Maybelline Waves of White & Shady Shores Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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!

Waves of White

LELimited Edition. $6.99.
C+
C+
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

Shady Shores

LELimited Edition. $6.99.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
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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)

81%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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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.

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.

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?!

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!

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