Maybelline has recently come out with a new line of cream eyeshadows called Color Tattoos. They come in 10 shades and retail for about $7. These shadows claim to be long-lasting and crease-proof. I was very skeptical at first since I have not tried a drugstore cream shadow that did not crease on my eyelids. I have very oily lids so even with a good eye primer, cream shadows will still crease on me an hour or so after application. I am a big fan of Benefit's creaseless cream shadows because it is exactly what its name suggests, "creaseless". The only problem I have with this product is the price. At $19 a pop, this is just way more than what I would like to pay for one jar of eyeshadow. Ever since I started using it though, I've been on a hunt for a less expensive alternative and I have finally found it. These Color Tattoos are amazing. They are smooth, pigmented and yes, crease-proof. I can't think of anything bad to say about this product except for the fact that 10 shades is not enough. They need to come out with more. So far I have 6 out of the 10. Here are the swatches.
Lastly, to get these shadows at the best price possible I have come up with this deal scenario. Starting Feb 19, 2012, Ulta will have their maybelline cosmetics on sale for buy 2 get 1 free.
-Buy 2 Maybelline color Tatoos at $6.99 each for a total of $13.98 getting the third one for free
-Use 2 - $1 Maybelline eyeshadow/eyeliner coupons (recently came out in the Sunday paper)
-Use $3.50 off $10 Ulta coupon
-Total: $8.48 for 3 or $2.83 each