October 31, 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow Blue on By Review & Swatches

Happy Halloween my sweets!

I’m dressed as the 4th today so a kind nod and thank you to the folks at Entertainment Earth for getting me my order on time to complete my costume and another to Underground Toys in the UK for getting me my replica of the 4th’s sonic screw driver on time even though it kept going out of stock.

Are you dressing up today?

I’m having a massive party tonight (the date of which has changed so many times UGH!) so do stop by I’ll be sure the goodie bags are filled with beauty as well as candy and jammie dodgers and jelly babies (my pockets are loaded with them!).

To celebrate my costume I thought Tardis blue eyeshadow was definitely the order of the day and Maybelline Color Tattoo in Blue on By is quite fitting not only because it’s a little nod to Sandy but also one to the good Doctor too!

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow in Blue on By is one of eight limited edition shades launched for Fall 2012. Maybelline went with four warmer shades and four bolder, vibrant shades. Blue on By def falls into the bolder shade selection.

This is a true, bright blue color. As gorgeous as the color is I think most will find it a little difficult to use as an all over shadow as it is kinda out there. I think gold all over the lid with a touch of this on the outer corners of the eye makes for a nice look.

The formula is quite pigmented however, this shade falls victim to patchy application. I find it a little difficult to build and blend out as bare lid shows through as you blend which means you’ll have to slowly build the color up to avoid patchiness.

Overall, it’s probably not a shade you’ll absolutely need if you’re more of a nude, natural girl however, it’ll prove a given if you love bold colors. And hey, the Tardis shade of blue might just turn on the geeks out there, it did for me! *wink*

Available now at drugstores.

P.S. I feel like these shades might just be added to the general catalog but I can’t confirm so def haul it now to be safe before it disappears for good. Target seems to keep restocking the shades over and over which is why I feel like it might be around to stay!

Own it?

Do share your thoughts!

P.S. Hook is hot, that is all.

I purchased this item.

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  • OrangeLipstickBlog

    Aww, Tardis blue! Would LOVE to see pictures of your costume! Wish I was in NY to stop by your party!!! Have fun. 🙂

    • the Muse

      i’ve been playing with the idea of posting a pic 😀 I wish you were TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’d love to have you!

          • Tammie

            Great, thanks Muse, now I have that song stuck in my head and I want to watch Coupling 😛

          • the Muse

            *blinks innocently* ;-D I miss Jeff tammie perhaps I need to re-watch as well hehe!

          • the Muse

            seriously when they got rid of him I was crushed he was just so seriously demented ;-D

      • OrangeLipstickBlog

        Maybe next year! 😉

        BTW, I ran into the 11th at Halloween shindig at a bar the other night. He didn’t even have his sonic screwdriver! I asked where it was and (without missing a beat) he said, “It’s broken. AGAIN. That thing can be such a pain.” LOL!

        • the Muse

          ;-D that would be nice! Hahaha…! for shame no sonic screw driver? Costume incomplete. ;-D I actually have the 10th and 11th’s screw driver but didn’t have the 4th’s so I had to order it, I didn’t want anyone accusing me of carrying around the wrong screw driver ;-D hehe! *mumbles* plus i didn’t want to open the packaging on the other screw drivers…I have this crazy idea all my toys might work as a retirement fund at some point LOL!

  • Makeup_Novice

    I live in Houston Texas, I have checked my local Target and CVS for both fall collections and can’t seem to find them. These limited edition items can be so annoying sometimes! lol

    • the Muse

      tell me ’bout it ;-D feel like a mouse in a maze running around trying to find them!

  • Marissa

    I feel…Hook should have a moment with every character on the show, he’s that fine.

    • the Muse

      LOL omg mental image of hook sleeping his way through the cast….! I hear they’ll be setting him up with the Queen, not sure what I think of that! i want to believe he might just be a “good” guy but he seems all evil at this point if he’s in with Cora.

  • Michelle

    OMG love the 4th…would love to see picts! I totally used to see the re-runs on PBS as a kid.

    BTW, I totally agree that Hook is hot! I wanted to stop watching this freak of a show, but I can’t, I’m addicted. The only character I actually like is Mr. Gold (ahhh, the accent) and thank goodness, now theres Hook to keep my attention – haha 🙂

    • the Muse

      me too!!!!!!!! 😀 I was about seven or eight and used to watch it on PBS after school. I remember it being on mid afternoon as well (like 11am) so whenever I was home sick from school I was able to watch it ;-D Tom Baker was my first Doctor. I LOVE mr gold lol! I swear the show is a train wreck. I don’t actually like it but I can’t not watch it…I swear their budget must be huge, they have SO many freaking characters, it’s obscene!

      • Michelle

        Haha, thats too cool! I remember when my dad would come home from work (b-trick). It was late, and he and my mom would watch this together. I’d wake up and often watch with them (on Fridays). I still remember this crazy episode about cat people. True story. I swear.

        So right about the crazy amount of characters. If they try and show everyone, people would only get like 2 min. of screen time. Or worse yet, you forget about them because there are so many other characters and subsequent stories to tell.

  • Ruth

    i’ll add in my $.02 and say that i’d love to see your costume! I made a grumpy bear hoodie, colored eyebrows blue and was liberal with the blue eyeshadow, but a girl still has to have her liquid eyeliner!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    That’s one bold blue! I like bold colors, but this one might be a little too much, even for me 🙂

  • Pamela

    Another vote to see the costume or at least the scarf. Have a great party!

    • the Muse

      hey pamela ;-D keep your eyes on “As Seen by the Muse” might just post a pic or two!

  • Marta

    I am addicted to bright blues such as these, but the Color Tattoo formula is so random (so far 2 hits and 1 miss for me) I’ll have to check it in the store before I get it.
    By the way: “And hey, the Tardis shade of blue might just turn on the geeks out there, it did for me! *wink*”
    1) Have you checked out Bigger on the Inside from GeekChicCosmetics? You should at least get a sample, I don’t know it’s just perfect Tardis blue shade, but the gold highlights makes it more wearable.
    2) Actually, if we’ve learned anything with the last two doctors so far, is DON’T BLINK 🙂 That and running is always a good idea. And bowties are cool. Ah, so much wisdom to deliver…
    Happy Halloween!

  • Nicole

    I feel like a crazy person running between target, ulta, walgreens and rite aid to find all these limited edition items. Glad to hear (see) about them here though. Happy Halloween. I to, would love to see your costume!

    • the Muse

      happy halloween (belated) Nicole ;-D I’m def considering it hehe…! I know right? I run all over the place trying to locate all the LE stuff it’s crazeeee!

  • Quinctia

    All over shadow color? Sounds like a challenge to me! Haha!

    I’ve got a couple of these, and I just don’t reach for cream colors that much, I’ve found. I use Tough as Taupe more like a gel liner than a cream color, so…I think I’ll hold off on this.

    I have worn UD Radium as a lid color several times, though. 😀

  • Leigh

    Heh My friend would love this! She has that license plate surround that says ‘my other car is a Tardis’. Would love to see picks Muse! (btw I dressed up as Abbey from NCIS)

    • the Muse

      abbey ahhh my fav character awesome costume Leigh ;-D I MIGHT post pics in “As seen by the Muse” ;-D

  • Alea Bowling

    ROFL, I love your comment about Hook! As a fellow OUATer, Whovian and all around Nerd, I approve. =D

    • the Muse

      teehee alea welcome to the club ;-D I’m a Whovian as well (and all around dorky geek) hehe ;-D Team Hook! w00t!