here to read one of my first blog posts ever that just happened to be on the Maybelline Color Tattoos. Since I have made it my mission to own every shade of these (OCD/Obsession/both?) I got very excited when I heard there were new shades for Summer 2013! Now I have only been able to find 6 of the 8 shades so far but I will find the other 2 and when I do I will do a separate review on those as well. After going to about 8 different stores I finally found the display at Riteaid.
Swatches from left to right: Cool Crush, Seaside Frosts, Lavish Lavender, Waves of White, Icy Mint, and Shady Shores.These are swatches of all 6 shades without a primer. Cool Crush is a silver/lavender color that is beautiful. Seaside Frosts is a greyed purple with a green and gold duo chrome. Lavish Lavender is a darker purple that also has a silver undertone. Waves Of White is a icy white with a blue/pink duo chrome. Icy Mint is a sheer mint color. Shady Shores is a golden color. Both Icy Mint and Shady Shores are VERY sheer colors. It took at least 3 swatches of color to get them to show up in the picture above and even then they were much more sheer than the other shades. The other shades have good pigmentation and were very build able.
I like that most of the shades in this collection are unique and unlike any other shades previously released. The only one that I thought might be similar to any other Color Tattoos I owned was Waves Of White which I thought would be a lot like Too Cool which is in the permanent collection but upon closer inspection the two are actually pretty different.
The texture of these shades is just as good as all of the other ones I own. They are very smooth and creamy and easy to apply. They do not tug on the skin and most of them apply very evenly. These do dry out a bit overtime and the texture thickens a bit but they are still manageable and still apply well.
Overall I think this collection is beautiful. I do not think I would have bought Shady Shores or Icy Mint had I had known they were going to be so sheer. They are buildable but I usually don't wear these as stand alone shades so for me I wouldn't want to have to apply four layers. These colors do last for a long time. I let them sit on the skin for about a minute and rubbed them and they stayed put.
Have any of you tried these? Thoughts?