When these Lancôme Juicy Shakers were first released they were featured on bloggers’ Snapchats and Instagrams constantly. Because they all seemed to be either sent to the bloggers or associated with a Lancôme beauty event I was interested in checking them out for myself.
I picked this one up in a Shoppers Drug Mart for $28CAD after searching for about two weeks. Not all Shoppers carry Lancôme so you may have to try a few different stores. You can also pick these up from Sephora online or at a Lancôme beauty counter in The Bay.
I do feel like these are quite pricy for a lip tint/oil and I could probably find something cheaper a Korean Beauty line. But alas, researching Korean Beauty and taking a trip to Pacific Mall is a task for another day.
The Texture/Formula: I vastly prefer the texture of this to something like Benetint. With Benetint I often feel like there’s no pigmentation and that the viscosity is similar to food colouring. These Juicy Shakers are closer to an oil’s thickness, without the slip of an oil. While the product is still on my lips they feel hydrated and nourished. However, I will say that after the product has worn off my lips do feel dry, and I have had to make sure to apply/carry a balm with me.
The Shade on Dark Skin: This colour is by no means ‘berry’ but is instead a very wearable cool toned pink, which I think is a fairly unusual find for darker woc. The shine of the oil will make almost anyone’s lips look naturally full and plump. I think most other colours will wear better on the lips for WOC than they look on the arm.
Other Shades: When I swatched the range I was immediately turned off by the orange shades. But now that I’ve thought on it, the pigmentation is so inoffensive that I doubt they’d look jarring or too light on dark skin.
Staying Power: In a world of matte liquid lipsticks I welcome the alternative oils provide, but the corollary to that is that they have much shorter lasting power. I get 2-3 hours of pigmented wear from these. And I’ve only gotten a tiny bit of a lip stain ono the lip line.
Swatching Tip: Because the packaging is a bit gimmicky it can be intimidating(?) to ask to try these in store. Don’t buy a shade without trying it on your lips just because you’re worried about asking the sales associate for help. Just grab a disposable doe foot applicator instead of using the applicator in the lid.
It’s not a must have have by any means but if you have the money and it intrigues you I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. It’s a nice product that’s different from most of what western brands have been carrying and there should be a colour that works for darker skin tones.
CUSHION BLUSH SUBTIL
As an aside, the Lancôme cushion blushes were also on display and looked amazing but were a bit too high for my price point at the time (~$45CAD).
So here are some quick absolutely terrible swatches of the Cushion Blush on my arm in natural lighting. Every time I swatch these (6x so far) I absolutely love how they apply (especially Cerise Givrée), I just can’t seem to take the plunge.