This is a bit of a review and current-go-to-makeup post in one. A few people have asked me what I thought of the Maybelline 24 hr Color Tattoo cream shadows and now I've finally managed to get my hands on a couple I thought I'd let you know (after numerous trips to Boots only to be met with nasty, smushed tester pots and no new stock).
Obviously they're a super-hyped product and they've been out for a little while now, so I probably don't need to go into too much detail, but these are very similar to MAC Paint Pots but a fraction of the price at £4.99. There aren't as many shades on offer in the UK and they've also changed the names for the UK market (but I believe the colours are the same...also why change the names but not Anglicise the spelling on the packaging?!).
I picked up 'On and On Bronze' and 'Immortal Charcoal'. I've had the most use from the bronze shade and I've pretty much worn it everyday since I bought it. A little bit smudged across the lid, with MAC's Groundwork Paint Pot to blend it out through the crease and plenty of mascara is the perfect lazy girl's eye combo. As you can see from the swatch, you can get a more opaque effect if you so wish. I haven't had any creasing issues with either of the Color Tattoos I purchased (if it looks like that in the photo...that's just my lovely wrinkly eyelids...whoopee) and they last really well. Again I haven't and won't be testing them for 24hrs, but after an average 12-16hr wear they look just fine.
I have been told they dry out easily, but I've also heard that about MAC Paint Pots and never personally found it to be an issue. If that's a concern, try a little bit of cling-film on top of the product before putting the lid on (Saran wrap for those across the pond) and storing the pots upside down.