Maybelline Color Tattoo in Shady Shores: the cream shadow that wasn't there

I have a love-hate relationship with Maybelline Color Tattoos. I so WANT to love these little pots of affordable cream shadow that I keep buying them, but I'm usually disappointed by the drier texture, difficulty blending and uneven coverage. 

Well, Shady Shores, a limited edition shade part of the summer collection, is quite different from the original version: it's a lot slicker, it glides a lot more easily and blends well. Unfortunately, it's also a lot less pigmented and long-wearing than the permanent line. 

It appears as a strong mustard yellow with shimmer in the pot (kind of scary). Once swatched, it looks more of a sheer medium yellow with a duochrome green sheen. On the lid it looks... like I'm wearing nothing. It kind of disappears, only leaving a faint greenish sheen which is not particularly flattering. I tried to build the intensity by adding layers, but it just doesn't work. On top of that, it faints within a few hours, leaving nothing behind! 

Overall: Extremely weak pigment and mediocre wear  make this shade of Color Tattoo just not worth buying.

Where to buy Maybelline Color Tattoos? At your local drugstore or here.

The product featured in this review was purchased by Lulle. I recieved no compensation to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion. This post contains affiliate links.


  1. Aww sad to hear these don't work For you. Have you tried bad to the bronze? Its my Fave :)

  2. Ouch yes, that is quite disappointing. What a shame :-( I am used to much better from the Maybelline Color tattoos.

    1. These LE shades are really different from the permanent ones!


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