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 Inked In Pink–a shimmery, pale, frosty rose-pink.
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.
Inked In Pink is a very light, rose-toned pink with a subtly silvery sheen. The pink pigment is pale enough that it won’t look strange when used on the lid, even for a daytime/everyday look.
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.
This color applies very smoothly over the skin, blending out in a even manner without becoming splotchy or losing its color. You can also dab the shade onto the lid to intensify the color and shimmer.
This shade does a very good job when it comes to being long-wearing. Without primer, I saw slight signs of creasing after about four (4) hours of wear. Used over primer, I saw slight creasing after about six (6) to seven (7) hours of wear.
Ease of Use: 9.25/10
Because the formula starts off creamy and smooth, the product glides easily over the skin. The color dries quickly, so you need to blend right after application if you plan to use the color in the crease. You can apply this product with your finger or a flat, synthetic brush and blend in the crease area with a fluffy brush.
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.