Possible *NEW* Holy Grail? Maybelline Colour Tattoo

I haven’t heard A LOT about these Maybelline colour tattoo’s, but I’ve heard enough to make me want them (ie. the blog post from Amarixe). I for one am addicted to MAC Paint Pots. They’re the only thing I use to prime my eyes. They just work for me! So when a Maybelline product is being compared to a MAC product I already love, it really gets my attention!
If you’re already familiar with the MAC Paint Pots, you’ll see that the packaging is very similar. If you’ve never used a Paint Pot, it’s basically just a thick(er) cream eyeshadow that acts as a base for eyeshadows making them last longer, as well as evening out skin tones on the eyelids.
I’m still really impressed with the glass jar these primers. I got mine for $6.99 each at Wal-Mart. (A steal in my opinion if these actually are as great as they seem).
Left: Audacious Asphalt & Right: Tough as Taupe

So these are the shades I got! I thought it would be best to start out with two before going all out.
From this swatch you can see that these “Colour Tattoo’s” are very pigmented, opaque and just generally AMAZING! Tough as Taupe is by far my favourite. A matte taupe eyeshadow is hard enough to find these days let alone an EYE PRIMER! I really, really love that shade.
Here I am wearing Tough as Taupe, Covergirl’s Tapestry Taupe Eyeshadow & MAC’s Satin Taupe Eyeshadow in the crease.

I love that it’s not necessary to wear eyeliner with this as it gives enough definition on it’s own.

As far as lasting power goes, I’ve had no issues with creasing whatsoever & let me tell you, that’s saying sumpin’.
After I photographed these I rubbed my hand to see which one would last longer & Audacious Asphalt was the first to rub off (but it still held up to the test in my opinion)!

Overall, I would recommend these to anyone looking for a cheaper alternative for MAC Paint Pots.
The texture is very similar (although the Maybelline ones are a bit thinner in consistency), and on the eyes they feel the exact same.

As far as I know these are available in America & Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart, The Real Canadian Superstore, Target & Wal-Mart. BUT-from what I know, they are the cheapest at Wal-Mart.

I think I may have to rev up the engine & get back down to Wal-Mart to pick up Too Cool & Bad to the Bronze!!


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09728610293884855485 Boscy

    I’ve heard people talk about these but haven’t ever actually figured out what they are. Now I know! I’m a massive fan of Paint Pots and these look AMAZING (particularly the taupe one – and it’s matte!) Wish we could get hold of these in the UK, I’m in need of a matte Paint Pot.. Painterly is just too ‘blah’ for my liking! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14882043843621575013 emily

    i haven’t really heard anything about these, don’t you love amarixe’s blog, it’s so just clean, and organized well! but yep, you’ve won me over, i must go out to get these today! haha

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16002718789322138683 alinicham

    I have tough as taupe, bold gold and pomegranate punk. Tough as taupe is a great base and I’ve found Bold Gold is amazing to just swipe on when you are in a hurry.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11742467392795408884 emma

    ooh they look interesting! I hope they come out in the UK, I haven’t seen or heard anything about them x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12671021405069961256 Lauren Alice

    I haven’t even heard about these yet. I only have a couple of paint pots as they’re a bit pricey for me. Hope these come to the UK soon! Lx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13802817412225750855 LAURA*LOVES*MAKEUP

    I recently heard about these and i can’t wait to try them, they better arrive in Ireland soon. I’m a huge paint pot fan.
    I also wanted to say I came across your blog around a week ago and I love it. Its become one of my must reads and you have one of the most beautiful and original blog layouts i’ve come across. X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09821356780821446904 Sandra

    I also saw this on Allison’s blog and they’re already on my wishlist. The only problem is that they’re not sold in my country. But I hope we’ll get them too!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06582944240145975269 Irene Hua

    they look gorgeous! we neeed these in england xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04103030492884413474 Amy

    Such pretty colours! You’re eyes are lovely :)

    Amy x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13546883277881972947 Rachel

    When you tweeted about these, I thought you were buying temporary tattoos…lol. My response probably sounded…psychotic. Sorry about that! :/ Incidentally, they do look really pretty on you :) xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13874703537637521080 sooz

    i’ve heard so much about these that i HAVE to try them now! i just wish they came in more neutral shades.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00906778740767771153 Kumiko Mae

    just saw that from a diff blog earlier and im like. oh dear i cant wait for these pots to be available in my country!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05843370167812415546 kellykellitsa

    i really want to try these out but they are not still available in Greece! i hope they are out soon!
    they look amazing!

    check out my blog if you like!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08325057082420738616 Virginia Sharkey

    I just got one today and cant wait till this weekend to try it. My face needs a break. Going make a honey and lemon mask to detox. lol

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