Thursday, December 28, 2017

Maybelline Total Temptation Collection | Mascara, Shadow + Highlight Palette, Brow Definer: Review and Swatches

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Maybelline Total Temptation Collection | Mascara, Shadow + Highlight Palette, Brow Definer: Review and Swatches
New from Maybelline comes a three-piece makeup collection promising to be so tempting that you just can't resist. Featuring a brand new mascara, palette, and brow liner, the Total Temptation Collection is available starting January 2018. To see some swatches and read my reviews, click......
Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette: Review and Swatches
Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette
Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette ($17.99 CAD):
Housed in a simple plastic compact, this is a ten-shade cheek and eye palette with eight eyeshadows and two highlighters. Divided into two color schemes, the palette offers five warm tone neutrals and five cool-tone purples.
Maybelline palettes have been pretty hit and miss for me but this one is very nicely formulated. All the eyeshadows, even the mattes, are creamy and nicely pigmented. The highlighters (middle two shades) look more like eyeshadows to me but they too are pigmented and silky. Overall, this is a nice and affordable palette with a good mix of mattes and shimmers.
Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette: Review and Swatches
Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette
Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette: Review and Swatches
Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette
Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette: Review and Swatches
Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara: Review and Swatches
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara ($11.99 CAD):
Featuring a lightweight, whipped formulation that's infused with coconut extract, the Total Temptation Mascara comes with a standard tapered bristle wand. The formulation is slightly thick so the application is a little clumpy at first. However, after a few swipes, the mascara provides noticeable volume and definition. I would have preferred a little more lengthening but the formulation is great overall. It holds the curls nicely and feels velvety soft and not crunchy to the touch. In terms of wear, the mascara performs decently. There are some minor smudging but no flaking. The formulation is not waterproof but a waterproof version is available. To remove, simply wash off with warm water and a gentle facial cleanser.
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara: Review and Swatches
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara: Review and Swatches
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara
Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer in "315 Deep Brown": Review and Swatches
Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer
Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer ($11.99 CAD):
Available in four different shades, the Total Temptation Brow Definer is a brow pencil housed in a twist-up/retractable format that's also paired with a small spoolie for blending. Similar to the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil (see here), the Total Temptation Brow Definer features a diamond-tipped lead designed for drawing fine strokes and filling in larger areas. The design works great at first but it dulls out after just a few strokes, leaving behind a rather thick, unwieldy tip.
Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer in "315 Deep Brown": Review and Swatches
Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer
"315 Deep Brown" is the deepest shade available and it is a dark cool-tone brown that could work for those with black hair. The formulation is quite pigmentated so it's easy to over-apply it but the staying power is very good. Although not completely smudge-proof, the liner does a good job at staying put with minimal fading and transferring. If you are looking for an affordable drugstore brow pencil, you may want to check this out. With that said, if you prefer a fine, precise tip, then you might find this one a little cumbersome to work with.
Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer in "315 Deep Brown": Review and Swatches
Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer in "315 Deep Brown"
So, what are your thoughts on this new collection? Will you be picking up the new mascara? Share with me in the comments below!

Availability:
Maybelline is available at various drugstores nationwide.
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