One of the most fun recent beauty launches is the Lancôme Juicy Shaker; a pigment-infused bi-phased lip oil developed by Makeup Creative Director Lisa Eldridge (love her!). Juicy Shakers are the next generation Juicy Tubes; the amazing tubes of lip gloss that Lancôme put out in 2000. Everybody had to have at least one!
Lancôme Juicy Shakers certainly don’t look like any other lip product that I have; they’re adorable. Packaged with a nod to one of Lancôme’s vintage lipsticks that had a martini shaker silhouette, the first thing you notice is the separation of pigment and oils. Give a shake and you can see the oils and color pigments mixing up to activate.
Each Juicy Shaker has gorgeous pigments suspended in essential oils: Musk Rose Oil to sooth, antioxidant-rich Cranberry Oil to protect, Peach Oil to soften and nourish, and Almond Oil to leave lips supple. The bi-phased formula drenches lips in moisture, while the pigments melt into lips for a sheer flush of color that is buildable. And there’s a pillow-soft cushion to dab on just the right amount of lip color.
There are 20 Juicy Shaker shades; many fruit-inspired, such as Apri-Cutie (orange with an apricot scent), Cherry Symphony (ruby shade with cherry scent) and Mangoes Wild (orange-pink with a mango scent). The cool blue shade, Mint To Be, acts as a lip beautifier. With Juicy Shakers you get the benefits of a lip balm, plus the shine and color of a gloss.
In trying out the Lancôme Juicy Shakers, I have to say, I love the whole concept. The oil feels great on my lips; it’s not the least bit sticky. In terms of wear, it’s not a long-lasting wear. But for me, that’s ok. The lightweight oil is absorbed and I know it’s hydrating my lips. The pigmented color is best described as sheer; a flush. You can build it, so that it’s more like a stain. For best results, dab on with the point and fill in color with the side of the applicator.