Friday, May 24th, 2013

Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a cool-toned white with a teal duochrome/shimmer. It has a soft, lightly metallic finish. When applied, I was able to get semi-opaque color payoff. I tried layering, but it does seem to get chunky and create unevenness/patchiness so one layer seemed to work best. It might be nice as an inner corner brightener or layered over black eyeshadow (to bring out the duochrome). It was also, inadvertently, kind of cool painted onto lashes. It’s not a dupe by any means, but since it is within the range, I thought it was worth mentioning: Maybelline Too Cool is a stark, cool white, with no teal shimmer/duochrome sheen. L’oreal Dive Right In is darker, less white, and a powder. Sugarpill Lumi is a loose powder and leans greener. See comparison swatches here.

Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a yellow gold with teal shimmer/duochrome. It applies with semi-opaque color coverage, and it was a bit more forgiving layered than the other shades I’ve tried from the spring/summer launch. NARS Goldfinger is a bit brighter, no teal shimmer, and a powder. MAC Treasure Hunt is less yellow, no teal shimmer. MAC Gorgeous Gold has a subtler duochrome and is a powder. MAC Impeccably Rich is less yellow, no teal shimmer. MAC Eclaire is less yellow, no teal shimmer. bareminerals Rising Star has no teal shimmer and is a powder. bareMinerals Standing O has no teal shimmer and is also a powder. See comparison swatches here.

The consistency of both shades was thin with a lot of slip; it was thinner and creamier, while feeling almost wet, compared to the permanent range of Color Tattoos. I have normal-to-dry lids (more often slightly dry), and both shades had light creasing after nine and a half hours of wear. Again, I wish these had been touted as a new finish/variation on the Color Tattoo range, like the Metals were. The consistency, payoff, and feel of these is different enough from the original Color Tattoo formula that I think it would do a better job of setting expectations.

I don’t have Blue Paradise or Lavish Lavender–I only spied the display for these just yesterday at my local Walgreens (and I was there three days or so prior) and they only had three pots left (all ones I’ve reviewed). It was sandwiched between two Garnier displays as an endcap (very easy to overlook).  I was lucky enough that the lovely Muse was willing to play personal shopper for me so I could review the ones I have!

The Glossover

LE
product

Waves of White

C+

The consistency, payoff, and feel of these is different enough from the original Color Tattoo formula that I think it would do a better job of setting expectations.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

4/5

Results
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LE
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Shady Shores

B-

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

4/5

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Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Shady Shores 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Waves of White 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Waves of White (inner half of lid), Shady Shores (outer half)

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12 thoughts on “Maybelline Waves of White & Shady Shores Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I can see what you mean about these having more slip, you can see it in the swatches.

  2. These look so beautiful! I’m in love with the colour tattoo formulas! My favourite is Bad to the Bronze

  3. I have the Waves of White and I like it. I don’t really care for Shady Shores. It just clashed with my skin tone:(

  4. I have both of these and they are amazing! I was particularly surprised by Shady Shores. I didn’t think I was going to like it, but it’s actually very cool!

  5. I like using Waves of White as a brow bone highlight. It is rather dramatic due to the high shimmer, but it still looks pretty. This collection was a bit of a disappointment to me. I’ve tried using them in multiple different ways, but I cannot get more than a sheer and somewhat patchy payoff. I will continue to try to find ways to use them. There must be some trick to them because it just baffles me that Maybelline would produce such a horrible product after so many amazing ones.

  6. Heather

    Im a bit bummed that waves of white is so fail be cause I really love the color/effect of the white and teal but I guess I will have to pass in favor of Fyrinnae’s Winter Again.

  7. Aw, too bad they’re not a complete success.

  8. Amber

    They had the original collection, then they added the metals that are all super shimmery and metallic, and now these that are all iridescent and super shimmery. I am not a shimmery eye person, and that is why I love the Tough As Taupe shade. Why can’t they come out with more matte-ish shades?!

  9. I bought Shady Shores, it’s barely noticeable once applied to my lids, and the color with its greenish sheen is really unflattering :(

  10. Ruthless

    I need these, I LOVE the tattoo formula!

  11. Shell

    Waves of White layered over black eyeshadow is awesome….I use a flat “foiling” eyeshadow brush to sweep it over and it’s crazy gorgeous. Did that with Seashore Frost too!

  12. Michelle Z

    Hey everyone, try layering these over a black base!