I have been so excited for the release of these. They have been available in America for what seems like forever. I purchased 3 out of the 7 shades from Superdrug yesterday on their 3 for 2 offer. My Superdrug had a very limited stock of all colours, so they must be selling fast. What first struck me was the names are different to the Americans ones, instead of Tough as Taupe we have Permanent Taupe so that really threw me. Anyhow i purchased On and On Bronze 35, Permanent Taupe 40 and Eternal Gold 06.
I have watched alot of YouTube videos and read alot of blogs about these cream shadows. Mostly really positive reviews too. I own a Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study and LOVE LOVE LOVE it, i wear it alone for a more natural look or under my shadows for a primer / base. Its great and works fab. The price however is always an issue. With Mac products the price reflects the quality and my Paint Pot is no exception its well worth the £14 i paid. The Maybelline Shadows are almost a 3rd of the price at £4.99 so i hope they are as good.
When i heard that the Maybelline Color Tattoo Shadows were a somewhat dupe for Mac Paint Pots i wanted to try them. I paid £9.98 for my Maybelline Shadows (£4.99 on 3 for 2 at Superdrug). They are meant to be smudge proof & long wearing. So far i have only tried out the On and On Bronze with a little Mac Woodwinked over the top. I hardly used any product and the colour pay off is so GOOD! These are going to last a while (as long at they don’t dry out). So far, 5 hours after applying its not budged and my husband assures me its not creased. So that’s good news.
The Permanent Taupe is not a shimmer shadow & so would make a great base for a Smokey Eye, the other two colours i picked up do have shimmer in (i like a bit of shimmer). So far i am super happy to have these in my collection and hope to pick up a few more shades next week. Although it seems that we are not getting the full range, America have 10 colours and i could only see 7 shades. I will keep my eyes peeled. Let me know how you’re finding these and how you wear them.