Let's be straight up here, when I watched my friend buy a load of Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24 Cream Eyeshadow on my recommendation, I thought to myself "Pfft, I don't need them when I have my amazing MAC Paint Pots!" Well I'm here to tell you that I caved! I caved everyone and I'm proud to say I've quietly given myself a sharp slap around the chops for my make up snobbery. I should have known better as I have found loads of cheaper products that wipe the floor with the high end stuff!
Now I have already reviewed the first shade I bought which was from the States called "Inked In Pink," back in November 2013 (click here to read the review.) I said at that point that I needed to explore it further and then the other week I just went through a funny patch. I decided I needed to get every single colour that I would possibly use, in one foul swoop! Yes I bought these six shades all in one go on a three for two offer in boots!
Let's get started on the first shade which is 25 Everlasting Navy. Straight off I think the name is a little off as I would say that this pot is more of a royal blue than a navy. Thankfully I bought from the store so I knew exactly what I was getting myself into.
It is a beautiful colour, I bought it to use more as an eyeliner than all over the lid. I recently posted a photo to my Instagram of me wearing this colour blue on my lower lash line. I just woke up one Sunday and decided that that was what I had to do with my eyes that day.
I may be tempted to wear this on my lid with a lot of really deep colour in the crease. At this point I'm not sure if I would suit it but that's the beauty of make up isn't it? It's all about playing about with what suits you!
Generally with each one of these I probably will set them with a similar coloured eyeshadow unless I really am stuck for time or something.
The next shade that I bought was 55 Immortal Charcoal. Laughably this is actually the shade that made me go to Boots and buy all of rest too! I really wanted to get myself a dark grey for my darker eye makeup days.
Typically I use MAC Paint Pot in Painterly which is a flesh colour. It's perfect for the more "everyday" eye looks as it will work with everything, but I really wanted some more pigmented cream eyeshadow bases to work with and intensify the darker eyeshadows that I love to wear.
I would say that Immortal Charcoal is somewhere between a silver and a grey. It works brilliant with a classic smokey eye and just like Everlasting Navy, I wear this on the lid with a deep colour in the crease and underneath my eyes also.
I will definitely get a lot of wear out of this one and I particularly like the finish on it. I'm really excited to wear this around Christmas time (which I appreciate is a long way off at this point!)
Next up is 60 Timeless Black which is exactly what it says on the pot! I dithered about getting this one and it was in fact the last one I picked up once I had decided on the other shades.
The shadow itself a cream black (it has no shimmer) I thought this was worth highlighting for anyone that wants the option to apply shimmer on top or just wants that deeply black look.
I see this more of a multi purpose product, I would happily use an eyeliner brush with this if I was travelling etc. I bought it to create a number of super dramatic eyes. I'm really into them right now, typically at the wrong time of year (another one for the party season!)
It's definitely extremely pigmented without the need to really even build it up. The above photo with the swatch on my hand was literally one swipe!
The next colour is 35 On and On Bronze which I know is called Bad To The Bronze in the States (I love when they do that, very odd!) I feel like this is the most talked about shade amongst the You Tube and blogging communities.
I'm not even going to lie, I don't need this one. I already have MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood which is that same sort of bronze/gold tone. It probably isn't very similar but I am mainly using them as a base to intensify so it ultimately doesn't really matter on the specifics of the shade for me.
With that warped logic, I still wanted it. If I ever need something quick without a powder eyeshadow over it then I know I will run/open my huge make up stash and pull out this one.
As this is only £4.99 and MAC Paint Pots are £15 a pop it's a no brainer when it comes to me repurchasing as well which is definitely something to think about.
Next up is 40 Permanent Taupe. I had to have this one, okay I didn't but I wanted it. I often wear MAC Quarry eyeshadow all over the lid. I'll add something else with it to darken up the crease a fraction for more depth but it's definitely a firm favourite look that I like to wear.
I love this shade in anything, nail polish, eyeshadow, everything. It's just so sophisticated and will work with everything, it's a real multi tasker.
Permanent Taupe is a cream taupe shade, if you want to add a shimmer to it you can or like my MAC Quarry shade, you can make it completely matte.
I have to say I think that this is an absolute must for anyone who wears eyeshadow. I'd be surprised if it wasn't a much loved shade in any make up lovers collection.
The last colour I bought on my crazy Maybelline Color Tattoo rampage was 70 Metallic Pomegranate. I have hazel eyes and one of my absolute favourite colours to wear on my eyes are purples as they really bring out the green in them.
In particular, my ultimate favourite eyeshadow is Urban Decay Last Call which I reviewed last September (click here for the review.) I have been wearing this shade on top of Metallic Pomegranate and I have to admit I couldn't stop looking at it.
This cream shadow does have a little shimmer in it which doesn't make a difference to me. I will run this underneath my eye as well to tie the look together. I love purple tones as it's a colour but it's not too bold like a turquoise or green, etc.
I hope you've enjoyed this blog post and that it's perhaps been useful in helping you choose your next purchase/purchases. I really hope that Maybelline bring out more shades but the truth is I don't really know what's missing from the collection already!