Today, I had a little break from revision and went to lunch with my friends. One of my good friends, Erin, is going back to America on Friday :( so we thought we would have a catch up before she left. I'm going to miss her loads! I will also miss all the funny cultural differences that have us all in stitches. Anyway, here is a picture of us all ...
I apologise for the standard of the photo but I still don't have a camera :( . You have seen a pic of Amanda and Carys before but from L-R is Erin, Amanda, Me, Carys.
Anyway, I thought I would do the main bit of my post today on the Maybelline Colour Tattoos which are supposed to be like the Mac paint pots. I have a Mac paint pot in 'Painterly' which I really like, so I thought I would test the Maybelline ones out too as they are supposed to be quite a good dupe. Unfortunately, none of the drugstores near me had any of the colour which are close to Painterly. I guess that just shows how popular they are, so I got the shade 40 - 'Permanent Taupe' instead.
The Maybelline Colour Tattoos are £4.99 in Boots (which according to the website are buy one get another half price on selected Maybelline products which could be worth checking out), and the Mac paint pots are £13.50 in Selfridges. So if the colour tattoos are a good dupe it is definitely worth getting them price wise. The Maybelline Colour Tattoo is so easy to apply, it has a really creamy and well pigmented formula, but I'm not sure it lives up to the 24h statement on the packaging. Maybe I just have oily eyelids (???) but that has been my experience. I have tried it as a base for other eyeshadows and on it's own, and it has creased within hours. I know other bloggers have found that they have been absolutely fine, so this could just be with me.
I really don't like this photo but I think it shows how much it has worn off and creased :( This is probably after about 3-4 hours. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone to try and it is reasonably priced, but I don't think it is my perfect cream/gel eyeshadow. I do really like the colour though and am glad I bought it.