As you know Maybelline recently launched eight new shades of Color Tattoo Eyeshadow for Summer 2013. Waves of White is one of those Color Tattoos and should prove interesting due to its duochrome effect.
Let’s take a look!
I’ve been slowing reviewing each of these new shades individually because I find that when it comes to Color Tattoos the formula is far from consistent. This is particularly the case with these new shades as they are far different from the original formula.
Waves of White, like many of the Summer shades, has a very slippery texture and far less creaminess and density than the original formula. I find the slipperiness is challenging to apply because as you apply it tends to slide around the lid in a patchy layer. You can pat the color gently onto your lid for the best results but I find this results in creasing. Needless to say these need a bit more tack to keep them in place versus the slippery, emollient texture. I think they’ll prove rather awful for those with oily lids.
Waves of White is a shade I can’t personally use unless I use it as a base for another shade. The shade just isn’t flattering with my skin tone. It might prove a better shade for those with blue eyes perhaps and blond hair!? The shade is a pure white but has a brilliant duochrome effect that quite reminds me of the inside of a seashell. It reflects blue and lavender once applied but never truly white. It has an iridescent finish and the color changing effect of the shade is rather brilliant. It’ll make a very nice, natural color wash but it’s a difficult color to pull off so you have to be a little creative.
Unfortunately, so far, the Color Tattoo Eyeshadows from the Summer 2013 Collection aren’t very thrilling. I dislike the formula on most of them and find the shades are quite challenging to wear (either that or I lack creativity for creating looks using them).
Anyone own Waves of White?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!