The non-review: Maybelline's Color Tattoo Metal 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadow

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There are no smoke and mirrors with Maybelline's latest offering (I use that loosely here because these guys have been on the market for almost a year). Primer isn't necessary and don't even think about reaching for your NYX Milk stick.

What you see is what you get and that's a good thing.

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Electric Blue is a striking navy hue with an undercurrent of silver. Tis far prettier and cheaper than Chanel's Apparition.

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Fat Bastard will only have eyes for Gold Rush. Unfortunately, this colour was never released in Australia.

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Looking for a steely gaze, Silver Strike might be more to your liking.

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Barely Branded is a close cousin of MAC's Bare Study.

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Inked in Pink could easily pass for Bobbi Brown's Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Oyster Pink.

 Swatches from left to right: Barely Branded, Inked in Pink, Silver Strike, Gold Rush and Electric Blue

Swatches from left to right: Barely Branded, Inked in Pink, Silver Strike, Gold Rush and Electric Blue

Last year I wrote a pretty thorough review -- definitely check it out if you're a Color Tattoo newbie.

Mom, thanks for trolling around Wal-mart and CVS in order to find these bad boys.

Total amount for Maybelline's Color Tattoo Metal 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadow: