A brand new Target just opened up today a block from where I work, so I checked it out on a break today and of course HAD to stop by the cosmetics section. Lo and behold, there was a display I'd never heard a thing about with four new Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow shades! The display said Limited Edition! and the colors were all bright and cool tones, so of course I was irresistibly compelled and bought all four. I have several of the shades from the permanent Color Tattoo line and love them (swatches to come... someday) so I figured my chances were good of liking these. Here they are in their jars:
In short... all four colors are stunning, but as for the quality, it's a mixed bag. Ready, Set, Green and Test my Teal are creamy without being creasy, pigmented, and blendable. Fuchsia Fever requires some TLC to make it work, but if you're willing to put in the effort, you can get decent results. I swiped some over my lid with a fingertip, let it dry for about one minute, then patted some more on and let that dry. I got pretty smooth and even coverage that way and almost-opaque color. In the pictures below (a super-quick EOTD to show the color - I just smeared some of the Color Tattoo on OVER my current powder shadow that I've had on for work all day - so no judging, please!) it looks a bit patchy, and I suppose it could be, but in real life as far as my scrutinizing eyes can tell the color looks even and very pretty. This is just Fuchsia Fever on the lid and MAC Perfect Topping MSF used as highlight.
The last one, Blue on By, was a tremendous disappointment. It looks good in the swatch below, but that's because I swiped some on, let it dry, swiped more on, got mad as it got even patchier with the second swipe, let it dry, patted more on top, let it dry, and patted MORE on top of that. This one is, sadly, just not very pigmented and impossible to layer successfully on the eye. I tried, and all I got was an ultra-sheer 80's powder blue tint on my eyelids, despite my best efforts to pack on the color. Blue on By reminds me a lot of the also-limited-edition Shiseido Proenza Schouler Blue cream shadow, which was a very similar color and which I had similar performance issues with. Huge bummer, because the color is BEAUTIFUL in the pot!
What do you think? Will you be picking up any of these? I'm excited to try the two that swatched more nicely - I think I may do an EOTD next with Ready, Set, Green and Test my Teal together. If I do, I'll be sure to post it!
Disclaimer: I purchased the product(s) featured in this post myself.