As the title suggests, I wanted to share with you guys some swatches and thoughts on three of the limited edition spring 2015 Rebel Bloom collection Color Tattoos by Maybelline! To the best of my knowledge, this was a very limited collection; most stores had displays that had two, maybe three of each color and they never seemed to get restocked. There are a total of colors in this collection, but since I purchased mine from Ulta, I only got three of them (the other two were sold at other stores): Rose Riot, Hydrangea Hype, and Black Orchid.
I was really surprised when I found these at my Ulta; I had assumed they would be all sold out the moment they touched the shelves and I tend to have semi-poor luck when it comes to being able to snag rare-er items. I can't remember what (if anything) else the display had on it, but it had two of each of the three colors. I knew for sure I wanted Black Orchid, but since there was a "buy 2 get 1 free" sale on Maybelline products, I decided to get all three! I did end up returning Rose Riot, but I'll explain more about that later.
Direct sunlight swatch on the left, shadow swatch on the right. This color applied a little more sheer and patchy than Black Orchid and, again, I don't think this would have been a shade I would have bought if it hadn't been on sale and had "hydrangea" in the name. I would say buy this one only if you really like the color, or, if like me, the name means something special to you.
Overall, I'm not sure if these Color Tattoos were worth the hype; new colors are always fun and when you put "limited edition" on something people can tend to go crazy, but the only color I liked and will get use out of was Black Orchid. If there hadn't been a sale, I wouldn't have purchased Hydrangea Hype nor Rose Riot. If you find these for sale, I would say buy Black Orchid for sure and only get the other two if you really like the color and/or name, but don't pay much more than retail ($6.99ish) for them. There are plenty of Color Tattoos in the permanent line that are just as awesome and are readily available.
Thanks for reading! <3