Maybelline Black Orchid Color Tattoo review

Maybelline Black Orchid Color Tattoo review

Round 2 of Maybelline’s Rebel Bloom collection has arrived in Canada, and with it a few new Color Tattoos! I picked up Black Orchid after having read some amazing reviews. I did some comparisons against my fairly large MAC Paint Pot collection, and it seems this shade is like a combo of two of my faves… read on to find out.

Maybelline Black Orchid Color Tattoo review 2
This super creamy light taupe-purple shimmer reflects lilac in some lights and pink in others.

Maybelline Black Orchid Color Tattoo review look 1
Patted down on the lid here and blended out with a matte shade from the UD Naked 3 palette, this gives my blue-green eyes a lot of emphasis.

Maybelline Black Orchid Color Tattoo review look 2
Over UD Primer Potion, this wore well without creasing for over 8 hrs. That’s MAC Paint Pot quality at a drugstore price. So I did some digging to see if this could possibly be a Paint Pot dupe. Not quite…

 

Maybelline Black Orchid Color Tattoo comparison MAC Paint Pot
If MAC Tailor Grey (top of photo) had a baby with MAC Frozen Violet, then Maybelline Black Orchid would be the offspring. Seriously, if you love the Tailor Grey shade and want a hint of shimmer or love Frozen Violet and think the silver sparkle is a bit too much, grab Black Orchid!

Maybelline Black Orchid Color Tattoo comparison swatch
Frozen Violet and Tailor Grey are both darker than Black Orchid under studio light, but when you mix together and add in the silver sparkle reflection…

Maybelline Black Orchid Color Tattoo dupe swatch

Pretty close, am I right?

Maybelline Color Tattoo MAC Paint Pot waterproof
L-R: MAC Frozen Violet + Tailor Grey, Maybelline Black Orchid, MAC Frozen Violet, MAC Tailor Grey.
Then I put the Maybelline Color Tattoo to the test. I wet my arm and rubbed all 4 swatches several times. As usual, the MAC Paint Pots had set and weren’t budging. But to my surprise, the Color Tattoo stayed put as well! Color (Tattoo) me impressed, Maybelline!

Maybelline Black Orchid Color Tattoo review look 3
It’s official, I am buying a back-up of this LE shade.

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