Another limited edition Maybelline Color Tattoo collection?! You know this had me written all over it! I think my color tattoo collection is up to some unhealthy number in the 40-ish range and I have no desire to stop any time soon. I love them, what can I say?! Naturally when I heard that Maybelle had released 6 new Color Tattoo shades are part of their “Dare To Go Nude” Spring 2014 collection I was immediately on the hunt for them. If you follow me on Twitter you might recall that I found them pretty easily but forgot my debit card as I went to go check out… yeah – I was that girl that hid them so I could come back later. I think that was the moment that my friends finally realized that I’m crazy. Whatever – they don’t understand the lengths we’ll go through to get our hands on limited edition items, am I right?
Containing a variety of different shades to help its wearers create a myriad of different looks the newest Maybelline Color Tatoos are limited edition and contain 6 nude shades to suit a variety of skin tones with tones ranging from the lightest nude pearl to a gorgeous matte black with glitter.
The only thing that kind of annoyed me about this collection was the fact that the two lightest nude shades and the two medium brown shades are very similar to each other. Don’t get me wrong, as an avid Color Tattoo collector I still picked up each one but if you’re not an obsessed makeup weirdo like myself you could probably pick one from each duo and not even miss the other color. There are also a few similarities between these and other Color Tattoos released as part of previous collections so be on the lookout for a post with side by side swatches this week. Yes, it’s going to be Maybelline week this week and no, I’m not sorry about it.
But okay, enough blabbering. Let’s get into the swatches, shall we?
Pure Nude is the lightest of the bunch and is a cool toned frosty beige. It has a creamy consistency and applied evenly and easily.
Beige-ing Beauty is the second lightest Color Tattoo released with this collection and it is warmer and just slightly darker than Pure Nude. If you think Pure Nude might be too frosty on your skin or if you favor warm tones I’d reach for this one over Pure Nude. It also applied easily and evenly with a creamy consistency.
Caramel Cool is a gorgeous soft copper color and is the creamiest out of the collection. It applied especially well and blended with little to no effort. I like the fact that it’s not too orange which, to me, makes it a much more wearable color since it’s not as harsh as some coppers out on the market right now. It’s very soft while still being bold and fun all at the same time.
Stroke of Midnight is probably the most highly anticipated color in this collection but sadly it also might be the most disappointing. The black wasn’t as strong as I would have liked and the formula was very patchy and took some work to look even on the skin. I’m also not 100% sure how I feel about the shimmer as I have a matte black Color Tattoo (that I picked up while I was living in Europe – it wasn’t released in the US) and thought that Maybelline was finally releasing it into the US market. Stroke of Midnight is a gorgeous color, don’t get me wrong, but it’s totally not what I was expecting. I’m going to do side by side swatches of this color and the Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Timeless Black” tomorrow.
Nude Compliment is probably my favorite color in this collection. It is such a gorgeous taupe color! It’s slightly cool in tone but still leans more towards the neutral/warm side and I’m seriously obsessed with it. This was the second creamiest color out of the bunch and it applied with no issues at all.
Sleek & Spice is the darker of the two medium brown/taupe tones in this collection and is warmer than Nude Compliment. It also has a great formula and fantastic staying power.
See what I mean about the lightest beige colors and the medium browns? I think depending on your undertones, color preferences, and current makeup collection you could totally pick one from each duo and be satisfied. You really can’t go wrong with any of these colors to be honest!
Overall the formula on these were really fantastic with the exception of Stroke of Midnight which was a little dry and patchy compared to its collection counterparts. The staying power is, of course, fantastic as is pretty standard with all Maybelline Color Tattoos.
What do you think of Maybelline’s newest release? Have you picked up any of these? Comment below and let me know which colors you’d pick up!
Until next time 🙂