Happy Sunday! How’s your weekend so far? I have been very much stuck in front of my computer trying to catch up with work, so blogging is like taking a break. Just don’t tell my editor about it!
Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Eyeshadows with you. These are unfortunately not yet available in Belgium. I was lucky enough to acquire them through a drugstore swap with Jessica from Getting Cheeky. If you haven’t checked out her blog, it’s high time that you did! She is a real lady with beauty radiating from inside, and an insanely talented blogger! I picked the two colors of the line that I am the most likely to use.
The packaging is sturdy and practical. Nothing fancy, but they actually come in glass pots which make them weigh a bit more and feel more expensive. Each pot contains a generous amount of 4 grams too. I’ve been using them for several times now, and I have barely made a tiny scratch in the middle of the surface.
Bold Gold is a shimmery medium gold that also contains slightly bigger sparkle. The finish is almost metallic! The pigmentation of this one is great, but perhaps a tad less saturated than Bad to the Bronze. A tiny bit of building up will suffice though. The texture is slightly rougher than Bad to the Bronze too. It’s not uncomfortable, but I wish it could be just a tiny bit smoother. However, like all gold shadows, this one gives my eyes an incredible twinkle that the 8/10 in opacity and texture can easily be forgiven!
Bad to the Bronze is a bronze with a healthy dose of shimmer and sheen. For my pretty warm undertone, this shade could almost look like a taupe! With that said, I think this is a bronze that those with a cool undertone can sport with ease. The texture and pigmentation of this one is excellent. You really only need a tiny bit for it to show on your lids!
What I find incredible about these cream shadows is that they are very easily to apply. I use my pinky, and in 30 seconds both of my eyes are done. Also, I tested out wear with no primer to begin with, and I never had to take the test further. They both trooped through like real champions, with no creasing, fading, or smudging at the end of the day! I didn’t test them for 24 hours (sorry, but I really don’t fancy going to bed with makeup), but for more than 12 hours they were just fine!
Now onto more FOTDs I did with these. I used Bold Gold for the inner two thirds of my lids, and Bad to the Bronze on the outer third to contour. It was fast, easy, and it stayed put!
Bottom line: At the recommended retail price (6.99 dollars), you really can’t go wrong with these. From what I heard the grand majority of them perform really well, so if there’s a color you like you should grab a pot, especially since it will probably last you forever! Now let’s keep our fingers crossed that they will soon make their way to Belgium!
Random photo of the day:
My Follow Chairman Meow mug! My bestie found out about Chairman Meow a while ago. Being cat ladies (bestie: speak for yourself!), we were totally obsessed with it. When she found some Chairman Meow merchandise online, I knew I had to get something! At the end I chose this mug. It actually has print all over but I can’t get all of that in a picture! You can see it on the website I got it from if you’re interested!
PS: I paid for my own mug and I am not affiliated with Cafe Press in any sense. Just thought I’d share something fun with you! They actually have a whole bunch of really cute stuff. It’s SO hard to browse the site without wanting 100 new things! And no, this doesn’t say anything about my political affiliation either, so please don’t read into it!
Both so pretty! Ik wil ze !
I know! Let’s keep our fingers crossed the line will soon make its way to this part of the world 🙂
I’ve recently bought Permanent Taupe and I have to say I really ilke it.
The mug is SO CUTE!
Yay I’m glad you like it too! Do you find this in Italy? Lucky you!
I did! They just came out but I found only a couple of colors, i don’t know when/if the whole range will come out!
If a couple of colors are there maybe they’re testing the waters. If they sell well I don’t see why not! Fingers crossed 🙂
Sounds really good! Cream silky eyeshadow without creasing is almost to good to be true! And stay on for 12 hours??? That is wow!
Yup Peggy, I’ve worn them throughout the day, and when I remove them before bedtime they look the same as if they were freshly applied! I really hope they’ll expand the line and bring it to Belgium soon!
And the mug is so cute. I think I need a cat mug too 🙂
Thanks Jenny! Yeah you definitely need a cat mug. I have several that were given to me, but when I saw this one I was really swept of my feet haha
Thanks Jenny! Yeah you definitely need a cat mug. I have several that were given to me, but when I saw this one I was really swept off my feet haha
Chairman Meow lol!! I call my cat ‘General Meow’ hehe.
Love the review, and I’m very curious about these products!
LOL Squeaky is General Meow? Good for her!
It’s so nice to see drugstore coming up with products that rival high-end ones no? Almost too good to be true, and I think this kind of competition will mean better products for consumers in general!
Oh I really love both shades, they are really totally my colours, haha! They look great on you and I’m so pleased to hear that they perform so well! I love the mug, it’s pretty awesome!
Thanks Teri! Really keeping my fingers crossed they’ll make their way here soon. I could try another couple of these hehe
I being waiting for these maybelline tattoo es to come here too! ahh the wait is so long!
If it has taken the market by storm I’m sure it’ll be sold in more countries soon, Naomi. Let’s have a little more patience 🙂
I have Bold Gold and Tough as Taupe – I really love the taupe especially. I’m thinking of picking up the bronze at some point!
p.s. if you ever want to swap, just let me know! I bet you have a bunch of fun things we don’t! 🙂
Ooo I can see how Tough as Taupe is a color many would enjoy, but on me it’s probably a no-go (unless I spice it up with shimmery eyeshadows. In that case it’s a maybe)! You should get the bronze. Out of the two that I have it has better texture and pigmentation! And I might have to take you up on that offer at some point. Thanks so much Emi!
So happy you enjoyed these! They’re a drugstore treasure that I haven’t yet fully appreciated myself. I’ve been working on my reviews of the Catrice products … they should be up this coming week 🙂
Thank you for the shout-out my dear!
Yay, thanks so much Jessica! I think these are just so easy to use. I don’t even have to get my eyeshadow brushes out! Can’t wait to hear what you have to say about the Catrice stuff too xx
My friend says that they do crease on her though, so my eyelids wouldn’t stand a chance haha. I may try one just to see for myself anyway, though.
See, that’s the thing. I really think this whole “creasing” business should be taken with a pinch of salt. The reason why I’d encourage you to go ahead with this one is because it’s a lovely drugstore find. If you pick one up and can’t make it stay put on your lids, it’s not so bad because it’s not very expensive. Also, you can always give it to a friend 🙂 I’ve heard that more often than not they don’t really crease on people. Has your friend tried a primer? Or, does she perhaps put eye cream on her upper lids before she puts the cream shadow on? When I wear makeup I only use eye cream under my eyes. That gives makeup a much better chance of staying put! If you do try one, keep us posted xx
I’ve tried many different things – primer, base, powder, cream – in different combinations. Haven’t found one that will last me past a few hours though 😦
Oh wow, this is also kind of extreme. Are your lids very oily? Have you tried to blot them out with a bit of loose powder before your primer?
I’m in the process of trying that now with different primers haha.
Good luck! I hope you’ll find something that works for you, but otherwise, just to be honest, you have BEAUTIFUL eyes as it is! xx
Aww thank you Sunny 🙂 It does happen that a lot of my pictures are post-makeup though 😛 Haha I will rejoice the day I find the perfect solution!
Such beautiful colors!! ❤
Thanks Petra! Let’s hope these babies come our way soon!
Thanks Marijke! Let’s see if we can start a petition for Maybelline to get these over here ASAP!
You already know I have these. I’m so glad you were able to acquire them! I knew you would like them. 🙂
Yup, thanks for spurring me on Christina 😉
I like the new look to the blog!
Thanks hon, I’m glad you like it! I still have a lot of tweaking to do. Eventually (probably sooner rather than later) it will become a self-hosted blog with better web design. Just give me some time! This blog will only be better 🙂
You made an amazing look with them! Woow. And I love the fact that they really last as long as they say (or at least long enough if you don’t want to go to sleep with make-up).
Thanks Natasha! On me they last very well. I have tested them repetitively without a primer and they never did anything they’re not supposed to!
Thanks Natasha! On me they last very well. I have tested them repeatedly without a primer and they never did anything they’re not supposed to!
The colors you chose look great on you! And I love Chairman Meow! XD
Thanks hon! Chairman Meow really cracks me up lol
I was planning on picking up a few of these when I went shopping tomorrow! These colours look so lovely
You should, Jenn! Try one or two and see how you like the formula! I hope it is crease-free for you!
I hope so. I don’t usually wear eyeshadow, only liner, so something easy to apply and long-lasting’s pretty much what I need to get me started!
Oh yeah then definitely give these a go! You don’t even need a brush! Good luck and keep us posted 🙂
I very much am in love with your look! It’s flattering on you 😀 And I love your chairman meow mug! haha Is that a thing? I am a cat person myself, and I def will go and look for this mug. It can sit proudly in my office when I’m doing mundane accounting work! haha 🙂 And translating chapter by chapter? Oh no, that sounds tedious! Is that part of your work? Do you work for a magazine or publishing company? It sounds equally awesome as well as tedious! Rest up 🙂
Hey Jen, haha I think someone came up with Chairman Meow a while ago just for fun, and then people made it into T-shirts, iPhone cases, and all the good stuff! You should get one! It’s a mug with good quality, not the flimsy thing you get from a dollar store 🙂
I am a freelance translator, and I’ve got this book that I have to finish in 2 weeks lol. It’s a good book so it’s a lot of fun, but trying to juggle this with blogging and life in general takes some effort!