Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review: Maybelline Color Tattoo 'Sandy Shores'

Greetings from the Dark Side!

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  Color Tattoo in 'Sandy Shores'
  The cream eyeshadow comes in a sleek jar. 
 This one is quite a unique color: a cool frosty gold with a green iridescence.
The consistency of this shade is most like 'Waves of White'. They are both sheer with a iridescent shimmer. They are also both a bit patchy and hard to work with.
This is a sheer color, but it has a pretty good color payoff.
The application seems easy, but it dries patchy and uneven.
Wear (comfort):
 For me, Color Tattoos sit very nicely on my eye lids. This is not greasy and it wore on my lids all day.
Wear (time):
 With a primer, this lasts all day on me.With and without a primer, this one wore very well (except for the part where it was a bit pachy). 
Dupes? Similar products?:
Out of the whole Summer 2013 collection, this was my least favorite color initially. The color is unique, but I just did not think this would look good on my skin tone. After using this a few times, I am still not completely sure about the color. The gold is much too cool for my liking, I definitely prefer warmer golds (and this one is way too yellow too). My favorite thing about it though is the green iridescent shimmers; they sparkle in the sunlight! However, the color from far away is not very flattering on its own. 
The other thing I hate about this is that it is patchy, like 'Waves of White', maybe evern patchier than that one. As a color on its own, it is not all that great. It makes me look like I have some horrible disease or something. As an eyeshadow base, though, it is nice. It gives a pretty yellow-green cast to the colors I put on top of it.

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On its own
Here is two looks I made using 'Sandy Shores' as a base. You can still see a bit of the yellow-gold color around the edges. Also, the green in Sandy Shores made the crease color look really green, even though it is actually a dark reddish color.


This is quite a patchy and dry-looking product, and that is why I prefer this is an eyeshadow base. It is actually quite interesting to put eyeshadow on top of 'Sandy Shores' because it changes the way they look though. I'd say I like this color a bit more than I did in the beginning, but I am not completely sold on this color.

Rating: 7/10


  1. Pretty pretty :3

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  2. I also saw this color and thought it looked promising, its too bad that it applies so darn patchy like that!

  3. tsk tsk tsk too bad it looks patchy. I honestly thought it would be more opaque ^_^ Random Beauty by Hollie

  4. Love the green color... Nice. :)

  5. I agree. It's not a great eyeshadow base -- as in primer -- but I think its a great base color. also great when worn by itself...atleast with the color that I have:

  6. Thank you for sharing your opinion on these I have heard good and bad so I really don't know if I want to try them.

  7. I had read some reviews on this product and I was wiling to give it a i bought Bad To The Bronze.I love how Maybelline come so far with this product. It is a great quality compared to the high price one.


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