Hey guys! Okay so I literally realized (while pre-writing a different post) that I hadn’t reviewed these Maybelline color tattoos yet. Can you believe it?! I mean I’ve loved these for as long as I can remember and I haven’t even reviewed them yet! So I’m here to correct that blunder.
Okay no yapping on for today, I’m jumping straight in! Now I will say that I am reviewing them as a whole even though there three separate ‘collection’ of these color tattoos. And I have a mix of all of them. (this is going to be a long review, so grab a snack!)
Pigmentation?:All the shades are nicely pigmented. I have not come across a single shade so far that has crap pigmentation and is unusable. Some are better as a base though like barely branded or too cool.
Easy to blend?:I think so. I do use my finger. They don’t have a slippery or super hydrating feel to them but it’s still easy to apply on the lid. Though the longer you have them the formula does become a bit drier but they still go on relatively easy just not as easy as when first them. The regular collection is a bit more difficult to blend in comparison to the metal and leather collection.
Do they dry out?They definitely become drier over time as all cream shadows do but it isn’t to the point where you want to throw them out. I still find them useable. What I personally do is get a cue tip, scrape off the top of layer of flakiness and then tada! They are much better to work with.
Shade range:Kinda limited but with each line they release, I wish they had more shades. The regular collection has more shades, the metal collection only has 2 and the leather collection has 4 shades. I personally use the bolder shades along the lower lash line for a pop of color.
The regular collection: This is the standard collection that probably introduced you guy to the color tattoos. This is the collection that contains the infamous ‘bad to the bronze’. They’re pigmented, of a shimmery finish and sit quite nicely on the lids. I own the shades too cool, bad to the bronze, tough as taupe, tenacious teal and edgy emerald. I use to own bold gold but I didn’t like it so I emptied it out and use it to put some of my mac pro long wear concealer inside.
The metal collection: The shade range with this one is limited but the formula is on the more creamy side. They have of course a more metallic finish and also look lovely on the lids. Slightly less pigmented but they still show up a lot! I have both shades inked pink and barely branded.
The leather collection: This is a new color tattoo collection. The idea is that these shades are technically matte. Now cream eye shadows can’t be 110% matte because they’re a cream product. But these shades do not contain any shimmer, they are just pure cream. They are also very very creamy and easy to apply. I have the shades creamy beige, chocolate suede and vintage plum.
Finish:For the regular collection it’s more on the shimmery side though the shade tough as taupe is a pure matte, no shimmer. The metal collection has a more metallic finish and the leather collection has no shimmer at all, just pure cream for the leather collection.
Longevity?They all last nicely on the lids. I don’t have an issue with creasing on the lids but if you usually do you may want to have a primer underneath.
Do they crease?Like I mentioned above, I don’t usually have issues with creasing but if you do you may want to have a lid primer just in case.
Formula:The leather and metals collection are much creamier. The regular collection is slightly less creamier.
What shades do I own?:I listed above when I talk about each collection the shades I own.
Pros:Affordable, easy to use, great on their own or as a base, beautiful shades, a range of different finishes. The bolder shades I of course use on the lower lash line for a pop of color.
Cons:Over timer they become a bit dry so you will have to scrape of the top layer.
Overall thoughts:These are awesome! They really are great to work with and look very pretty once applied. The only fault I can say about them is that they do become a bit dry but that happens with all cream eye shadows – I don’t know how a brand could formulate cream eyeshadows not to become dry. They’re so affordable and gorgeous and you guys need to try them out!
Worth a repurchase?:The shades creamy beige, barely branded and bad to the bronze I would in fact repurchase.
And that wraps up the review. Have you guys tried these? What are thoughts and favourite shades? Drop a comment below and tell me. I hope you all have a wonderful day, I love you guys and I’ll see in the next post.