Move over Juicy Tubes and make way for the new Lancome Juicy Shaker ($21)! Lancome Juicy Shakers are a new lip oil with a glossy finish that’s available in a whooping 20 shades and flavors.
Lancome formulated these with peach kernel oil as well as sweet almond, apricot, cranberry and muscat rose oil to sooth, soften, and moisturize lips! They also come in the cutest packaging ever! Martini anyone? Each lip oil comes housed in a martini shaker barrel and has a bi-phase formula that you shake to mix before applying to lips! It’s like your own personal lip cocktail!
Ok, so I happen to be a rather fond fan of Lancome Juicy Tubes and with the introduction of Lancome Juicy Shakers I admit I was excited. A new, sheer moisturizing lipgloss from Lancome? I was on that!
I think what really sets Juicy Shakers apart from any other lip product on the market right now is the very, very interesting applicator. Each oil has a super soft, flexible pointed applicator. I can’t stress how soft this applicator is. It’s a very squishy little cushion applicator that feels divine on my dry lips. Cushions are all the rage at the moment but even with Japan and Korea I haven’t seen a cushion this soft and squishy. I did notice you have to shake pretty hard to get the oil to flow into the cushion. There are three tiny holes where the oil flows from and in some cases it seemed to not want to flow. I had a little bit of a problem with the shade Show Me the Honey in this case. I had to really shake it hard to get the product flowing. The other two shades were thankfully fine.
This is a bi-phase formula with a lip oil base created with a blend of five oils and the second phase is the pigment which when shaken creates a soft, sheer, titned lip oil for application. I won’t deny these feel pretty lovely on lips. The makeup world is lacking in lip oil and Lancome successfully brings it in their Juicy Shaker formula. These are soothing, softening, and feel quite luxurious on lips. Unfortunately, that’s during the initial application because that moist, hydrating feel disappears rather quickly. But in that time I will say the formula does soften lips quite nicely so if you’re prone to drier lips you’ll love how these feel on lips! I just wish the feeling was long wearing. It’s sadly not only the moisture that disappears quickly but also the entire formula. I’m lucky if I get an hour out of these before I need to reapply. But at least through that wear they feel mighty nice.
Both the color I purchased and the press samples I received all had fairly sheer color pay off. Out of the three, Berry in Love had the most pigment with Piece of Cake following next and Show Me the Honey the least pigment of the three. The color fades rather quickly after application. Show Me the Honey and Piece of Cake did look about the same on my lips once on. So I got a nice shine from those but the colors looked similar on my lips!
I find the formula goes through three finishes after the application. The first you get a nice hint of color along with a shiny finish, the second phase you’ll notice color wears away this is typically within 10 to 20 minutes after application, and finally the shine wears away after a short time and a hint of sheen is left behind. The formula hugs lips very comfortable and never felt sticky or shiny.
Each Juicy Shaker is apparently is supposed to have their own unique flavor and fragrance. I didn’t really notice this with mine. They all had a slightly sweet, perfume-y flavor and fragrance that wore away quickly after application. There was a minor difference between that sweet flavor but nothing major noticeable.
Lancome Juicy Shaker are a highly innovative product with great packaging. Some might be put off by the cushion applicator due to bacteria issues but personally I thought the applicator was very, very unique and different. The entire idea from formula to packaging is very different for the US market. I liked these a lot, I just wish the formula was a little longer wearing and the color was a little more pigmented. They apply sheerer and they wear shorter sadly! But regardless, I still really enjoyed them!
I’d recommend purchasing at least one and experiencing these for yourself.
Disclosure: Two of the Lancome Juicy Shakers in this post are press samples and one I purchased myself.