Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome Review

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome Swatches
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes

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If you are a fellow beauty junkie, you can relate when I say that sometimes it seems like nothing new has come out. Many times it feels like new product releases are just a way to release an old product in new packaging. Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes ($10 each) are the refreshing change I have been craving. They are long-wearing liquid eyeshadows that pack a punch of shiny color. I’ve tested all the colors at least once, some more than once.

They require some practice to get the hang of but then they are fantastic. I recommend applying these one eye at a time and immediately blending the color out using a synthetic brush. Using my fingers sheered the color out a lot.

It was easiest to just use one or two shades per eye, using a clean brush for each new shade. I was able to apply these as a base and then go in on top with powder shadows to get a more dimensional look. With the very dark shades, it was helpful to use a transition or mid-tone powder eyeshadow afterwards to get a smoother blend in the crease area.

Aside from how well they hold up throughout the day, my favorite aspect of these is that the glitter in shades like Fool’s Gold and Gunmetal actually stayed adhered to my lid and never flaked off. In the future it would be nice to see more glitter and perhaps even matte shades released. I think this formula has a lot of potential.


  • No glitter fallout
  • 12 hour crease-free wear
  • Very shiny finish
  • Very transfer resistant


  • They dry down extremely fast, making them difficult to work with
  • If you blend them out with your fingers, they can sheer out a lot
  • They can get patchy if you try to add a second layer

Worth Buying?

Yes. I have never been able to wear any other eyeshadow as long as these, not even the other Color Tattoo formulas that come in pots or pencils. They still look freshly applied at the end of the day. They are a little more work to use than a typical powder eyeshadow but the wear-time makes it worth it.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes Look
Wearing Beige Luster on the lid
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes Look
Wearing Gilded Rose (inner lid), Bronze Sheen (middle lid), Bold Sapphire (outer lid), and Sharp Purple (lower lash line)
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes Look
Wearing Silver Spark (inner lid), Khaki Kool (middle lid), Gunmetal (outer lid), and Electric Emerald (lower lash line)
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chromes Look
Wearing Fool’s Gold on the lid

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