I have amassed two color tattoo's (colour) via BBS so thought I'd pop a review up on here. The two colours I have are Permanent Taupe and Immortal Charcoal. These retail for £4.99 which even for this cheapo is quite inexpensive. Even better that there's currently a buy one get second half price offer going on in Boots and there's 8 colours to choose from (although only 4 are on the Boots website, I saw the others on the Superdrug website).
|Eeeeeek is this photo of already swatched make up making anyone else cringe?! Blasphemy in Blogging land. Apologies as I did receive these in swaps!|
|Top - Permanent Taupe|
Bottom - Immortal Charcoal
|A swatch of the two after I'd rubbed the product to see the lasting power.|
Luckily, I gave it one more go using my Urban Decay Primer Potion instead and Hallelujah I am very happy to say it did the job! I'm guessing the ELF primer (albeit a fairly old one now) has made shadows crease on my lids rather than prime them due to it's greasy texture so sadly the high end product seems to be worth the splurge in this case. Anyway, this isn't about primers, back to the color tattoo's.
I did a little experiment where I used the tattoos on one eye with the UDPP and without on the other but instead setting it with a shadow.
|Left eye in photo: Set with an UD shadow.|
Right eye in photo: UDPP.
As you can see the eye with the shadow had pretty much disappeared by night, whereas the primer did a much better job although there was still some fading.
|Left eye in photo - UDPP|
Right eye in photo - set with an UD shadow
Ignore the rubbish blending of the primer but again as you can see the eye without the primer creased and faded by the end of the day whereas on the other, the color tattoo did a good job. Having said that how gorgeous is that color tattoo and shadow combination before the hot mess it turned into?
SummarySo to summarise, I was so close to slamming this product but luckily a decent primer saved the day. Without priming these tattoos do not live up to the expectations other reviews had set for me and in that sense I guess it doesn't actually do the job of being a base. However, now I've seen how well they work with the UDPP and how vibrant they leave any shadows you place on top, I will be using them more and may even look into other colours.
Do these work on you without any extra products?
Till next time...Toodles! :)