LANCOME JUICY SHAKERS - A REVIEW

Friday, 1 July 2016


Hello lovelies! Today I thought I'd give you a wee beauty review of a product I have been testing for a little while.
Now, this post is embarrassingly late, I was sent this product way back in March before the official release, and was planning to publish a little review before it hit stores. Well, evidently that plan failed spectacularly, and I suspect many of you have seen reviews of this product already. But I thought I may as well add my two cents for those of you who may be a little late to the party.
I'll try and keep this as short as possible, Lord knows I have a tendency to waffle on!
(Oh, and I thought I'd add, of course, I am no beauty expert, these are just the honest opinions of one who loves beauty!


PRODUCT DETAILS:
Hailed by Lancome as their newest 'lip revolution', the Juicy Shakers are marketed as tinted lip glosses/oils which pair "nourishing lip oils with beautiful pigments for plump but natural looking, glossy lips." 
They contain sweet almond oil, omega 3 and cranberry oil; all natural, nourishing oils which will help keep your lips, well, nourished - all good stuff so far then!
The Juicy Shaker is available in 13 shades, with one limited edition shade, 400 mint, yet to be released, and retail for £18.00 each.
The shade I got was named '381 Mangoes Wild' (The favourite of Lily Collins, so I hear); a pretty, deep pink shade which has, you guessed it, a fruity, vaguely mango-ey scent to it.


FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
Now, in complete honesty when I first I first used the product, I wasn't sure what to make of them! But let me give you a breakdown of all my thoughts.

Pigment:
The first time I applied the shaker I seemingly failed to have grasped a fundamental aspect: that you have to shake them to intensify the colour. I mean, come on Eva, they're called juicy shakers for a reason! But, even after copping on to this, and giving the product a good old shake, the pigment is still fairly weak. When you look at the product in the packaging, the colour looks very bright - do not expect the same colour pay off when applied. Hence, my initial disappointment.
But after prolonged use, I came to see that this isn't an entirely bad thing at all, making them rather versatile. If you want something very natural, you shake it less, something stronger, shake a little more (though, note the above), so you have a fair bit of control on the way you'd like the product to look. This fact means it can also be paired with virtually any lip product, given the weaker colour pay off - so a plus if you want to make any matte lip glossy; I often use it with this purpose in mind.
I also had a little realisation when I read a little about these to aid my writing of this review. On Lancome's website they are marketed as a lip tint, nourishing lip oils, so, they're not really marketed or meant to provide a particularly strong pigment. Given this, I'd say they do deliver on what they promise to do, but still, a little disappointing pigment wise, nonetheless. 5/10

Lasting Power:
My only other criticism would be the lasting power of this product. These lip tints really don't last that long at all. Within 2 hours (and I may even be pushing it here), it completely disappears from my lips (though it does leave them soft), so expect re-application. Now, I'm not someone who has a problem with re-applying makeup throughout the day (yep, I'm one of those that applies my powder about 20 times), so I don't particularly have an issue with this. But, do bare this in mind. 3/10

Applicator and Packaging:
Cute packaging, designed in the shape of cocktail shakers, doesn't feel cheap or overly plastic-y.
I am a fan of the applicator, a dome-shaped cushion-ey sponge (of course a sponge is going to be cushion-ey... duhhhhh Eva lol!) The shape and size give the perfect amount of control. Press lightly on the lips to dispense the product, the shape nicely fits the lip contours so it doesn't get messy, especially when considering the oily consistency. 9/10

Comfort:
Lancome's main marketing/selling point is that it is a moisturising product. On this count, they certainly deliver - the shakers are nicely moisturising. It doesn't feel too weighty on the lips, and is very comfortable. 10/10 for comfort, Lancome.

Formula:
This brings me on to formula, as these are lip oils, you might have expected them to feel greasy on the lips. This isn't the case - very comfortable as mentioned, well done again, Lancome.
The applicator means that the oily texture doesn't make for a messy or overly fussy application.
Also, despite their weak lasting power, they do fade away very well, without leaving any of that nasty gathered residue (know what I mean?) or smear awfully. They won't leave a mess, as you may have expected given the consistency - so no need to worry about the fading process. 9/10

Shade:
I'd also recommend the shade I was given, Mangoes Wild. Of all the shades, it'd definitely be one of my favourites, particularly given that it is probably one of the more strongly pigmented ones in the collection. It smells nice (though I'm not one who ever really has a problem with scented products -unless it's really vile), and is a really pretty deeper pink which I think could be paired or topped on virtually any lipstick. 7/10


(A seriously moody shot of me with the product on my lips - model behaviour lol) 

MY VERDICT: It's a tough one, folks! When I set out to write this review I thought it'd be rather a mixed bag, but reading over it now I realise just how many positives there are to the product, and how useful it has become in my daily makeup routine. I tend to apply it on days where I can't be bothered to apply a lip product. Alternatively I apply it when I have been wearing a matte nude lip, and am beginning to feel uncomfortable with the drying effects - this is great to just place on top. So make no mistake, it does get considerable use! Having said this, I can't honestly say that, had I not been sent one, I would be rushing out to buy one, nor can I say that I intend to buy another having used the product. Let's put it this way. If I were to lose this product tomorrow, I would definitely miss it, but I don't think I'd miss it enough to go out and purchase another at the current retail price (there'd have to be a sneaky 20% student discount code on feelunique or the like for me to be tempted, maybe I'm just stingey I don't know!)

 I think it depends entirely on what you are after. If you want a product that will give your lips just a hint of colour, a fresh, natural look, whilst keeping them moisturised then this product more than suffices, and would be a good option.

Perhaps, then, I'd say, I don't think its overly necessary to collect the whole collection or even a few, given the fact the pigments aren't very strong. But, I would say that if you're a beauty lover or a fan of  minimal makeup, or have dryer lips, then it would be handy to have one in your collection.

Have any of you guys tried the Lancome Juicy Shakers? What do you make of them? Leave me your opinions in the comments!

Stay tuned as I plan to post 3 blog posts next week, you lucky people (lol) ..(but don't hold me to it)...

You can purchase the Lancome Juicy Shaker here. (Enabler Alert! There's 10% off Harrods beauty until Sunday as well! You're welcome!)

Until next time,
Bisous,
Eva

xxx

8 comments

  1. I'm not generally a fan of sheer lip products, although there is something appealing about these. The packaging is certainly very cute! X

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Hi, Kate, thank you for coming back and commenting again! I agree, me neither, but I think I'm sold on this one! Yes, the packaging is nice and small and cute, definitely handy for those who like carrying smaller bags! :) x

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  2. I have one of these and am in love with it! Doesn't give much pigment as a normal lipstick does, but it's so easy to thrown on when you don't want much of a hassle on your lips! x

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, since this is me most days I've been finding I use it all the time! Thanks for reading and commenting Ashley :) x

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    1. It really is, definitely fuss free, which is what we all love in the summer months right?! Thanks for reading and commenting Tiffany! :) x

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  4. i wear lipstick all the time - it might be nice to have something that isn't incredibly pigmented. Thanks for your review!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

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    1. I agree, it's nice to have something that's fuss free as well! My pleasure, Lindsey - hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading! :) x

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