Maybelline Water Shine Lipsticks:Swatches, Review, Photos

by mehak on March 5, 2011

in Lipsticks, Maybelline

Maybelline Water Shine Lipsticks are my least favourite amongst all Maybelline Lipsticks. Thats it. Review over. Haha, okay i’ll give you more details but you can guess where this review is going. I dont like em!. The color i have in this is BC11 (Why, oh WHY do companies not give names ??? .Lipsticks are human too!. Okay, they’r not but still numbers are aweful!)

BC 11 is a nice peachy rose pink with warm undertones. My major problems with Water Shine Lipsticks is that they are super sheer. They are literally like lip balms, in lipstick form. I hate that. For me, a lipstick needs to be opaque, cover everything up nicely and have good pigmentation. If i want a tinted lip balm, i will just go buy one. Why do i need to get a lipstick?

:Left to Right: One swatch, 2 swatches, 3 swatches


  • Not drying , and very moisturizing.
  • Gives a glossy shiny finish


  • Its not a lipstick. Its just a spy who is actually tinted lip balm but is undercover as a lipstick
  • Bad pigmentation- very very sheer.
  • Aweful lasting power. It goes off in half an hour literally
  • Strange numbering system. Wish they had some names
  • Wierd color ranges, Very few that i liked

Overall Verdict: 2 / 5 

Price: Rs 225/-
Will i Repurchase: No.

Recommendation: These are not for me. I like lipsticks with solid pigmentation and lasting power. These are more like lip balms, and have poor lasting power. Some of the younger girls may like them if you just want a tinted gloss.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Sara.H March 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Great review :) You're like me. I love pigmented lipsticks :)


Dyna March 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm

"Its just a spy who is actually tinted lip balm but is undercover as a lipstick" that just made my day xD


PeachesandBlush March 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm

@SARA- THANK YOU. Yup, hate poorly pigmented lipsticks

@Dyna- Haha!! Its true!!!!


Silverstargirl March 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Love this color


Jennifer March 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm

thanks for the swatches! i'd pick these up if i'm looking for a glossy finish lipbalm but these are pretty under-pigmented for a lipstick!


Prachi March 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm

"Its not a lipstick. Its just a spy who is actually tinted lip balm but is undercover as a lipstick"… apt…lol..


Ki March 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm

There's one pinky brown that I really like! But it fades off in two hours even when layered over a lipliner :(


Tanveer Parmar March 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Yup, these have hardly any pigment – but I found these useful to test lip shades I was not sure about – thanks to the fact that they are cheap (no guilty over waste) & low pigmentation – I got the coral orange one & a nude – beige in this… & now I know that coral looks horrendous on me, but I can carry off nude beige washed out lips look! :D


Hungover on Fashion March 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Well I know you dont like the lipstick, but the color's pretty!!!

I keep wondering, how Maybelliene offers everything cheaper than the other brands, this could be one of the secrets!


PeachesandBlush March 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm

@ki- okie tellme the number i love all poink brownss

@tanveer-well, atleast you put the lipsticks to good use!!!! I have mine getting all wasted

@HOF- hehe, actually their colorsensational range is very good but this one is really bad…


Poohkie March 6, 2011 at 7:20 am

I actually like these. I've always thought that I like pigmented lippies better, but in the past few months, I've been wearing these & other sheerer ones more. I have a pinky-brown 'ice tea' which I LOVE. Good review though. I loved the spy comment lol


Nivedita March 6, 2011 at 7:46 am

same Pinch here. But i have the Rose Jam from their previous range which is a beautiful pink ans leaves behind a nice stain. Absolutelylove it, but would not repurchase. I so agree with you. If I want it sheer I would rather buy a tinted lip balm and not a 'lipstick'


Sarah Ali / Glossicious March 6, 2011 at 11:49 am

i kinda like this shade :P but i got pigmented lips so i for sure prefer pigmented creamy lipsticks


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