Maybelline’s Summer 2013 collection includes new, limited edition shades of Color Tattoo eye shadows. This review is for the Summer 2013 shade in Blue Paradise, which is a frosted, light, navy blue with a silver sheen.
If you would like to see the other Summer 2013 limited edition shades, please see this post.
These shadows come in glass jars with plastic, twist-off lids. The lids twist off and close tightly to help keep the product from drying out.
Blue Paradise is a pale navy blue with a silver, frosty sheen. The blue pigment is fairly prominent, even when the shadow is applied in a sheer layer. The blue will be especially noticeable if you apply this over a white or dark base or if you layer the product.
The formula has a smooth, cream-gel consistency. The product sets to a dry finish soon after application. Blue Paradise is one of the smoother colors out of the limited edition Summer 2013 Color Tattoos. It doesn’t get patchy on application, blending out smoothly and layering pretty effectively.
Without primer applied, this starts to crease and fade from the crease area quickly, but subtly–after about two and a half (2.5) hours of wear. With primer applied, you can go about five (5) hours before noticing creasing.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
If you want a sheer layer of color, simply apply this product with your fingers and spread it over the skin. You can also use a flat, synthetic brush on the lids and a semi-stiff blending brush for the crease. If you want to intensify the color, dab it on in layers.
For around $8.00, you get 4 grams of shadow. MAC Paint Pots contain 5 grams of shadow and cost $18.50, while MAC Metal-X Cream Shadows cost $20.00 and contain 2.4 grams. Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows cost $19.00 and contain 4.5 grams.