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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Maybelline Color Tattoo Bad to the Bronze Dupe for Less Than $3.50!? #Dupe #Swatches #Review







I just love finding a good dupe, especially if it's going to save me some money! I hope you enjoy this one! I think it's a good one so I can't believe I haven't heard about it yet. 

I was doing some grocery shopping the other day and couldn't resist perusing the makeup section, as usual. I came across some eye crayons by NYC that looked new to me. They're called the NYC CityProof 24 HR Waterproof Eyeshadow.  So, they claim to be 24 hour wear just like Maybelline's color tattoo. Although, I don't know anyone who wears eyeshadow for 24 hours straight and I'm not sure about the waterproof claim, but for only $3.47 I couldn't resist picking one up.

NYC CityPROOF 24HR Waterproof Eyshadow in Brooklyn Mocha (605)


Two of a kind:
NYC CityProof Eyeshadow in Brooklyn Mocha/ Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze


As soon as I got home I had to swatch my new NYC eye crayon. I notice immediately that it looked familiar and thought it looked like Maybelline's Bad to the Bronze so I decided to compare them.


Top: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze
Bottom: NYC CityProof 24 HR Waterproof Eyeshadow in Brooklyn Mocha



Left: Maybelline Bad to the Bronze
Right: NYC Brooklyn Mocha

As you can see from the swatches, they are pretty much identical. I swatched them side by side and even when I turn my hand the colours stay pretty much identical.

Trying other lighting:
Left: Maybelline Bad to the Bronze
Right: NYC Brooklyn Mocha


Top: Maybelline Bad to the Bronze
Bottom: NYC Brooklyn Mocha


More lighting (odd lighting but shows how similar no matter what lighting):
Top: Maybelline Bad to the Bronze
Bottom: NYC Brooklyn Mocha


Nighttime:
Left: Maybelline Bad to the Bronze (Here you can see it's a tad warmer in it's undertone)
Right: NYC Brooklyn Mocha


With flash:
Left: Maybelline Bad to the Bronze
Right: NYC Brooklyn Mocha



Top: Maybelline
Bottom: NYC



Packaging and application: They obviously having different types of packaging and application methods. I find that they both apply very easily, it would just be a matter of preference. I for one, don't really like putting my fingers in products that will go on my eyes, but some may find more control using their finger. Although, both application methods were easy. The NYC crayon applies very smoothly with no tugging. To get the pigmentation that I wanted I did swipe the NYC crayon across my lid a few times. I also like that the lid on the NYC crayon snaps on, you can hear the snap, so you know it shouldn't dry out quickly. That's some good attention to detail for such an inexpensive product.  They NYC crayon also twists up, so no worrying about having to sharpen it.

24HR claims: I don't know about 24HR wear since I've never worn a shadow for 24 hours (at least not on purpose). I had trouble getting both off of my hand, it took a lot of scrubbing, a little more scrubbing with the Maybelline. The Maybelline definitely lasted longer on my lids when I wore them as a stand alone eye shadow.

The differences: Although they look pretty much identical in swatches and upon first application, you really see the differences after wearing them for a few hours. The Maybelline Color Tattoo stood the test of time much better. After a few hours the NYC shadow was creasing and wearing off, leaving mostly glitter behind. But, for the price the NYC is still pretty and would make a good eye shadow base. But, if you want a stand alone shadow, the Color Tattoo fairs much better.

Have you found any affordable dupes lately?

Come on over to Fabulous and Fun Life for a great linkup party!

Note to self: In the future, do swatches on your inner arm, not your vein-y hand!

Amy

14 comments:

  1. Bad to the Bronze is probably my most used Color Tattoo. I find that it's great as a base for pretty much all of my neutrals! I haven't tried the new NYC eye pencils, but I have eyed them at CVS! Thanks for the comparison! A great dupe for sure! Thanks for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere! :)

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    1. BTTB is such a great colour. It's too bad mine's pretty much dried up. I'll have to see if there is a good way to revive it. I love it on it's own for an everyday simple eye look, especially in the summer! See you next week at the Best of Blogosphere! ps. I tried to get the icon for the link to it on my blog but it didn't work.

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  2. What a good dupe! I love bad to the bronze, I need to get those Maybelline color tattoos out of my drawer! Greathe review :)

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    1. Thanks! I need to try and revive my Bad to the Bronze as it's drying up. I heard about microwaving them and mixing, but then I heard that shortly after you do that, they dry up worse than ever. :(

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  3. Its great when you find a dupe that you love!
    BTTB was so hard to find for ages, as it was too popular!

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    1. And, just in time since my BTTB has all but dried up :(

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  4. Love Bad To The Bronze - good work on such a budget-friendly dupe!

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    1. Thanks! I love this shade too, looks great on pretty much everyone!

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  5. I haven't tried any of these! I've been testing a few mary kay cream shadows, once it dries, it feels like paint!

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  6. Thanks for letting us all know about a great money saving dupe! This is such a great shade! I love the look of it!

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    1. I love the colour so much also, it's the perfect bronze for me. I'm going to try and heat up my color tattoo with my hair dryer to try and revive it as it's pretty dry ;)

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  7. Terrific review and a great find - my BTTB has dried up (it's at least 2 years old) so I'll definitely be investigating this one ♡

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    1. Thanks! I actually took my hairdryer to my color tattoo yesterday and it revived it. Not sure how long it will last thought. xo

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