Maybelline very kindly gifted me some bits from their new Total Temptations collection. There are three products in the release: a shadow/highlight palette, a brow pencil, and a mascara. The whole line is pink and sparkly, and is infused with coconut extract (aka smells awesome). Safe to say, I was super thrilled to see this in my mailbox. Today I’m writing a Maybelline Total Temptation review. While I was gifted these items, I was not obligated to write a review and all opinions are honest and my own.
the palette… $17.99
All of the shades have a little shimmer to them. On the right hand side you’ve got four classic nude shades, and on the left there are some more festive fun colours and a much needed black. In the centre there’s a white/yellow highlighter, and a purple/pink highlighter.
I’ve used a few drug store palettes before and I’ve never been overly impressed. The colour payoff in this palette is better than any other drug store palettes I’ve used. They’re also really bendable and the colours compliment each other nicely. The only drawback is that they’re all shimmery so I won’t get much use out of it. It works for the highlighters, but even the purple highlight will be wasted on me.
the mascara… $11.99
I’m SO excited to talk about this because I’m obsessed. Maybelline is known for making the best drug store mascaras, and ones that compete with high street and luxury brands. This one did not disappoint! Sometimes new mascaras get really clumpy when they’re fresh because there’s so much product in the bottle but this one still applied really well. The bristles are so very soft, and they make for really full, long lashes.
the brow pencil… $11.99
I’ve never used a brow pencil like this one before. Luckily, they got me the right colour so I could really give it a whirl! This product takes a little bit of breaking in, but it goes on really evenly and smooth, and it’s not too chalky. In the end, I was left with full, natural looking brows and it only took a few seconds, so safe to say I’m impressed.
This Maybelline Total Temptations is ending with a resounding high score! I was so very impressed with this collection! There are little things that I would have changed about the palette, but other than that they’re all around really nice products, especially for drug store pricing.
Hope you all had wonderful holidays!