July 1, 2013

Maybelline Blue Paradise Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Maybelline Blue Paradise 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Blue Paradise is one of eight new, limited edition shades that Maybelline launched for Summer 2013. Blue Paradise was a shade I was lucky enough to come across at CVS but I haven’t seen it anywhere else. So if you’re having a hard time tracking it down I would suggest CVS as your first stop.

Like many of the Summer 2013 Color Tattoo Eyeshadows I had a little grief with Blue Paradise but not nearly the amount of woe I experienced with other shades.

Let’s take a look!

Blue Paradise is a unique shade to get excited about. It’s a deep blue gray that has a duochrome effect which gives the color hints of violet in a certain light. It has a metallic finish with some frost so the shade appears liquid metal-like on lids.

Maybelline Blue Paradise Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Blue Paradise Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Swatches

As with most of the newer Summer shades this one gave me some issues through the wear. It applies fairly opaque although it is a bit slippery but not nearly as badly as what I’ve seen. Lucky enough it applies and blends out perfectly and color can be built easily for better intensity. As you can see in my photos there is signs of creasing as it takes several minutes to set and in that extra time the shade easily creases up before its given a chance to dry down. Unfortunately that creasing goy worst as the day progresses so within a three hour period you’ll find the color begins to fade out completely at around the forth hour mark. I have drier eyes but I imagine with oily lids it will be even worst.

I admit it is an annoyance that it creases so badly but I found the color unique enough to warrant a purchase. It’s also a far better formula compared to other shades released for Summer. Moral of the story is it is the least offender in terms of texture, formula, application, and pigment.

The frost factor does floor me…as it does have a fantastic foiled effect on my lids but that effect does seem a bit frosty and frost isn’t a finish that does well on my fuller face.

Either way I am glad I purchased this shade even if to only use as a base. I think Blue Paradise is a rather unique shade of blue violet that’s completely wearable for many skin tones.

Formula aside the color is stunning to say the least.

Maybelline Blue Paradise Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Face of the Day

Maybelline Blue Paradise Color Tattoo Eyeshadow FOTD

Let’s hope the Fall 2013 shades, that I’m hoping Maybelline releases, will be better formulated.

Anyone own Blue Paradise?

What do you think of the shade?

I purchased this item.

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  • ZoetikaDax

    I bought mine a couple of months ago at my local Walmart and I really haven’t had any issues with it. I think the secret was applying over top of Too Faced Shadow Insurance and patting it on ever-so-gingerly with my pinky finger. I even have a sorta hooded eye and I still manage to get no smudging! Additionally, I like to patt on some dark loose shadow from Rockeresque on the outer third of my lid for a little drama, too.

  • ms.laura

    Blue looks absolutely stunning on you! It really brings out your brown eyes 🙂

  • Marina

    These still wear like iron on me…Well, Seashore Frosts and Blue Paradise do. I have Shady Shores and haven’t worn it by itself, and Lavish Lavender holds up fairly well besides a bit of separation of the glitter. But I’ve worn these swimming (under water!), to the beach, and in Florida’s humidity.
    At any rate, still some unique colors 🙂

  • Christina

    Love it — but I use it as a base. I agree with you only the color…in fact, I bought a back up. And it looks great on you!

  • Christina

    Oops — I meant I agree with you ABOUT the gorgeous color. Definitely unique enough to make any hassle worth it.

  • Melissa

    I have some of the Color Tattoos and have had similar issues. But if you are looking for something similar… I was sent the Mary Kay Creme eyeshadow for free through an Influenster box and I’m in love with them! I have violet storm, and this stuff does not budge. Where as the color tattoos always seem to melt on me. They also sent me the eye color/concealer brush and I’m now using that brush with my Color Tattoos and it definitly helps with application of those, just not the wear.

    • the Muse

      hi melissa thanks for the deets! I was tempted to try those MK cream shadows, they look quite lovely ;-D

  • Megan

    I just found this entire collection on clearance at Walgreens last night! It’s weird, b/c I never saw them on display at all at Walgreens, only on the clearance rack. I’m in Ohio, for reference 🙂

    • Quinctia

      I wonder, if sometimes individual chain stores simply lose an LE display in the shuffle, and by the time they find it, it’s clearanced out in the system already.

      A couple years ago, I picked up some China Glaze Christmas colors on clearance at my Ulta. Including an Ulta-exclusive shade. I totally would’ve bought it before Christmas not clearanced, but they never had them out!

  • Liz

    I have this one and love it! I haven’t had any issues with creasing (no more than any other eyeshadow, anyway), but it does fade at the edges by the 8th hour of wear. Not bad considering I have very oily eyelids.

    • the Muse

      it hated me liz 🙁 happy to hear it worked for you though 🙂