|Photo from Allurabeauty.com (above)|
But after watching video after video about how much this product is loved how its similar to or better than MAC Paint Pots (my apologies to MAC on behalf of these claims), I began to think..... maybe its just me? Maybe I did something wrong when I applied it (twice, with and without primer) the first time. Granted, both the primed and un-primed attempts resulted in the same disgusting mess of a result but I continued to second guess myself...... until I caved. This time purchasing the teal shade. I admit, these are beautiful pigmented colors that had me convinced of their potential staying power upon first swipe. But I'm here to finally report that my days with Maybelline Color Tattoo and doubting my own judgment are officially over. I received the SAME crease-tastic results after precisely 10 minutes (or sooner) of the cream shadow's presence on my lids. And this time I noticed my eyelids were itchy in the process. So I got to suffer physically as well. Nice.
Below is a picture of what happened the first time using the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Fizz, or is it Punch? Oh hell, Fizz, Punch, its all the same mess. I didn't take a picture of my experience with the teal shade. Look at the picture below of pomegrante, and imagine it's teal and you'll get the idea. It just occurred to me that I literally paid $16 to make two mistakes. If I had that money back, I would be a few dollars shy of buying a first class cream shadow like Bobbi Brown Waterproof cream shadow. Bobbi doesn't make ridiculous claims of 24 hour wear. Bobbi doesn't need to because for one, she's Bobbi Brown, and for two, her products don't suck.
|Photo taken by me, approximately 5 minutes after applying Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadow.|