Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Maybelline Gilded in Gold Color Tattoos: Review & Swatches

These new limited edition Maybelline Color Tattoos might be the next big thing to hit the drug store. These are part of the Gilded in Gold collection available for the winter. There are three, everyday, neutral shades that would work well as part of your core collection. I have Just Beige and Nude Pink for this review. The last shade is a medium brown named Matte Brown.

To continue reading the review and see swatches, click the link below.

Truly by now, it should be no surprise that I really love Color Tattoos. They work for a quick look, a one shade pop of color or acting as great bases. You can even mix and match the colors to create a look. It's versatile, and most apply easily. There are some limited edition shades that have been duds that apply patchily, but luckily these are not those. Both Just Beige and Nude Pink apply opaquely without balding areas. The texture is creamy without being too thick, and it's just fabulous. It's the best quality limited edition shades available for awhile.

Just Beige is touted as potential dupe for MAC Paint Pot in Ochre. Now I don't own the Paint Pot, so I can't give my opinion on the potential dupe status, but Just Beige is a yellow hued matted, light "beige". It's more of a light yellow that's on the creamy/custard spectrum. It is matte, no shimmer whatsoever. It helps neutralize any redness on the lids, and it's opaque. It works well as both a base color, as well as a wash of color blended out. It's a basic color that has a countless number of uses.

Nude Pink is another great nude color that works well for varied uses. It's a matte, tannish-pink. It's by no means a baby pink, but a more mature, slightly dirty pink that is very natural. Once again, it applies well, and it's a good "go-to" for a no makeup, makeup look.


These are bare hand swatches without any primer underneath. As you can see these aren't very colorful/bright/obvious colors, but they work well as bases. It helps to neutralize any discolorations, and gives a good base color.

Just Nude, Nude Pink
Bottom Line: If you're looking for an alternative to "nude" bases (think MAC Paint Pots), you have a great cheaper dupe. Otherwise if you want a nude wash of color that stays put, these work as well. These limited edition Color Tattoos are very much like the original high quality products.

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