Maybelline “Dare to Go Nude” Collection

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Oh Maybelline…Oh Maybelline, you’ve done it again.  Another great collection released, causing mayhem and frenzy in my world.  Stalking the aisles at Rite Aid and Walgreens, waiting patiently (not really) for its arrival.  I was lucky enough to find the collection at Rite Aid and picked up what I wanted.  For all my Canadian beauty followers, I have heard via Instagram, that the collection has been spotted at various pharmacies, so keep at eye out for them.

This collection includes SIX Limited Edition Color Tattoo Eyeshadows, One Master High-Light Blush and Bronzer, Four Eyeshadow Quads, Four New “In the Buff “Lipsticks, Two Master Glaze Blush Sticks, several Nail polishes and Color Elixirs as well. It is quite a big collection!

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I absolutely love the Maybelline Color Tattoos and use them regularly as either a base for my eyeshadow or quite frequently on their own.  They are comparable to MAC paintpots and are much cheaper! They wear very well and I’m able to get about 8 hours of wear before I see creasing, and I have semi-oily lids.

blog1 038Pure Nude (80)

 A light, pink- beige with a golden sheen.Works nicely as a base for shadows or alone.  It’s quite opaque on the skin.  I did however, notice this one creased much earlier than the rest.

blog1 042Beige-ing Beauty (85)

A golden champagne with shimmer.  It is quite sheer and not as opaque as Pure Nude.  It definitely has sparkle and shimmer.  It’s my least favorite because I’m not a fan of sparkle & shimmer.

blog1 045 Nude Compliment (90)

A cool-toned taupe-brown.  The color payoff is great!  It wears very well.  I got through the day with little creasing.  It does have a metallic finish.

blog1 048Sleek & Spice (95)

A warm-toned, reddish-brown taupe.  In the pot it looks almost alike to Nude Compliment but once applied, you can see it’s a warmer color with the reddish undertone.  It applies very well and it also has a metallic finish.  I got through my day with little creasing as well.

blog1 052Caramel Cool (100)

A warm-toned, coppery orange.  It too has great pigmentation and color payoff.  It has a frosty metallic finish.  Wears well throughout the day with little to no creasing.

blog1 057Stroke of Midnight (105)

Matte Black with iridescent glitter.  This color was a surprise because you don’t notice the tiny glitter particles until that first swatch.  Unfortunatley, this one is a fail.  It’s very dry and difficult to apply, and doesn’t sheer out very well.  I’d recommend skipping this one.

Here are some swatches applied with my finger:

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Pure Nude, Beige-ing Beauty, Nude Compliment, Sleek 7 Spice, Caramel Cool, and Stroke of Midnight.

Here are the lipsticks released with this collection:

blog1 010Raw Reveal (960)

  may2Raw Reveal is a Pale Beige Nude Cream.  That’s about all I can say about this color.  It’s not at all wearable for me….it kinda makes me look dead or on the brink of death anyway!

blog1 008Barely Bronze (965)

may3Barely Bronze is a frosty, shimmery beige/bronze.  It’s quite shimmery, so you may want to skip this one if don’t like glittery sparkles on your lips!

blog1 011Nude Embrace (970)

may4Nude Embrace is a cool mauve (& my favorite).  It is quite a unique color.  It’s a cool mauve but also has a very light lavender shade to it as well.  Very hard to describe….that’s why I think it’s so unique!

blog1 012Ravishing Rose (975)

may5Ravishing Rose is a warm pale pink.  Actually it’s not that pale at all.  It’s brighter that what is showing in this picture.  Very pretty for spring & summer and very popular!

blog1 102L to R:  Raw Reveal, Barely Bronze, Nude Embrace, Ravishing Rose

This is the Highlight Blush and Bronzer:

blog1 022Master Hi-Light Blush in Natural

blog1 034 A champagne highlight

may8Natural blended out…..such a pretty champagne color!

There were 4 eyeshadow quads released, but seeing as I have WAY to many eye shadows, I decided to just get one quad:

blog1 026Nude Romance (120)

blog1 095These shadows are all matte.  The pigmentation is OK….definitely needed a primer with them.  They are very soft and blended nicely.  A nice matte drugstore palette!

Overall, I think it’s a great collection, and would work for a variety of skin tones.  I definitely would recommend the color tattoos the most.  They have been confirmed as Limited Edition, so if you see them grab them up……with the exception of Stroke of Midnight 😦

The lipsticks are great as well and I would recommend Nude Embrace & Ravishing Rose.

As for the eye shadow quads, hi-light powder and the nail polishes….too me they didn’t really stand out.  I didn’t get any of the Color Elixer Lip Glosses as I just am not a fan of glosses and only own and wear a few so I decided to skip on them.

Hope this helps with deciding on what you’ll get when & if you find it in your local drugstores.  Remember….LOTS of LOVE for the Tattoos!!

Until next time……


2 thoughts on “Maybelline “Dare to Go Nude” Collection

  1. Anne Louise March 18, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    SERIOUSLY. I’m mourning the fact that this isn’t available in Switzerland at all. What’s wrong with the world. I needed this… Thanks for letting me live some of the Maybelline Color Tattoo love here hehe… xoxo

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