Maybelline recently added an assortment of 5 metallic shades to their Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow lineup. The shades are:
- Inked in Pink
- Silver Strike
- Gold Rush
- Barely Branded
- Electric Blue
The new Color Tattoo Metal shades aren’t quite as pigmented as the majority of the previously released shades. They do however offer the same amazing longevity at a great price point. I find the two shades I have tested, Barely Branded and Electric Blue, function best as bases for powder eye shadow looks. I found it a little too difficult to build up to an even, opaque pigmentation level. This suits me just fine though as I reach for cream eyeshadows primarily for use as a base anyways. You can see Electric Blue in use as a base in this my Icy Blue and Pink Look.
Barely Branded is a lovely shimmering champagne beige. Electric Blue is a vibrant, shimmering, deep cobalt blue. Almost navy.
If you are wondering how 70 Barely Branded compares to 100 Barely Beige from the Fall 2012 limited edition release I have swatched them side by side below. Barely Beige is a warmer, deeper beige than Barely Branded and is also a bit more pigmented. They are quite close though so if you missed out on Barely Beige you can ease your pain with Barely Branded.
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