As you may be aware; I own an unhealthy amount of makeup. So I thought it would be fun to do 'shopping my stash' posts every so often to chat to you about products I might not get to talk about all that often. First up is one of my favourite ever products: the Maybelline Colour Tattoos (£4.99 each).
Now I actually have a real life 9-5 these are a real time-saver. Personally I think they work best applied just with my finger. If I'm really pushed for time I'll just swirl my finger around a little across the surface and wipe across my eyelid, blending out any harsh lines. It takes a total of about 5 seconds! If I have a little more time I'll add a couple of powder shades on top, which really makes it look like you put in far more effort than you actually did. I have a fair few of these. Some of them are UK shades and some of them are US ones I bought on eBay (the ones with black lids - I'll link you to the seller). There has been a bit of shrinkage but the formula is fine. I actually picked up a couple more new UK shades, which I'll be posting on once I've had a chance to test them out.
Pure Nude isn't one I reach for often as it's very light and shimmery. I think paler skin tones could wear this a little better, however.
Beige-ing Beauty, I use less for similar reasons, though this is less bright and white and a lot more of a subdued beige.
Caramel Cool is just gorgeous! It's a really true caramel shade with a strong orange-gold undertone.
Nude Compliment is a cool taupe-grey, which I don't reach for so much as I prefer something warmer. However if you like the greys and silvers; this is for you!
On & On Bronze is my go-to, my essential, the one I'd rescue if all my Colour Tattoos were falling off a cliff...I wouldn't say it's really warm toned or really cool toned, which is probably why it works with just about every look. If you like a neutral shimmer you'll love this.
Sleek & Spice is quite similar to On & On Bronze but a little cooler and a little less shimmery. I still really like to use this one though.
Permanent Taupe I'm not really a fan of, as I find it too matte. It's a touch drying and just doesn't give the 'minimum effort, pulled together' look I want from these. It could work as a smokey eye base though. This is the only matte shade I own.
Eternal Gold, I must admit wasn't what I'd been expecting! I was expecting just a gold version of On & On Bronze but this is a very shimmery bright yellow-gold. It's also a lot less pigmented than the other shades, it's the only one I find a bit sheer.
Metallic Pomegranate is actually a really nice deep but vibrant red-purple. It is quite glittery and I don't reach for it that much as it's more of an evening look but give it a go for a smokey eye look.
I'm not sure about 24 hours but they've stayed intact for a good 12 on me! I love the creamy texture and the fact you have a good amount of time to blend them before they become 'tattoo-like'. They're just so pigmented and easy to wear, I can't recommend them enough. I can easily narrow down my favourites to On & On Bronze, Sleek & Spice and Caramel Cool.
Have you tried the Maybelline Colour Tattoos? Which are your favourite shades?