Saturday, November 17, 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo "Rich Mahogany": Swatches + Review

Like a festive nut mix (I could be referring to the snack or the gathering of family... you decide), this post is going to be a bag of mixed feelings.  
SOOOOO many feelings.

Can you handle it? Take the jump below!!

 Mixed feeling #1: Galileo is a photo-bombing PRO; I don't know if I should be frustrated or impressed.

When Maybelline launched their limited edition Color Tattoos earlier in the season (a mix of bright jewel tones and gorgeous neutrals) I was SO excited since their original line of Color Tattoos lacked any true neutral shades. 
I hunted (I'm not kidding... if I could have carried a spear into stores I would have) for Barely Beige for MONTHS (again, I'm not kidding; I was a sad and desperate sight every time I entered a drugstore/Target/grocery store) and never found it. In fact, I found nothing but the atrocious jewel colors and big empty slots where the pretty neutrals once sat.

Alas, I finally found one of the neutrals on sale at Rite Aid a couple of weeks ago for only a couple of dollars!! 
Slight joy!

Upon first seeing Rich Mahogany in the pot, it looks like a pretty standard cool toned brown which was a bit upsetting since the name suggests it should be the opposite (the richest of mahoganies are gorgeously deep red browns).
When I swatched it though, I was delighted!! This lived up to it's name in that it is a deeply warm brown with flecks of a red-gold laced throughout.

Sadly, this s** o* a b**** creased on me in under three minutes!! Literally! I put it on, went to take pictures, and my lids looked like an oily mess... and I don't even have oily lids!!! Yarrrrrrrg.

I blended it out for the photos above since I really do love the color on my eyes (anything with a red-tone to it gives my icy green eyes some needed warmth) and wanted to show it off to you guys; it's such an easy color to slap on your lids and go yet still looks like you put a little time and thought into your makeup!!
But time it will take you because you'll have to keep blending out the creases until it completely dries down (which takes awhile)...

Ahhh well, at least I got this on sale. 

Did you get your hands on any of the limited edition Color Tattoos?
Did you love them or feel like the formula was a little worse different than the originals?
Do share!!

xoxo - Cassie


  1. I really love this colour and your blog! Maybe we could follow each other? Xo

  2. this is such a lovely shade on you. pity it creased after like 3mins :/ did you try a tiny bit of primer underneath, that might help?x

  3. Love the colour especially on you!
    S xx

  4. sorry this didn't work for you!
    wanna follow ach other?

  5. Jess: Thank you, I thought so too!! I'm going to try a bit of primer the next time I wear it :)

    Milex: Aw, thank you!

    Shradha: Thank you so much!!

  6. I always have a problem with cream shadows. That's a gorgeous colour though! Fingers crossed it works next time for you.

    I really like your blog, so I've nominated you for a Liebster Award, for blogs with less than 200 followers.

    I've tagged you in my most recent post, so look forward to hearing your response to the questions! :)


  7. Sorry to hear it didn't work out so well. The texture looked so nice in the package.

    <3 Melissa

  8. even though it didn't work out so well it still looks great on you!
    hope you'll visit back

  9. Emma: Thank you!! I usually don't have a problem with cream shadows so it was really sad for me when this one didn't work :( AND DOUBLE THANK YOU. If you haven't already seen, I did my return post about the award so thank you thank you dear :)

    Melissa: I know, right!??!? But ahhh well, you win some you lose some :)

    Mary Lee: Aw thank you!! I'll be sure to do that :)

  10. Gorgeous colour! It really suits you. Such a shame it creases on you.
    I have On and On Bronzse which I love and wear every day. x

  11. This is an excellent review, thanks! It looks lovely on your eyes too :) I'm so glad I just stumbled across your blog - I love it! Definitely following you now :)

  12. Megan: Thank you so much!! I've heard great things about On and On Bronze; you're one of the many that seems to love it! :)

    Miss Iffa: Aw, thank you SO so much, really!! You're very sweet and I'm so glad to have you here on my blog!

  13. Awww, what an awesome colour! Too bad this limited edition didn't come to Germany!

  14. Katy: Oh no, sad to here the LE shades didn't make it to Germany!! But like said it's' a tough product to work with so maybe you didn't miss out on too much ;)


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