So I finally caved and bought these on eBay a few weeks ago and then the day after was reading a magazine at work and saw that they were in Oz! Haha so silly
I purchased three of the colours, two of which I had seen talked about a lot online, Bad to the Bronze and Tough as Taupe. The third was a colour I thought looked beautiful but hadn't heard much buzz about and that is Pomegranate Punk.
Bad to the Bronze
I expected this to be very similar to my MAC paint pot in Indianwood but whereas that is a true warm bronze colour this leans more to the cooler taupe side once applied to the eyes. It has a beautiful shimmery finish to it which makes it perfect to be worn alone.
I'm happy to say that it did last a whole day on me with only minor creasing, which was barely noticeable. The colour did not fade and looked just as good at the end of the day as it did when first applied.
Tough As Taupe
This is a greyish purple taupe colour that dries matte. I find this to be quite a hard colour to wear alone as it can wash me out a little. I'm going to try wearing this as a base as I think it would look really good under other taupe colours such as Satin Taupe by MAC.
This lasts just as long as the Bad to the Bronze shadow and is super pigmented as well.
This is a gorgeous deep burgundy red colour which has tiny gold shimmers throughout. It looks gorgeous on the eyes and would definitely make blue eyes pop.
This didn't last as long as the other two, it seemed to fade more towards the end of the day. There was also some creasing which seemed to be more noticeable than the other two but only towards the end of the day so it can still definitely be worn alone.
I think this would also make for a really great base for a smokey eye. I think combined with black it would look incredible.
The packaging for these are very similar to the MAC Paint Pots. They are in a glass container with a plastic screw top lid which closes tightly, which is important so they don't dry out. The bottom of the container is clear so you can easily identify the colour.
|L-R: Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe & Pomegranate Punk (with flash)|
Overall I would say these are definitely worth picking up if you haven't already. They are creamy, super pigmented and relatively long wearing. They also make great bases to eyeshadow looks and are pretty cheap. They retail for $11.95AUD and can be found in Priceline and anywhere that stocks Maybelline.
I got mine from this seller on eBay for $6.95USD each, the combined total and shipping was $30.82USD so pretty much the same as if I had bought them in store.
Just a disclaimer shadows tend not to crease very much on me so if you have oily lids you might notice more creasing and shorter lasting power than I have.
Have you tried these?? What do you think of them?? Any of colours you think I need to check out?
*If you read my last post I explained how I spilt water on my Macbook :( Turns out I completely ruined it (although the hard drive was alright - yay!) so I bit the bullet and got a new one. Yep the exact same one haha such a waste :( but I'm back now!! Thanks for all your sweet comments on my last post, they helped to cheer me up :)