Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara and Shadow + Highlight Palette Review & Swatches

By Christa | Makeup

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Jan 04

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I am absolutely loving the packaging of the new Maybelline Total Temptation Collection. The peachy blush hue contrasted with black is so modern yet pretty. Well done Maybelline! I especially love the soft touch feel of the mascara tube.

The Maybelline Total Temptation Shadow + Highlight Palette offers a beautiful mix of both warm and cool shades. I am not generally a fan of drugstore eyeshadows but this palette is pretty good. The mattes in particular are lovely. They are so creamy and easy to blend. The only shade I wasn’t a fan of was the second shade down on the right. The shimmering lilac shade has fleck glitter than I’m just not a fan of and the pigmentation on this particular shade was pretty sheer. The other shadows were very nicely pigmented, including the black! The highlighters are a little glittery for my taste but the champagne is quite lovely. The lilac highlighter I think is best suited for use on the eyes as it does have quite a bit of colour to it. The formula across the palette is quite soft so there is a lot of powder kick up.

I am really loving the Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara. Maybelline makes some great mascaras and this one doesn’t disappoint.

It’s the kind of mascara formula I prefer. A natural (not silicone) brush with a formula that offers both length and impressive volume. The formula gives fabulous volume without getting too clumpy. There is still a nice amount of definition.

There is also a new Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer. It has a beautiful geometric design that makes it easy to apply with both hair like strokes or fill in with more thickness. There is also a spoolie on the end for grooming the brows. The shade I received was Deep Brown so I was unable to really put it to the test.

Below are swatches of the palette on bare skin applied with a finger in natural light. The mascara is swatched with two coats.

Are you excited to try another new mascara formula from Maybelline?


About the Author

Christa is an Intuitive Mindset + Life Coach, Tarot and Oracle Card Reader, Makeup Artist, and Beauty Blogger. It is her mission to help women realize their passion, purpose, and personal power so they can embrace the spirit of possibility and choose to create a life they love.