the Joliebox is made of synthetic hair and has been an absolute saviour with these. It makes application easy and perfect, gliding the shadows over my lids with no problems. It has made me fall in love with these shadows and now I really want to add more to my collection.

I love using this alone, together or as a base for a smokey eye. They are just so versatile! Do you have any from the range? Which are your favourite shades? 

A picture of Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo in Permanent Taupe, Eternal Gold and Immortal Charcoal
Permanent Taupe, Eternal Gold, Immortal Charcoal.
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