Sunday, 29 April 2012

Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24 Hr

Considering I only have two eyes and I only wear eyeshadow when I'm going out, I own an awful lot. Nevertheless, when something new and shiny comes out, I just can't say no. I saw these Maybelline cream shadows on several of my favourite blogs, heard good things about them (here and here) and so was keen to try them out for myself.

They are £4.99 each, and were 3 for 2 in Superdrug. The colours I got were On and on Bronze, Endless Purple and Eternal Gold. On and on Bronze is definitely my favourite out of the entire range. The colours are very pigmented, and they apply very easily (I used my fingers) and then set to a dry finish.

I was going out for dinner with some friends after work on Friday, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to trial the longevity of these eye tattoos. I did feel a bit overdressed on the underground that morning, but it was all in the name of science...

My hopes were high after everything I read. And I was sorely disappointed. I opted to wear Endless Gold on this particular occasion, and although I'm a bit iffy when it comes to gold on my eyes, I was initially impressed. But along with the shadow, this didn't last. After about 6 hours, my eyelids were crease central. Luckily I took it along with me in case of an emergency, so I topped up to cover the damage. My eyelids aren't particularly oily, and I applied primer before the cream, so I'm not sure if this had anything to do with it. I won't be striking this product off just yet as I do love the colours, and am hoping it was just an unfortunate incident!

Have you tried any of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos? What did you think?

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