There are tons of eyeshadow primers on the market that are highly raved about. Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, to name a couple. Another great product that is popular among eyeshadow primers are cream eyeshadows. MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots in particular, have been getting a whole lot of love from makeup enthusiasts on YouTube. The most popular shades being Soft Ochre, a light Beige and Painterly, a pale Pink Beige.
You may have seen the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Eyeshadow featured in my Superdrug Haul a couple of months ago. Maybelline have released two new shades to their Color Tattoo collection; Creme de Nude and Creme de Rose. Upon discovering these I instantly thought of Soft Ochre and Painterly paint pots by MAC. When I tested them they were both neutral Matte shades, one warm-toned and one cool-toned. I purchased Creme de Nude as soon as I tried it. It’s brilliant at cancelling out the discolouration I have on my lids and providing a nice base for eyeshadow.
To put my speculated dupe to the test I headed to my nearest MAC store to see Soft Ochre and Creme de Nude side by side. To my much anticipated excitement, they’re pretty close! They look a lot more identical in person than in photos. Now, I don’t own Soft Ochre, hence my little trip to a MAC store. Albeit I can tell you that Maybelline’s Creme de Nude cream eyeshadow seems like pretty amazing dupe for a fraction of the price. MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre does perform a little better with a creamier formula. However, this little gem from Maybelline definitely gives MAC a run for their money!
The Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Eyeshadow in Creme de Nude is not only creamy but has great longevity. I like to swipe this over my lid with my finger to warm the product up, then set it with a powder (as it doesn’t set straight away) before going in with eyeshadow.
If you’re looking to invest in a decent eyeshadow base without breaking the bank, this is brilliant! I’d definitely try this out next time you’re in Superdrug. MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots retail for £16.00 whereas Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Eyeshadow retails for only £4.99! Pretty good dupe if you ask me.
Do you have any great MAC dupes? I’d love to know!
Take care my lovelies, :kiss: