One of my first lipsticks was from Maybelline – Jewel Berry. I bought it over and over because I used to be really boring that way. Maybelline and I have moved on since, but I’ve always held a soft spot for their lippies because they are inexpensive little treats that are really nice. This is especially so when I have a soft spot for sheer moisturizing lipsticks in the Japanese style and the Maybelline Watershine range delivers on all counts on this one sans hefty price tag.
I’ve tried quite a few from the Maybelline Watershine range (3D Collagen, Watershine) which I like for the sheer subtle colour and shine. Not everyone’s cuppa that’s for sure.
In keeping with the 2011 trend for sheer shiny lipstick (seriously, is there a memo somewhere that brands consult?) Maybelline has Watershine Pure Diamonds. The colour featured here is #304 which looks pretty in the tube but is in fact, a very very light shiny pink. So light, the swatches barely show up, and so light I was sure I’d look like the walking dead. So it took quite a bit of thinking to get this colour to work ;)
Here are the swatches. I swatched the one on the left once and on the right 3 times. Not much difference right?
Maybelline Watershine Pure Diamonds #304 Swatch
Its even less obvious on the lips. On my rather pigmented lips, all I get is a sheer shine with a tiny hint of pink. I need to layer it about 3 times to get it to show up at all!
Also featuring TheBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 on eyes and Lancome Maqui Miracle liquid foundation and Dior First Light on face
To avoid looking like the walking dead (pale lips do that to me) I played up my eyes and piled on the blush.
Would I recommend this one? Yes if you want to venture into lipstick territory but are not yet ready to give up your shiny lipgloss. This one is a good inexpensive option. I might prefer it in a different deeper colour but then that’s just my style. I am quite pleased with this one though. It forced me out of my comfort zone and made me think of how I could build a look around a pale lipstick – and I’d like to think I pulled it off :)
Pros: Lightweight texture, Sheer shiny colour and texture, Inexpensive
Cons: Too sheer and/or shiny for some, Low lasting power
I must note that this colour, being so pale and light did not last very long on me. All it took was 1 cup of coffee and about 2 glasses of water and it was gone. Some sparkles do remain but I can’t say how a deeper colour would last. I like the texture despite its low staying power but I probably have to choose a brighter/deeper colour next.
Do you own one of these? I believe there are more colours to choose from so don’t let this pale shade deter you from trying this range :)
Maybelline Watershine Pure Diamonds lipstick retail at RM24.90 at all Maybelline counters
What is the 30 Days of Lip Swatches project? I will be showcasing and reviewing 30 lipsticks or lip glosses in the coming days. Lip products was chosen by popular vote from the readers. You may find all 30 days of lip swatches or follow it by clicking on the Lips category.
Previously : Day 5 of 30 : Dior Addict Icone No. 681