Maybelline Color Tattoo eye creams swatched – On and On Bronze, Permanent Taupe, Eternal Gold, Pink Gold

I know everyone talks about these, I know everyone knows about these, but I flipping love them and I want to share that love!

Also I was talking about them, in the comments of another post, the other day and the question of how wearable the shade ‘Permanent Taupe’ came up and I wanted to have a think about it, and post my swatches, to see if I could help.

I’ve got the shades ‘Permanent Taupe’, ‘On and on bronze’, ‘Pink Gold’ and ‘Endless Gold’. I’m also really jealous of those who have ‘Pomegranate Punk’ please please bring it to the uk Maybelline!
I’ve had the first two for quite a few weeks, now, but have only had the latter for about a week so haven’t been able to wear them so much but I do like them thus far. I think almost every post I’ve read or video I’ve watched have said that the bronze shade is their favourite and I’m not going to deviate from the norm, it’s definitely the nicewt texture, loveliest shade and easiest to wear; it’ll go with so many looks and can be subtle or bold. It was the taupe that originally made me want any of the colour tattoos, though.

One, unblended layer

‘Permanent Taupe’ is rather different from the other three that I have. It’s a different texture and is more matte than shimmer, it’s also a shade that you can’t just slap on and wear anytime, like the others are. I say that, but I have just worn it on it’s own, and it is really nice, but you have to blend it a little more and take a little more time with it. I do, really, like it though and I think I’ll wear it a lot. I also think it’ll make an amazing base, and will actually pair really nicely with the cooler, taupey, grey shades that I love from the MUA Undress me too palette (Honestly, not another plug for my favourite new palette,  it’s just the shades I have that I think will go nicely)

Softer, more blended

I only did two simple sets, a normal layer and then blended a bit; that’s not to forget that they could be even more layered for a really dramatic look or blended even further to give only the slightest hint of colour. I think the second set, with them more blended, show the shade ‘Permanent Taupe’ in a slightly less daunting way? Let me know what you think.


  1. Princesa Gr February 12, 2013 / 8:39 am

    Ohhh !
    Everytime I was swatching it in cosmetic shop, I thought is too dark and less blendable. But as a base, i think will work great for my naked 2, so… i think i m gonna get it asap!
    Thank you very very much for your insight and swatch 🙂
    You don't have pomegranate punk there? Wow! And we have it? :S
    But you have collection 2000 concealer, so we are even :p

  2. admin February 12, 2013 / 9:48 am

    You're right, it isn't As easy to blend but if you give it a little extra work, you can. I think I'll tryand use it as a base for undressed 2 today and I'll let you know how it goes.

    Ahh we do have the collection 2000 concealer…but… I'm currently quite loving the mua new concealer wand. Now I'm not saying it's as good as c2000, yet, but if I use it a bit more I Miiiight be coming to that conclusion. Some days I say yes and some days no. I may risk looking like a loony if it doesn't work and try using one on each eye. I'll do it on a stay at home day so I won't look like a loony with circles under one eye and not the other, if it doesn't work, But a big part of me expects it to work just as well

    • Princesa Gr February 12, 2013 / 1:30 pm

      Work it a bit, and let me know. We don't have it in Greece, so I m thinking of ordering thru e-bay! How much its costs there?

  3. admin February 12, 2013 / 3:07 pm

    I was going to do something with lots of colour but my morning didn't go to plan. I did, though, dab on a light layer (which I quite liked on its own even) and then, with a blending brush I really lightly just swept some of fiery from undressed 2 over the top asnd without using much powder at all it just added a nice warmth and a bit of a shimmer to it. I've taken some pics but they may not have come out well and my make up is off again already (beauty blogging and toddlers aren't the best mix) but I actually really liked it as a simjple, everyday look. Where the powder shadow was thinner, as it was blended out, more of the taupe showed through and that was on the crease so it added definition without much work.

    It's £4.99 here and sometimes less when on offer

    • Princesa Gr February 12, 2013 / 7:32 pm

      So jealous! I have to pay at least 9 pounds to get it through e-bay !!! Damn!

      Hm ~ nice! I ordered it through feelunique, since it is cheaper than buying it here!
      (6,5 there, 8.5 here) yeap, i know, not much of a difference …

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