Have any of you ever had a product in your head that you just can’t get out? Or a product that you want to try really badly, but then can’t find anywhere? And then that long and extended search makes you want that product even more? That’s what happened to me with this new Limited Edition Maybelline Color Tattoo. I blame my obsession with Nouveau Cheap.
This spring/summer, Maybelline released new Limited Edition shades of their popular Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows. And most of them in the line are duochrome. Confession time: I don’t own a single Color Tattoo until this one. I just wasn’t that interested. But when I saw reviews on blogs, I knew I had to have this unique shade! And, based on other blogs I’ve read, this is the most duochromatic of all the new color tattoos.
NOTE: I looked at the Maybelline website and these weren’t listed. So hopefully your local Walgreens or CVS will be stocked with these. Also, I only picked up the one color, based on swatches that I saw on Nouveau Cheap. If you want to see the rest, you can go check out her site!
Let me do my best to describe the color … It’s a blue/beige duochrome that sometimes has a green tint to it, and other times a warm gold tone to it.
I tried to get every angle on my hand so you guys can see the different shades that it turns. It is really duochromatic and has a strong color shift. The second picture on the top shows the color the best, being a warm beige at one angle and a nice soft dusty blue at another angle.
But how does it look on? All of these pictures are of the product from the lid to above the crease without a primer or any other shadow. I just added mascara because who goes out with eyeshadow on and not mascara?
What I like: I love the feeling of this product. It is harder to the touch when you first put your finger into the pot, but it seems to almost melt with your body heat. That also makes it really easy to apply and really easy to blend. The color is also super super unique! I’ve seen nail polishes this shade, but this is the first time I’ve seen an eye shadow.
What I don’t like: This isn’t as pigmented as I thought it would be. While this is my first Color Tattoo, I do have other cream eye shadows, such as the Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow. Compared to the other cream shadows in my collection, this is a little more sheer. It is buildable, which is a good thing, but this color definitely isn’t in your face once its on your lid. Also, on me, it isn’t 24 hours of wear on its own. I don’t know if I have abnormally oily or crease-y eyelids, but this creased on me within 8 hours.
This isn’t a positive or negative, but I’m a little lost on how to wear this. On its own, its really pretty but every once in a while I’ll look in the mirror and have major 80s full on blue eyeshadow (which scares me). I still have to play with it, but I was wondering if any of you have any ideas on looks to do! Please help a girl out!
Overall, I really like this and now want a ton more Maybelline Color Tattoos. You may be seeing a ton more in the future from me! The longevity is great, but isn’t all day like others have reported (but that’s probably my anatomy). But please help me out with suggestions on how to wear this.
Price: $6.99 limited edition