|Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze|
My first impression is that these are very much like the MAC Paint Pots. I own a few of the paint pots which is why I wasn't in a big rush to buy the color tattoos. They both essentially do the same thing. They start off as cream eyeshadows that dry into a nice powder form. I'm not a big fan of cream eyeshadows by themselves but I do use them as a base color from time to time. The consistency of the color tattoos and paint pots are pretty similar. I didn't notice a big difference in how they felt.
|Bad to the Bronze color swatch! Very shimmery!|
The one big thing I am interested in testing out with this product is their 24 hour intensity claim. Now as I mentioned before if I use a cream eyeshadow I usually use it as a base for another similar color. I find that it helps make the powder eyeshadow stick better (especially when using loose pigments). It also helps to build up the color to look more vibrant. For the color tattoos I wanted to do a 24 hour color challenge to see just how intense the color looks after I have worn it 24 hours. Unfortunately, the pictures I took of my eye throughout the day did not come out very well :( But I did keep on my eye-makeup for 24 hours (slept with it on and everything!). Using an eye primer, the color tattoo stayed in place for 12 hours without it looking faded or creasing! I also rubbed my eye and there was no residue on my finger. After a full night's sleep (24 hours later) the tattoo was looking a little faded but it was still on with no creases.
To sum it up:
Pros: Easy to find in drugstores, affordable, lasts long without creasing as advertised.
Cons: Limited colors compared to MAC paint pots, tend to look a little dry
Would I repurchase? Probably not unless I really needed one of the bright colors for a base. However, it is a decent cheaper alternative to the MAC paint pots.