Liquid and ombre lipsticks, BB and CC creams and blending sponges. These are just some examples of the breakthroughs in the beauty realm we have seen in the last few decades and are now part and parcel of our daily beauty routine. For centuries, new and innovative beauty products keep being developed and this doesn’t seem to be slowing down (oh, our poor wallets). Remember the frenzy surrounding Lancôme’s Juicy Tubes which sparked the lip gloss phenomenon in the early 2000s? Just when you thought the lip gloss craze is dying, we are presented with yet another trendsetter which will certainly reignite your love for gloss because something similar but EVEN BETTER is hitting shores!
This time, the creator of the lovely Juicy Tubes has revolutionised the cosmetics world once again with Juicy Shaker, a bi-phase lip oil that combines comfort with the colour impact of perfectly dosed pigments in a multitude of vibrant shades with an adjustable finish.
Paying homage to its predecessors – the Shaker and Juicy Tube, the Juicy Shaker marries an impressive range of flattering and wearable colours with zesty and fruity fragrances. The impeccable pairing of pigments and lipcare oils promises an incredibly soft and lightweight finish and a healthy shine on the lips – qualities of your regular gloss improved by a multitude of notches.
Most of the time when I review beauty products, I struggle finding their unique (and noteworthy) selling points to balance out their negative aspects (when I bash, I bash with grace) because whether we like it or not, everything is about the same. But I can go on and on about Juicy Shaker because everything about it is so distinctive. Besides the interesting packaging that’s molded after a cocktail shaker (complete with metal balls to mimic the effect of ice cubes hitting both ends of the mixer when you shake up the contents, no less), this product has also attained a couple of firsts. It comes with a sensorial, conical-shape cushion applicator to absorb just the right dose of formula for ultra-simple and intuitive application while to ensure the quintessence of gentleness. I swear my lips had never felt so pampered before.
The Juicy Shaker is also endowed with four precious oils with complementary properties which instantly offer lips with a smooth and plumped-up look. Peach kernel oil, for instance, provides the softening and nourishing effect while sweet almond oil leaves the lips supple and re-structured. Cranberry oil is an anti-oxidant which protects and promotes the restoration of the skin’s protective barrier with its richness in Omega 3 and 6. Musk rose oil, on the other hand, soothes the lips while helping to regenerate the skin and speed up any healing process (Hear ye, hear ye! People with lip picking habits!).
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “HOLY, THAT’S A LOT OF OIL! Isn’t it going to be super tacky?” Truth be told, that was my initial concern as well. In fact, tackiness is one of my biggest reasons for avoiding gloss because grrrrrr don’t you just hate it when strands of your hair get shrouded in sticky goo whenever you get hit by a sudden gust of wind? Gross. But my worries proved to be completely unfounded because not only does it lend a dazzling shine, there is absolutely no sticky sensation at all. OH JOY! You can try rubbing your lips together and they will literally glide off each other.
The texture of Juicy Shaker has definitely shone on my quality indicators for lip products but what about their application? I will be sharing my views based on the two shades I was given as press samples.
#381 in Mangoes Wild
Mangoes Wild, a favourite of Lily Collin and also mine, is described as an orange-pink with a sweet and intense scent of mango… and watermelon. I would say it leans more to the pink side with very negligible amount of orange undertones. It is sheer, emollient and it hugs to the lips. Perhaps due to its darker pigmentation, it feels thicker than Meli Melon upon application.
With oil as the main ingredient, however, comes an unsurprising downside: the lip oil would not be able to withstand eating, drinking and even more so, a little lip-locking (but I can guarantee that your partner would be tempted for more because those lips smell alluring and orgasmic *wink*). But the Juicy Shakers are packaged in such a way that they won’t occupy a lot space in your handbag so that you can bring yours along wherever you go and touch up whenever necessary.
#301 in Meli Melon
Meli Melon is described as a smooth and juicy pink with a perfectly-ripe melon scent. The lustrous texture (more so than Mangoes Wild) creates a natural pout effect to make the lips look fuller. It is sheer but conceals fine lines very well. But because it’s so sheer, I had to apply several times to achieve the light pink above or it would be almost unnoticeable on my lips. Fair skin would probably bring out the soft tone better.
Due to the thinner texture of the Juicy Shaker coupled with the thickness of the applicator, the product tends to bleed slightly especially at the corners of the mouth. Still, despite the minor drawback, these nourishing lip oils contain a truck load of pigment that intensifies with each application.
Lancôme proves themselves yet again to be ahead of the game by releasing 20 irresistible shades for the conventional and bold, all further characterised by their own scent so pronounced that you can get a whiff of the tropical fragrance the moment you uncap the bottle. God probably designed the nose above the lips for moments like this, where you to be enjoy the pleasure of smelling the delectable scent of food for as long as thirty minutes before it wanes.
All 20 shades with their complementing fragrance
Mango Wild (381) – mango-scented orange-pink*
Berry in Love (283) – blackberry-scented pinkish-purple*
Cherry Symphony (151) – cherry-scented bright red*
Apri-cute (102) – apricot-scented orange*
Lemon Explosion (300) – energy drink-scented rose (limited edition)*
Mint to Be (400) – mint-scented blue
Walk the Lime (166) – lime-scented orange
It’s My Jam (172) – strawberry jam-scented intense red
Piece of Cake (201) – almond-scented tea brown
Good Kara-Mel (271) – caramel-scented praline brown
Berry Tale (372) – blackcurrant-scented berry pink
Great-Fruit (154) – grapefruit-scented orange
Wonder Melon (352) – watermelon-scented fuchsia
Show Me the Honey (112) – honey-scented syrupy golden
Vanilla Pop (252) – vanilla-scented rosewood red
Bohemian Raspberry (341) – raspberry-scented bluish-pink
Boom-Meringue (313) – lemon meringue-scented orange-pink
Spice It Up (240) – gingerbread-scented cinnamon brown
Meli-Melon (301) – melon-scented pink
Freedom of Peach (142) – peach-scented orange
Want to have a look and feel of Juicy Shaker before committing to a purchase? Sign up for a complimentary Juicy Shakeover (makeover) here!
Don’t you just love the pun-intended names of the shades?
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