Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather swatches and comparison

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How to cite: Wong M. Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather swatches and comparison. Lab Muffin Beauty Science. January 11, 2016. Accessed April 23, 2024.

There are 4 new shades joining the Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo range in Australia in February. 3 of these are matte, and the final shade is a satin with subtle shimmer. They’re neutral colours which will be fantastic for everyday wear. I’ve swatched these next to similar shades in the permanent range, so you can work out if they’re worth adding to your collection (my vote is yes – I love these colours and can see myself getting lots of use out of them!).


The 4 shades are:

Creamy Beige – matte beige-brown
Vintage Plum – matte grey-purple
Chocolate Suede – satin chocolate brown
Dramatic Black – matte black


Like the other Color Tattoos, the texture is creamy smooth, and they slide on oily eyelids a bit unless you set them with powder (eyeshadow or translucent powder both work). I like using these as bases under similar coloured shadows, or by themselves on lazy days.

Here are some comparisons with the permanent shades in the Color Tattoo line:


Compared to Tough as Taupe, a mushroomy matte shade, Creamy Beige is warmer and more tan, while Vintage Plum has a purple tinge while staying cool and grey.


Chocolate Suede is both darker and less shimmery than Bad to the Bronze, which is almost frosty in its shimmer. Dramatic Black is black and doesn’t really need a comparison!


Maybelline Color Tattoo Leathers are $11.95 and available in Australia from February.

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