Maybelline has released a new line of Color Tattoo 24 hour cream eye shadows with a metal finish. There are five shades in the collection, but only three caught my eye when I went to Walgreens to go stalk the makeup section pickup some milk. Check out my Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal collection swatches and decide if these are a must have for your makeup collection!
Gold Rush is… well… gold. It applied sheer but do not fret, it is buildable.
Electric Blue is not all that electric in my opinion, more of a frosty dark blue. This reminds me so much of MAC Deep Truth in cream form. I might pull off an eye of the day with these two one day.
Barely Branded will probably be the must have base color of 2013. It’s the most versatile of the metal shadows. Barely Branded is a shimmery beige.
Swatches from left to right: Gold Rush, Electric Blue, Barely Branded
I even took a few extra seconds and swatched them on my lid with a brush to see how they would apply. It’s just something about swatching on the arm, I noticed when I am actually applying to the eye, it’s not the same.
Gold Rush is sheerer than I expected to be. It is buildable, but I prefer to use this as a nice sheer wash on lazy makeup days.
Electric Blue also applied sheer, but you can go heavier on it though for a bold deep blue look.
Barely Branded with one coat applied is pretty darn pigmented don’t you think? It’s a nice color that would work great as a base color or a highlighter. Barely Branded blends out well so no matter what you plan to do with it, it’s going to work out just fine!
I will not tell a lie: There’s no way I’m wearing any makeup product on my face for a straight 24 hours. I can tell you that I had no trouble with creasing for fading for 16 hours. Even Gold Rush in it’s sheerest form was sheer, but there for that period of time.
I’m not a fan of the ‘metal’ marketing scheme, these are just not metallic enough for me. These are more shimmery than frosty, but definitely not metallic (in my opinion).
I love the creamy formula. You will have no problem applying these shadows and even going back and blending. Some more expensive brands have created what I like to call ‘concrete for eyes’, once you apply it and it dries, you can not do anything else with it.
Color Tattoo’s blend well, they have good pigmentation, they are buildable, they do not crease, they do not fade, they are readily available, and they are nicely priced at $6.99, what more can you ask for? Just as a general note, I did not test them for wear as an eyeliner.
I scooped these up at Walgreen’s, but you can easily find them at CVS, Ulta, Rite Aid, just about everywhere Maybelline is sold!