Maybelline Total Temptation Review

The new Maybelline Total Temptation collection has us tripping (and looking good).


Want to look good while spending less than $30? The Maybelline Total Temptation collection covers the basics and makes you look flawless.

Total Temptation Washable Mascara & Eyebrow Definer Pencil

We might be bias towards brush applicators (versus plastic bristles), but the Total Temptation Washable Mascara ($9.49) is the bomb. (There is a waterproof version, by the way!). Besides having a really nice matte packaging that feels solid in your hand, the formula is creamy but has a whipped consistency, which naturally glides across your lashes. They added coconut oil to give it a more hydrating finish, which translates pretty well on your eyelashes (as in, they’re not dry and flaky).

When it comes to brows, the Eyebrow Definer Pencil ($7.99) has a teardrop-shaped tip, for precise brush-like application. We remember when brow products were either subpar or simply not available in the drugstore world—seeing this new pencil from Maybelline makes our beauty-loving hearts sing! Shades are reasonably dispersed, from blonde to deep brown!

Total Temptation™ Eyeshadow + Highlight Palette

The Eyeshadow + Highlight Palette ($11.99) has everything you need to glow and define your face, while rocking the coolest eyeshadow colors. What makes it extra special, Maybelline split the palette in half when it comes to cool and warm shades, so it’s an incredibly versatile palette that makes for an excellent travel companion. (They split them into Look 1 & Look 2.) Of course, the highlight and contour shades can double as eyeshadows, so this palette goes a long way in terms of possibilities and wear.

When it comes to pigment, every shade is smooth and intense in color—even the pale neutral shades that tend to be a little chalky in the drugstore world. To breakdown the palette further, we would say there’s 5 true matte shades, 2 satin shades, and 1 shimmery shade. Most importantly, there’s 2-3 possible transition shades as well as the matte black shadow to define any look. This palette is.a.must!

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FTC: these products were sent for consideration; all opinions are our own!