March 3, 2010

Beauty Abroad: Maybelline Watershine Pure Lip Dew Review and Swatches

The Asian market can even make Maybelline more interesting…be honest aside from the new quads Maybelline isn’t exactly the liveliest cosmetic brand around right?

But it doesn’t fall victim to being boring on the other side of the universe!


Maybelline Watershine Pure Lip Dew LOVES IT! OMG what a nice little gloss…why oh why can’t we have it in the US? I got this little guy off of E-bay Singapore for $3.50! Nice right?

Helpful Hint:
Shop E-bay Singapore’s site and proceed to jot down the item number you’re wanting to haul. Now head to E-bay US and punch the number in, question the seller and ask if they’ll ship worldwide, in most cases they will! W00t!

I got this in 301 which is a bright red shade. It’s honestly not the best lip gloss you’ll try in your life and thinking about it now, it’s appropriately named as Lip Dew rather than Lip Gloss. It’s not shiny or glossy or sticky or tacky, it has virtually none of the characteristics you’d experience with a regular gloss. So yes, dew is about right. It’s dewy, moist, watery, and hydrating…very light on your lips but with enough hydration to give them a moist, wet look. Although the gloss is colored in the tube it applies minus any pigment and sports no flavor or scent (wish it was flavored). To my surprise it sports a sponge applicator versus the typical spatula applicator most Asian brands favor. I’m not keen on the sponge but it’ll do.

Overall, it’s not an OMG life changing product but it’s one of those fab little products to keep in your desk drawer if you have a bit of an oral fixation and are constantly applying and reapplying lip gloss, balms, etc…this offers a nice hint of shine plus a watery texture that keeps lips from becoming dry.

Likey alot!

Check around E-bay to see if you can snag it!

Good stuff!

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Vicky

    I have a question if you bought this then how did PR send it to you?

    • the Muse

      that one is an obvious mistake vicky as I’ve never had a PR Agency in Asia send me anything 🙂 plus this isn’t even available within the US. I cut and paste the wrong text is all. Will change shortly.


    • the Muse

      all set vicky. if you see anymore that you have a question about let me know. To clarify this was purchased by me from E-bay Singapore. If you’d like an Item number to verify let me know!

      Thanks! 🙂

      • Vicky

        Hi I apologize for wording that very rudely, I was just inquiring. I do that mistak lot on my blog too. Well thanks for clarifying!

        • the Muse

          hi vicky no worries at all. It’s a pain to post the disclosures each time and they sometimes get mixed up 😀

  • kira

    i dunno muse, i disagree with you on this one…i bought it since it was on sale ($19 HKD) and i trashed it after a couple of uses. it smelled too horrid. :/

    • the Muse

      smells horrid? really kira? I didn’t get a bad smell. I liked it as it delivers just enough of a watery gloss to keep my dry lips moist 🙂