Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Color Tattoo Eyeshadows

For spring, Maybelline released six limited edition shades (so says the display) of Color Tattoos in its Dare to Go Nude Collection. I’ve been trying to find these for a few weeks now, and by some miracle, I was able to find five of the shades. Unfortunately, I don’t have Stroke of Midnight (but you can see it swatched on Musings of a Muse for reference). Most of the stores I’ve visited haven’t even had displayers (empty or not), but a CVS about ten miles away did have a display that was only partially ravaged (many of the seals on lip products had been removed). It’s a real shame that these aren’t permanent, because they would be welcomed additions to the permanent range. Though in some ways, they might seem “boring” to some, they’re very core, basic shades. They reminded me a lot of Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow range in color selection as well as feel and finish–these all felt a little thinner than the original formula, a smidgen more emollient, but they applied and wore as well as the original shades do. As always, I’m not keen on actually wearing makeup for 24-hours, so I didn’t test any of these for a full 24-hours, but I tested all five for sixteen hours.

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Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Pure Nude (80)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Milani Lady Rouge (06) Rose Powder Blush

For spring, there are four new and limited shades of Milani Rose Powder Blush ($7.99 for 0.60 oz.) available. The formula is supposed to be a “luxurious matte blush” that has a “micro-milled … powder.” I reviewed Coral Cove yesterday, and today’s review is for:

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Milani Lady Rouge (06) Rose Powder Blush
Milani Rose Powder Blush Lady Rouge (06)
D+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
5
Longevity
7
Application
3
Total
67%

Milani Coral Cove (05) Rose Powder Blush

For spring, there are four new and limited shades of Milani Rose Powder Blush ($7.99 for 0.60 oz.) available. The formula is supposed to be a “luxurious matte blush” that has a “micro-milled … powder.” I’ll have reviews for all four as I work through testing them, but here’s the first one I tried…

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Milani Coral Cove (05) Rose Powder Blush
Milani Rose Powder Blush Coral Cove (05)
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
70%

theBalm #19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Eyeshadows

#19 is a medium-dark, gray-brown with a golden, frosted sheen. It’s almost too warm to really be considered a taupe. It had fairly good color payoff, and the texture was soft and smooth. It wore well for eight hours before starting to fade. Makeup Geek Moondust (P, $5.99) is darker. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is darker, less metallic. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE) is slightly grayer. Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler-toned. bareMinerals Magnetism (P) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

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theBalm Eyeshadow Pans
theBalm Eyeshadow Single #19
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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theBalm #13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Eyeshadows

#13 is a dark, muted reddish burgundy with a satin-matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, but the texture was somewhat powdery. It wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #4 (P) is purpler. Laura Mercier Kir Royal (P, $22.00) is more shimmery. MAC Festive Delight (LE, $15.00) is brighter. Chanel Eclosion #4 (P) is brighter, purpler, more shimmery. Le Metier de Beaute Crucible (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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theBalm Eyeshadow Pans
theBalm Eyeshadow Single #13
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
77%
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theBalm #7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Eyeshadows

Here are the next six shades from the forty-four new eyeshadows available in pan-form from theBalm, which launched at the beginning of this year. For more information about sizes, the palettes, and a general overview of the custom palette/eyeshadow pan system, please read this post. You can view swatches all of them in the Swatch Gallery here or view photos and swatches on theBalm’s Eyeshadow Single product page. .

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theBalm Eyeshadow Pans
theBalm Eyeshadow Single #7
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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