Maybelline Water Shine Pure Lipstick RB21 Burgundy Review, Swatches

Maybelline Water Shine Pure Lipstick RB21 Burgundy Review and Swatches

Hello IMBB sweeties,

Here I’m back with another review on Maybelline Water shine Pure lipstick in shade RB21 (Burgundy)

Actually on the lipstick only the shade number RB21 was mentioned. On the Maybelline website only the name was mentioned ?:) . I ordered it from where they have displayed the name as Burgundy. That’s how I found out the name of the lippy :toothygrin: .

Let’s see what Maybelline says about their Water Shine Pure Lippies:

Why You’ll Love It:

• Wet Shine in a classic lipstick.
• New Formula with spring water for the freshest wet shine and sheer color.
• Fresh Moisture for thirsty lips!
• 10 deliciously fresh shades.
You can check out swatches of all shades here.

Price :

INR 230 for 3.9 g

Packaging :

Its a mirror like silver packaging. I liked how Maybelline design their packaging different for different range of lippies. Need to keep the case clean as it gets dirty with finger prints.

Maybelline Water Shine Pure Lipstick RB21 Burgundy Review and Swatches

Shade :

In the tube it looks like a reddish maroon shade. Turns out to be a strawberry red on application. It gives a very glossy finish with no shimmer. Water shine lipsticks does not have good color pay off and are not buildable. I had to swipe, swipe and swipe to get decent color on my pigmented lips. This is one of the dark shades in the range. I doubt if lighter shade would even show up on my lips :nababana:

The shade also reminded me of the Nivea strawberry Fruit shine lip balm.


Left swatch is one swipe and the right swatch is 4-5 swipes.


Texture :

Texture is so smooth; it will glide like a dream. It’s just like applying a gloss in form of lipstick. It kind of reduces the appearance of lip lines like a lip gloss would do. Believe me, you don’t need a lip balm under this. You can even use it as a top coat on other similar shade lipstick to get that glossy effect.

This is moisturizing enough until it stays on the lips. Reapplying would take care of any drying issue for super dry lips.


Smell and Taste :

Unlike the Color sensation and Moisture extreme range from Maybelline, these do not have any smell or taste to it.

Staying Power :

Here comes the ugly truth. These do not stay on my lips for even 1-2 hrs even without eating anything in between. Just leaves a faint stain behind. The glossy effect vanishes in about 30 mins. Have to re-apply quite often to maintain the color and glossy effect.

Pro’s :
1. Gives juicy lips.
2. Moisturizes lips very well and does not dry out.
3. Feels very light on lips

1. Very poor staying power.
2. These are sheer lipstick and definitely not for beauties looking for more opaque lipstick. (Not to be mentioned as con as they are claimed to have sheer finish)

Final Verdict : These are basically like a tinted lip balm with little more color pay off. Gals who love dewy lips with sheer color would love these. This would be a great pick for gals, who don’t mind re-applying their lipstick quite often.

I personally liked it and wanna check out other shades which would show up on my lip :methinks:


3/5 (-1 for staying power and -1 for color pay off)

Hope this was helpful. See you all soon.

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33 thoughts on “Maybelline Water Shine Pure Lipstick RB21 Burgundy Review, Swatches

  1. I think its good to have one such lippy in collection -especially for formal purposes where-at least I am always confused- about what kind of makeup wont raise eyebrows :struggle: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2:

  2. Hey Karpagam….me too have this lippy…its not at all burgandy….its purely red in colour…. :rose: :rose: …Though it looks deep red … :yahoo: .the colour hardly shows up in the lips…i liked it…. :balle: :balle: …I usually team it up wid my Black kurta & heavy kajal….. :yahoo: :yahoo: & yes i agree for the staying power part… :spank: :spank: …..i alwayz have to give touch ups after 2 hrs….

  3. watershine ki yehi kahani :toothygrin: :tongue: .. it is more of a gloss than a lippi :yes: :yes: :yes: .. i maen the color pay off but nice shade kaps.. :whistle: :whistle:

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