After loving the original Maybelline Colour Tattoo's, I thought it was only fitting that once the Metal collection crossed the great oceans and finally landed in Australia, I would give them a go. I have previously looked into buying them on Amazon and the like, but after calculating shipping costs and each eyeshadow coming to around $20, I thought I would do my best to wait out the arrival of them in Australia.
They have released 4 shades in Australia, however I ended up just purchasing the two which I thought would be most wearable for me.
" Dare to shine 24/7.
- Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting color saturation.
- Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant. "
G3435 INGREDIENTS: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISODODECANE, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, CERESIN, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, ALUMINA, CYCLOMETHICONE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, CANDELILLA CERA / CANDELILLA WAX, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, C30-45 ALKYLDIMETHYLSILYL POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, MAGNESIUM SILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PARAFFIN <+/- MAY CONTAIN: MICA, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES, CI 77000 / ALUMINUM POWDER, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 77510 / FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, CI 16035 / RED 40 LAKE, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 75470 / CARMINE, CI 77400 / BRONZE POWDER, CI 77288 / CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS, CI 77289 / CHROMIUM HYDROXIDEGREEN, CI 77742 / MANGANESE VIOLET, CI 77400 / COPPER POWDER, CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, CI 77510 / FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE> FIL D47593/7
Inked Pink: A soft pink with metallic sheen
Silver Strike: Silver with metallic sheen
Barely Branded: Golden beige with metallic sheen
Electric Blue: Dark navy blue with metallic sheen
So I purchased Inked Pink and Barely Branded and therefore have the swatches for these two shades.
L-R: Inked in Pink, Barely Branded
In Daylight L-R: Inked in Pink, Barely Branded
So here's the run down:
Price: I bought them from Priceline for $11.95, but you can often find them on sale
Weight: 4.0 g
Packaging: Round glass container with plastic lid
Consistency: They feel somehow lighter and smoother in texture than the original, but still creamy and easy to blend.
Fragrance: No smell or scent noted.
Application: The same as the original collection, they are extremely easy to blend, highly pigmented and very easy to layer. Can be applied with fingers or a brush.
Longevity: True to the original formula, these still hold up to the long lasting claims, however I still can't say whether they last 24 hours.
Colour Range: Being a limited collection release, they only have a few in the range, but hopefully atleast one will delight and catch your eye.
Finish: All shimmery with a metallic-like sheen.
Overall impressions: Still very chuffed with these eye-shadow creams. If you can find a shade that you fancy go for it and enjoy the addition to your make-up collection.
Did you check out this collection? What were your thoughts?
Ellen Rozalia xx
*Disclaimer: All products were purchased with my own money and all opinions are my own