I don’t recall where I first saw these intriguing new lip oils, but I do remember knowing that I had to have one. Despite my best efforts, I am really not a lipstick fan. I just can’t cope with the amount of effort that goes into finding a suitable shade, formula and finish. Not to mention all the lining, applying, checking and reapplying that goes on. I will wear a nude lip occasionally, but that’s as far as it goes. Lip oils, and tinted balms though? These I can get on board with.
There are fourteen shades of Juicy Shakers to choose from, and it – quite literally – took me three days to decide which one to buy. I eventually opted for Freedom of Peach, and Mangoes Wild. If you’re a regular reader, then you may know that I have been loving peach blushers recently, so Freedom of Peach seemed a no-brainer for me. Mangoes wild is a sheer, pretty red.
Being lip oils, the colours are sheer and subtle, and leave lips glossy but not sticky. When left to their own devices, the liquid separates inside the tube, and they need to be given a good shake before applying. The little sponge tip collects just enough product to cover the lips. To get the best results, you then need to dab the applicator on the lips. They can be built up to get a (slightly) more intense colour. After the oil has soaked in/ been licked off, then the lips will be stained. It probably goes without saying that – out of the two shades I own – Mangoes Wild leaves a more obvious stain behind. Now, if you’re looking for anything more than a subtle wash of colour, then these won’t be for you, but on light make-up days, or when you just don’t fancy wearing ‘proper’ lipstick, they are perfect.
The scents are gorgeous and fruity, and are apparently individual to each Juicy Shaker. I have extremely dry sensitive lips, and I am always nervous about trying any new lip products. Even lip balms have been known to irritate, but I have absolutely no issue with the Juicy Shakers. They do a fantastic job of leaving my lips feeling moisturised.
As much as I love the Lancôme Juicy Shakers, I can’t say that the formula is completely unique. They are very similar to the YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oils, which I also love. The packaging is very different though, and it is strangely satisfying to give the tube a good shake, and watch the colour transform from an oily mess to a smooth beautiful gloss. Get yours for £18 here.
What do you think? Have you tried a Juicy Shaker yet, do you plan to?
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