maybelline color tattoo 24hr eyeshadow – light in purple

Hello, I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I have literally been so tired lately, hence the lack of blogging this week! I just want to sleep all of the time, I am actually starting to think I am a cat trapped in a human body the amount I sleep!
Today I have a new eyeshadow to show you, I have been interested in the Maybelline color tattoo eyeshadows for a long time, but have just never got around to trying them. Maybelline are currently on 3 for 2 in Boots, so I thought there was no better time than this to try them.
maybelline color tattoo 24 hr eyeshadow
maybelline color tattoo light in purple
maybelline color tattoo light in purple swatch
uk beauty blog
light in purple maybelline

The colour I chose was ‘light in purple’, mainly because I am a sucker for two tone colours and in the pan this looked like a lovely bluey grey which turned purple in certain lights. I am slightly disappointed though with how this actually showed on my skin. For me the two tone effect seemed to disappear completely and you are left with a solid chunk of silvery blue. This made me really sad as this was the sole reason for my colour choice, but the colour didn’t really work for me.

The texture itself is very creamy, but not greasy and has a nice smooth feel to it. It can be applied by finger or brush depending on what look you are going for. In the above photos, I used a brush but i have applied as a full on eyeshadow using my finger too and this worked just as well.

I am really impressed with how long this lasts. I know it says 24hours, but I don’t think I could ever stay awake that long to actually test it out! Although for me it managed to last from the minute I applied my make up to the minute I took it off again without needing to be touched up, which I would say was about 10 hours at the very least! For an eyeshadow this is really good, especially a cream as I am used to them seeping into the creases of my eye within hours. Thumbs up!

Overall I love the texture and the staying power, I am just not too sure of the colour on myself as it is slightly too light for my liking. I prefer a bit more a smokey shade, although it is always good to step out of your comfort zone once in a while! At the same time I purchased Turquoise Forever, so hopefully I will get on slightly better with that shade, as I really love the texture! 




  1. August 2, 2013 / 11:56 am

    This colour is so gorgeous and I love the smooth texture of these eyeshadows. They last such a long time so I think this product is great too! x


    • August 4, 2013 / 8:12 pm

      They really do last, worth it if you don't have time to touch up your make up!

  2. August 4, 2013 / 4:08 pm

    I've not tried one of these before but I love how you've used it as a liner here <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.

    • August 4, 2013 / 8:12 pm

      Awww thankyou lovely.
      I love using eyeshadows as liners!

  3. August 4, 2013 / 10:49 pm

    Everyone should own a couple of these! They are great on their own or as eyeshadow bases! Affordable and the colour pay off is great too! Win, win!


    • August 6, 2013 / 6:48 pm

      Couldn't agree with you more!

    • August 9, 2013 / 4:24 pm

      It definitely is!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *