|Blue on By and Fuchsia Fever|
So as you know from my prior post, I enjoy me some Maybelline Color Tattoos (read it if you don't know. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge). I also have an inner 80's child still living inside of me (even though I'm too young to have truly enjoyed my 80's). I love bright colors that are in your face. Granted, they are not the most practical of colors, but life is meant to be enjoyed. So, when I saw that Maybelline had new vibrant Color Tattoos, I jumped on a couple of them that appealed to me the most. I know they've been floating around at Target since late summer, but I finally saw these at my local CVS (about $7-8).
To read my thoughts on these and see swatches, click the link.
In the pot, these shades are GORGEOUS! But there is something to be desired regarding the use. For starters, the consistency of these are nothing like the original and the neutral limited editions shades that have come out before these. The consistency is not as creamy, but feel more like a silicone product. There's slip to it, and it has a thinner consistency. This might be the reason for their decreased performance. It's nothing like the originals. Both are bright and vibrant, but it just doesn't translate properly onto your face. It's hard to use and requires a lot of patience. If you're willing to put in the effort, it can work out, but it is better used as a base. It works wonders if you add a powder shadow on top. No budging involved. Of course it does have lasting power on its own, it just comes out patchy...
As mentioned earlier, the swatches are patchy. The Blue on By more so than Fuchsia Fever. Below is a couple swipes without waiting in between. You can see that I've ended up pushing the product around without applying it evenly.
Fuchsia Fever, Blue on By
To give an idea on how well these Color Tattoos can work as a base, here's an example below. I used Blue on By as a base for Wet N Wild Color Icon Shimmer in Stagedive on top. The color is almost identical so it worked perfectly! Of course Blue on By would be a nice base for most blues and silvers as well.
Here is what Fuchsia Fever look like on the lid. I used the trick I mentioned earlier. It doesn't completely eliminate the patchiness (you can see lighter spots on my inner and outer corner), but it does reduce it. Also doing a thicker liner can draw attention away from the problem areas. Note: the actual color is more accurate in the hand swatch.