Saturday, June 18, 2011

Maybelline Watershine Liquid Diamonds: Swatches, Review and Photos

Maybelline Liquid Diamonds holds a rather special place in my heart because this was my first ever lip gloss!! It was some 5 years back I guess, when I went for lip gloss shopping with a friend. I wanted something nice but reasonably priced and I bought the 'Crystal Amethyst' shade. Actually at that point of time, there were only 2 shades and today there are 15! So you can very well understand this range got very popular and very soon. I loved this gloss and bought it 4 times again! Today I will be talking about another shade though, 'Berry Stars'. Let's read more.

Product Details
Range: Maybelline Watershine Liquid Diamonds
Product Category: Lip Gloss
Shade: Berry Stars
Other Shades: 15 pretty and perky shades available.
Price: Rs 180

As per the Maybelline website these are the reasons Why You’ll Love It

  • Glosses to give you the voluptuous dazzling lips you’ve always wanted
  • Hi-shine liquid format for perfectly supple brilliantly shiny lips
  • Available in 15 glamorous shades

The Color
The color actually is nowhere really close to the color of a 'berry'. It's more of a pinkish peach. Though it is difficult to describe the shade, it's a pretty one!

The Finish
Though the word 'berry' in the name of this shade is rather irrelevant, 'stars' make sense because of the super-shiny and shimmery finish it gives to the lips. In fact I wouldn't really be exaggerating if I call it a 'starry' finish! Yeah, it shimmers a lot, so much that I was hesitant about wearing it to office initially! Now I don't care.

I think it's the most shimmery shade in the entire range.

The Texture and Pigmentation
It has got a nice and creamy, non-sticky texture, along with a mild but pleasant fragrance. It's neither too thick, not too thin. It moisturizes the lips but the moisture obviously disappears when the gloss disappears.
Pigmentation is good too.

The Stay Power
This is a gloss and that too a non-sticky one, hence the lasting power is barely 1-2 hours if you don't eat! I wish it stayed a little longer though.

Application Ease
It comes with an applicator and is very easy to apply. And since the texture is neither thick nor too thin, it is very 'user-friendly'.

Why I love it
Affordable, pretty shades, nice texture

This is a very affordable yet cheerful range of lip glosses. Priced at Rs 180 only, I think it gives great value for money. There is also a nice range of colors to chose from. So I would definitely recommend this range. However, about this particular shade, I like the base color a lot, the pinkish peach. only wish it had a little less shimmer. No complaints about 'Crystal Amethyst' though!

Overall Rating: 4/5

Here are some other colors. BTW, beware of the website, the actual colors look very very different from what you see in the catalogue! I picked these pictures from the web.


Shruti said...

You know what? You give awesome reviews. I have always checked out the products you wrote about :)

I want to know if they have a shade in red. I am obsessed with the color lately.

indian beauty central said...

Wow 'Crystal Amethyst' made me nostalgic, back in the day these were the only half decent glosses at great price, I had a whole bunch of these..I liked these 3 ml packaging, I could actually finish a gloss rather than let it hibernate in my dresser! Love the review :)

Hungover on Fashion said...

@Shruti: You really made my day with your compliment. I had scheduled this post and I got up with your comment in my email..Felt nice :)

Coming to your question, red is something that I have been shying away from. I don't have any red right now, but planning to get one soon..

@Yeah, crystal amethyst makes me very nostalgic too..I agree, those days these were the only affordable and nice glosses, there are many around but I still like these!

Rakhshanda said... pretty it.

Glamorous Barbie ♥ said...

lovely shade..but does it shine too much???
its pretty affordable ♥

Gauri said...

I ♥ the shade. I bought a similar color in Avon & I absolutely ♥ it. Plus as its not a bold color it's easy to use, not like a bright red or a purple.

bhumika said...

I have naked brown..n love it..

PeachesandBlush said...

I have one called coral sunset in this which is super pretty,.