Maybelline Color Tattoo Line // Review

Welcome to another wonderful Makeup Monday here at W&W! I haven’t done a proper review for you in a long time so I really wanted to do one for you. If you’ve glanced at the Maybelline counter lately, you’ll see their Color Tattoo eye-shadow line.

Color Tattoo has a few different variations of these: crayons, liquid, and cream pots. I have tried at least one shade in each variation to give you a great review of these products! I will give you an overall thoughts section on the whole line and then describe and review each variation. jl.jpg


I love this line for really quick eye looks or great bases. Especially the crayons and the cream pots, they’re perfect for a one eye color. I slap on some of the color and buff it out so it is blended and I am done. They are super pigmented and have a fairly good color selection. The shimmer/chrome aspect of these are INTENSE; in fact, in my pictures you’ll see just how reflective they are even without the use of flash! But the glitter is very fine and pretty.

I will say that they dry extremely quick (mainly the crayon and the liquid) and if you wait too long to buff and blend, it won’t be moving at all! You need to work quickly, but it is usually worth it.

You can pick these up online or at Ulta, Walmart, and drugstores such as Walgreens. They vary between 6.99-7.99 at Ulta. dsc_0337

Cream Pots

They cream pots are probably my favorite of the line. They are the easiest to blend and work with. They look great as a base to build on or just wear alone. The cream pots are smooth and silky, and have great pigmentation. I will say that they can sometimes clump up if you put too much in one area, so you just have to make sure it is applied evenly. I have the shades, Tough as Taupe and Inked in Pink

The shades I have are really versatile and beautiful colors for many different looks-a dark grey and a glittery light pink! I use these at least a few times a week because they are so easy to use on the go. They claim to be long lasting (up to 24 hour) and non-creasing; and I agree for the most part. They normally last me all day and don’t usually crease on me. While it doesn’t crease, it does almost bead up in the pot so make sure you keep it closed well.

Pigmentation: 5/5

Blend-ability: 5/5

Durability: 5/5


Concentrated Crayon

Like the cream pots, they claim to last 24 hours and I agree they are long lasting. These crayon’s are so creamy and soft-they glide on the eyes flawlessly. They do dry fairly fast, so if you are wanting to blend them out-go quickly! The crayon’s are very easy to use and apply. They also twist up so you can use all the product in the tube.  I have the shades, 750 Charcoal Chrome and 715 Lavish Lavender.

I am hoping they bring out more colors because I really like these products. But they have some great colors: greys, bronze, gold, etc. I love using these as bases for eye looks or even alone like I do the pots. They colors are pretty enough to wear alone.

Pigmentation: 5/5

Blend-ability: 3.5/5

Durability: 5/5


Lavish Lavender on left and Charcoal Chrome on right

Liquid Eye Chrome

Absolutely my least favorite variation of the Color Tattoo line. While I LOVE the idea of the liquid eye-shadow with the applicator like a lip gloss-I could not stand the formula. It dried extremely fast; so fast that I could not even blend it at all after I put a swipe on both eye lids. In fact, while I was attempting to blend it out, it clumped and fell off my lid completely. I normally don’t have such strong feelings about products I don’t really like, but this was a complete waste of money for me. I ended up giving it to my sister because I knew I wouldn’t use it.  I have the shade, Silver Spark.

While the shade is beautiful it is almost TOOOO chrome. I felt like the tin man a little bit. Maybe another color would be better for me, but I’m not sure I want to invest on any again.

Pigmentation: 5/5

Blend-ability: 1/5

Durability: 3/5


Have you tried any of these products? Did you like them, or what was your thoughts on them!? Let me know in the comments XO


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  • Reply elmbennet

    The cream pots look so nice I’m going to be looking for these in the store for sure.

    November 7, 2016 at 10:33 pm
    • Reply writingsandworship

      I love them! Definitely get you a couple!
      Thanks for reading!

      November 7, 2016 at 10:36 pm
  • Reply McKenzMorgan

    I have used the creme pots every day i’ve worn eyeshadow for the last four years, they are by far my holy grail!

    November 8, 2016 at 1:43 am
  • Reply @PettigrewReview

    I love your photos and those colors!! That silver is so fun.

    November 12, 2016 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply zozieposie

    Thanks for telling us the ups and downs so well

    November 13, 2016 at 8:58 am
  • Reply Taupe Candy

    I used to use taupe cream pot to fill in my eyebrows, it’s such a gorgeous shade!
    Too bad liquid eye chromes aren’t as good.

    November 13, 2016 at 2:37 pm
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