Maybelline's fabulous new Colour Tattoo range offers value for money at just €7.99 a pop, as well as longlasting colour.

The Tough as Taupe shade has become an indispensible part of my makeup bag - and joins mascara, foundation, blusher and lipbalm as the products I always have knocking around my bag.

This is a really versatile shade that can work for both day and night. It is a mushroom brown shade with a subtle touch of mauve that looks great worn alone or as a base for a smoky eye.

I've been using it most just applied in the outer corner of my eye and blended into the crease with my fingers for a really simple and quick daytime look. With a touch of mascara it defines the eyes without look too done.

Wear-time is really good, I find that I don't need to reapply in the evening even if I put it on first thing in the morning.

There are another few shades in the range I have my eye on, namely the bronze shade which would be lovely with a summer tan!

Sarah McIntyre