Maybelline has just released five (5) Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hr Eyeshadow shades to the Color Tattoo line of gel/cream shadows. This review is for the shade Electric Blue–a medium, shimmery, navy blue.
These shadows come in glass jars with plastic, twist-off lids. The lids twist off and close tightly to help keep the product from drying out.
Electric Blue is a medium blue shade with good pigmentation and a subtly shimmery finish.
The formula has a smooth, cream consistency. The product sets to a dry finish soon after application. As a side-note, the formula will become less creamy after a couple of months. This will happen even if you keep the lid tightly closed.
Though the shade has a smooth consistency, the color doesn’t apply as smoothly as I’d like. Especially when you blend the color into the crease, it becomes uneven. It works pretty well when layered in a tapping manner on the lid.
This shade does a good job when it comes to being long-wearing, but shows earlier signs of fading in the crease area than compared to most of the original Maybelline Tattoo colors. It’s crease-resistant for three (3) to four (4) hours when applied over bare skin and for about seven (7) hours over primer.
Ease of Use: 8.5/10
Because the formula starts off creamy and smooth, the product applies easily onto the lids when you use a patting motion. The color doesn’t blend as smoothly in the crease though. I’d recommend trying to get the amount of color you can with one application. Layering the shade into the crease just emphasizes the unevenness of the color.
For around $8.00, you get 4 grams of shadow. MAC Paint Pots contain 5 grams of shadow and cost $18.50, while MAC Metal-X Cream Shadows cost $20.00 and contain 2.4 grams. Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows cost $19.00 and contain 4.5 grams.