Saturday, August 3, 2013

Maybelline Limited Edition Colored Mascaras (swatches on lashes)

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 Hey guys! I've had a bit of a blogging break, as you could probably tell. I wish I could get myself on a better schedule than this, but alas... Anyway, I'm back with some swatches of the 2013 limited edition colored Maybelline mascaras! Hope you like!

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Straight out of the tube, those colors look very promising, don't they? From left to right: Wink of Pink, So Very Berry, Vision in Violet, I See Blue, Teal Appeal, and Green With Envy. *sigh* Isn't that last name getting a little old, guys? I swear there's 2 products in every brand with that name, or at least something about green and envy. Can we just retire it? Names aside, let's see how they look on the lashes. I swatched all of these on top of a white mascara base on the top lashes for maximum color impact. My lower lashes are the mascara only, no base.

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Color me surprised! I expected the pink mascara to be the weakest of the bunch, but it's actually one of the strongest. I really like it!

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I was excited about this one, but it turns out to look just maroon at best and plain brown at worst. It's a cool effect, but not really what I was wanting. I wanted more red.

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Womp womp womp. This was the worst of the bunch. You can barely see any purple, it just looks like a faded black. Drat.

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This one is electric! Its color payoff is every bit as good as the pink. Awesome!

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I had high hopes for this one, as it's a beautiful color. It does look pretty cool up close, but from far away you can't really tell. I wore this on top of a blackened teal & seafoam green eye yesterday, and you couldn't see the teal mascara at all.

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This is an interesting kelly green, but the color comes out looking pretty drab and faded. Another miss.

My recommendations are Wink of Pink, I See Blue, and maybe Teal Appeal. That is, if you even like colored mascara in the first place. I was thinking maybe I could put these in my daughter's hair if I just wanted to use them for something. Would that make too much of a mess, you think? ;)


  1. Thanks for the swatches, I was wondering how these looked on. I find coloured mascaras that I have tried in the past never showed up as well as I thought they would.

  2. Thanks for the swatches. Aside from the fact that these likely won't even make it to Australia, there's just not enough visible colour.

  3. I find the formula to be okay for the bottom lashes alone, but they don't do much for my top lashes. I really liked So Very Berry because it shows quite burgundy on my blonde eyelashes.

    Thanks for the pics, I will have to pick up more! :)

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