Are you ready for one of this spring’s most entertaining make-up releases? Before we get shaking, I’ll have you know that this is not the first time that Lancôme has come out with a brand-new lip product: In the year 2000, their fruity Juicy Tubes managed to become a bit of a cult product. And it seems that they want MORE of that.
I can’t predict the future. But what I can say as a beauty editor is that I’ve never seen anything quite like this before!
Excellent use of naff 80s synthesizer music, Lancôme. And now, the goods!
Lancôme Juicy Shaker (in 14 shades), £18.00 each, shown here in «Vanilla Pop»:
Shake it! This new, unique two-phase formula is designed to be shaken, not stirred (sorry, I couldn’t resist!). One half is make up of color pigments, the other half is a blend of various oils – among others, peach pit oil, sweet almond and mossberry oil, which seems to be extremely rich in omega acids.
In case you’re wondering about the bottle: Lancôme didn’t only «revamp» the Juicy Tube here, but designed the tiny cocktail shaker as a replica of one of their very first bestselling products – in 1946, Lancôme founder Armand Petitjean invented a lipstick in a nearly identical (and for the time, quite revolutionary) tube.
Enough deets on the product itself, here come the fabulous visuals for the launch! As far as I can tell, the Juicy Shaker hasn’t been released worldwide yet – but I’m sure the US and Asia will follow soon!
«Apri-cute» is a wee bit self-explanitory, taste-wise. But the color itself veers much more into the pinkish territory than orange…
Behold: «Cherry Explosion»…
And here’s «Lemon Explosion», a warm, juicy rosewood shade that tastes of, well… energy drinks!
And now for the swatches, darling! My favourite detail is definately the applicator, which is short and stumpy, and the extremely soft sponge applicator delivers a surprisingly precise layer of sheer, high-shine color.
If you want more coverage and color, just apply again. Here’s one layer each of…
«Meli-Melon», ein bright pinky-red that tastes of (duh), watermelon:
«Berry in Love» is the most purplish shade in the range and tastes like blackberries:
All in all, the Juicy Shaker is an extremely fun, unique new product.
My only gripe is that they really «melt» into the lips after about 20 minutes and tend to disappear, which can be a good thing, if you love the taste and texture:
Get ready to reapply this stuff regularly.
The pigmentation could be better too, I suppose – but if you think of them as a lightly colored lip oil, you won’t be disappointed. They’re fun enough to make up for it!
Lancôme Juicy Shaker was launched in Europe in April 2016 in 14 shades at £18.00 each (will update upon US and AUS launch)