>I don’t think the weather in Calgary is aware it’s almost May as we’ve had three snowstorms this month – the one last night dumped about 20 cm of snow and knocked out the power in my neighbourhood for about 3 hours… we lucked out though since the areas further out of the city still don’t have power right now!
However, similar to many Western marques, Maybelline’s range in Asia is completely different to everywhere else on its own – different shadows, different lipsticks, and completely different focuses! This is how I discovered Maybelline’s Watershiny Volumy Range… (I spelled it Watershine Volumny in all the pictures because that is what the Korean stickers say… but the JP website is different XD)
These lipsticks are meant to be medium-pigmented, moisturizing lipsticks – and they are! I saw a couple of colours on Sasa.com, but since Sasa didn’t have the eyeshadow quads I wanted I searched GMarket… and hit the motherload? There are multiple sellers for the Asia Maybelline line[s] so it’s basically up to you to pick who you want to purchase from based on price, shipping fees, and feedback. I no longer have the seller name, but I paid about 6.00$ USD each for these lipsticks which I think is pretty decent since Maybelline lipsticks here retail from 8-10$ CAD.
I really like these lipsticks! They go on smooth, cover the uneven colour of my natural lips, and they feel really moisturizing! I get about 4-6 hour wear on these if I’m not eating or drinking lots. I usually wipe my lipstick off before I eat so no idea how long it lasts through food, sorry!
These were all taken today – for a picture with a different lipstick but a list of what I used, keep scrolling 🙂
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I’m wearing my parka because it snowed 20 cm this morning and the winds were gusting at 95 km/hr. Ha. This look used a sample of Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle which is a bit similar to the Maybelline Watershiny Volumy 014 on me, but less shiny and more pigmented. And more luxe and expensive. The Maybelline packaging is cute but really light (I prefer a bit of weight to my lipstick packaging) and the packaging is plastic. I’ll do another post on my Rouge Cocos but Chanel’s packaging is pretty much the polar opposite. They both attract fingerprints like mad though.
If you’re looking for a cheap, moisturizing lipstick and are willing to brave Ebay or GMarket (or live in Asia) then I can totally recommend these! Similar to previous orders GMarket shipped my tiny box of lipsticks in a box about 5x its size, but otherwise no complaints about the process. I ordered, got in-country shipping confirmation, and received the order about 2 weeks after I made it (like everything I buy online, it was stuck at customs for ages).
Warning, though: GMarket is addictive and it is SUPER easy to spend money there. They literally sell EVERYTHING, and 95% of sellers ship around the world.