Maybelline Shimmering Sea Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review & Swatches
Yes, the new Maybelline Shimmering Sea Color Tattoo Eyeshadow is in fact Maybelline Seashore Frosts Color Tattoo Eyeshadow under a new name.
Maybelline launched two brand new Summer 2014 Color Tattoo Eyeshadows that are available for a limited time but what they failed to tell you is these shades are simply repromoted colors under a new name. Seashore Frosts was released for Summer 2013 and was also a limited edition shade! It gets brought back to us in the form of the newly named Shimmering Sea Color Tattoo Eyeshadow that’s available with the Maybelline Bleached Neons Summer 2014 Collection.
I feel a little misled and slightly deceived they thought it was ok to repromote a shade under a new name. Why bother? It’s ok to bring back shades from collections past. It’s not ok to rename them though and confuse people that may already own the color under another name. Ugh!
Considering I had really crummy experiences with the Summer 2013 Color Tattoo Eyeshadows I’m actually delighted they brought back a shade that was good as I was impressed with Seashore Frosts last year. I dislike they renamed it of course! But I do like that those who didn’t get a chance to try the shade can do so now.
Maybelline Shimmering Sea Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Swatches
Maybelline Shimmering Sea Color Tattoo Eyeshadow is an exact duplication of Seashore Frosts. There are no little differences or variations of the shade. The shade was simply renamed it.
Shimmering Sea does have a little bit of a slippery texture with less density than some of my other Color Tattoo Eyeshadows and does take extra time to set but it does blend easily and once set it wears a solid eight hours on my drier eyes without creasing or fading.
Maybelline Shimmering Sea Color Tattoo Eyeshadow vs Maybelline Seashore Frosts Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maybelline Shimmering Sea Color Tattoo Eyeshadow and Maybelline Seashore Frosts Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Swatch Comparisons
This a duochrome shade so it does have some very beautiful color shifting. It’s a stormy blue gray in the pot with a golden iridescence with a faint metallic finish that reflects blue, purple, and even gold on lids. I love gold and blue eyeshadow paired together and this color brings a golden blue to eyes with a pretty shifting effect.
I think the formula is a little bit of a pain to use as it seems to blend away during application but if you have the time and patience to deal with that I’d say that Maybelline Shimmering Sea Color Color Tattoo Eyeshadow is a unique shade. You do not need it if you already own Seashore Frosts of course! Or maybe you want a backup….! Those who didn’t get a chance to try it last year I do urge you to give it a whirl now because it really is quite a unique color.
Available at drugstores now.
Anyone own Seashore Frosts?
Do you like the shade and formula?
Did you purchase Shimmering Sea?
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