Maybelline Creme De Rose Colour Tattoo V's MAC Painterly Paint Pot - Are They A Dupe?

Monday, November 09, 2015

Maybelline Creme De Rose Colour Tattoo V's MAC Painterly Paint Pot - Are They A Dupe?

Hello Lovelies,

You may have seen my recent beauty haul post where I picked up the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in the shade Creme De Rose. Maybelline recently launched some new shades of their colour tattoos with two of those new shades being Creme De Nude and Creme De Rose both neutral shades ideal to use as a base for eye makeup, I picked up the Creme De Rose as the Creme De Nude has a yellow tone and looked too yellow toned for me as I have a very pink undertone to my skin.

I have heard a lot of people compare the Creme De Rose Colour Tattoo to the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly and also heard them being called a "dupe" and since I now have both products I thought I'd compare them for you and let you know if I think the colour tattoo is in fact a dupe for the paint pot. 

Maybelline Creme De Rose V's MAC Painterly Paint Pot

Maybelline Creme De Rose V's MAC Painterly Paint Pot

Maybelline Creme De Rose V's MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Maybelline Colour Tattoo In Creme De Rose
Maybelline Creme De Rose V's MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC Painterly Paint Pot


As I said I've heard a lot of people use the word dupe when talking about both the paint pot and the colour tattoo, when comparing products to see if they are indeed a dupe I like to test other things rather than just testing if they are the same shade, to me a dupe is about more than the shade of a product. I decided to test both products against each other and decided the best way to test them was to apply the paint pot on one eye and the colour tattoo on the other eye and then apply my eye make up as I do normally. 

My Thoughts & Findings

The first thing I noticed when I removed the lids from both the paint pot and the colour tattoo is that they look incredibly similar shade wise as you'll see from the photographs above. I applied the colour tattoo to my right eye and the paint pot to my left, I did notice that the colour tattoo didn't feel as luxurious as the paint pot it felt a little thinner in texture, I applied both products with my ring finger and blended them out over my lid and up to my crease area, shade wise they are very similar there really isn't much of a difference at all but they did feel a little different. Both the paint pot and the colour tattoo applied well and without any difference at all, I applied my eye shadow over the top and it applied the same over both products, my eye shadow didn't crease on either lid and looked exactly as I'd applied it when I removed it. 

swatch of maybelline colour tattoo in creme de rose v's swatch of mac painterly paint pot
Comparison Swatch of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme De Rose V's MAC Painterly Paint Pot 


Apart from the consistency of the products I really cannot tell a difference between the products, as you will be able to see from the photograph above the swatch of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme De Rose and the swatch of the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly look almost identical there really isn't a difference in colour, the only real difference I could find between the products is that the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly feels a little thicker and luxurious than the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme De Rose. 

Both products applied the same and blended out the same, my eye makeup wore well using both products and also lasted well too and when it came time to remove my make up, it looked exactly as it had when I applied it. There is a small difference in the amount of product in each pot with the Maybelline having 4 grammes of product and the MAC having 5 grammes of product but there is £11 price difference which is a lot of money, the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme De Rose is £4.99 and the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly is £16 so a big difference in price. 

Overall Thoughts & Are They A Dupe?

So my findings when comparing the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in the shade Creme De Rose and the MAC Paint Pot in the shade Painterly are - 

✿ There is 1 gramme of product more in the MAC Paint Pot
✿ The MAC Paint Pot is £11 more expensive than the Colour Tattoo
✿ The Paint Pot feels a little thicker and more luxurious
✿ Both products applied the same
✿ My makeup applied the same after using both products as an eyeshadow base
✿ My makeup wore the same using both products
✿ My makeup lasted the same amount of time using both products
✿ My eyeshadow didn't crease using either product
✿ There is no difference in colour between both products

I would absolutely agree that after comparing the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme De Rose and the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly that the Colour Tattoo is indeed an excellent dupe for the Paint Pot, and as I said the only real difference I could find was that the Paint Pot does feel thicker and more luxurious than the Colour Tattoo but it didn't make any difference at all to the way the products performed and I would say if you like using Painterly, definitely give the Creme De Rose a go. Another thing I will say is if you have more of a yellow undertone to your skin the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme De Nude looked like it would be a great dupe for the MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, I don't have the Colour Tattoo but I do have the Paint Pot and after seeing the Colour Tattoo in Boots, they look almost identical to me. 

So those are my findings when comparing the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly and the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme De Rose, as I said I like to compare lots of things when looking for a "dupe" product and not just the shade as I can't really see much point in saving money on a "dupe" product if it isn't going to perform as well or last as long as the more expensive product as I would only end up re purchasing the cheaper product more and spending the same in the long run but since there is only 1 gramme of product difference between the Colour Tattoo and the Paint Pot and the saving is a massive £11 and the products perform equally as well this is a perfect dupe product that I would highly recommend.

I hope you have found this post helpful, let me know if you enjoy "dupe" type posts or if there is a product you've heard a lot of people say is a "dupe" that you'd like me to test out for you. I do have a post where I compared the Maybelline Babyskin and the Benefit POREfessional, here if you would also like to check out my findings on those products. 

Have you got any "dupes" you'd recommend? Let me know in the comments below. 

Thank you for reading, much love as always

Zoe x






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