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Friday, August 8, 2014

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather - Chocolate Suede & Vintage Plum

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When it comes to cream eyeshadows and the drugstore there really aren't many great options other than Maybelline Colour Tattoos. They've got a great formula and Maybelline obviously know how to hook us because they keep rolling out new shades. I didn't expect to see the new Maybelleine Colour Tattoo Leather shades available in Canada so soon, but they're here and even better news- they're permanent! I picked two up in Chocolate Suede and Vintage Plum. Read on!

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I think most everyone has experienced the Maybelline Colour Tattoo experience by now, but how about a quick overview if you haven't... They formula differs a bit from shade to shade, but for the most part they're creamy smooth, pigmented and easy to blend and work with. What may just be the best thing about them is the fact that they last forever- no creasing, flaking, or fading. They set and stay put all day until you're ready to remove. Because of their stay-all-day wear, they also make a perfect base for powder shadows.

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Of the five new shades, I picked up Chocolate Suede a rich, brown with light golden shimmer. The shimmer isn't overly obvious, as the shade ends up looking more like a satin when worn. The formula is perfect- it stays quite opaque even when blended and does so with ease. Vintage Plum, a matte lavender tinged putty-gray seems a bit drier in texture but applied well on the eye and retained a lot of opacity.

I expected Chocolate Suede to be my favourite of the pair, but Vintage Plum is the shade I seem to be drawn to most. It pairs really well with the silvery-taupe shades in the UD Naked 2 palette. A fast layer of Vintage Plum, a bit of Verve on the lid with Busted through the crease and you're done. It's a little smoky and looks like you put a lot more effort into it than you actually did- never a bad thing! Are you a fan of Colour Tattoos? Will you be picking up any of the new shades?