11/29/2012Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty
You all know I love Maybelline Color Tattoos. When I heard there were 5 new metallic Color Tattoos coming out, I went hunting. The display I found them in was pretty bare already.
Note that they will be part of the permanent line starting January, so don't panic if they seem to be sold out at your store. However, for someone who needs as many colours for her eyeshadow base as she can get (i.e. me), I won't wait that long :)
First row: Barely Branded and Gold Rush
Second row: Inked in Pink and Electric Blue.
Metallic finish means more possibilities of wearing these colours as eyeshadows by themselves, not just as bases for other powder eyeshadows. I'll drink to that!
In the pot, all four look amazingly beautiful. It pains me to swipe my brush onto that smooth surface of the pots, but I did it, for you :) The creamy texture was certainly a treat to the brush, and to the hand that held it. Now I want to make a poem for these... Just kidding :)
Barely Branded is a nude with metallic shine (duh). Colour wise, my guess is this is Maybelline's version of MAC Bare Study but I can't confirm since I don't own the MAC one.
EDIT: Barely Branded (yellow undertone) is a little more tan than the LE (Fall release) Barely Beige (pink undertone), if you are wondering.
Gold Rush has the craziest shimmers/ glass flecks, it screams holiday the loudest. I already get a backup of this, as soon as I saw it.
Inked in Pink is the creamiest of the four, plus a strong metallic finish. I normally don't go for pinks but this pink is definitely good to have. I am wearing it today, it sure looks subtle.
I kinda hoped Electric Blue lived up to its name and be a crazy deep blue. But it showed up as a sheerer blue with purple tint (a little darker IRL), and the weakest metallic effect. Having said that, Electric Blue is the closest to a smoky base I can get until Maybelline maybe one day decide to give us the black Color Tattoo that was released in Europe months ago.
So the verdict: if you love the festive looks, definitely get Gold Rush. If you are looking for a light colour with some kick, try Inked in Pink. Only get Electric Blue if you need a alternative darker base or like the purple-ish blue colour.
And I don't think Barely Branded needs any further recommendation, considering so may of you have been asking Maybelline for more neutral Color Tattoos.
If you haven't got Too Cool (a sheer white) from previous release (which I assume the similarity to this silver), give it a try as well.
The Color Tattoo Metals retail for $8.99 each. If you are in the Maritimes, Maybelline is 30% off this week at Lawtons. Flyer switches tomorrow, so get on it! :)
The display lands at some Shoppers already too, but no sale this week. Walmart has Color Tattoos for $7 starting tomorrow but I'm not sure they will have these in yet.