Sometimes i get sent stuff to review, stuff that is really hyped up like a new mascara or a bronzer or whatever and lots of people seem to love it I can’t seem to get it to work, so I sit on it for a while to see if it’s just me being a dumb ass. Because obviously, that happens. But not this time, I think?
Lancome Juicy Shaker at the time of writing is no longer a new release but it is a very cute and interesting product. This lip gloss comes in a bi-phase formula which requires shaking to combine. It contains oils like sweet almond and cranberry oil, so the finish is very shiny and it keeps your lips hydrated (they say).
There are 13 shades and one Ltd Edition 400 Mint To Be. I have Apri-Cute and Meli Melon.
Additionally the cushion applicator is a cone shape so you can dab it on to your lips and it’s very squishy and soft to use.
I actually like the applicator because it’s so squishy but I also think that you can’t be precise with it (it gets a bit messy around the edges) and it will stick to any crumbs or whatever it is you have on your lips…I am not saying that anyone applies lip gloss on top of food remnants, I am just saying, if you have dry lips, flaky skin, dust particles, whatever…the sponge is going to pick it up.
So the selling point of this product is the cute shaker thing – the little bottle looks like a cocktail shaker too. Sweet! Lisa Eldridge who I think is a goddess is the Creative Director of Lancome. I watch her beauty videos because her natural, fresh, gorgeous make up is the best. Ok I’m done with the good bits.
Here’s the problem with Juicy Shakers. There is barely any pigment. I have pigmented lips. All I got was a bit of shine and a teeny weeny hint of colour. It was really disappointing. I was expecting a really hit of colour, something quite bright and fun.
I am not against spending £18 on a sheer lip gloss if it adds something – this added – shine. That was about it. And on the hydrating note, I have used various lip oils and this felt like the thin type that sits on top of your lips but doesn’t necessarily penetrate to ADD hydration, if that makes sense.
I have seen that some of the darkest shades do have more pigment in them but then from the image above, do the colours look nude to you? No! So there should be some colour pay off.
In terms of staining I found that there was a teeny bit of colour left – if you want a master class on how to make a lip stain look to Korea. Koreans have been making oily-lip stain type products for years and years and they are (can be) pigmented, and long lasting and also CHEAP.
See? No pigment.
You could say – well hey maybe this just isn’t your thing? But I have a YSL Volupte Tint in Oil gloss which cost me £23 and is also a oil based tint, very very sheer BUT that one feels super good on the lips and there is a definite pink tint too it so I like it for easy going days.
Ummm. I can’t buy the hype surrounding these. I’d much rather have a Juicy Tube.
It’s a cute idea, and that is my favourite thing about it. The idea. The applicator is nice and squishy. I would consider trying the darkest colours to see if they have more pigment. My 15 year old cousin would probably adore this (she is starting out with make up and doesn’t like obvious make up).
For me there was so little pigment, and the moisture was just ok – so I can’t really see how I would pick this over say an oily lip tint from a Korean brand that costs £5.
If you still want a Juicy Shaker after all that, then you can browse the range here ( I totally prefer the Colour Fever lip gloss range, just saying).