Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Color Tattoo Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

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.

These are LIMITED EDITION as confirmed by Maybelline on March 4th, 2014.  Maybelline corporate confirmed that all shades released in the Dare to Go Nude Collection are limited edition with none slated to be added to the permanent range at this time.

Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.14. oz.) is a light, pink-tinged beige with a golden sheen. It had good, buildable color coverage that wore well for twelve hours before I noticed some “cracking” of the texture, but it was very, very subtle. After sixteen hours, it hadn’t worsened. Guerlain Les Tendres #1 (LE) is cooler-toned. NARS Mississippi Mermaid (LE, $24.00) is warmer, darker. MAC Smoked Cocoa #1 (LE, $15.00) is similar. LORAC Nude (P) is darker. MAC Phloof! (P, $15.00) is cooler-toned. Dior Fairy Golds #1 (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Beige-ing Beauty (85) is a golden champagne with gold sparkle and shimmer. This one was semi-opaque at most, and it is almost better sheered out so it is a sparkling finish. I had some slight, visible fall out after ten hours of wear that gradually worsened for the next six hours, though I did not have any creasing or fading. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #1 (P, $21.00) is darker. Dior Golden Snow #2 (LE) is more glittery. MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is less sparkly. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is darker. Giorgio Armani #10 #2 (P) is similar. Urban Decay Blunt (P, $18.00) is less sparkly. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is yellower. Dior Night Golds #4 (LE) is less sparkly. Chanel Vision (LE, $36.00) is more glittery, darker. See comparison swatches.

Nude Compliment (90) is a subtly, cool-toned taupe-brown with a metallic finish. It seemed like the top layer, where it reflects, is more cool-toned and grayer, while the base seemed warmer, more reddish. When sheered out, it seemed slightly warm. The color payoff was really good and easily worn at opaque or sheer color. It wore well for sixteen hours without fading or creasing. theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is cooler-toned. Makeup Geek Moondust (P, $5.99) is darker. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is less metallic. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Shakedown (LE, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is darker. Benefit No Pressure (P, $10.00) is darker. Inglot #402 (P, $6.00) is browner, darker. See comparison swatches.

Sleek & Spice (95) is a warm-toned, reddish-brown taupe with a metallic finish. In the pot, it seems too similar to Nude Compliment, but it’s a good deal warmer–the undertone really makes a difference. It had excellent, full color coverage. This shade lasted for sixteen hours without creasing or fading. Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $18.00) is slightly cooler-toned. Urban Decay Liar (P, $18.00) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Chateau (LE) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Platinum (LE, $40.00) is a smidgen lighter. Urban Decay Stray Dog (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Sable (P, $15.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Caramel Cool (100) is as warm-toned, coppery orange with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation and covered well, but it was easily blended and sheered out for a tint of color. When I tested it, the color lasted for sixteen hours without fading or creasing. Anastasia Rum Cake (LE) is darker. Urban Decay Trick (P, $18.00) is similar. Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $6.99) is more orange. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P) is brighter. MAC Star Myth (LE, $15.00) is less metallic. bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE) is more orange. See comparison swatches.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Pure Nude (80)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Beige-ing Beauty (85)
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Nude Compliment (90)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
98%
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Sleek & Spice (95)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
98%
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Caramel Cool (100)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
98%

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Maybelline Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Pure Nude (80) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Pure Nude (80), Nude Compliment (90) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Beige-ing Beauty (85), Caramel Cool (100), Sleek & Spice (95) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

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