Does anyone else think that tattoo is a bit of an icky name for an eye shadow? I keep getting a mental image of someone sticking a needle in my eye!!
I purchased the Maybelline Colour 24hr Tattoo in Eternal Gold a while ago after being particularly enamoured with the same product in taupe (review here). This shadow differs from the taupe in that it is shimmering rather than matte, although I found the general consistency of the cream shadow similar.
One slight difference is that if found it to apply slightly patchily on my lids and it was certainly not as opaque. It is a gorgeous yellow gold shade which I could imagine would look amazing on tanned or darker skintones. The shadow dries fast, so you will need to apply and blend quickly. I have been applying this with my Mac 239 brush and blending it out to soften it at the edges a little with a fluffy brush.
I found Eternal Gold to have slightly less lasting power on my oily lids than the taupe but I suspect in some part this is due to the fact that it is more of a shimmer formula. I still found it lasted up to around six hours before showing signs of wear when used in conjunction with a primer, although bear in mind I have super oily lids!
Whilst not quite up to the same high standard as the taupe shadow in the range, this is still very good quality for a cheaper brand. It does require a little more effort in application than simply swiping and going but it provides a very pretty, simple look for summer. One aspect of application I have yet to try is blending it with other shadows. I'd be interested to know if others have blended these products with other cream or powder shadows and how they fared.
Price - £4.99
Yeah I dont like 'tattoo' either, give me the creeps. lolReplyDelete
I still havent purchased any of these but love the look of this gold shade and the bronze
I haven't purchased the bronze yet but that's next on my list! xDelete
It's a pretty colour, I like a shimmery wash of colour in the summer. Well, as much of a summer as we're getting... xxReplyDelete
I do love a bit of shimmer in the summer too xDelete
This is one of my fave colors that maybelline came out with! I also love the bronze- so quick and easy to apply:)ReplyDelete
I haven't got the bronze yet but I think that will be the next one I go for xDelete
I am still yet to try these, I think I'm the only blogger who has not. This colour looks very pretty though and would be perfect for summer (that's if we get some sun haha) Great review babes xxReplyDelete
Thanks:-) They are permanent I think so plenty of time to try them. xDelete
I got a couple of these but have now passed them onto my mom, didn't find them too great with oily skin :( Although they are great for the price :)ReplyDelete
I do think those with drier lids will have more success with them. I do like cream shadows and found that they stayed put longer than others around the same price. Glad to see your's have gone to a good home :-)Delete
haha I thought it was just me who found the tattoo name weird :') Laura xReplyDelete
Nope, me too! xDelete
Very nice !! I love your blog posts :)ReplyDelete
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I really want to try the tattoo shadows...specially the bronze one! I've seen many reviews and I love itReplyDelete
I haven't tried the bronze one yet but the swatches I'e seen of it are gorgeous. xDelete
I want to try the tattoo shadows (yes weird name) specially the bronze one...I've read many reviews and I've seen swatches and I love itReplyDelete
Hi Victoria! I'm living in Canada and we don't have the Eternal Gold color here. So, I have a question for you. Do you know where can I buy this color? Through web? Please, I need your help. Thank You, Marie-EveReplyDelete
Lovely blog, following you!ReplyDelete
I thought this product was quite good, you do have to apply a few coats for it not to be patchy. Actually did a make up look with it, so check it out if you can.