When I heard that these Maybelline Colour Tattoo's were coming to the UK I HAD to get my hands on them! It took me a long time to get hold of these as they were very popular and were sold out in all the Boots & Superdrug stores near me, but eventually I found a store that did have some in stock. They had all of the colours that are available in the UK in stock which are:
- On & On Bronze
- Eternal Gold
- Permanent Taupe
- Endless Purple
- Turquoise Forever
- Immortal Charcoal
- & Eternal Silver
I know that there are more of these available in the US but unfortunately for us guys here in the UK they are not bringing all of the colours over :( however I am sure they can probably be purchased on EBay.
These retail for £4.99 which for a cream eyeshadow I think is a very reasonable price and you do get a lot of product, I am not sure what the exact amount is as it doesn't state this, however the glass jars are big. I love the packaging of these so much! They look quite similar to the MAC Paint Pots & the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow Liners. I think the glass makes them feel really luxurious.
Of the colours to choose from I decided to get Eternal Gold and On & On Bronze because I don't wear bright colours and don't wear black/silver eyeshadows. Also I was going to get Permanant taupe which is the only matte colour in the collection I think, correct me if I'm wrong.
So onto the review.
Here are the swatches of Eternal Gold and On & On Bronze
The camera unfortunately is not really doing these justice, but they are super pigmented!(way more pigmented than they look in this picture!) and they apply like a dream, they are so smooth and creamy which I think comes from the fact that these are gel-cream shadows. I have found the best way to apply these is with your fingers as I find with most cream shadows that brushes really don't do a good job. These claim to last 24hours which is not a claim that I can really test as I don't wear my eyeshadows for this long, but they do certainly last. I tend to wear these from about 7 o'clock until 9 o'clock in the evening and they are definately still there and they haven't creased, however I do find that the colour tends to fade slightly.
Of the two my favourite is definately 'Eternal Gold' because it is such an easy colour, and you can just apply all over the lid and be good to go. It also really accentuates my blue eyes and I find when I wear this my eyes really pop and look so blue! I also get a fair few compliments saying how blue my eyes look, so if you have blue/green eyes this is definately a must have! I also like 'On & On Bronze' and I apply this over a powder or cream white shadow in my crease or the outer corner. I really like this colour and it is a perfect bronze colour however I don't like to wear this just all over my lid like I do with 'Eternal Gold' because I feel that it looks to dark so it is not quite as quick, but that doesn't matter.
I think these shadows are amazing and a must have in any makeup collection!
Have you tried any of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos?