Monday, 11 June 2012

Benefit Dupe!?

So today I thought I would do a post on a product which is being raved about at the moment and has been rumoured to be a Benefit dupe! The product is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze (or Bad To The Bronze for you American's!) and it is rumoured to be a dupe for the Benefit Creaseless Cream in Birthday Suit which I reviewed here. I love Birthday Suit so was exicted to hear there might be a dupe for it. 
Now they both have simliar packaging, glass jar with a plastic lid. The benefit one does have a lovely swallow design on it but they are pretty similar.
Lets talk about formula now, the Maybelline one I find you have to warm it up with your finger a little where as the Benefit one is a lot more creamy which I personally prefer and find a little easier to apply. 
I find both last equally well on the lid on their own without creasing. They also work great as a good base for an eye look, especially something like a smokey eye but also look beautfiful on their own. 

Now to the swatches! 
Now they are not exact dupes, the Maybelline Colour Tattoo is a lot more bronze (hence the name!) compared to the Benefit Creaseless Cream. However they both have this shimmer/sheen to them. They are both applied lightly here showing how pigmented they both are. 

So it isn't an exact dupe but if you're on a budget the Maybelline Colour Tattoo's are great and a cheaper option compared to Benefit or MAC. I do prefer the Benefit Creaseless Cream because they are so creamy and work best on me. 

Maybelline Colour Tattoos retail for £4.99 and are available here. 
Benefit Creaseless Creams retail for £14.00 and are available here. 

Have you tried either of these?


  1. Yep I noticed this too! I've got the colour tattoo on my 'to get' list and Benefit on my wish list haha. Great post :)


    1. I love the Benefit ones, they are so easy to use you should definitely get it :)

  2. Birthday Suit is my absolute favourite! It's pretty expensive, though, so the Colour Tattoo definitely looks like a good option on a budget.

    1. I love Birthday Suit so i'm glad i've found something similar too it :)

  3. great comparison! I have Bad to the Bronze and I love it :)

    1. They are pretty similar so I thought a post was needed :)


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