Wednesday 17 July 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hour eyeshadow review

Today I am reviewing something that I have been using for a while now but I wanted to make sure I absolutely loved them as I know there have been so many positive reviews of these eyeshadows. I thought surely there would be some negative aspects of this eyeshadow... I can honestly say there isn't! In this review I will be reviewing 55 -Immortal Charcoal and 60 - Timeless Black. On the below swatches I have only swatched the eyeshadow once and I have used no eye primer. I bought these two eyeshadows each from boots for £4.99, you can go check this out here.

These eyeshadows are basically the consistency of gel eyeliner for those that have not read the reviews or seen the product already. They come in really decent sized tubs of product so you get more bang for your buck!
Above: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hour eyeshadow in the color 55 - Immortal

Shade 55, Immortal charcoal is a lovely grey shade. In the pot it looks like it is a lot more grey than when it is actually swatched so if you're after a silver I would look at the other colors available however I did intend this as a grey color and it came out beautifully. Just one swatch of this produces a solid grey color that does have some flecks of silver. This particular eyeshadow has a sort of duo finish with elements of matte in but also elements of shimmer.

Above: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hour eyeshadow in the color 60 - Timeless Black

The next color I picked up was shade 60, Timeless Black. Usually I struggle to find a solid black eyeshadow that won'r budge for dramatic eye looks however this eyeshadow has such a solid pigmentation and sticks so well without a primer! The finish of this eyeshadow is more towards a matte finish which I prefer with a black.


So far the pigmentation of these products for me has been amazing. For £4.99 you can't argue with it! The pigmentation shows a very strong color without a primer and is also very solid with just one swatch of the product.

Lasting/Staying power? 

These eyeshadows are amazing for staying. They will not budge! I have worn these on many a night out and it doesn't matter how long I've been out I have never been victim to the panda eye look thanks to these guys! I would say the longest I have worn them is 10 hours, I couldn't tell you if the 24 hour claim is true as I don't wear my make-up that long!


£4.99 if you want a few isn't too bad at all! Okay its not the cheapest when you look at MUA and if you wanted all the shades it may hurt your bank balance but for the odd one not too bad at all! Of course before you buy them all remember products with a gel consistency can sometimes dry out so if you're investing in the collection remember they may not last forever!

Amount of product/Container

So the product comes in a little glass jar with a plastic lid. The container does make it feel like there is more in there but there is still a lot in the container. As I mentioned before these types of products can dry out and to be honest there is so much you may experience this before finishing the pot!

I hope you guys enjoyed my review of the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hour eyeshadows! Did you enjoy these eyeshadows or not? What is your favorite color from the collection? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I haven't tried these before, but I do have the gel liner by maybelline & if it's anything like that then I'll have to check it out! Lovely blog by the way!
    Rachael x
    Rachaeleeno | Beauty, Fashion & Thoughts

    1. I'm not an eyeshadow person but these definitely converted me!

      Checked out your blog and followed too!