Here is another review of Maybelline Color Tattoos brand new Limited Edition shades. You can read my introduction, application technique secrets, etc. in my first post about this collection right here on Makeup Kitty.
Today, let’s play with Lavish Lavender!
I was very excited to try out this silvery purple shade.
Like most of these Summer 2013 Limited Edition eyeshadows, Lavish Lavender looks a whole lot better swatched on my arm than it does on my eyes!
Still, I like this shade a lot. It can get patchy if you’re not careful, but not as much as the worst offender from this collection (stay tuned for the upcoming review – coming soon!)
These cream eyeshadows are a lot more slippery than the original Color Tattoo formula. They can be a bit difficult to build up to full opacity. Here is my simple solution. There is something on our eyelids that doesn’t want to play nice with these stubborn little darlings (even if your skin is not oily). What works well for me is to prep my eyelids by wiping them down with Almay Oil-Free eye makeup remover pads!
A word of caution: be careful not to wipe too close to your lash line, because if the liquid from the pads gets into your eyes, it will sting. Just swipe the pad across your eyelids in a quick, gentle fashion.
Then, wait a couple of minutes to let your lids dry down before applying these fickle duochromes. This approach seems to do away with much of the slippery, patchy texture that frustrated me (and countless others) during application. Please let me know if this technique helps you too!
To get Lavish Lavender looking deep and multi-dimensional, I applied it over black eyeshadow.
As I’m sure you know, the duochrome effect becomes magnified, when it is applied over black (or dark) base color.
You’ve seen me play with that idea by applying Revlon Chroma Chameleon nail polish in Amethyst over dark navy base.
Speaking of applying this shadow over black, if you use a brush and glide it on top of any black eyeliner, you will end up with a very unusual shimmering, glimmering, long-wearing color!
After much experimentation with summer 2013 Limited Edition Color Tattoo eyeshadows, I’ve come to the conclusion that they are best applied with your finger and blended thoroughly, before they dry (which means, you have to work very quickly). I’ve tried applying them over several different kinds of eyeshadow primers, most of which seemed to hamper the process. For me, these particular Color Tattoos seem to work best on a bare lid or on top of Lancôme Eye shadow Base Aquatique (waterproof eyeshadow primer). Most importantly, don’t forget to prime your eyelid by wiping it down with an Oil-Free Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pad (as described above).
Lavish Lavender easily remained on my lids for hours, but it did start to fade after couple of hours. Beware that it will emphasize every wrinkle, skin crease or imperfection on your eyelid! This is a beautiful, but unforgiving color.
Makeup Kitty’s rating: (4 out of 5)
How much does it cost: $4.99 to $7.49
Where can I buy it: Walgreens, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Rite Aid, CVS and other pharmacies/stores that carry Maybelline cosmetics.
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