OH. MY. GOD. These are my absolute favorite cream eyeshadows on the planet!! Maybelline has struck pure eyeshadow gold in creating this product! I actually like them better than the MAC Paint Pots, and I’ll get into that in just a minute. You can find these Maybelline Color Tattoos in any drugstore, and at $6.99, it’s a freaking STEAL!
These cream eyeshadows come in a great range of colors (15 total), with most of them being shimmery, but there are some matte colors in the collection. As you can see, I have 6 colors, and there are still a few I need to go get! These come in a sturdy glass pot with a screw on top. The only problem I find with the packaging is that it can be tricky, at times, to ensure the top is screwed on tightly so they don’t dry out.
The texture of this cream eyeshadow is almost identical to the MAC paint pots, except I find it to be just a tad bit denser. They are very pigmented and slide onto the lid so easily. They are so super simple to swipe across the lid. I like to blend the colors too! Mainly, I find myself using Bad to the Bronze on the lid, and then squeezing Pomegranate Punk into the outer corner and the into the crease. They blend seamlessly.
The Color Tattoos can function on their own or as an eyeshadow base. Personally, I use the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion underneath because I tend to have oily eye lids. But, once these set, they DO NOT MOVE ALL DAY LONG! They don’t claim to be waterproof on the packaging, but these really stay all day long, and water, alone, will not get them off! I love that about these products! Even more, I find that when I use them as a layering product, they really create dimension in the shadow. I tend to put a similar color on top of whichever one I’m using that day, and it just gives you a really saturated color on the eyes which stays put all day. Here’s a picture of where I used Inked in Pink on the lid and Pomegranate Punk on the outer corner and in the crease, which I then covered with MAC’s Sable and MAC’s Coppering, respectively.
I absolutely believe these are a great dupe for the MAC paint pots because the consistency is so similar. The reason why I like them better than MAC is that they feel more pigmented. Specifically, Barely Branded (Maybelline) is the exact same color as MAC’s Bare Study. With Bare Study I have to use two or three applications, whereas with Barely Branded, I only need one thin coat. This conserves your product, and with the MAC ones being $20.00/each, I just think Maybelline hits the jackpot here.
I recently took my little 13-year-old cousin makeup shopping since she’s just now getting into makeup, and the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze was one of the first things I purchased her. She loves it, and was even concerned her Mom would steal it! Haha! I showed her how to layer it with similarly toned shadows, and she’s been rocking this look like a champ! Whether you are just starting out in makeup or are a seasoned veteran, this product is so user friendly, and gives you a great jumping off point to build upon. I will continue to repurchase these over and over again!
Hope you enjoyed this review! Let me know in the comments which Maybelline Color Tattoo you are currently using!
Stay Glittery, Beauties!