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      04.12.2014 17:35
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      Maybelline water shine lipstick in Raspberry Cream

      WHAT IS IT?

      This is lipstick that is made by Maybelline. It is lipstick but has got a shiny finish that is like gloss, the shade I have got is called Raspberry Cream and that is a very pretty colour of pink.

      WHAT I THINK

      I think this lipstick is strange because sometimes when I use it I am very happy with it but other times I think it is very bad lipstick and I cannot make up my mind if I like it or not.

      The colour of Raspberry Cream is very attractive but I think it is a little bit too shiny and the way it is glossy is not suited to the lipstick and that makes my lips look very funny. You have to have your lips in very good condition to use this lipstick because if they are dry or chapped it will look bad and the gloss will show up all of the parts of your lips that are not perfect.

      It looks like I am wearing gloss but it has got a look that is very wet and I do not think that is pleasing, it is not suited to my skin colour even though the pink of the shade is a colour I wear alot. The lipstick bleeds into the skin that is round my mouth even when I use lip liner and every time I have worn it the lipstick looks a mess after about 2 hours and it loses alot of its colour then also.

      ANYTHING ELSE

      This lipstick costs £6 and I think that is cheap if you have got lips that are always in very good condition but I think you should try the shade you are going to buy in the shop if you can to make sure it is suited to you.

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        03.12.2009 23:19
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        I have found that I really get on with this lipstick, I bought it upon seeing my friend with it. I never wear the stuff because of my lips going dry every 20 minutes or so I'm always wearing lipsalve or vaseline, and I am a complete lipstick novice, so I thought well this is advertised as a glossy like lipstick I'll try it. I bought Juicy Bubblegum, a mostly grown up pinky colour and herein is the review.

        I found the pink packaging very attractive and the actual product very easy to apply, although I recommend not doing what I do and only using one side so that it goes into a point thatmay break off at any given time!!! The case seemed high quality and overall very nice looking. The twisting motion to apply was easy enough to use.

        I use a couple of slicks on the bottom and just sort of rub my lips together, I am not a lipliner and brush person due to me not really wearing lip make up at all I need to keep things simples. Fortunately it is very easy to apply with no mirror especially this colour as you just take a couple of rubs and the colour is deposited quickly, smoothly and evenly and with no need to line. This particular light colour does not bleed like the darker colours might have done.

        So the application was easy. To wear the lips feel far more moisturised and soft and smooth than with a regular non moisturising lippy which can be terribly drying, anytime I've used it before I have to put lip balm on before and coat it with vaseline to stop my lips fallingoff with the dryness. It feels smooth and good to wear, if you rub your lips together they move easily due to the slight slickness.

        Now then. Juicy glossy colour? No, it was pretty flat actually. Nowhere near the effect of a gloss, I do not know how it can claim this, yes it feels glossy and tiny bit slick but does not look it, the colour is plain and flat, with barely a sheen to it, maybe it is the colour I selected but it was just a bog standard pink which I was happy with and I do not suppose they can make any more of a glossy element to it else it would not form into a lipstick so it is good as a lipstick but I'm sorry no juicy glossy colour here, yes the colour is lovely but the description is a bit incorrect.

        In summary I am going to keep buying this because it agrees with my sometimes liney tight dry lips and can probably be used instead of a lip balm if you do notmind having colour on all the time, you do not need to prep with any lip salve and it cares for your lips if you keep applying it. The colours longevity is acceptable and I think the only lipstick I will ever be able to use, but knocked down a star due to inconsistent gloss claims!!!!

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        06.04.2009 16:41
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        Great budget buy in a wonderful range of colours

        Just like all the other make-up categories, I have a large quantity of various lipsticks. I am always on the hunt for the perfect pink with the perfect texture and whilst I wouldn't say I've found it in this particular lipstick, it's certainly come close.

        The shade I bought was the Bubblegum Pink which is a pretty, fairly bright pink. This lipstick appealed to me as I have very dry lips and I'm always applying lip balm. As anyone who wears pink lipstick will know, you can't pull it off on chapped lips no matter how determined you are! But this lipstick is great as it covers two problems: the first being that it's very moisturising and the second that it's a good solid colour which makes it considerably different to tinted lipbalms.

        It retails at around a fiver and is available at Boots and various other chemists.

        I feel the name Water Shine is a tad deceiving as it implies that it'll give a really glossy finish which it doesn't. It gives more of a rich lipstick finish which I personally rather like, although those who are looking for lip gloss in a stick will be disappointed. Another benefit of this lipstick is that it can be either worn as a very sheer wash of colour, or built up to stronger coverage. Obviously as with most moisturising lipsticks this will need to be reapplied regularly, however if you start off with a good base of lip liner (Rimmel do great lip crayons with a wonderful colour selection) then this can be forced to last longer.

        Package wise it's your fairly run of the mill lipstick. It has a pretty pink and silver cover and the lipstick twists up.

        I would definitely recommend this product to those who have dry lips as for a budget buy this has proven excellent.

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          10.10.2008 19:41
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          great budget lippy

          These used to be one of my favourite type of lipstick when I was younger. I say "used to" because, I am not addicted to more expensive make up and once trying brands like Dior, MAC, Urban Decay etc. there's no going back!

          From what I remember, there were two types of watershine lipsticks; they had the regular watershine range and the watershine diamonds. I loved the diamonds range the most as these had tiny silver glitter in their lipsticks which made the lips extra sparkly and shiny looking.

          These lipsticks come in a variety of colours, from neutrals, to pinks, reds and purples. The texture is creamy, soft and glides on nicely. The finish is quite glossy, but not quite as shiny as a lip gloss. I would always add some gloss over the top to get the desired wet effect that I was going for.

          One thing that I would have changed however, is the pigmentation of the lipsticks. Though the colours were lovely, they were never as vibrant and pigmented as I'd want them to be and I'd always have to apply loads to get anything near the effect that I was looking for.

          All in all a good budget lippy that stays moist and suit most skin tones.

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          08.08.2008 18:46
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          Doesn't really "water shine", but a decent lipstick nonetheless

          The packaging is what got me to buy this lipstick - I love the pink shade and the silver twisty bit. I have two shades of this lipstick, "Berry Cream", and "Raspberry Cream", which were the shades with the most pink in. Overall this range is too brown for my skin tone and although the colours looked nice in the shop on my fingertips, when I wear them I prefer to mix them with other lip colours so that they better suit my cool-toned skin. The colours are not really glamourous "going out" colours, they're more suited for day time and more formal occasions.

          The lipstick has never really lived up to it's name, even when it was brand new. It's fairly glossy but it doesn't "water shine" unless I put so much on it's uncomfortable. It looks its best with a little bit of lip gloss on top, in the centre of the lower lip.

          It is best applied with a brush, like most lipsticks, but is non-sticky, light, and easy to reapply whilst out and about.

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          10.07.2008 23:49
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          A cross between a lipstick and a lip balm, I love this product. Doesn't do what it claims though.

          I was in Boots one day and noticed that they had a 3 for 2 offer on all Maybelline makeup. I wanted to see if I could find a colour that would suit me in the 18 hour wear lip colour and as it was a 3 for 2, I decided to buy two of the lip colours and get one of the WaterShine Aqua Mirror lipsticks free, as I had wanted to try it since it came out.

          PRODUCT
          This lipstick comes in 24 shades and is supposed to create a reflective, glistening, water-like effect. The lipstick contains vitamin E to nourish the lips, leaving them feeling soft and supple without a sticky feeling. It has a pleasant, light, slightly sweet smell.

          PACKAGING
          This product comes in a reflective lilac lipstick container, with a silver band around the middle. When you take the lid off, you reveal a silver tube which, when twisted, produces the lipstick. On the bottom section of the lipstick is a sticker with the barcode and if you peel that away, an ingredients list. The colour, colour name and number and the product name are on a sticker on the base of the lipstick.

          PRICE
          This lipstick costs £5.99 in both Boots and Superdrug (although I got if for free within an offer!)

          USING IT
          This lipstick is applied in the same way as any other lipstick, although you will probably find that you need to reapply a more frequently than you would your normal lipstick. The lipstick itself is shaped at the tip in a way that I have not come across before (although I don't usually wear lipstick so this may be why). It is rounded to fit the shape of the bottom lip, gliding on and making even coverage easier.

          ADVANTAGES
          This lipstick does make my lips look healthy and feel incredibly soft, almost as if I were using a lip balm instead of a lipstick. There is a good range of colours to choose from, I have found the perfect colour for me (Rhum Cake, No. 12 if you were wondering)!

          DISADVANTAGES
          This lipstick does not last so re-application is essential throughout the day and for this reason I can't see this lipstick lasting that long. The other big drawback with this lipstick is that it doesn't do what it claims! There is no reflective, glistening, water-like effect. My lips looked healthy, but the lipstick did not give me any more of a shine than I get with my lip balms.

          OVERALL
          For all it's drawbacks, I really like this lipstick and would buy it again. I find with a lot of lipsticks that they can be quite drying which is no good for my (usually) dry and flaky lips but this combines the properties of a lip balm with the colour and packaging of a lipstick. If you were thinking of buying this lipstick for the 'WaterShine' effect though, I would definitely not recommend it as it does not do what it promises.

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            06.03.2008 18:01
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            This was marketed as something of a wonder product when it first came out! I believed the hype and the advertisements so I found myself buying one in my local Boots.

            Watershine started a whole chain of products...Watershine Diamonds and Watershine Nail Colours. The packaging is very pretty, the lipstick is encased in a pearlised pink plastic with the little band of silver visible in the middle.

            The first one I bought was Pink Lollipop but I am sure the names have probably changed as they so often do! It cost around £6 or £7 so it wasn't particularly expensive! However I was very impressed with the quality of this product. It actually did everything as promised in the ads! The colour was nice and rich looking whilst still youthful because of the glossy effect. I expected the gloss to wear off quite quickly but it didn't, and the colour also lasted ages. There was a nice moisturising feel to this lipstick and I would definitely buy it again.

            I am normally more of a lipgloss fan but this is almost as good!

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              10.10.2005 18:28
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              A nice lipstick, but not at all the product that is advertised

              Im not usually a lipstick person, I prefer a nice tube of coloured lipgloss, partly because lipgloss sticks to the lips better, and also because I don't usually look good with just plain colours on my lips (I need help from a gloss). That's why I suprised even myself when I bought my very first Maybelline Water Shine Lipstick (Cocoa Shake 02).

              I was on holiday in Southern France, the weather was hot, the prices were high and as a result I thought I'd try something new. I had a nice tan, and thought a browny/pink colour would work well.

              Due to the fact that I was in the South of France, the prices were hugely higher than my local Boots, but nevermind! Anyway, I bought it. I chose the brand before the colour! Seeing as I had had several disasterous attempts at lipstick buying(always coming home with awful shades that I never wore and couldn't give away) I decided to go with a brand that advertised a lot, and that seemed quite reputable. Maybelline.

              Next I walked around the display looking for somehting familar, I didn't want an ordinary one, and when I saw the little picture announcing Water Shine, I knew I'd found the right one for me. Seeing as I loved lipgloss, a lipstick that claimed to have gloss with it sounded perfect! I wanted colour and gloss and seemingly, had found it.

              I chose the shade I was after (after much hand testing, resulting in a multi coloured wrist as well as hand!) and paid about £3.50 more than I would have done back home in Boots. But nevermind, if it was a gloss and a lippy in one, I was more than prepared to pay the extra.

              While on holiday I loved the shade, I kept applying lipstick, feeling ever so grown up! But I did notice that, although the lipstick was silky smooth, it didn't stay on for very long at all. I think the gloss in it has something to do with the fact that it just wont stick to your lips. However the colour was nice and as I usually ended up drinking in the evenings I quickly forgot that I constantly needed to re-apply the lippy!

              When I got home, as my tan faded away I noticed even more how the colour of the lipstick looked nothing like the colour my lips ended up going. Although both shades were nice, neither were truly what they seemed. The browny/pink I was after now seemed more of a metallic colour. A metallic pink with little gloss.....

              I do however always have one of these in my make-up bag, simply for when I run out of my usual lipgloss pens and don't have time to go out and buy a new one. So every now and then, I wear it, and when it runs out-I do buy a replacement. However it is only a backup plan, as I don't like it enough to use it regularly.

              Now I am not disputing the fact that the lipstick does have a 'shine' to it, that I haven't since found in other types of lipstick, but it does not have gloss anywhere near like is advertised. And yes it is a 'water' lipstick-after all it slides of the lips in a record breaking time!!

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                15.10.2003 15:52
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                I was immediately attracted to this product after seeing an ad in a magazine with Josie Maran pouting glossy lips. I bought one (color Sun Streak) expecting to achieve the same reasult - what a case of misleading advertising! Although I got a nice color, it was no different from any other lipstick, with hardly any of that gloss shown in the print ad. All I got was some measly shimmer. I learned to cope as I applied clear gloss over a coat of this lipstick to achieve that glossy effect. However, I should not have had to do that. The product (as shown advertised) should have been glossy without that extra coat of gloss. Oh well. Other than that, I don't have too much to complain about. It wasn't expensive, it lasted relatively long and was a nice color. There was lots of colors to choose from so you would be able to find one that would suit you. It's no different from any other lipstick really, and doesn't deserve the name "Wet Shine" as my lips were hardly that. If you're looking for a new lipstick, then you might want to give this a go - but don't bother if gloss is what you're looking for.

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                  15.02.2003 22:10
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                  I brought this prodcut because I was in the airport at Rome with no make-up and half an hour until my flight. I'd always liked Maybelline prodcuts so when I saw this for only a few Euros I thought "why not?". Now, I really wish that I had spent my money on a different lipstick because this has to be one of the worst ever. It gives lips a fairly nice feel but it doesn't do what it says on the advert. It isn't even remotely shiney! And it wears off after about an hour of wear. The packaging is cute. There are a lot of colours to choose from but a lot of them are completely unwearable! I actually got it to shine once. I had to apply a rather generous amount of clear lip gloss.

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                    29.03.2002 20:06
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                    When I first saw the adverts for this Water Shine lipstick, I thought it might worth giving it a go, because I am always looking for new moisturising lipsticks. And believe me if it's moisturising you are after, this product will be right up your street. The lipstick itself comes in a pink, sparkley tube, with an easy-to-open lid which clicks nicely back into place. The particular colour of the lipstick is displayed on the bottom of the tube and it comes in a variety of colours, all with interesting names. The lipstick itself comes in an easy-to-use shape, with a flat section which slopes up to a point (helpful when applying). When applied it goes on smoothly, however I was disappointed by it's lack of shine. Although it glittered reasonably well, if I'd been buying it for its shine I would have been disappointed. Also, it does not last that long if you are drinking/ eating or even talking! And,after a short while of wearing it tends to start to build up in the small creases of your lips. Nevertheless, I would recommend this product to a friend, because, as previously mentioned, there are a variety of colours available to suit all occasions, and it is very moisturising (also as mentioned previously).

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                      06.10.2001 18:42

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                      Doesnt give the water shine as promised! - Advantages: Nice colours! - Disadvantages: Not shiney!

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                      22.09.2001 03:10
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                      I must admit that I'm a bit lazy as far as lipsticks go, often preferring to just wear either tinted or clearlip gloss (normally from the Body Shop) or a slick of vaseline, which is pretty shiny in the gloss department. I first saw the adverts for Maybelline's Watershine lipstick on a Freebie web site, where you could click on a link which took you straight to the Maybelline site where you could request a free sample. I clicked and requested but nothing arrived, so I left it a few weeks and clicked again. Still nothing. At this stage we didn't have the Watershine lipstick in our local shops, so I was disappointed that I hadn't received the free sample to try first. Then I found the range had arrived in our local Woolies, and although they didn't stock all the colours, they still had a pretty good range to choose from. I decided to buy it, after all, my lips would be so shiny and kisable - how could I not? I chose 'Cocoa Shine' which was a lovely browny pink shade, and eagerly tried it out as soon as I got home. At £5.65 I was expecting a lot from it. The colour was lovely, so was the feel of the lipstick. Some lipsticks, I find, gather in a line on your lips if they are too creamy, but this one felt nice. It lasted about the same length of time as my other, cheaper lipsticks. But the ultimate test was for the shine, after all! So what did I think? It did shine a bit, yes, but no more so than other cheaper gloss lipsticks. and yet it cost quite a bit more than the normal ones I usually get. I probably wouldn't buy this one again for that reason. Unless of course, Maybelline brought the price down. As I said, I quite like the finish on my lips as it does feel a bit glossy, but it just doesn't look as shiny as I expected it to look, and for the price I expected a lot more.

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                        09.09.2001 20:03
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                        As I look at them lovely models on TV with greasy lips some how I want to be just like them! The way you can almost see the reflection of the camera crew in her full lucious lips makes me want to run out of the door screaming to all women that this is a god send! Unfortunately though, like most "hyped" products this really does not live up to my expectations and i'm left wondering what the hell it was on those models lips. I mean, It's not as if i actually believed she was born with it but i would have liked to have bought something that did what it said on the tin, advert, back of magazine.. you get the point :) Maybelline Watershine Lipstick immediately caught my eye. Packaged in the standard shape lipstick case but in a lovely pearlescent pink with a silver band i thought it looked pretty stylish. Standing proud next to the cheaper lipsticks I really had a choice and after smearing a bit on my hand I decided I wanted this lipstick! Luckily enough it was a pound off thanks to it being a new product and i threw the little Boots bag into my purse dying to get home :) I chose pink lollipop because my skin is very pale and some of the dark browns and reds would have made me look very odd :) I really liked this colour because you could see flecks of fine glitter running through it all sparkly (Im sounding far too girly now!). My mom will always slap her makeup on in the shop before she buys it and I can't tell you how embarrassing that is but here i was finally stood in the comfort of my own home infront of the mirror. I had exfoliated my lips the night before and they was all soft.. no bits of dry skin! There was nothing to stop that watershine.. except.. THERE WAS NO WATERSHINE! As i looked in the mirror it really didnt look any different then the one i usually get from avon for £2.49! There was no gloss, no shininess.. just a nice matt finish. I must admit though it looked a good quality because
                        all the glittery particles caught the light and bought out different elements of the pink. I was quite gutted. O.K, So now i finally had a posh lipstick but *sigh* there was no gloss. I wanted that lovely feeling they promised me. Gloss without all the stickiness. I wanted to be able to blind someone with the sheen without having greenflies stuck to my lips. I must admit that there was no stickiness so i guess that promise was kept but the main selling point of this product is the gloss. There wasn't even a smidge of shine and when i put my own gloss over the top it went all gooey and lost the sparkle. Thanks to the vitamin E contained my lips were kept soft but that isn't what i bought this lipstick for. I would recommend this to anyone who just wants a good quality lipstick. It would be perfect for wearing to work or college. I really couldn't find any hint of gloss but there was a moisturising non - sticky feeling. It comes in some great colours and a good selection in case you dont want the boring old browns and reds. I found the lipstick very easy to apply because it comes in that lovely round but flat at the top shape which really helps it glide over your lips. It's not really that long lasting so i suggest you carry the lippy with you everywhere but you can bearly feel it anyway so you never know lol If you was wondering earlier about lip exfoliation then here i shall tell you what the hell im talking about :) Grab an old toothbrush and gently brush it over your lips to get rid of dead skin. Rub a bit of vaseline in and hey! Beautiful kissable lips! Until the next time Keep kissing :) Mel xx You can currentely buy this lipstick for just £1.99 at Tescos - Grab it while you can!

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                          05.09.2001 22:20
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                          I was quite surprised when I borrow this lipstick from my mum.... she usually only buys quite expensive make-up, but she had been looking for a light lipstick, like gloss, but not something she had to dip her finger in. Watershine lipstick is just that. It is a very light lipsheen that really sparkles. The colour I have is Cranberry and although it is quite pink and I prefer brown, it actually really suits me and makes a nice change. They have a really good range of colours (about 20 I think) from light pinks to darker browns and reds. I think there would be one to suit most skin-tones. My main problem with it, and there always seems to be one with lipsticks that promise the earth, is that it doesn't stay on your lips very well. It comes off easily on glasses and cups and I assume it would do so with cigarettes. If you put it on quite thick it seems to look gloopy, so the only thing to do would be reapply. It feels very smooth though and looks nice, so it depends if you want to pay the price and constantly need to reapply.

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                        This is the first high shine lipstick with no sticky feel! With a juicy glossy colour in one sleek stick / It has a light reflecting formula plus lip-friendly Vitamin E /