Friday, November 15, 2013

Maybelline Limited Edition Color Tattoos in Matte Brown and Just Beige Review and Swatches!

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Oh man I am so happy to be able to bring you guys this review. After weeks and weeks of stalking the drugstore for the Maybelline Gilded In Gold Collection which contains the new Color Tattoos I was left empty handed. Thankfully one of my friends brought up the idea of looking at Wegmans. Wegmans is a grocery store chain that we have on the East Coast that actually has an awesome cosmetics section. Cosmetics are usually a little bit cheaper there and they keep pretty up to date with new collections. I figured "What the heck I'll give it a try," and guess what THEY HAD THEM! Well they had two of the three. They were all out of the pink color in the collection which made me a little sad but the two I really wanted the most were still in stock. I got them for about $6.30 after tax a piece which is a fair price. They are usually between $6-8 dollars at the drugstore though most drugstores have my one get one 1/2 off deals.

 The two colors that I got are Just Beige (left) and Matte Brown (right). What I like most about these shades are that they are completely matte. With the exception of Tenacious Taupe Maybelline hasn't put out any matte Color Tattoos. All of the others are metallic or have a soft shimmer. These are tride and true matte shades. They are great staple bases for any natural look.

Matte Brown is a milk chocolate colored matte brown ...clearly! 

Just Beige is a skin toned matte color that is a little peachy tones. It is almost like a lid concealer. I have been praying for a drugstore brand to come out with a skin toned matte eyeshadow base of pencil for quite some time. Jordana just came out with the 12 Hour Eyeshadow Pencil in Almond which is amazing and a lot like this just in pencil form. I usually always wear an eyeshadow base because I like giving my eyeshadow something to adhere to. However, most bases I own have shimmer so it is hard to get a completely matte look. 
Here is a concentrated swatch of both. This is two swipes on bare skin. When blended out on the skin they are not this opaque or dark but still lovely none the less.

Here is what they colors will look like blended out. The brown is wonderful and soft and silky. It blends evenly on the skin. I will warn you that these dry pretty quickly so you need to work fast. They last a lonnnnnggg time so once they are in place they are in place for good until you take them off with a makeup remover. The beige color is great as a color corrector. If you suffer from prominent veins or discoloration on the lids then this is going to be a godsend for you. This work wonders to even out shadows. Both are creamy and wonderful.

Overall, I highly recommend these to anyone who loves simple makeup or natural looks. They will really help make your eyeshadow last a long long time. I have always been a fan of Maybelline Color Tattoos but these are awesome.

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