The Beauty Within



December 2012



Maybelline Color Tattoo by Eye Studio in 300 Gold Shimmer

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  • SumoMe






Price: $7

Where To Buy: Drugstores (Rite Aid, Walgreen’s, CVS, Walmart), ULTA



comparable to high end products

super blendable

great pigmentation


not cruelty free

limited color selection



I love the packaging for the Color Tattoos. Their tight lids make them easy to travel with, they’re small and compact so it’s easy to bring two or three wherever you go. The Fall 2012 packaging isn’t any different, for being a limited edition line. I learned that the MAC paint pot lids screw onto the Color Tattoos and vice versa, so that’s handy. It’s also a really decent portion for $7 (.14oz, compared to a paint pot, .17oz).


I love these. I have four shades from the core collection and picked up two shades from this line. They’re creamy and blendable out of the pot, they don’t require any huge fuss to make a nice look and can be used a variety of ways. I sometimes just use one color as a wash with no powder at all. Sometimes I’ll use two (or three) creams to make a nice glowy look–my favorites to use right now are Mossy Green in the crease, Gold Shimmer on the lid and MAC’s morning frost as an inner corner/highlight. They look great together. I never use an eye primer when I’m using my Color Tattoos and haven’t experienced creasing. Additionally, you can use these creams as a base coat for any powder shadows you’d like. You can use the gold shimmer as a base and put a similar toned shadow on top, giving the powder something to stick to, or use the gold shimmer as a base for something complementary, such as maroon or olive! Your imagination is the limit but these colors are really worth checking out if you’re looking to update your look for fall!

Overall, give these a try! They’re so inexpensive and have lived up to the hype in my book.


eyes: MAC Morning Frost paint pot, Maybelline Color Tattoos in Mossy Green and Gold Shimmer, Urban Decay in Cobra in the crease, Kat Von D Meditation on lid. Urban Decay liner in Mildew. Fairydrops mascara.
(lips: Revlon lip butter in Sugar Plum)

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