A couple of weeks ago I posted about three of the Maybelline Color Tattoos released in their spring collection, Dare to Go Nude. This will be something of a part 2 to that review, as I have two more products from that same collection: the Color Tattoo in Pure Nude and the Eye Studio eye shadow quad in Nude Romance.
I’ve been really happy to see this Dare to Go Nude collection become so widely available. I was so excited about this one after completely missing Maybelline’s previous nude-toned collection from the fall. I had literally only seen one picked over display for it, and never anything more. For this spring collection, though, the products have become more and more available over the past couple of weeks.
When I initially found this collection, I was most interested in the Color Tattoos and there were only three of them left, so those are what I brought home with me. Now that I have my pick of the products, I just decided to try out one more of the Tattoos, but the extra time gazing at the displays also had me considering some of the non-Tattoo offerings. That’s where the eye shadow quad comes into play!
The Color Tattoo in Pure Nude is a pale beige with a slight pinkish tone to it. It is shimmery but has no glitter in it. Beige-ing Beauty (also from the Dare to Go Nude collection) is similar but more golden-toned and includes glitter (see my swatch here). I wore Pure Nude without a primer underneath and it lasted like a champ throughout the day for me.
Here, I’m wearing it all over my lid. I’ve also added some tan and brown shadows in my crease and a bone-colored shadow on my brow bone, all of which were from the Tarte Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette (see my review). I’m also wearing Maybelline The Falsies mascara (review) and Tarte’s blush in Fearless, which is also found in the same palette as the eye shadows. L’Oreal’s Balm in Nourishing Nude is on my lips (you can read more about that one here).
Maybelline released four new Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Quads along with this collection, all of which contain a variety of neutral shades. The quad in Nude Romance contains a warm beige cream, a muted medium terra cotta brown, a deep cool brown, and a deep plum brown. I’d say they all have satin finishes but when applied to my eyes I really felt like they gave a mostly matte appearance. The slight luminescence is a flattering look, as it’s sophisticated yet not dead or dry, and probably also helps give the shadows a soft, blendable texture, as well.
I do find the shadows in this quad to be really easy to work with. They applied with great pigmentation, but also blended without much effort … which is good, because when I created to look below I was in a genuine hurry. I wore them over a primer (as I do all my powder shadows) and only saw very minimal creasing after having used a fairly rich eye cream when I was getting ready. I didn’t see any fallout with these during application or throughout the day.
Here, I started by applying the cream-colored shadow from my lid to my brow bone. I softly patted the terra cotta brown onto my lid up to my crease, avoiding the inner corner. The cool brown is lightly blended into the crease, and the plum brown is lightly added to the upper lash line and pulled into the outer corner. It’s all very soft, but very quick and easy.
These are the last items I’ll pick up from the Dare to Go Nude collection. I’ve been really very pleased with the products I purchased, I just don’t feel the need to collect them all. In general, I’m not an avid collector of neutrals. I do feel that this collection has a little something for everyone, especially in the eye department. I hope you’re having as much luck as I am in finding these products at your local drugstores!
Have you picked up any of the products from this collection? Have you found any favorites?
Keep up with Beauty Loon on Twitter and Bloglovin!