Maybelline ‘Barely Branded’ Color Tattoo Metal 24hr Eyeshadow Review

maybelline color tattoo metal 24hr cream eyeshadow review swatch barely branded Maybelline Color Tattoos are one of my most used make-up products and serious candidates for ‘My Favourite Beauty Products of 2013’ video I’m planning to film at the end of the year. It all started with the shade On-and-on Bronze (review + swatches here), which has become a staple item in my daily make-up routine. I got it in November, when I went shopping to Austria, because back then these miraculous cream eyeshadows weren’t sold in my country yet. We finally got them in April, which resulted in the purchase of another two shades – Pink Gold & Metallic Pomegranate (review and swatches here) – but unfortunatelly, my most lusted-after shade, Barely Branded, still hasn’t hit our shelves.

maybelline color tattoo metal 24hr cream eyeshadow review swatch barely branded

However, I did manage to finally get my hands on it while I was in the States. It was the first item on my to-buy list and I’m glad there were a few jars left waiting for me. As you can see, ‘Barely Branded‘ is a gorgeous light shimmery champagne shade. Because it is so light, it works amazing as a base for other neutral shades, but of course you can also wear it on its own. I like how it looks all over my lid paired with On-and-on Bronze in the crease.

maybelline color tattoo metal 24hr cream eyeshadow review swatch barely branded

In terms of consistency and durability, it is the same as other shades. It is super pigmented, applies like a dream, lasts all day long, does not crease and is easy to blend. Overall, your perfect cream eyeshadow. I really doubt there are any better ones out there. At least not for that kind of price. Are you also obsessed with Maybelline’s Color Tattoos? Which shade is your favourite?


  1. Sara T
    September 6, 2013 / 5:11 pm

    I'm not sure if we have this in the UK yet, but it's really gorgeous! The taupe one is my favourite that I've tried so far 🙂

  2. Simply Evani
    September 6, 2013 / 5:44 pm

    I've never tried these but you review makes me want to!!!

  3. Olivia
    September 6, 2013 / 5:55 pm

    can't wait for the barely branded to come out in the UK!

  4. Elena
    September 6, 2013 / 6:56 pm

    I'm so jealous you got this shade! I've been wantinf it forever! 🙂 Looks gorgeous!!

  5. Urška
    September 6, 2013 / 7:57 pm

    krasen odtenek, upam da bo čimprej na voljo tudi pri nas 🙂

  6. Rachel.
    September 6, 2013 / 8:26 pm

    I still need to try these out! I'm going to start with the on and on bronze but this one is gorgeous! xo

  7. Nuša Pavlič
    September 6, 2013 / 8:50 pm

    Ta je pa res lep, škoda da ga ni pri nas. Če se ne motim, ga tudi na feelunique nisem opazila, bummer.♥, moonchild beauty blog

  8. Sarah morethanadored
    September 6, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    I love Barely Branded 🙂 Sarah | More Than Adored

  9. Boho Vanity
    September 7, 2013 / 12:17 am

    Both these shades are so pretty! I have Tough as Taupe and it's the perfect base for smokey eyes :)Jordan | Boho Vanity

  10. Nina
    September 7, 2013 / 6:01 am

    za te sem pa že slišala. supeeer soo. 😀

  11. MissGreenEyes
    September 7, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    I've never tried one because I couldn't find a shade that I liked, but there's a bronzey one out now and I want to try it x

  12. Elsa P
    September 7, 2013 / 1:26 pm

    I wish we had this one here in Europe too…it would be such a nice base for powder eyeshadows! I really wish it will get to us in the future 🙂

  13. UniqaPoly
    September 7, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    Krasen odtenek, jaz imam tudi tri in razmišlam da bi si morda privoščila še kakšnega 🙂 super obstojni, sploh na mojih mastnih vekah :)Najljubša od teh ki jih imam mi je pa Metallic pomegranate 🙂

  14. Sanja
    September 7, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    Krasen je, upam, da bo prišel do naših trgovin 🙂

  15. Lux
    September 7, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    Zelo lep odtenek, škoda da ga pri nas ni 🙁 Jaz imam Pomegranate in črnega, pa bom verjetno še kakšnega dodala 🙂

  16. Colie
    September 7, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    Barely Branded was the first one I bought! I just love it!

  17. Aly
    September 8, 2013 / 3:38 am

    This post makes me want to go out and buy that color right now! It's so gorgeous. I love the color 'Bad to the Bronze'! You should try it if you haven't already :)

  18. Mlhauken
    September 8, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    I need to try these, but the colour selection here in Denmark is just awful, so need to find it online 🙂 Marie-Louise xx Mlhauken // Beauty, Lifestyle & a bit Fashion

  19. Rose Thrasivoulou
    September 8, 2013 / 6:10 pm

    definitely gonna try them out! that's a really good review! xoxo RoseBogibo

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