Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Review: Maybelline Color Tattoo Crème Eyeshadows

There has been a sea of fantastic reviews about the new Maybelline Color Tattoo Crème eyeshadows… but are the drugstore alternative to your much-loved MAC paint pots worth the hype?

I was lucky enough to be given three of the shades as a gift from my lovely friend Allison (aka Amarixe) on my recent trip to the states and I have to say, I’m really rather impressed!
The three shades I have are ‘Tough as Taupe’ (35) a deep, matte taupe, ‘Pomegranate Punk’ (30) a deep metallic burgundy and ‘Bad to the Bronze’ (25) a light, golden bronze.
They come in almost identical packaging to Benefit’s creaseless crème shadow/liners and are very similar in consistency to them, and to the MAC paint pots. They all have the similar, slightly greasy but blend-able texture at first, which quickly dries down to a solid colour base.
They claim to be smudge and crease free, and (as the name suggests) last for 24 hours. I don’t know about 24 hours (I for one like to wash my face at least twice in that period of time!) but they certainly do stay! 
In my opinion, these shadows are closely comparable to both the MAC and Benefit alternatives, not only in terms of colour pay-off and blendability, but also staying power and non-creasing. I like to wear these both as a base for eyeshadow, and on their own (for more lazy days!)



Left-right: Benefit Sippin'n'Dippin', MAC Rubenesque, Maybelline Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe and Pomegranate Punk.

They really are extraordinary when it comes to high street crème shadows, which from my past experience are normally awful!

There are 10 shades in the range, 6 of which are lovely everyday colours, three are beautiful bright shades (I especially love the vibrant peacock/teal shade) and then there is one rather standout, hideous orange shade which I personally, would never wear. If you’d like to see swatches of all the shades, Allison has some great photos and a review of the full line on her blog if you want to take a look (a big thanks to her for letting me use the picture above!) 
Overall I’m very, very impressed with these shadows. They are understandably hard to get your hands on in the US (they seem to be sold out everywhere!) I’m not sure when they land in the UK but I would thoroughly recommend checking them out when you get the chance. They are around $6 in the US so I’d expect them to be about £6 over here… definitely a bargain!
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  1. Will definitely be getting these :) x

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  2. They are so gorgeous colours!


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  3. I totally agree that orange color is disgusting!!! I'm waiting on the revlon lipbalm to come over..

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    1. Hm, I wonder if the orange can be mixed with a concealer to be used as a color corrector. *ponders*

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  4. Very intrigued by these! If they are comparable to paint pots as you say, then these will definitely be a go-to for me and many others at basically half the price of their MAC counterpart :D! I think the taupe shade will be a massive hit with many.

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  5. i cant wait to get my hands on these xx

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  6. Can't wait for them to be released! I want 'tough as taupe' :)

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  7. I can't wait for these to be released! Bad to the Bronze looks amazing!!! xxx

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  8. Cannot wait for these to be available in england! i hope they are by summer, they look brill. xx

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  9. i love the purple-burgandyish color!


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  10. WOW! cannot wait for these to be out over here! :D exciting xxx

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  11. Ahh I really want to try these now! :) whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com xx

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  12. these look really cool! I just wish I could find them, they really do seem to sold out everywhere!
    -Hayley xx

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  13. These look great, I would love to try them out. I love the look of Bad To The Bronze and Tough As Taupe :)

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  14. They look great, I'll be sure to try these out when they arrive!

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  15. Looking forward to these coming to the UK. I'm soon to run out of my MAC paintpot so I hope they land here in time. Really like the bronze colour :)

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  16. I've always struggled with drugstore creme eyeshadows, will have to give these a go when they come out! Love the bottom three colours, so vibrant!
    Kate
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  17. Beautiful colours!
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  18. Love this! Can't wait for these to be released in the UK!
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  19. I'm impressed with these Fleur !
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  20. wow Fleur you're so lucky you get to check out the US range of makeup before it hits UK. I'm eagerly awaiting these and revlon lip butters! :D Great sneak peak review

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  21. Since buying my first MAC paint pot I want one in every single shade, but it would be so great if these turned out to be an alternative, as it would be so much more purse friendly! So far drugstore cream eye shadows lasted on me for about 10 minutes and then turned into a horrible mess!

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  22. So excited for these, I love cream eyeshadows! So lucky you got to try out all this stuff before its released here, i'm a little jealous!!

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  23. I literally want to try all of these and then go out and buy multiples. They look so good! xxxx

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  24. Definitely want to try these out, will be keeping my eyes peeled for them!Also i dont get the whole "stays on for 24 hrs" make up either...

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  25. I have Bad to the Bronze and I'm really loving it! Need to make more purchases. :)
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  26. Who wears their make-up for 24 hours lol!? Really want to try these and everything else that's available in the US and not here ha :( x

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  27. These colours look amazing, definitely buying these when they come to the uk xoxo
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  28. I'd love to give these a try once they reach the UK but after only recently discovering that Maybelline test on animals, I'm afraid I won't be purchasing anything else from them :-( Great review Fleur x

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  29. I really like the look of the matte one. I did find my mac paintpot (i had rubenesque) did crease a lot and didn't stay that well so i'm not sure i'd try another cream eyeshadow if it's the same type of thing. Although if they're a lot cheaper maybe it would be worth giving them a shot! x

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  30. I heard so much about this cream eyeshadows!! I am so looking forward to try them! thanks for the review!

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  31. Can't wait for these to be released and I really really hope they are good. Mac is just too expensive for me (Student) so hopefully this kind of product is going to be similar and good!
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  32. Wow they are so pigmented! Loving Bad to the Bronze & Tough as Taupe!

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  33. they do look amazing, the colours you have are exactly the ones i would have picked myself! it's a shame though, i don't buy from maybelline anymore as they test on animals :/ i'll have to stick to mac for now, great review though! xx

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  34. My favorite is the white one :) great review!

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  35. I have one of those benefit shades and love it, these look great! Love the bright shades!

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  36. The creme base makeup is good for the winter seasons and the effect is better and there is also no worry of smudging it.I like the dark earth tones which are very good for a varied skin tone range.organic lipstick

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  37. i cant wait to try these, they look amazing :D

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  38. These better come out soon - I need the taupe one!!!

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  39. The look lovely! I hope they come out here soon. Mac Rubenesque also looks amazinnngg
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  40. I hope these actually come out over here, unlike most things that come out in America, these look so great X

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  41. these look fab! have to purchase some..love your blog and your youtube channel

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  42. colours look fab, i really wanna get my hands on these!
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  43. Colours are great! May look into purchasing a few! Thanks.

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  44. rly wanna try the maybelline ones.

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  45. In Switzerland there arn't for sale.
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  46. I've just got 3 of these in a swap, I'm just waiting until she is happy with her end and then I can start using them. Can't wait! Plus I'm in the UK xx

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  48. i love them but I heard they are $3.25 at ulta in America :(

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  49. this was so helpful to know before I went out and bought these, amazing quality for the price :-)

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  50. i've heard that www.numbcare.com have them coming soon... keep an eye out

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