Maybelline Colour Tattoo Creme Eyeshadows

As a broke student with rarely more than a tenner to my name, I was pretty excited to hear that as part of their Eye Studio line, Maybelline were releasing a collection of eye shadow primer pots that were alledgedly set to rival MAC’s Paint Pots. The line features ten shades in jar form and claim to be smudge-proof, crease-proof and last for 24  hours – pretty steep claims to live up to for a drugstore line and any product that says it’ll last 24 hours tends to make me rather skeptical.

However, I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt as anything that can save me from the money swallowing clutches of the MAC counter is ok by me! After sampling a few of the shades sent to me from America, I can say they are truly brilliant products and definitely succeeded my expectations.

First of all the wide colour selection is brilliant with neutrals, brights, mattes and frosts all included as well as every colour you could want. However I was admittedly, slightly disappointed to see there wasn’t a dupe for the much loved shade ‘Painterly’ from MAC. The consitency is also to be applauded, with many drugstore eyeshadow creams proving to have horrnedous consistency which crease almost instantly, these are most definietly the exception. They have a thick, quite greasey but very easily blended consistency which dries quickly to a solid colour base   – basically the same as the thick MAC Paint Pots and the Benefit creme eyeshadows.

Too Cool, Audacious Asphalt, Tough as Taupe

Currently there isn’t a release date for these in the UK, but it should be soon as they’ve been out in the States for a while priced at $6. All in all they are definitely worth the hype and are great value for money. For a full range of swatches and a review of all the whole collection check out


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