Maybelline’s Mossy Green Color Tattoo cream shadow review

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  • Manufacturer: Maybelline (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: released as part of the Fall NYFW 2012 collection; available beginning summer 2012 at drugstores, all-in-one stores (Fred Meyer, Kohl's, Target, et cetera), etailers
  • Color Range: medium-deep evergreen shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$8.99 for .14 ounces / 4 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Maybelline’s Mossy Green Color Tattoo cream shadow

While I was thrilled to see the original Color Tattoo lineup, I was also happy to see some shades in a different palette. Mossy Green is still a bit of a jeweltone, but not a bright candy-pop jeweltone. It's got a bit more depth, perhaps halfway between a dark green gel liner and a cool emerald paint pot. The coverage is good, and it applies evenly. I also like seeing this color as a liner, on predominantly lighter looks. This shade works well with my eyecolor and general skintones to accentuate without stark outlining.

With the Fall 2012 NYFW collection, Maybelline released a brush that worked excellently for applying these color tattoos. It was a more compact brush head, slightly denser than most brushes of its size. It gave more control without being an utterly rigid brush. Using this brush to apply this as a liner accent color worked really well!! (I went on a little crusade at IMATS LA, looking for other similar brushes that would perform similarly to this one, which was nearly $12 and seemed to be snatched up fairly quickly.)

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeliner tube or pencil barrel; top right, the eyeliner applied over bare skin, to better show the shade and properties; and below, the eyeliner applied on the eyelid at the lash line.

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