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!!