Friday, April 26, 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal in Barely Branded

Hey Pandas!
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!
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Have you tried this shade? What are your feelings about the Color Tattoos in general?


  1. Ohhhh you're a panda lover as well? Yay! Happy pande here :-)

    Oh and uhm, the Maybelline color Tattoos are great, I like them a lot.

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    1. Haha its okay, thanks for stopping by! I adore your blog and I am glad to have you as a panda!!

  3. This looks like MUFE Aqua Cream #13 I think is the number? Pretty! I might try this one! But these don't stay on my lids for some reason. :(( WHich makes me really sad because they are so cheap! Stoopid oily eyelids...

    1. It does doesn't it!! It really is great, but for you, just use it as a base. If I had oiler eyelids (as oily as my dang face) then I couldn't use there, sadly :(

  4. I just ordered this one from, since I needed some other stuff and they were having a sale. Excited to try it out!

    1. I hope you like it Larie!! It is such a multi-purpose product!


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