I finally broke down and purchased the Maybelline LE Color Tattoo 24hr cream shadow in Mossy Green that is part of the Fall 2012 collection. I tried to resist because I really didn’t need another green eyeshadow, but every time I came across the display, Mossy Green called to me. Green shadow is my kryptonite. So, I finally caved, and now I have swatches. 🙂
Remember me talking about the Maybelline Fall 2012 collection when I showed you several of the polishes? Well, Maybelline also released a bunch of other products in the collection, including four new shades of their Color Tattoos. The four new shades are: Barely Beige, Gold Shimmer, Rich Mohagany, and Mossy Green. I have already reviewed the permanent line of Color Tattoos here, so be sure to read the full review to see how they perform over all. Today, I just want to focus on Mossy Green.
Mossy Green is a lovely golden olive color. The gold shimmer isn’t go much a sparkle or micro-glitter as it is metallic sheen integrated into the green. It is a beautiful shade. One thing that I love about these Color Tattoo shadows is that they are so versatile. You can use them as a base for other shadows, or you can use them alone for a quick and easy look. The other day I was in a hurry and wore Mossy Green all over my lid, slightly blended up into the crease. I threw on some Wet n Wild Brulee to finish the look (plus liner and mascara, of course) and was finished with my eyes in less than two minutes. It looked great and lasted all day. I really think that Maybelline Color Tattoos are one of the best products to come out all year.
As I have mentioned, I am a green eyeshadow junkie. I’d say that 80% of my shadows are browns and greens. That being said, I really think that Mossy Green is a must have shade. Even though I’m sure that I have a powder shadow that is the same color, having it in the Color Tattoo formula is worth the $6.00 regular price. At least it is to me. The gold gives Mossy Green dimension and makes it stand out on the eyes without being “too green” which makes it universally wearable, no matter what your eye color. Mossy Green is a LE shade, so grab it if you see it because it won’t be around forever.