Tuesday, August 14, 2012

NEW! Maybelline "Scene on the Runway" Color Tattoo Eyeshadows for Fall 2012: Swatches + Review!

I stopped by Rite Aid yesterday and discovered a new line of limited edition Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows in their Fall 2012 "Scene on the Runway" collection!  The release features four new earthy shades, including a light shimmery nude... yay!

I've noticed people have been confused about some of the new shades, mistaking them for old ones, but all four of these shades are new.  The permanent Color Tattoo line features both a bronze and gold color, but the brown and gold you see in this release are different.  You can see the color names on top of the lids below.  Also, you can see color comparisons further on in this post.

Also, Maybelline is promoting two of their permanent colors with this release: Audacious Asphalt and Bad to the Bronze.  These are being featured on the limited edition display, but are in fact permanent, so be careful not to snatch them again if you may already have them!

The four new colors are Barely Beige (light shimmery nude), Gold Shimmer (deep honey gold), Mossy Green (moss green... yeah that name wasn't too clever), and Rich Mahogany (deep shimmery brown).  I love this color selection, especially for fall.

 Barely Beige, Gold Shimmer
Mossy Green, Rich Mahogany

These shadows have the same consistency as the other Color Tattoos shadows.  They are exceptionally creamy, pigmented, and longwearing.  I love these shadows because they work very similarly to MAC Paint Pots and Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows... they don't crease and are great as primers/bases!  As you can see below, Barely Beige is almost exactly my skin color, which will make it perfect for an everyday eyeshadow base.

 Barely Beige, Gold Shimmer, Mossy Green, Rich Mahogany 

Now for specific color comparisons with the permanent collection.  Here is Bad to the Bronze (permanent) next to the new Rich Mahogany.  While at a glance in store these may seem very similar, you can see that Rich Mahogany is much darker.

Bad to the Bronze, Rich Mahogany

On the skin, you can see the Bad to the Bronze is a lighter, cool bronze, and Rich Mahogany is a deep brown.

Bottom to top: Bad to the Bronze, Rich Mahogany 

Other similar shades are Bold Gold (permanent) and the new Gold Shimmer.  Here you can see that Bold Gold is more of a lighter, true gold, while Gold Shimmer is more of a deep brown-gold.

Bold Gold, Gold Shimmer 

Here are the two swatched: Bold Gold is definitely lighter on the skin, and more gold.  Gold Shimmer appears very bronze-gold on the skin.

Bottom to top: Bold Gold, Gold Shimmer  

I managed to snap a photo on my phone of what the store display looked like!  There should be more displays released for this collection, including new eyeshadow palettes, blushes, and nail polishes.  Also, you can see in the bottom left of the display, Audacious Asphalt and Bad to the Bronze are featured, but again, these are permanent colors.

Sadly, these are limited edition.  You may not be able to see in the photo above, but all of these shadows came wrapped in a special plastic that had "Limited Edition" stamped all over it.  I'm a little bummed that these more natural shades won't be permanent, because I feel the permanent range is lacking earthy tones.  If you want these shades, I recommend snatching them up sooner rather than later.

Overall, I think this release is perfect for fall, and features some much needed shades for the Color Tattoo line.  My favorite colors from the Scene on the Runway collection are Barely Beige and Mossy Green.  I've seen promo photos of another limited edition launch of Color Tattoo eyeshadows in jewel tones, but haven't found them in store yet.  I'll be keeping an eye out for those as well!

These shadows were $6 at Rite Aid, but with the current BOGO 50% Off Maybelline sale, I scored all 4 of these for $20!

What do you think of this release?  Do you plan on getting anything?
xx, Allison


  1. I love the look of mossy green! Hopefully these limited edition shades will make it to Australia! We only recently (the last two months) just got the permanent shades in stock! :(

  2. Can you please do a tutorial with the mossy green, because I love the color but wouldn't know how to wear it :/

  3. You should Do a fall tutorial with them all!

  4. Yay so glad you posted this! I'm on the search for 3 of these today!

  5. Oh my lord that gold shimmer shade is GORGEOUS! I need these! :)

  6. I love bad to the bronze and I'm beyond excited for this collection! I need all 4! I can't wait to see the jewel toned ones! I'm sure theyre going to be gorgeous! Thanks for the post Alison! :)

  7. I want ALL of them :$ will probably limit myself to barely beige and gold shimmer though...

  8. I checked for them at target but couldnt find them! :( should i check at a walgreens? i live in chicago are they out here yet?

  9. Thank you so much for making this post and tweeting about it! I just ran out right away after seeing this to my local Rite Aid and bought "Barely Beige". THANK YOU!

  10. Yaay! I found them at Rite Aid today, I had to go after I saw you Instagram a pic of them! I got Barely Beige & Rich Mahogany :) You're always on top of all the new releases! Thanks hehe

    1. What is the name of the lipstick you're wearing in your profile photo? Its really pretty and you look fierce! :)

  11. Could Barely Beige be a possible dupe for Mac's bare study paint pot? It looks like it could be, at least in the jar it does.

  12. I have been looking for these for 3 days :( guess they are not out in the Philly area yet :(

  13. finally found them! :)

  14. Can you let us know when they become available at Walgreens or Target? I live in Chicago and unfortunately we don't have a Rite Aid. :(

  15. I found barely beige at ulta. It was mixed in with the permanent collection, but I saw it was light and grabbed it. I live in PA and have only seen this one at ULTA. Drugstores seem to run a few weeks to a month behind the LA area if you live on the east coast. Just an observation.

  16. I love your videos and blog posts! Can you please make a tutorial on some of the new color tattoos?!
    -thanks Allison! :)<3

  17. Can't find these any where in the Seattle area =[

  18. what other store is selling them? i don't gsve rite aid where i live.