Summer is fast approaching and I know all of us are looking for summer staples as far as cosmetics go to get us through hot days and fun summer nights. After testing out a perfect nude Color Tattoo shade, I have to say that this will follow me to my upcoming trip to Hawaii and beyond.
This is Maybelline's Color Tattoo Metal 24 hour eyeshadow in Barely Branded. This is a warm, nude shade with a metallic finish. You can find them at Ulta and drugstores for $6.99.
This shadow is for anyone that wants a cheaper dupe for a MAC paint pot, a stay all day nude shadow, or a nude base for other shadows. With a good primer and proper application, this lasts about 10 hours on my lids alone. Some minor creasing happens but with some smoothing, it is fine again. When used as a base and set with other shadow, this lasted about 17 hours on me...and through a crazy, sweaty Franz Ferdinand concert (which was amazing btw, do any of you listen to them?). I have to say, concerts are a true test for wear for me, as I dance like crazy!
This does have a very strong metallic finish if you apply it heavily. This particular Color Tattoo has a lot of slip and is very emollient, which makes it easy to apply. It can be applied in a sheerer wash of color which I think is easier and more flattering (bottom swatch).
Excuse my no make-up otherwise eyes, but this is a sheer wash of the shadow on my bare lid. It is easy and gives you a pretty, awake look that is fresh for summer. Seriously, this is no fuss. Apply with a finger or a cream shadow brush and you are out the door! Love it!
Have you tried this shade? What are your feelings about the Color Tattoos in general?