March 28, 2008

Shiseido Maquillage Watery Clash Eyes Review

Shiseido has quite a few different brands available exclusive to the Japanese market one of which is Maquillage. I know I’ve mentioned that before and many of you already know it as you’re as passionate about Japanese Cosmetics as I am however I thought it deserved a remention in my introduction because I have quite a flow of newer readers visiting with me lately and I thought that’d be a nice little way to introduce this review plus give them a little info about the brand.

Maquillage is not my favorite brand in the Shiseido line (I’m sure you can guess which my favorite is…go on comment and tell me!). For me Maquillage is a hit or miss sadly. Some products are really good and some aren’t so great. The price range is lovely, the packaging is fabulous, but the actual products are sometimes too sheer or not particularly the best quality in the world. I’m not that big a fan of the shadow compacts, the liners, or the glosses. However, I do give a better portion of my money to Maquillage on a rare occasion!

Today I’m reviewing Watery Crash Eyes from Maquillage. I don’t follow Maquillage as much as I do other Japanese brands so when something new is released I know of it but not when it was released so I’m unsure which collection these are from.

A very sweet friend of mine did some personal shopping for me in Tokyo last week and she picked up Watery Crash Eyes as a request from me. Sadly, I’m not quite so into it. The lemming for this came from the fact that it reminded me of Chanel’s Ombre D’eau Fluid Eyeshadow but the Maquillage price is much more affordable. The color selection isn’t vast by any means and this particular product is only offered in 5 colors. I got the PK213 which is a beautiful baby pink color.

Now I can’t fairly give this a poor review. The reason for that is the product is actually good and the problem is that I’m just too bloody picky with cosmetics.

The texture and formula is wonderful as it blends a real treat however a few things I don’t like about it are the finish which is more of a shine than a shimmer if that makes sense, I’m also not loving how much I need to use to get color onto my lid as this is very sheer, and finally I’m just not enjoying the total look it created for me.

As I was saying it blends very well, just dot and smooth on. The texture is thick and creamy. All and all I see no problem with the formula however it’s lack of shimmer kind of disappointed me. I should mention that I’m not a fan of cream shadows and honestly the main reason I had purchased this was because it not only reminded me of the Chanel but also Visee’s Aqua Shining Eyes so I was kinda hopeful this would be as good a quality as both of those.

The product is sheer so you have to do at least three layers to get some color onto your lid. One layer will not do much of anything. I noticed that it doesn’t dry fast either which is a good thing because if you mess up while blending you can easily go back and smooth your finger around a bit more without worrying about it being dry and messing the entire look up. This is particularly nice as well when you’re layering the color because you’re not packing color onto an already “dry” look.

My final look when I was done layering and blending wasn’t exactly great. No pop sadly. But as I said I can’t give it a bad review because the formula is very good (especially the fact it stays wet so long before setting which makes for ease of application). I’m just a nitpicker because I enjoy a bit more shimmer and the look I achieved was more of a shiny, neutral look!

If you enjoy simplicity without shimmer or pop this might very well be something you’d enjoy using. For myself I’m not loving it at the moment but I’m going to continue using it to see how I feel after a few weeks!

Here’s what I created using Watery Clash Eyes:

Here’s what I used:

Maquillage Watery Clash Eyes in PK213
Visee Mascara

Bobbi Brown Lip and Cheek Rouge in Pink Raspberry
Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Pink Popsicle

Bare Minerals Blush in Fruit Cocktail

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  • ♥~Eru~♥

    Hey Sweetie!
    I do like the look!! It´s very sweet and your eyes look lovely. I will check Watery Clash online, maybe I´ll get one or two.
    Thanks for the review and hugs!
    Eru :3

  • Becky

    I don’t know the product but I looks nice on your eyes. I’m not a fan of creamy or liquid eyeshadows (not even MAC paint pots.) It always looks messy on my eyes.

  • titty

    LOVE the Bobbi Brown lippies on you! They’re adorable. 🙂 I also love the blush but stay away from Bare Minerals as I tend to break out from it.

  • Jennifer

    i think it looks really nice! i actually have a few of the chanels, and can’t seem to love them. i lighter colors are too sheer and pretty much don’t show up on my at all, and the darker colors tend to look a little streaky on me. they’ve pretty much been sitting in my eyeshadow drawer untouched.

    yesterday i wore the MJ mascara i got thanks to you a few months back and got so many compliments on my eyes. so thanks!

    i can’t seem to find the IM feature anymore. did you decide to do away with it or move it?

  • the Muse

    hiya eru!

    Thanks so much 🙂 I think actually you can skip them if they are high costing as I’m not completely in love with them 😛


  • the Muse

    hiya becks.

    YAY! I’m so happy you said that as I’m not a big fan of PP’s either! Damn everyone likes ’em we are in the minority my friend! I don’t like liquids or creams myself but I do like one particular brand that does a cream shadow which is Visee those are great. Which led me to purchase this particular cream shadow but it’s a bust. I’m not liking it all that much 🙁

  • the Muse

    titty where ya been love?

    thanks so much *hug*

    I keep away from the foundations and sometimes blushes myself (I only own a few of the blushes) as I break out as well.

    Thanks for the comment!
    Missed you!

  • the Muse

    Hey Jen Jen!

    Happy Weekend (bit early 😉


    I’m glad you said that as it kills my lemming to buy any. I wasn’t feeling the 30 buck price tag either.

    aww wow that’s so great Jennifer 🙂 I’m glad you’re enjoying MJ 😉 It’s a fav of mine!

    IM is temporarily moved while I debate on it 😉 however if you have some other messenging service give a yell and I can add you up and we can chitchat!

  • the Muse

    hi cat who got the cream!

    Almost my friend but not quite 😉

    Guess again?

    KATE is one of my favorites but Kanebo actually makes KATE 😉

    good guess though!

  • PaoPao

    I don’t like watery eye shadows very much… a make up artist frind of mine simply hates them!

    I didn’t know about Maquillage!

    Lots of hugs!

  • the Muse

    hiya pao pao!

    Ditto. I’m not much for creams myself or liquids but this made me curious some! I should have known it wasn’t so fab.

    Maquillage is actually a Japanese brand 🙂 consider yourself educated hehe!

    Lots of hugs back!

  • the Muse

    what’s up duck?

    Thanks love. I hate it, makes me look fat 😛 too much pink blah.

    What’s the gossip 😉 Dead curious.

    I’ll try to catch up with you later but please get to sleep early! k?

    love you too.

  • Anonymous

    nice sweet pink look.
    sometimes i supsect maquillage products are made to be sheer on purpose. coz that is the prefered look and texture?

  • Anonymous

    This is fun! Off the cuff, I think your fav is (was?) Majolica Majorca, but the past few collections weren’t nearly as exciting, so I’m guessing it’s Lavshuca. LOL. I do know you adore the Visee quads dearly though!

  • cheryl

    hi there, muse. i’m visiting your blog for the first time & i got it bookmarked rite away cos u’ve got so much content here! i’m also kind of looking for someone who’s EXTREMELY picky, haha, so i can completely trust your reviews. wonderful!

  • petitebelle

    so cute! And so much pink! 😛 That looks a lot like the Chanel liquid eyeshadow things. Even the packagings are similar!

  • Mandee

    I was wondering what eyeliner do you recommend tht’s safe for the waterline???

    p.s. love the look so pink n sweet! PERFECT FOR SPRING 🙂

  • A*M*Y

    Well, it’s PINK, so I love it! I need something like this since I’m so leary at doing my eye makeup! Lookin’ good as usual mama!


  • Critty

    Your eyes look nice, but the lips and cheeks steal the show – great colours on you! I think something was lost in translation with “Watery Crash” that does not say eyeshadow to me … more of a horrible shipwreck! Lol. Thanks for another Japanese lesson 🙂

  • Becky

    The muse wrote:
    YAY! I’m so happy you said that as I’m not a big fan of PP’s either!

    OMG, I’m glad I found a non-fan of paint pots. Everybody I know (well the make-up lovers anyway…) are so excited about the PP but they really don’t work for me. I apply it with a MAC brush (don’t have the number with me and I’m to lazy to go upstairs)but it’s always smudgy and creasy, hate it. Bobbi Brown has also some kind of creme-eyeshadow but I haven’t tried it.

    Have a happy sunday!

  • Aya

    Hey bella! I really like this look! Sorry you didn’t like the e/s too much, but hey, you still have all those other Visee ones to try 🙂 Can’t wait to see the looks you come up with! Lotsa luv <3

  • Bliss

    Oooo verryyy Pretty FOTD from you :D, first thing that came into my mind is Pretty in Pink heheh,definately has a spring feel and the lippie color is very beautiful.

  • ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘

    i like the colour and sparkle actually 🙂 but maybe its too pink for you in real life?

  • the Muse

    hi Anonymous!

    Thanks 😉 I think indeed that’s true but I at least like the option to build color up and it appears difficult to do with Maquillage ;(

    Oh well!

    Thanks for the comment and for dropping by!

  • the Muse

    hiya Anonymous!

    Thanks 😉 Very much!

    ANd spot on by the way you are correct MJ is indeed my favorite 🙂

    Lavshuca comes a close 2nd 😉 I agree last few collections haven’t been great for MJ or Lavshuca for that matter let’s hope for better in the summer!

    You know me well anonymous 😉

    Thanks for the comment!

    Happy Monday!

  • the Muse

    hi cheryl!

    Thanks for dropping by! I really appreciate you’re bookmarking me 🙂

    I’m very nitpicky and snobbish with cosmetics hehe 😉 So you found your girl!

    Thanks so much for the comment and I hope to see you around 😉


  • the Muse

    hiya petitebelle!

    Thanks sweetie 😉

    Very similar but the formula and texture is a little bit different!

    Happy Monday!

  • the Muse

    hi mandee!

    MAC technakohl is safe for the waterline 🙂 It’s what I use. And it’s very long wearing as well! And inexpensive depending on if you are in the US 😉

    It melts beautifully as well and smudges like a dream!

    Aw thanks so much!


  • the Muse

    hey amy!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks sweetie *hugs* Awwww dive in 😉 You’re blonde you can wear anything lucky 😉 Especially beautiful greens and blues 😉


  • the Muse

    hey critty!!!!!! I missed you around here 😉

    Aw thanks so much! *hugs*

    LOL I know weird name! At first I thought maybe it was called watery crush eyes but it’s actually watery clash. Oh lord.

    LOL 😉 Shipwreck sounds ’bout right 😉

    You’re most welcome. Thank you for reading my babbling 😉

  • the Muse

    hiya becky!

    w00t! another hater of PP’s! Let’s make a club lol!

    EVERYBODY I know loves them as well and bitches at me b/c I’m not a big lover. The blend rubbish for me. So hard to blend and difficult to get on and oily and heavy and just gross!

    They are so so so difficult to work with it’s terrible. I’m so happy someone agrees. I’ve tried warming, I’ve tried with a brush, a sponge, nothing works!


    Yay for non paint pot lovers 😉

    Happy Monday!

  • the Muse

    hey aya 😉

    how are you love?

    Aw no worries honey! I’m trying to love ’em!

    I love love love LOVE the visee ones 🙂

    They are so sparkley and beautiful 🙂

    I’ll be posting some fotds soon with ’em!

    Loved your Milani look this morning! You look gorgeous!


  • the Muse

    hiya ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘

    I love pinks that’s the funny thing. It comes out without sparkle which is probably why I am not loving it.

    I need me my glitter sparkle dosage 😉

    Happy Monday!