Maybelline BOLD GOLD, BAD TO THE BRONZE Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Swatches, Review, and Comparisons

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It's getting a little frustrating finding the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow in stock!! Not frustrating for Maybelline, since their sales of them must be through the roof, but frustrating for ME because it took me forever to find the shades I've been lemming (which finally appeared at Wal-Mart, I must have showed up right after a re-stock).

Originally I reviewed Tough As Taupe and Pomegranate Punk, but now I'm really excited to bring you two shades that will go with most of my HG makeup - Bold Gold and Bad to the Bronze!

Bold Gold is a nicely pigmented, tarnished gold. This shade is so luxe and smooth, my fave of all of the Color Tattoo Eyeshadows that I've tried!


Bad to the Bronze is a bronzed taupe that is just at that almost too frosty point. However, it looks gorgeous on the lid and is a must have to any and all taupe fanatics!

Overall, these were nice, and I got exceptional wear from them. Though I didn’t wear 24 hours (because you SHOULD be washing your face before bed!) I did get a full day without major creasing, but some minor fading. You can offset the fading by applying a shadow on top, and the product will hold better.

The differences between Maybelline Color Tattoo and L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows? The L’Oreal is more a cream to powder (like the Armani). The Chanel Illusion D’Ombre has more of a gel quality to it. The Maybelline reminds me more of a MAC Paint Pot. For reference, I swatched the 2 Maybelline below next to two L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows.

(L-R: L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine, Maybelline Bold Gold, Maybelline Bad to the Bronze, L'Oreal Bronzed Taupe)


Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadows retail from anywhere between $6.99-$9.99 (depending) and are available now at your local drugstore and at Ulta.