Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Shadow in Lavish Lavender is one of eight, limited edition shades released for Summer 2013. Although I had a little drama with Shady Shores recently I must say that Lavish Lavender was a little bit of a better experience.
Let’s take a look!
So far my experience with some of these limited edition shades of Maybelline 24 HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadows hasn’t been great. Lavish Lavender isn’t any better in all honesty but is the lesser of the shade evils thus far.
This is stunning shade of almost metallic lavender. It has some elements of silver to it but it isn’t full on sparkle or shimmer. The color has a liquid metal-like effect on my eyes.
The formula is very similar to Shady Shores with a slippery texture. I’m surprised these have such an emollient texture as that isn’t exactly the friendliest formula for Summer when shadows tend to crease. The slippery texture makes it difficult to apply as they slip and slide all around my eye during application. Unlike the original formula that had some thickness, creaminess, and tack these lack all of that which makes for a thinner application which creases and fades rather badly.
Lavish Lavender is a chore to apply that’s for sure but if you have the patience during application you can get a really beautiful purple on your lids that’s rather stunning.
Is it worth picking up?
Unlike Shady Shores I actually would recommend it. The color is unique enough to warrant a pick up and the application although challenging is still more user friendly and pigmented than that of Shady Shores’ formula.
Unlike many of the shades in this collection this shade does not have a duochrome effect however, the color itself is beautiful enough as is without it.
Do like but a little surprised at the inconsistency of the formula on these little devils.
More on the other shades launched for Summer shortly.
Love to hear your thoughts if you picked them up!