Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Are Pomegranates Really Metallic?

Maybelline Colour Tattoos are simple one of the easiest makeup items ever. They're perfect for that 5 minute makeup, or for a quick swipe of colour across the lids. They're so creamy and blend effortlessly. I'd recommend them to anyone, complete beginners in makeup to the top makeup artists, they're just so easy and look flawless all the time.

Today I'm writing about one of my favourite shades that I recently picked up. Metallic Pomegranate has been on my wishlist since they came out, but everytime I went to buy it, it was completely out of stock everywhere. When I saw it in stock in my local Boots and noticed it was the last one left, I knew I had to buy it or I never would. I needed a berry colour for my eyes for the winter season, as all I owned at the time was berry lipsticks, since then my collection has expanded and you can see my top berry picks here.

This shade is a shimmery dark pink purple toned shade. It's like nothing I've ever seen before really, it appears to be different in each different angle the light hits it. It's just so unique. The formula is the same as described before, creamy and blendable. I actually love to apply this all over the lid and run it through the crease, and then apply a lighter shade on top all over the lid. It creates a base for the eyeshadow, and means you don't have to fuss about just putting it through your crease, which can be hassle sometimes.

The weartime of this colour tattoo is incredible, I can wear this to college all day which can be 8 hours+ and I'll come out at the end of the day with it all still intact, no creasing, there may be minimal fading, but I do have incredibly oily eyelids, and it isn't noticeable. I love that this is a shimmery shade, but it's not like someone's chucked glitter onto your eyelid, it's subtle and it reflects light nicely bringing more attention to your eyes. As you can see from the swatch below, this shade is very pigmented, so you don't have to use a lot of product to give an even base.

Do you own any Maybelline Colour Tattoos?


  1. I don't own any but I'm desperate to pick some up in the new year.

    Chloe // x

  2. Lovely post Ami! I haven't tried any of the Colour Tattoos and if I'm honest, I usually tend to shy away from products like this as I've had way too many bad experiences with cream eye shadows. I'm surprised to hear that this lasted so long on you though without creasing! It definitely makes me tempted to pick one up and give it a whirl. You picked a gorgeous colour although - Metallic Pomegranate? Bit of an odd name choice haha! xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

  3. it's always out of stock at my local Boots, uhh! really want to give it a go! Merry Christmas xx


  4. What a gorgeous colour! I haven't seen that one before! I own the Maybelline colour tatoo in Barely Branded and love it!! I'll have to check this one out too xx

  5. this colour is beautiful! I've loved the maybelline colour tattoos for ages now, on and on bronze is my go-to one for nights out! totally agree with you though, this is such a nice colour for the party season! xx

  6. i'm currently in love with on and on bronze and i really want to pick up more shades of the colour tattoos! nice post :-)

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

  7. I also own this shade and love it, it's such a gorgeous winter shade and the longevity is amazing x

    Beauty with charm

  8. Okay i am totally picking some up soon, i've never had any but they always look gorgeous !
    Love Vicki <3

  9. I own the On and On Bronze shade, but I now really want to get this one! xx

  10. I am totally loving posts on these little beauties recently! As I'm a bit of a newbie to all the really good makeup and I don't know what to expect from a cream eyeshadow I would have been unsure but I have to get myself one of these. I fact it's 3 for 2 on these in Boots and this is definitely one of the shades ill be purchasing :)

    Love Claire x

  11. I own a couple and I LOVE Them! Hope we can talk more soon!
    Bye -Lauryn Mills

  12. I love these, I have this shade too. I will be wearing it Christmas day..have you tried on and on bronze and eternal gold I think its called. They're great too xo

  13. Great review. I was looking at these the other day. -Michelle


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