There are quite a few new mascara launches within the drugstore right now and the newest offering within my stash is the Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara which I’ve seen in a fair few YouTube videos recently. Maybelline have launched a Total Temptation collection which consists of the Total Temptation Mascara, Total Temptation Brow Definers as well as the Total Temptation Eyeshadow Palette. From the collection I have been testing out the Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara and Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definers which are available to purchase from Superdrug.
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara £8.99
“Give in to total lash temptation! New Total Temptation Mascara from Maybelline New York. For ultimate length & volume! With a creamy whipped formula enriched with coconut for lashes that feel softer and more conditioned and nourished.“
I have never used a mascara which contains coconut before so I was really interested by this mascara especially as I’d read the mascara smells of coconut too as I love anything coconut scented, although I’m not sure a coconut scent is needed for the lashes. It really does smell of coconut but with the typical hard to describe mascara scent mixed in too which you can’t smell during application or whilst it’s on the lashes but it’s a nice touch. I don’t know if I have noticed any improvement of my lashes thanks to the coconut so I’m not sure if it’s more of a gimmick but I’d like to think it’s conditioning the lashes. I know it shouldn’t matter but I’m loving the pastel pink packaging for this collection as it’s so pretty and the tube is pretty big for a mascara.
The brush is natural bristled brush which is my favourite when it comes to mascara and it’s not as big as some of the Maybelline mascaras although to me it looks like a straight version of the Falsies Mascara brush. I find the brush really helps to add volume to the lashes when used in a zig zag motion from root to tip, and it’s a super black formula so it makes my lashes look dramatic. It’s not a lengthening mascara in my opinion, but the volume and drama is worth it alone when you have short straight lashes like myself and it layers nicely without becoming a clumpy mess. It wears well throughout the day without flakes or smudges and it didn’t even smudge when I had watery eyes the other day making it a winner in my books.
Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer £7.99
“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. For beautiful, softly defined brows teardrop definer to achieve your desired eyebrow arch and shape and a fluffy rounded brush to blend in for a natural look and finish.
There are so many different brow pencils within the drugstore it’s become a little overwhelming trying to decide which one to try. Maybelline already have a pretty good range of brow products but they don’t have any teardrop shaped brow pencils within the lineup and I really like the Makeup Revolution Duo Brow Definer so I knew I’d love this Maybelline offering providing the formula was good too. The Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer has the exact same shape tip as the Makeup Revolution version, except the spoolies are different shapes with the Maybelline one being a rounded ball although I don’t notice any difference between the shape of a spoolie as they both achieve the same effect.
There are three shades to choose from and I have the middle and deepest shade but I find that Deep Brown is a perfect match for me as it’s a deep, cool toned brown whereas Medium Brown is a warm toned dark brown. The shade range could definitely be improved though as three shades just isn’t enough for a brow range.
On to the pencil, the formula is firm but not too firm that you have to press hard or drag the pencil through the entirety of your brow. You can press softly for a lighter effect, or harder for a more intense effect without the pencil crumbling or breaking off such as MAC Eye Brows which breaks almost instantly on contact with the skin. It’s firm enough that it lasts all day long, but it’s soft enough that it can be blended with a spoolie without smudging or fading throughout the day. I like the teardrop shape as depending on how you hold the pencil you can achieve a fine or thicker stroke. I didn’t expect to love the mascara and the brow pencil but I do.. I really am impressed and would recommend giving them a try if you’ve been on the fence as they’re great for the price.
Have you tried the Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara or Brow Definers yet?!
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara£8.99
- Love the pastel pink packaging
- The brush is a natural, large brush which adds volume and length to the lashes
- No flaking or smudging
- Subtle coconut scent
- £8.99 is £1 more than the rest of the Maybelline mascaras
- Unsure if the coconut extract helps the lashes