Maybelline’s 24 Hour Tattoos: Dare To Go Nude Collection

Obviously, I love makeup. I couldn’t be a makeup blogger if I didn’t. And, a few of the items I get, I become obsessed with. Maybelline’s 24 Hour Color Tattoos are some of them. I know I’m not the only one either. You know how you find out you are obsessed about particular makeups? You get overly giddy when you find that limited collection and find it ridiculously hard to remain calm, cool and collected. You also have to hold your hand over your mouth when you pay for them because you are extremely giddy about it and want to blab your good fortune to the uninterested ย (I promise)ย checkout person. But, when I can run home and photolog them…sigh…sweet bliss…



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These are from Maybelline’s Dare To Go Nude Collection. Yes, I know wearing makeup and calling it nude a nude look is an oxymoron. That’s the fun of makeup.

I paid about $8 a piece for these. Considering they are some of the best products to wear as eyeshadow primers, I think they are a very worthy investment. Especially when I can put one on, do some eyeliner and mascara and I’m rather ready for work. Great payout for a little effort. And, the name ‘tattoo’ is meant to mean they.stay.put. With one exception that I’ll get to, that’s what these do.

The lightest shade, ‘Pure Nude’ makes for a flirty, shimmer eye primer. But, you can go it alone and call it almost a Marilyn Monroe look with a very dark eyeliner…



Next is ‘Stroke of Midnight’. I think this is probably 11 minutes after midnight because it turns into something way different, like once it’s past midnight, than the other five tattoos. You’ll get a shot of that in the swatches…



‘Nude Compliment’ is a name that makes me giggle. Compliments on my eyes, I’m totally sure is what it means. This is the best taupe eye shadow primer/cream I own. If you get just one, this would be the classic for your Vanity…

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I know ‘Caramel Cool’ isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. However, the effects it has with green and yellow eyeshadows is so worth the investment. You will be pushing all of your eyeshadow looks to new limits with this one…

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Now, if you only get TWO, you should get ‘Sleek & Spice’. I love this one as a stand alone. I used my richest brown eyeliner (*cough Beauty From The Earth’s upcoming ‘The Last Drop’ eyeshadow cough*) and I have made the fastest smoky eye in the West…

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Last is ‘Beige-ing Beauty’. What looks like a peachy-nude, actually has this orangey duo look to it. Totally awesome. Totally unexpected…



The swatches in non-direct sunlight…



And these are high noon light…



‘Stroke of Midnight’ was so patchy that it had to get a severe pat-down and, that still didn’t quite do the trick. I am going to have to fiddle a lot with that one. My next trick will be to see if I can use it as a cream eyeliner. I won’t be using that one much as a primer or shadow, I can tell. The others, they are work horses. I love them all and am pleased without any doubts to add them to the Vanity.

I found these at Walgreens in a display and have been seeing them more and more. But, they are going fast because I haven’t seen a full display with all six shades since I picked these up.

Are you game?


  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Surprisingly, these haven’t sold well at my local CVS. I really like the Color Tattoos and I adore the matte collection. I bought Sleek ‘n Spice a few weeks ago and I can’t find it in my stash, waaaaa!

    • I never found the matte ones and I’m crushed! And, maybe there is an Ebay opportunity with those that are not selling at CVS. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I actually really like the Color Tattoos line they have! I haven’t seen this set yet though!

    • I hope you can find some in your area. If you like CT, you’ll want to add these to your collection.

  • I have only seen the brown & taupe ones.. the lightest and darkest have not been in the displays I’ve seen. Still, these look like fantastic additions to the Color Tattoo family!

    • I’m not crazy about the black but all the others are awesome.

  • TinaBowling

    The display is always basically empty when I see it. I need Caramel Cool!

    • It doesn’t take long for cool products on displays to get snagged up and FAST!

  • I like seeing your swatches.

  • Anastasia

    I really like the look of these shadows!

    • I would love to see some of these with some of the looks you do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • So lucky! I’ve looked for the Color TAttoo LE nudes before, to no avail. They look like an awesome addition to your collection. Except maybe the black one. Bummer it’s so patchy.

    • Totally agreement with you all around.

  • If these had been matte I would have nabbed them up. I LOVE Color Tattoos!

    • I’d get a matte set of these!!

  • I love this collection! I need to go back to get all of them!

    • The versatility of these is astonishing.

  • They are a gorgeous range of nudes.

    • I am not a ‘nude’ makeup person. But, I saw lots of potential and I was not disappointed.

  • I have caramel cool and pure nude and I absolutely love them

  • marciaf

    I bought and love Nude Compliment and Sleek & Spicy. Great buys for me. I think I got them BOGO 1/2.

    • That would be one of the BEST times to get them, yes!!!

  • I need to get my fingers in these lol I finally found them and bought all 6 and they just sit there =

    • Ut oh! But, you are so in for a treat when you do get to them!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I’m probably not paying attention but I haven’t seen these at my local d/s

    • I hope you can find them if you do want to try them.

  • These are pretty – I’m glad you were able to find them!

    • I think I shoved someone out of the way getting to them. LOLOL! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Pammy Blogs Beauty

    I love the Color Tattoo shadows. These shades look amazing!!! I think I need to go hit the drugstore this weekend, lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • If you love the CT’s you’ll want all of these except for maybe that black one. I would have sent that formula back to the drawing board.

  • I had them in my clutches a few weeks back. I bought them all but at the last minute used them in a Facebook giveaway. You are making me want to go look again!

    • That would have made a very nice giveaway!!! I hope you can find some for yourself.

  • I think I want all these ๐Ÿ˜€ I never have enough this kind of shades.

    • I’ve become rather obsessed with having all of these myself!

  • myCosmeticBag

    i have a couple of these and really like them

    • Sort of addicting, aren’t they?

  • cindyprimebeauty

    I have several of these and love them!

    • Are they not simply wonderful?!!!

  • GlitteryGlossy

    I own all of these and I love them so much!

    • That’s great to know you like ’em too!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I love them ! This looks like a great collection

    • I do dare to say that several of them could become classics.