Here’s something new from the Maybelline stable – Water Shine Elixir Lipstick. I saw it in Watsons yesterday, retailing for about RM29.80. It might be a promotional price for this is a new item.
I played around with the testers on display and got a pretty good idea of what the product is like.
This lipstick is a liquid lipstick and honestly, it looked and felt more like a lip gloss to me. I don’t quite know why they called it a lipstick. Its shiny, no doubt about it, but sheer. As I said, essentially a lipgloss.
You twist the bottom of the lipstick and the colour gets pushed out the holes in the top. The applicator is hard plastic with a slanted tip. I did not quite like it for it was not easy to spread the lipstick and the top gets messy and gross. You can twist the bottom in the opposite direction and some (not all) of the colour gets sucked back into the tube. You still have to clean off the excess on the top though.
Colourwise, it was sheer. I tested some of the lighter colours and they don’t look like they’ll show up on my lips at all save for a sheer slick of glossiness and shine. The darker colours showed up sheer despite looking quite bright in the tube. If you like shine, then you might like it for it has the potential to look very glossy on. Don’t expect lots of colour pay off though.
I was actually going to buy one to test drive it further, but as I was choosing the colours, there was a blackout in the shop! So, I put the choices back. It might be a sign perhaps? :)