Do you ever wonder if drugstore products are as good as high end products?
Whelp, I do! As a result, this month, Influenster gave me the opportunity to try a few items from the Maybelline Total Temptation Collection which launched this past mid November and of course I couldn’t resist! The Maybelline Total Temptation Collection features an Eyeshadow and Highlight Palette, eyebrow definer pencil, and two types of mascara’s- washable and waterproof. So you know I had to give you all the tea on these products before you consider spending your coins!
TOTAL TEMPTATION™ EYESHADOW + HIGHLIGHT PALETTE
This palette retails for $14.99 including a mix of 8 matte & shimmer shadows and two highlighters. The color range includes some earth tones, soft pinks, and a smoky black to give you a variety for night and day looks. Maybelline included both a shimmer pink and gold highlighter for us girls who can’t go without the glow! Here is what Maybelline claims about the product:
Draw attention to your eyes with bold and indulgent definition. Maybelline’s makeup palette features eight eyeshadows and two highlighters to create your all in one makeup look. Discover more of Total Temptation™, Maybelline’s most addictive makeup collection!
-I love the diversity of both matte and shimmer shadows
-I love that highlighters are included and both look amazingly good on dark skin (not ashy)
-This palette is great for someone who loves nudes and earth tones like me. The variety of colors are amazing
-I wish the shadows had more of a color payoff. It’s workable, but a creamy base is necessary.
-The shadows have a lot of fall out. Luckily, I am a person who does eyeshadow before any face makeup.
I created this look using this palette :). More pics on my Instagram.
TOTAL TEMPTATION™ WASHABLE MASCARA
I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the hunt for a good mascara! Honestly, I would wear lashes everyday if I could but I can’t (too much work for ya girl!). Of course I was excited to try this one because of the cute packaging (yes, that draws us girls in lol) and the fact that this mascara is washable. It’s a great thing to know you won’t be there scrubbing your mascara off for ten minutes.Here is what Maybelline claims about the product:
Give in to Total Lash Temptation! Build on bold volume to create irresistibly soft, separated, and dense lashes coat after coat. Features a creamy and whipped formula infused with coconut extract. Packaging may vary, what you receive may not be what is reflected on site.
As for the Total Temptation™ Washable Mascara, I’m such a fan!
-The product didn’t clump. I hate when mascara’s clump and my eyelashes end up sticking together.
-The packaging is bomb! How cute?!
-The mascara comes in the shade blackest black. I love dark mascara
-My lashes had instant volume, but they weren’t crazy hard and stiff looking.
None as of yet
TOTAL TEMPTATION™ EYEBROW DEFINER PENCIL
Honestly, I was not as happy to try this product as much as the others. I believe my true holy grail eyebrow product is the NYX Eyebrow Gel! I love my brows to be precisely defined, yet still natural. I know, not so easy.
This brow definer retails for $7.99 and comes in four shades- Blonde, Soft Brown, Medium Brown and Deep Brown. This products comes with a spooly on one end and the product on the other, which I love. I also love that there is no sharpening involved when using. Here is what Maybelline claims about the product:
Fill in and shape eyebrows with this must-have mechanical eyebrow pencil. Also, discover more of Total Temptation™, Maybelline’s most addictive makeup collection. It’s designed for pure indulgence!
I can’t lie, but I am NOT a fan.
-I love the packaging! It is very convenient for travel having the spooly and product included.
-I love the variety in colors for this product
-The creamy finish of the product was nice. It didn’t show up ashy, but it was a true medium brown
-I wish that the product allowed you to draw a thin shape. The shape of the product only allowed you to draw pretty thick lines
-I wish that the product didn’t take a lot of effort to apply. I had to apply pressure to have the product show up on my brows.
Until next time y’all <3