First: I only have six of the eight Summer 2013 Limited Edition Color Tattoos. I haven't spotted/purchased the other two, 10 Precious Pearl and and 15 Blue Paradise, which you can view right here.
Second: I have heard from several of you that the Summer 2013 items (Color Tattoos, bronzers, Color Show polishes, Color Whispers and ColorSensational High Shine lipglosses) are now showing up at the following retailers: Bed, Bath & Beyond, Ulta, Walgreens and Rite Aid. I haven't heard from anyone who has spotted these at CVS or Target yet but if you have, please let us know!
Third: The display for the Maybelline Summer 2013 collection at Walgreens is huge! It's a large, end-cap display that contains all of the products (including ALL EIGHT Color Tattoos) and also some Garnier products. I will post pics of the display either today or tomorrow, if you want to see what it looks like.
Thanks for reading that, and now on to the review!
Maybelline Summer 2013 Limited Edition Color Tattoos
20 Waves of White, 25 Shady Shores, 30 Icy Mint, 35 Cool Crush, 45 Lavish Lavender, 40 Seashore Frosts
And in the same order as the pic above:
Swatches over bare skin (no primer), using just my finger:
And here's a blurry photo to show you which shades have the most sparkle:
No primer was used in any of the following photos, and I applied one thin layer of each shadow using just my finger:
Waves of White: WOW. The teal duochrome effect really comes alive when this shadow is on the eye. It also has a touch of a pink flash to it, at certain angles. This shadow was much more pigmented than I thought it would be.
Shady Shores: This one is very yellow on my skin, but it has a lovely lime green shift to it. In certain lights, it looks almost completely lime green with just a hint of yellow in the background.
Icy Mint: This is a dusty mint green that's quite sheer and not very pigmented. There's no real duochrome effect to this one.
Cool Crush: In the pot, this looks like an icy, silvery blue with lavender undertones. But on the eye, it's a whole different story. It almost looks like an icy, purpley-taupe on my skin, and there is a subtle blue shift to it as well.
Lavish Lavender: On my skin, this is not lavender, but more of a frosty, warm plum. It's not super pigmented and it goes on a bit streaky/spotty. There's no duochrome effect to this one.
Seashore Frosts: Where do I even begin? If you can only afford to purchase one of these LE shadows, make it this one. Seashore Frosts is the most beautiful duochrome shadow I've seen in a long time (especially when it comes to creme shadows!). It's predominantly gold and blue-gray and the color shift is very strong (you do NOT have to strain to see it). The pigmentation is outstanding, it goes on like butter and there's no need to build for opacity. It's pure perfection.
In fact, I love Seashore Frosts so much, I have to give you another shot of it:
I'm not done yet! My longtime blogging buddy Halifax of Sparkled Beauty asked me if I could swatch these shadows over black, so here you go, Halifax:
On their own (left) and over a matte black powder eyeshadow (right:):
My favorite over black is definitely Waves of White. Here is that combo on my eye:
Eyeshadow primer + matte black powder eyeshadow + Waves of White
The products featured in this post were purchased with personal funds. For more information, click here.