New Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Shades Review, Photos, Swatches

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Maybelline Color Tattoo

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows

My local stores are so slow to get anything, which is why I was surprised that Walgreens was already sold out of a few shades of the Maybelline limited edition for fall 2012 Tattoo eyeshadows. I was lucky to find the entire line at Rite Aid with all shades in stock, and bought the 4 shades I felt I would use. REALLY love the Color Tattoo eyeshadows (reviewed some of their regular line here), and when I started seeing blogs posting sightings of new shades I knew I needed some. There are some jewel toned shades out too, but I haven’t seen those yet.

These shades are part of their Fashion Week collection, and really are quite lovely and wearable. They are quite safe colors, though you can go bold with them if you like depending on what you pair them with. The formula on these is really nice and creamy. They applied very smooth without gripping the delicate skin around the eyes. Barely Beige had the creamiest texture of all, feeling almost like a whipped mousse.

Audacious Asphalt (edit: from their regular line) has a bit of glitter running through it, but it isn’t big and chunky. To me it appears quite minimal, and if a shadow is worn on top I doubt you would even really notice it. Barely Beige is the perfect name, because it is a very light beige. It is quite shimmery, and is just completely lovely. It really brightens the eye area with an ever so slightly warm tone. Mossy Green is exactly that, a mossy green. It has goldish/copperish shimmer running throughout. Really quite lovely. And finally, Rich Mahogany is a medium rich chocolate brown with goldish/coppery shimmer.

Overall, love these like I love the previous Color Tattoos. If I notice a difference in longevity, creasing, fading, etc. I will update this post. Initial testing is quite positive though.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows retail for approximately $6.49 each (which varies by region and from store to store), and can be found at most major drugstore and mass retailers.


Maybelline Color Tattoo Fashion Week

Maybelline Color Tattoo Fashion Week

Maybelline Color Tattoo Fashion Week

Maybelline Color Tattoo Fashion Week

Maybelline Color Tattoo Audacious Asphalt

Audacious Asphalt

Maybelline Color Tattoo Mossy Green

Mossy Green

Maybelline Color Tattoo Rich Mahogany

Rich Mahogany

Maybelline Color Tattoo Barely Beige

Barely Beige

Maybelline Color Tattoo Fashion Week Swatches

Bare Skin with Flash

  • Beauty and the Scientist

    Nice swatches :) the asphalt is already in the regular collection but the other new fall one is called Gold Shimmer. I’ve seen displays that also include other permanent shades.

    • Leticia – Cosmetics Aficionado

      Ah OK. I saw the gold, but I just don’t wear a lot of gold.

  • Jennifer

    I got barely beige and rich mahogany. very lovely shades! I’ve been wearing barely beige a lot since I got it.

    • Leticia – Cosmetics Aficionado

      I love it for my inner tear duct area.

  • Lisa T

    The swatches or gorgeous! Too bad I’m not too big on cream shadows. The colors seem very “earthy” :)

    • Leticia – Cosmetics Aficionado

      I like them more for bases than worn alone.

  • Valerie C.

    I’m getting at least two…maybe beige and mahogany, love these! I get a little creasing on the older shades, I’m thinking I need a better primer. Thanks for the swatches.

    • Leticia – Cosmetics Aficionado

      I use them with Urban Decay Primer Potion, but haven’t tested with other primers.

  • Valerie C.

    Thanks! I’ll try the UD soon. I use Too Faced and get a little creasing for some reason.

  • Mica

    Oh the asphalt looks really nice on! Not as nice in the packaging, but looks fab on your arm!

    • Leticia – Cosmetics Aficionado

      It is a great smoky eye base color

  • Vicky Hoang

    I can’t find these anywhere… UGHHH. I’ll be looking for them still :)

    • Leticia – Cosmetics Aficionado

      You know drugstore releases, slow to get to all stores. :)

  • Denisse H.

    Omg! I need them! Hopefully I can find them soon… love the colors for fall :)

    • Leticia – Cosmetics Aficionado

      I hope you find them too!