June 12, 2014

Maybelline Vintage Plum Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Vintage Plum

Maybelline Vintage Plum Color Tattoo Eyeshadow is another, matte Leather Color Tattoo Eyeshadow launching with the Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Fall 2014 Collection.

I recently ran across a display featuring all five of the new “Leather” Color Tattoo Eyeshadows for Fall 2014 and being as obsessed with them I’m quite happy they have five, new shades. A reader recently tweeted Maybelline about these and they replied they are indeed permanent. So I’m tentatively saying these will be around to stay so if you can’t find them now, you surely will as we head deeper into Summer.

Vintage Plum is one of the four shades that happens to be matte in finish. So many fans will be happy these do not contain shimmer or sparkle of any kind.

Let’s take a look!

Maybelline Vintage Plum Color Tattoo Eyeshadow is a dark shade of lilac. I really am tempted to call it a taupe-y lilac…..! It’s smoky shade and quite reminds me of a gloomy, rainy day!

Maybelline Vintage Plum Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Vintage Plum Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

Maybelline Vintage Plum Color Tattoo Eyeshadow swatches

Maybelline Vintage Plum Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Swatches

Something I noticed about the new Leather Color Tattoo Eyeshadow is a majority of the shades do look very similar to each other once applied. Creamy Beige, Deep Forest, and Vintage Plum sort of have the same smoky look to them once they are on my lid and they colors aren’t terribly different so I have to question how unique a shade this is. Maybelline introduced some really great matte Color Tattoo Eyeshadows that were limited edition a few months ago. I have to admit those matte shades would have made a better permanent part of the collection because at the moment these newer shades are starting to run together a little bit for me, it’s typically a smoky eye with a little bit of a color difference…Am I making any sense? Likely not 🙂

Vintage Plum has an excellent creamy formula that’s not dense or dry. It applies and blends easily and sets to a soft, matte finish without any shimmer of any kind. It’ll make a great base shade for a smoky eye look. On its own it’s difficult to get complete intensity with the shade as it tends to sheer out as you apply even when building! I think the fact that most of the shades from this collection perform in a similar way is the reason why it’s hard to see a major different between the colors! It just looks like I keep doing a smoky eye with smaller undertone variations each time I use a shade.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Vintage Plum fotd

Maybelline Vintage Plum Color Tattoo Eyeshadow fotd

Sorry, hopefully I’m not being a killjoy here. This doesn’t make me any less excited about the shades and new Color Tattoo Eyeshadows!

Maybelline Vintage Plum Color Tattoo Eyeshadow and all the new Leather Color Tattoo Eyeshadows are popping in stores now!

Anyone grab them?

What’s your experience with them?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Rhea W.

    What lipstick is that omg? I’m on a red quest. But you’re right, all these shades look similar. Out of the mattes, I like creamy beige the best. Otherwise chocolate suede is awesome looking.

    • Isabella Muse

      oh that’s black cherry from revlon featured it in a review recently rhea 🙂 chocolate suede is prob my fav 😀

  • Christy

    Out of all of the new colors this is the one I’m most excited about. I was kind of excited about the Brown shade, but I’m afraid it might be too close to the one they released a few months ago. What do you think?

  • Christina D.

    My favorite color in the new collection. MUST GET BACK UP.

  • Dee

    I just got this one and the Creamy Beige color. Can’t wait to try them! This looks really nice on you.

  • Kendra

    Looks like a pretty close dupe to Mac paintpot in stormy pink!

  • Miss D

    This is a VERY pretty look for you (the dark glossy lipstick and smokey eyeshadow). It’s a bit of a mysterious and romantic look all at the same time- looking good, Muse! 🙂

  • Melody

    Me likey wantey! I missed last batch of mattes and will totes try one! Let the hunt begin! Speaking of I find here in Texas new drugstore brand releases are VERY hard to find 🙁 esp LE items… idk why but it sucks

  • Melody

    Me likey wantey! I missed last batch of mattes and will totes try one! Let the hunt begin! Speaking of I find here in Texas new drugstore brand releases are VERY hard to find 🙁 esp LE items… idk why but it sucks
    Ps. Idk if this will post twice as my first one vanished

    • Isabella Muse

      aw sorry chica you aren’t alone, lots of folks express the same 🙁 No worries on double comments! Just keep in mind they are on approval that’s why they disappear 🙂

  • kellly

    I DEFINITELY want this color. It’s iffy with me and purples b/c there’s something in a lot of them that I’m allergic to, but the color tattoos work for me just fine. I like this subtle color. It seems a little more like a fall color to me, but it’s different from anything else that I have (I have to avoid most pinks and purples b/c of the allergies) so for sure I want this to add something different to the purples that I can wear. Waiting for it to show up around here. . . . waiting. . .. (takes out wallet). . . .

  • Karena

    Wow,this one is a great look on you, Muse!! Very, very pretty!! I love the red lip with this! The eye is classic and clean, and not too much at all with the red lip. Great combo!! I found Just Beige and Nude Pink hanging out in the wrong color tattoo slot at CVS the other day – leftovers from the matte collection 2013. Score! I am late to the Color Tattoo party. I just picked up my first one three weeks ago, because I very rarely wear shadow, but I do use an eyelid neutralizer (UD Eden, Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essential, etc.)/ shadow primer just to lighten my lid. So, I thought I’d try Barely Branded as an eyelid neutralizer and it covers nicely. I was pleasantly surprised. Just Beige is my everyday color now, though. I love how all you need is a finger and a few seconds to do an eyelid color. This was the only color I was remotely interested in from the new Matte Leathers, so your swatch convinced me that it’s a “go!” Hooray!!!! Maybelline would really give paint pots a run for the money, if they made the prior matte collection permanent, I think.

    • Isabella Muse

      you’re too kinda karena 🙂 YAY! total score! those are nice shades! I couldn’t agree more they are really a fab budget pick up 😀 enjoy your matte shades!

  • Ashley M

    Wahhh… I recently picked up Vintage Plum and as a NC15 redhead with hazel eyes, this is my new go-to eyeshadow. I’m so glad to have it!