Jill Stuart Forever Juicy Oil Rouge is a new lipgloss released in Japan for Summer 2015 which will be added to the permanent Jill Stuart Makeup Collection. Needless to say as you’ve seen from past promotional images I’ve posted the Jill Stuart Forever Juicy Oil Rouge is gorgeous (Well, all Jill Stuart makeup is gorgeous right?).
Part of the appeal of this gloss is most definitely the pretty packaging which kinda resembles a juicy strawberry on a vine!
Let’s take a look!
Jill Stuart Forever Juicy Oil is what the brand calls a liquid rouge which has a beauty oil texture that provides fruity, juicy color. The liquid formula promises no stickiness and has a beauty oil base of argan oil, peach kernel oil, apricot oil, grape seed oil and avocado oil with other highly water retaining oils to give lips a super moist feel.
Ummm yeah so it is very over marketed. I imagine Jill Stuart are screaming “NAY!” at me for saying that. I love Jill Stuart so much and have so many pieces from the collection that I’ve collected but I’m all about keeping it real so this is slightly over marketed in some aspects.
For one thing “liquid rouge” would be inappropriate because the shade I choose had some nice color but nothing as pigmented as a liquid rouge or lipstick would provide. Also the promise of the formula not being sticky is misleading as there is a bit of tackiness here. And finally with this amount of oils in one formula one would think this was a super powered hydrating formula but…well, it provides very nice moisture but I did expect a little more!
On that note let me rave for a bit…
As you can see the packaging is so very gorgeous! The handle or wand is a made from a lightweight silver (although it does look heavier it isn’t, it’s quite light and made from plastic) with cyte floral swirls and a pink rhinestone dotted in the center. The handle is shaped like a vine of sorts with the barrel of the gloss shaped like a strawberry so it gives off the “just picked strawberry” vibe. It’s very elegant and gorgeous but slightly impractical but more on that in a bit! One thing to note it sadly doesn’t stand up by itself. So if you’re displaying it you’ll have to lay it on its side. This also makes it difficult to store several of these as they are a bit bulky. But sometimes you have to just go with it when the packaging is this gorgeous yes?
Jill Stuart Forever Juicy Oil Rouge
Jill Stuart Forever Juicy Oil Rouge Swatches (Bashful Plum)
One quirk or thing that bothers me about this packaging is once you remove the actual wand with the sponge applicator you’ll find it is very, very short. I kept knocking my lips with the silver portion of the handle and getting gloss on it as I applied since the actual wand is so short and the handle flares out towards the bottom. This proved a little frustrating and quite irritating.
The formula is quite thick but not “liquid” in the least. It is thicker than your normal run of the mill gloss and almost has a vaseline-like quality which wraps itself around lips. It’s not lightweight that’s for sure but still quite pleasant feeling on lips providing very nice moisture and a hint of color. I purchased Bashful Plum which is a beige-y pink that’s sheer, nude, and natural. It does have a bit of tackiness which allows it to wear for a nice four hours. Unfortunately, Jill Stuart does like the flavor and fragrance its product with a variety of different perfumes. This one is flavored like the Crystal Floral Bouquet fragrance! It’s a bit of perfume-y strawberry and floral. It’s nice to my mouth but if you’re sensitive you might not love it!
I don’t regret my Jill Stuart Forever Juicy Oil Rouge purchase but do believe the packaging has a slight quirk to it which makes application a little messy! It is slightly over marketed in some aspects but regardless still a lovely gloss formula none the less!
Unfortunately, it isn’t sold in stores but you can purchase it for close to retail at gooddealer.com.
Do share your thoughts on the packaging and formula!