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Christmas Look #1 – Red Lips

When it comes to Christmas, my default look is always a red lip.

This look features a bright red lip with a very basic eye look. I will be posting look #2 soon which switches up the lip colour but still the same eye look.

Christmas Look #1

Christmas Look #1

Face products
– Sorme Fresh Start Oil-Free Under Foundation  Makeup Enhancer*
– Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Cream in Light/Medium* {this provides light coverage, perfect for the humid weather we had during Christmas day here. Covered the redness around my nose and cheeks well}
– Australis Cosmetics ACONTOUR palette to contour*
– MAC Instant Chic blush
– Sorme Cosmetics Shimmer Glow in Bronzed* {In Summer, I love the look of glowy cheeks and I achieved this effortlessly with Bronzed. Looks like chunky glitter in the tube but goes on to give a nice glow}

– Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Concealer*
– Urban Decay Naked 1 palette {shades: Half-Baked, Smog, Darkhorse and Virgin}
– Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown
– Maybelline Master Precise liquid liner
– Model21 false lashes #04

– MAC Classic Dame mattene

The product/s marked with a * in this post were provided by PR for consideration. Beauty Snippets’ opinion remains 100% unbiased and honest. Please refer to Beauty Snippets’ disclosure/PR policies page for further information.

Review: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow in Bold Gold (#43)

Aside from the Revlon lip butters, I don’t think I’ve seen a drugstore product create so much hype amongst beauty bloggers.

These are said to be a great dupe for MAC paint pots. I’m quite fond of MAC paint pots so I was curious.


The eye tattoos come packaged in sturdy glass jars with a plastic screw on lid.

Maybelline Bold Gold Color Tattoo

The lid is black with the color name but if you turn it upside down, it’s clear so you can actually see the colour.

Maybelline Bold Gold Color Tattoo


Bold Gold is a dirty medium shimmery gold. Upon first swatch, it was so shimmery and sheer – I was disappointed. However, it is buildable so I just kept packing on the layers and it took about 3 layers to get it to a more pigmented swatch.

Maybelline Bold Gold Color Tattoo

It dries down to a slight metallic glowy finish.

The best thing about any kind of cream eyeshadow is that they are so quick and easy to use. I use my fingers to apply straight onto my lids and in about 30 seconds, my eyes are done. When I have a bit more time, I will then go onto applying powder eyeshadow, liner, mascara etc

Maybelline Bold Gold Color Tattoo swatch - natural light

As for wear time, I didn’t test it for 24 hours, so I can’t prove or disprove that claim. However, I did have it on for 16 hours and there was not a crease in sight. This was just Bold Gold applied straight onto my lids, with MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow over the top. No other additional eye primer! Which is impressive as I have really oily lids and eye primers are my life savers.


Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Ceresin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cyclomethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax / Cire De Candelilla, Caprylyl Glycol, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tin Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Paraffin. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 16035 / Red 40 Lake, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77289 / Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide.


Surprisingly, these are not that crazily marked up as expected. I purchased mine for $10.15AUD/4g at Priceline during a promotion but the RRP for them is $11.95AUD. Not too bad considering I was expecting them to be about $20AUD.

They’re also available at Target, K-Mart, Big W and selected pharmacies.

Overall, these are a great alternative to MAC paint pots which are 1g more but cost $35AUD/$17.50US so triple the Aussie price! I hope Maybelline brings more neutrals to the range similar to MAC Bare Study, Groundwork etc