Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Bold Gold

There are loads of reviews for this product already and I was quite late to get in on it. I was looking for a true gold kind of eyeshadow when I spotted this and thought I’d try it out. Really wanted to try a Color Tattoo.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow is a recent offering of cream eyeshadows that can be used by themselves, as bases or even as an eyeliner!

The shade Bold Gold is a true gold according to me. It isn’t too yellow or too antique looking either. I love the shade! If there’s a wedding to attend, this is the first thing I reach for!

The consistency of these are very similar to Mac Paint Pots. They’re thin, creamy and dry to a matte/pearl finish. This isn’t very pigmented like some of the other shades, you don’t get proper opaque finish with one swipe but it’s buildable.

With colour tattoos, you have some matte shades and some pearl shades like this one. In general I feel like the matte ones are more opaque and have better consistency because they apply evenly. Bold Gold isn’t as even to apply as some of the others. You definitely need 2-3 swipes and blending to get it to look opaque and even.

If you’re using this in combination with some other eyeshadow, it’s super blendable and looks seamless. But it dries down fairly fast, so you need to blend quickly. These are also very light and don’t feel very heavy on the lids like some cream/liquid  eyeshadows that dry to powder.

That said, this wears so well with 10 hours (which is the max I wore it for). Even if you use these as a base, your eye makeup will last for more than 10 hours. They don’t fade or crease. No flaking or fallout either. Apart from the application issues, I’m thrilled with the quality!

This got a lot of love during Diwali! :)

You get 4g of product for Rs. 350. I also like the packaging with the heavy glass container. Doesn’t feel cheap. This isn’t the most wearable everyday shade but Bad to Bronze or Tough As Taupe are better options if  you’re looking for something neutral. There are certain shades that aren’t available in India but you can get them from eBay easily.

Photos and swatches!

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Used in the look above with Mac Expensive Pink.




Name:  Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow

Brand: Maybelline

Colour : Bold Gold

Product Amount : 4g

Pigmentation : Medium

Consistency:  Cream

Finish and Texture : Dries to pearl powder finish

Smudge-proof: No

Waterproof: No

Waterline safe:  No

Durability : Lasts for 10+ hours

Fall Out : none

Fragrance : None.

Shelf Life :  –

Price : Rs. 350

Available at : MedPlusBeauty, HealthKart, Flipkart, Nykaa

Overall : 4/5

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  • Lisha B.

    This is THE best shade in the whole range and I soooo love it! I’m loving ur looks GORG!

    • Xuvious

      I want to try more! Thanks! ^_^

  • Sangeeta G

    This looks amazing. Also answers the question on your post about expensive pink :)

    • Xuvious

      Thanks! Haha, was just about to reply to that. 😉