Kitty Blackadder

A Scottish blog about anxiety, minimalism and eyeshadow.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Maybelline Color Tattoos - Leather Shadows in the UK

When I was in the States a couple of months ago, I picked up two of the Maybelline Color Tattoos Leather Finish - because, like a lot of US drugstore products, despite rumors and suggestions, they were still absent from the UK. So of course, one month later, they appear, don't they? Well, sort of.

As far as I know there's been no fanfare or announcements, but I have spotted a couple of these shadows in a couple of both Superdrug and Boots stores (they are also listed online at Boots, but you get an error message if you try and add them to your basket). The only shades I've spotted so far over here are Creamy Beige and Vintage Plum - I assume the rest will appear.

maybelline color tattoos leather shadows UK review
maybelline color tattoos leather shadows UK review

I have the shades Creamy Beige and Forest Green - and my overall opinion, coming from someone who's a big fan of the original Color Tattoos, is that these aren't as good. Still good, but not quite up there. I feel the formula is drier and therefore that they're more difficult to work with and blend out nicely - it's fine if you're just putting it all over the lid as a base, but I've tried, and failed to get Forest Green to sit in the crease properly. 

I actually like Creamy Beige - it's matte finish and just a bit darker than my skin tone (especially when blended out) so I wear it when I want to have something on my lids for work, but don't really want to look like I'm wearing full eyeshadow. It works well for this and I would repurchase it because it's a lot more subtle than anything from the original Color Tattoo line. The other shades, I can't see me using as much; they're too dark for me to just wear as a sweep over my lid, and as I said, I don't feel I can work with them to make a standalone smokey look. Sure, you could use them as a base for shadow, but I'd probably rather use an original Color Tattoo because they blend out more easily, and sit better on my lids throughout the course of the day.

maybelline color tattoos leather shadows UK reviewmaybelline color tattoos leather shadows UK review

There is a deeper brown shade in the States (Chocolate Suede) which I might pick up when they appear in the UK, but other than that I think I'll pass on the rest. Nice, but not a winner.

Have you tried any of these? What did you think? Will you be grabbing some when they hit the High Street over here?

1 comment:

  1. I picked up Vintage Plum recently and although I agree it is a little harder to blend it well, I find that once it is warmed up on my finger I have no problem with it and the colour payoff is amazing x

    Beauty with charm

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