Maybelline Watershine Lipsticks rock!

by Paris B on · 20 comments

in Cheap and Good?,Lipstick,Musings,Product Reviews

Every now and again, you come across something cheap that works great and you end up wondering why you ever spent any money on high end products when low end ones work just as well!

My recent revelation is the Maybelline Watershine lipstick. Retailing at something like a mere RM18.90 a lippie, this lipstick is a perfect dupe of high end glossy sheer lipsticks, like Clinique Buttershine lipsticks which retails for RM65. You can buy 2.7 Maybelline Watershine lipsticks with one Buttershine!

The Maybelline Watershine lipstick is very smooth and does a good job of moisturising my lips or at the least doesn’t dry it out. Furthermore, it is glossy and sheer yet imparting just enough colour on the lips and best of all, has no discernable fragrance.

I have been wearing Dragonfly Red, which is a bright bright red in the tube. Just looking at it, you’d think its a lipstick that can only see the light of day for night events, paradoxical as it sounds. However, worn on the lips it is a sheer glossy warm red that I can pull off for everyday use at the office. I like it in particular for the fact that it brightens up my whole face especially when I’m not feeling up to putting on lots of colour on the rest of my face. I am pleasantly surprised at finding something so cheap that works so well!

The one little down side is that because it is so sheer and so glossy the colour wears off quite quickly. However, all lip colours wear off by the morning for me after my morning coffee so I always end up reapplying my lipsticks before and then again after lunch. I wouldn’t call this a down side at all. Besides, if lipsticks lasted for ever, where would we find an excuse to get another?! 😉

If you go to the pharmacy and look at Maybelline’s recommendations for lip colours, you’ll see that Maybelline recommends Dragonfly Red for darker skin tones. Scrap that! I’m as fair as they come and I love this colour – it isn’t too dark or too red but is just nice! Go out and get one now! Its only RM18.90 and goes on sale often! In fact, its on sale right this minute! :)

Pros: Cheap, Sheer, Glossy, Not Drying

Cons: Doesn’t last that long


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June 18, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Oooh I like this one. I have one which I wore to work everyday 😉


Nikki June 18, 2008 at 3:07 pm

I love maybelline lippies as well! but they just disappear on me after several hours…well all lipstick does!!! and I have super dry lips so wearing this alone won’t work, i would need a balm before the lippy! :) wow..your lips look cute..that’s why you’re ok to use bright colored I can’t :( thick full lips!


ParisB June 18, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Tine: Its a pretty impressive find for something so cheap eh?

Nikki: Thank you! Lots of people will kill for full lips! :) Ah Maybelline definitely doesn’t get props for staying power and I’d agree that it may not work all that well for dry lips.


sesame June 18, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Yeah, I agree with Nikki. You’ve got cute lips…a very pretty shape! Hmmm…very tempted to try after reading your review. Honestly, I don’t remember trying anything from Mabelline before. Maybe their mascara.


giddy tigress
June 18, 2008 at 4:59 pm

The watershine has been available for ages, has it not? I remember using it once before, and my colleague goes, “do you want your lips to look THAT oily?” anyways, that was before she knew glossy lips was all the rage.

Hey, is that photo taken with your new cam? cos if it is, girl…that photo RAWKS!


BeAutYaDdiCt1OnE1 June 18, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Oh i love Maybelline
u should check Maybelline Shine Seduction™ Glossy Lipcolor i have 2 color
510 is red very glossy kool 4 night out
and 130 is a pink i wear it daily at skool
u have a really nice site


jojoba June 18, 2008 at 8:27 pm

now i understand why do you enjoy red lipstick COZ YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!! seriously, you have to wear more reds.

and thanks for the rec!


June 18, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Oh wow, that color looks so good on you! :) And funny how it seems so chili red in the tube but so nice on the lips.

I think I shall mosey along to my nearest Guardian or Watsons soon to test it out…


ParisB June 19, 2008 at 10:18 am

Sesame: Do try this one. Its a cheap boost and thank you!

Giddy Tigress: Yes its been out for ages but it doesn’t look oily on me – just nice. And yes, this was taken with the new camera. Much better looking pictures now eh? hehe…

BeautyaddictOne1: Thank you.

Jojoba: LOL… Yes I love red lipsticks. They work for my skin tone :)

Rinnah: Its really very sheer which makes it very wearable. If it was as chilli red on, I’d reserve it for the night 😉


Monstro June 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm

I totally agree! I’ve 3 colours in this lipstick! I love how inexpensive they are, and really are very moisturizing!
And yes, totally cute lips-hehe! I have the same big lip problem as nikki. Most bright colours look a bit overpowering, so I have to be careful with the colours I use.


giddy tigress
June 19, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Is that photo published as is, or did you have to do some effects to it first? Great shot!


Sabrina June 20, 2008 at 12:29 am

Ooh I would love to give this a try.. But I wouldn’t know which shade is the best for me, trying out on my hand is useless since my skin is a lot darker there..

Do you think you could recommend some colours that would work for a typical chinese-malay complexion?


ParisB June 20, 2008 at 8:59 am

Monstro: But I’ve met you and you should be able to pull off bright colours! Try it and see 😉

Sabrina: I answered your query in a separate post after this. It was a good question that I thought others could benefit from my answer. :)


Kahani June 21, 2008 at 6:56 pm

*jumps into boots and starts hiking furiously through the rain for Boots to buy Maybelline Watershine in Dragonfly Red!!*


Izzy August 3, 2009 at 8:55 pm

The Watershine lipsticks are also my fave. The texture is so smooth and non-drying for my lips. I hope the series won’t get discontinued! :)


elena February 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm

hi i would like to ask if u know a website that sells this lipstick. i live in l.a. and they don’t have the watershine collection at any drugstores here. I hope u have the time to reply. thanks in advance.


ParisB February 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I’m sorry I have no idea where you can get this online Elena. You could try ebay?


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