In my last comparison post, I mentioned that it had been four months since I had made another comparison post, and now here’s already another one.
When I bought the Maybelline Colour Tattoo cream eye shadow (colour: Créme De Rose 91) in Munich I thought it might be similar in colour to my favourite cream eye shadow base, MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, but I had no idea it was that similar. I swatched them on my hand next to each other (MAC’s on the left, Maybelline’s on the right), and as you can see, they’re almost identical in colour; the Maybelline one is a tiny bit more pink and a tiny bit darker (it’s a bit more noticeable on the eyelid).
I tested both eye shadows at the same time, and you can see which eye I wore which shadow on below. I’m wearing The Body Shop Eye Colour in 07 on top on the cream shadows. Both eyes looked equally good right after application. The Maybelline one felt a bit more tacky and gel-like, but it does say on the product that it’s a gel-cream eye shadow. My eye shadow lasted well throughout the day on both eyelids. The ‘after’ pictures were taken quite late, and I had worn my make-up for many hours, and I don’t expect my eye make-up to look perfect at the end of the day. It looks like the MAC Paint Pot creased a bit more than the Maybelline Color Tattoo, but the difference wasn’t that huge.
To sum up I really enjoy both of these cream shadows, but I have to say that I still use my MAC Painterly Paint Pot a lot more than the Maybelline Color Tattoo. I think it’s a question of habit, but if you don’t want to pay the price of the Paint Pot, I would definitely recommend the Color Tattoo as well.