Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Eyeshadow

I ran into Walgreens to pick something up really quick but being the beauty junkie I am, I have to check out the makeup section no matter what!  One thing that caught my eye is this cream eyeshadow by Maybelline.  The packaging instantly reminded me of MAC's paintpots but half the price ($6.99).  There were so many beautiful colors I wanted to try them all but I chose a beautiful purple color called "painted purple".  It seems as though its so new that its not on Maybelline's website yet. I haven't tested it on my eyes yet but I wanted to show you all a swatch of the color.  This swatch was after several passes...so I am not so sure this is comparable to MAC. I really hope it works out because I would love to use this color as a base. This eyeshadow is supposed to last for 24 hours.  I'll do a follow up post later so I can give you a more accurate review if this is a dupe for MAC's paint pots or not so stay tuned! UPDATE

I've had this on all day and it has decent wear.  I would say its decent overall.  So if you are on a budget I give these the green light.  They are not as thick as MAC paint pots but I think are usable.  They glide on pretty creamy.  I used mine as a base for my purple eyeshadow pigment. On my left eye I used elf's eyeshadow primer first and my right eye has no primer.

Elf Palette vs Mac Palette

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So if you have been following my youtube videos for awhile then you know I'm a huge fan of elf products.  Why? Because they have great price points and most of the products are great quality! In my makeup kit I have several of their brushes and products I use on my makeup gigs. I love how they have been getting innovative and constantly creating products to stay in the competition with the higher end brands.  For instance, although this compact has been out for awhile I only recently got the idea to compare it to the mac palette. The mac quad palette itsself retails for $7.  If you buy the eyeshadows in palette for they are $11 each or if you bought the regular price eyeshadows and depotted them then you're looking at $14.50 a pop.  Elf's palette is $1 and each of elf's individual eyeshadows are a $1 each and elf always has a sale so sometimes you can get them half off or buy one get one half off. So lets break down the numbers:

Mac: 7$ palette + $11 eyeshadows in palette form (4)= $51 or $7 palette + $14.50 eyeshadows, regular (4)= $65

ELF: $1 palette + $1 eyeshadows (4)= $5

There you have it folks! The #'s don't lie.  As I stated in the video, elf's color range for their palette eyeshadows are limited so even if you wanted to add your mac eyeshadows in there you're still saving yourself $7! I don't know about you but I love saving money. I could buy more makeup with that $7 I'm saving! Also I know inglot has eyeshadows in circular palette form as well but the inglot ones I own are square but I would think their eyshadow can fit in the elf one as well. On elf site you can customize the palette with blush and lipgloss as well as eyeshadow. Basically elf definitely needs to come out with larger palette because I will be all over it!

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