Maybelline’s Summer 2013 collection includes new, limited edition shades of Color Tattoo eye shadows. This review is for the Summer 2013 shade in Icy Mint, which is a pale mint green.
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.
Icy Mint is a very pale, frosty mint green. The green pigment is weak and is easy to miss once you apply this shade onto the lids. The green will be more prominent if you apply this over a dark base. The shade is translucent, regardless of whether you layer it or not.
The formula has a smooth, cream-gel consistency. The product sets to a dry finish soon after application. But this color is particularly patchy once applied to the skin, and it’s hard to get a smooth, continuous area of color on the lid, even if you work in small sections.
Without primer applied, this shade creased after about two and a half (2.5) hours of wear. Over primer, the shadow creased after five (5) hours of wear.
Ease of Use: 7.75/10
Packing this color not the lid must be done in short, dabbing motions because swiping a brush or your finger with the shadow on it across too much can give you a streaky, patchy finish. Even when working in small sections though, I still don’t get the smooth line of color I would like on the lid. Applying this shade in an extremely thin layer is pretty much the only way to avoid a patchy finish.
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.