Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Silver Strike is one of those very handy shades of eyeshadow you should have in your stash for the perfect smoky eye look.
Sadly, I haven’t really smoked my eye out in a while using a traditional black and silver shade selection. I feel like it emphasizes my tired eyes in a major way rather than gives them that sultry bedroom look (not that I’ve ever associated my mud brown eyes with a bedroom or sexy time but yeah, you know what I mean! ha!).
Maybelline introduced their Metal range of shades with a metallic finish for Spring 2013. This collection includes five must have shades. Many of these shades had me worried as metallic finishes sometimes go a little frosty on me but thankfully, thus far, they are proving some of my favorites from the Color Tattoo range.
Silver Strike definitely holds a good deal of appeal for a smoky metallic eye look should you desire.
I have my ups and downs with the Tattoo Cream Shadow Collection as the formulas do vary from shade to shade. But all in all it’s one of the cheapest, high quality cream shadows you’ll come across in the drugstore world.
These are pigmented, creamy, typically have an excellent blendability, and are cheap, cheap, cheap at around six bucks a shade or less depending where you purchase.
As I mentioned above the consistency of the formula isn’t always great across the board. Some shades rival others in texture, pigment, formula, and blendabiity. For the most part though, I’d say they are all a great bang for your buck even simply use as a base for shadows.
Silver Strike features one of the better formulas. This has a high pigmented finish, builds easily, has a metallic finish sans frost, and wears excellent without fading or creasing on primed eyes. It acts as great base for black eyeshadow. I’d suggest all over the lid and follow up with a stroke of matte or shimmering black shadow on the outer corner of your eye, blended into the crease for a more striking smoky eye look.
Silver, on its own, always seems a rather difficult color to wear however, if you so choose, Silver Strike, happens to be very easy to use all over the lid for a cool foiled effect.
I had no issues with the way the shade blended out, pigment was great, and color wore strong without creasing or fading issues. I probably won’t make as much use out of the shade as others from the Metal line (I’m just not into silver and like I said have a hard time doing smoky eyes lately without looking dead tired).
This one is a must have for those who do a ton of smoky eyes!
It’s available now at drugstores.
Do you own it?