Monday, 7 October 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Permanent Taupe / Review and Swatches


Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Permanent Taupe

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Permanent Taupe

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Permanent Taupe

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Permanent Taupe

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Permanent Taupe

Hello beauties! It is not a secret that I am a massive fan of cream eye shadows. Be it MAC Paint pots, Benefit Creasless Cream Shadows, MUFE Aqua Cream… I just love them all. Last year though Maybelline came out with their own range of affordable cream eye shadows and they instantly took over the beaut world. Pretty much everyone I know swears by them and there is a reason why – they are brilliant. I have a few of these little pots wandering around my makeup collection but my absolutely favorite at the moment is Permanent Taupe (£4,99) or Tough as Taupe ($5,99), as they call it in the US.

I picked up Permanent Taupe a few weeks ago after seeing it in a makeup tutorial on YouTube. I was instantly drawn to its gorgeous cool-toned mauve-y gray shade. What I love about it is that it is matte and doesn’t have any shimmer or glitter in it. Pretty much all of my cream eye shadows are shimmery so this is definitely a fresh change. This shade is absolutely perfect to serve as a base for a nice smokey eye or just to wear on its own to deepen up the look a bit. Permanent Taupe could be build up or down depending on your preferences and it is so easy to just swipe some color all over your lids for a natural everyday makeup look. The shade really reminds me of MAC Stray Gray Paint Pot, which one of my friends wears all the time and I find them quite similar. I feel like Permanent Taupe is a very universal shade and would look great on everyone no matter what eye color or skin tone you have. I love how it compliments my green eyes and make them pop beautifully and I think this eye shadow would look especially gorgeous on girls with green / blue eyes. <3

Consistency wise, Maybelline Color Tattoos are definitely amazing. They are cream gel shadows, which glide on the lids like charm. They are so so creamy and smooth and they don’t dry down super quickly so you have a bit time to play around with the shadow and blend out the edges. I usually use my finger to apply cream eye shadows, which I am not gonna lie – could get messy, so this is a massive plus for me. Bravo Maybelline! I find that Permanent Taupe is creamier and smoother that my other Color Tattoos and I believe we have the lack of shimmer to thank for that. Another thing I love about this eye shadow is that it is really pigmented. I definitely don’t need much product to get it fully opaque, which is fab! As for the lasting power of Permanent Taupe, I would say that it really is fantastic. I was quite skeptical about the whole 24hr lasting power, as I usually don’t tend to trust such big claims but these proved me wrong. Now I obviously haven’t worn them for entire 24 hours as I can’t stand having makeup on for so long but I did wear them once for some good 15 hours (without primer underneath) and the shadow was still going strong. It didn’t fade, smudge or anything like that – it was as opaque and vibrant as it was it the morning. I was definitely impressed! :) I also wanted to mention that Permanent Taupe has never creased on me and this comes from a person with relatively oily eyelids. The formula is such a little winner! Ah, almost forgot to mention that you can wear the Color Tattoos both as eye shadows and as eyeliner, which is lovely and gives you so much more options to play with. I adore lining my lower lash line with Bad to the Bronze – it opens up the looks and gives it nice warmth! :)

In a nutshell, the Maybelline Color Tattoos are my go-to drugstore cream eye shadows. They are affordable and the quality is absolutely brilliant! The shadows are really buttery and creamy and so easy and faff-free to work with. The color pay-off is insane and they legitimately stay on for an entire day without creasing or smudging! The color range is also great as Maybelline offer both beautiful neutrals and crazy bold, vibrant shades. Definitely check this range out if you haven’t already but I warn you – you may fall in love and want to get every single shade available. I know I do! ;)

Have you tried the Maybelline Color Tattoos before? How do you like them and which is your favorite shade? Would you pick Permanent Taupe up?

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33 comments

  1. I just bought this a few days ago but haven't got around to wearing it yet! I have On and On Bronze for a while now and absolutely love it so I can't wait to try Permanent Taupe :) x

    overdosedemaquillage.blogspot.com

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  2. This sounds so good, I'm now dying to try this shade. And I love how you mentioned it doesn't crease... major plus! xxx
    Life of Verity

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  3. I brought a few of these the other day, wish I got this now aswell :)

    http://thebeautybow.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I have been drawn to this too and although I'm not into matte shadows I agree it would make a great base. Can't get enough of the color tattoos! ;) xx

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  5. I have this but just haven't gotten around to wearing it- it's nice though! x

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  6. I love permanent Taupe too! I love having it on my outer corner of my eye to create definition & to smoke up my eye look for that day :) I haven't used this on it's own as it looks like i have been bruised when i swatched my mum's one on the back of my wrist lol so i don't want to look like i've been fighting haha :P
    but i do agree with you on the staying power of this! it is incredible, for staying put on my lids with or without primer, & the colour from one swipe is awesome too :D
    i absolutely love Maybelline's Colour Tattoos :D best cream eyeshadows ive owned :)
    xxx

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  7. Gorgeous colour! The staying power of colour tattoos are phenomenal! I'm loving the new colour range too :) I picked up Inked in Pink, a colour I think would suit you! :) xoxo

    Emily ⎜daisylocks.blogspot.com

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  8. This shade and On and on bronze are my favourite ones :) I really hope they bring out some new shades :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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  9. What a lovely shade of taupe. I haven't tried the color tattoos yet but i plan on it! x

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  10. Still don't own one of these! I really need to the shade range looks fab!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  11. I love these and I'm working on having them all!


    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  12. I didn't like this particular shade too much, I think it's my least favorite Color Tattoo sadly x

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  13. I wear this all the time now and combine it with Pomegranate - I LOVE it! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I love the Color Tattoos! I actually own this one but my favorite is the bad to the bronze for an everyday color! I use this one for smokey eyes it works so well as a base for that! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  15. I love these too, and this a beautiful colour! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  16. I was going to say it looked a lot like a MAC paint pot... such a great colour!

    xo, alison*elle

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  17. I got Permanent Taupe as a gift last year and it did look a little bit dark to me at first. But once I started to play with it, I discovered how adaptable it is!
    I remember trying some on my hand in the makeup store, and I just couldn't get it off. It sits like glue unless you use makeup remover. I can even workout without smudge lol! (I was too lazy to wash it off)

    This colour and the entire Color Tattoo series is so amazing that I just got another two ones, Pink Gold and Bad to the Bronze.

    Love, Miss Z! Xoxo

    misszhara.blogspot.com

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  18. I swatched this and it took literally days to come off my hand!

    www.whatmolliedid.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  19. This is one of my favorites! I really wish Maybelline would come out with more matte Color Tattoos. They just released a few limited edition shades in the US and I grabbed the matte pink shade, which I am seriously obsessed with. I did some swatches if you want to check it out :) [http://lmchearts.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/fall-2013-limited-edition-maybelline-color-tattoos-nude-pink/]

    -LMC ♥

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  20. I love these Color Tattoos! I have the colour On and On Bronze and it's great for a night out, totally clubbing proof! X

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  21. Great review! Thank you so much for sharing:)

    http://fairyland111.blogspot.com/

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  22. I had Tough as Taupe and I have blue eyes but it made me look like I'd been beaten up! Doesn't work for me but I love Bad to the Bronze and Barely Branded :)

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  23. I literally just bought this yesterday haha! I haven't used it yet because I'm waiting to photograph it (I'm attempting to be a good blogger for once) but I can't wait to give it a go!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  24. It's such a gorgeous colour :) I adore their colour tattoos but I haven't tried permanent taupe yet :) Thanks for sharing dear <3

    www.anacelinelabod.blogspot.com

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  25. I love this color, its a great one to wear just alone on the lid and lightly blended through the crease.
    Glad you found a cream shadow that worked for you!
    TarteTanya

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  26. I have seen this a lot around the blogging world. I really need to make a trup to my drugstore my wishlist is getting huge and this is on it! Great swatch and beautiful photos!

    xo, Janelle @ GlamorousMama

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  27. I've been trying to get new colors of the Maybelline color tattoos since I only have two! This one looks so nice!
    www.helloitsoceane.blogspot.com

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  28. Oh dear, I need that, I really do. This colour is so extremely my cup of tea, I'm head over heels! Only one thing, if you apply it with your fingers, how do you manage to not get product under your nails? When I apply my cream eyeshadows with my fingers, everything is messed up afterwards!

    xx

    www.kazetime.blogspot.com

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  29. От доста време обмислям да ги взема, май ще стане съвсееееем скоро :)

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