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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Lancome Juicy Shaker Review & Swatches

Sponsored: SHAKE! SHAKE SHAKE! I received two Lancome Juicy Shakers to review: Mint To Be (400) & Meli Melon (301). They are pigmented infused lip oils. Have you tried lip oil? I haven't. We have oils for our face & body. We have oils for our hair. Why not an oil for the lips? Well, Lancome went back into their makeup archives for this recipe (see video below). They used a 1945 cocktail shaker lipstick + juicy tubes from the 90's (i remember those) and came up with this concept (Juicy Shaker). Let's first talk packaging. Cocktails anyone? The product (lip oil + tint) is housed in what mimics to be a cocktail shaker. IT'S VERY CUTE! Every time I look at it, I want to repeat the James Bond saying, "shaken, not stirred". To activate it (because the pigment and oil separates), you MUST shake it! And I mean shake vigorously! After shaking it, twist off the cap. The cap has a very soft and may I add lip-friendly (feels good to the lips) sponge. Apply it to your lips and're done. Now, expectations! Will you like this? It depends on what YOU are looking for! This is not a lip balm. This is not a lip gloss. This is an OIL. So it's going to feel slightly heavier on the lips. The oil is very moisturizing to the lips (while ON), but once it wears off ... don't expect the moisture to stay or for your lips to remain moisturized. The moisture your lips receive is TEMPORARY (only for a couple of hours ... not all day). I've been using these for a week and another thing you can't expect is long-term nourishment for your lips. It's not a long-term treatment for lips in my opinion (Like the Fresh Advanced Therapy treatment lip balm). Lancome states, it's "A Perfect Cocktail Of Nourishing Oils": Apricot Oil (hydrating), Rose De Muscat Oil (soothing), Cranberry Oil (Antioxidants), Peach Oil (softening) and Sweet Almond Oil (nourishing).  All of that is great, but it doesn't last :S Now, the color payoff! There are over 20 shades! The two I received only gave me a wash of color. Mint To Be (blue) was a tinge of blue (thank God) with a little sparkle. Meli Melon was a light coral color. These two shades were sheer in color, but there are other shades that will give you more color (from what I've seen on the web). Scent is another thing to consider. Meli Melon has a distinct & delightful watermelon scent. Mint To Be has a faint mint scent (nothing extraordinary in my opinion). At $21 each, I was expecting more. They're good, but they're not great! If you're a makeup collector, like me you'll love it for the packaging, scent and temporary moisture. If you're looking for long-term moisturized lips or treatment for dry lips you'll be disappointed. Expect to reapply every couple of hours. It seems some are better than others. All in all, they've gotten great reviews! But this was my experience. I just don't want you to spend a lot of money and expect the world from this. There is one called Piece of Cake that I'm interested in (name), but I will have to go to the store to get an idea of the scent. Those are my thoughts!

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Lancome Juicy Shaker's in Mint To Be and Meli Melon are Bittersweet



Shireen L. Platt said...

See this is the reason why I love you through and through, Kim. You say it as it is regardless if it's sponsored or not which is a rare traits with beauty bloggers these days. I'm giving this a miss because for that price I really want more.

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Shira said...

I've seen this everywhere and I think I either look for lots of color/pigment or moisture so these could work as a topper but not something I'd run for. Thanks for another great review.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I've seen these around and I had no idea what they were until I read your review,Kim. Thanks for breaking it down. This product sounds interesting but it definitely seems to fall short for the price. As always I appreciate your honesty.


Oh wow! Didn't know about Lancome's new hit. Guess I would be disappointed because... well of my dry lips! Haha! Great honest review, Kim!!

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Cee said...

What an unusual and, frankly, gimmicky, product! Although I'd be very interested in seeing the cocktail shaker from 1945 ;) For years I was a dedicated Lancome fan but in recent years I haven't been all that impressed with what they've had to offer and, honestly, I find all of their Juicy products offer only the most temporary feeling of moisture on the lips, so I tend to look elsewhere. Another great review, Kim!

Jen27 said...

The packaging of these is adorable and I'm tempted by anything associated with Lisa Eldridge, but I think I'll be able to resist these! Thanks for the honest review :)

Andrea said...

Hi Kim!!
sorry ive been MIA!! I havent really had time to visit anyone's blogs since ive been going so crazy with work school teaching fitness trying to blog etc. so im sorry!!! but im back!!!
I love how real you are with your posts, its nice to see real opinions! i saw you show these on snapchat, and sad that they werent too great, but thanks for the review! I was interested to see how they would be!!
hope you are doing well, friend! I'll try to pop by again soon! have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

I think it's fun and something a beauty blogger or make-up lover would buy... The review is great, but I'll be giving this one a miss simply because I don't believe it's worth the price or has particularly good ingredients. x

Ohiamiht said...

Love your photos, thanks for sharing! xx

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Jackie Harrison said...

Love the packaging and it is true the darker one give more color than the light one. Have a great weekend.

Emmylou said...

Agree with the other comments, Kim...what we love about you and your blog (among other things) is your honesty, even with sponsored stuff. With the packaging, this should've been a great buy, but if it only performs so-so, then I'll pass.
Have a great weekend:) XOXO

Lily (Beauty With Lily) said...

I appreciate your honesty SO much, Kim! I was out picking up a few essentials and walked past a Lancome counter...I almost, almost picked up a couple of these but I knew you were going to review them, so I decided to wait.
I'll be skipping these...I prefer products that have longer lasting moisture.
Thanks for sharing and being honest Kim!
xo, Lily
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Darcy said...

Totally agree with all the other commenters! This seems like it could be really cool, but I would want to try it out at a lower price point first.

Unknown said...

I can always rely on you for an honest review Kim! I've been seeing these everywhere and people raving about them but I didn't know whether it was actually honest. For the price I'd expect them to be pigmented and stupidly moisturising, but I suppose you're paying for the branding not the quality aye.
Pretty Mad Things .. x o

willsingformakeup said...

I have one of the Guerlain lip oils, and those seem to be more pigmented than the Lancome. But, it could just be the one I have vs. what I've seen reviewed from Lancome. Either way, I really like the one I have, but I'm not sure if this is the type of product I need in every brand and color. Thanks for the honest review!

Tanya Dufour said...

The packaging is definitely cute but I'm not sure how I feel about the price tag given the lack of color and long lasting moisture. Thanks for the honest review Kim!

Stacey Barber said...

I really wanted to try these out but for that price I do want more!
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Miss Val's Creations said...

I have never heard of lip oil before. The concept sounds great but I would not care for it either if it wears off too quickly!

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

looks like tons of fun!

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Jalisa said...

I really love the packaging and concept of these shakers, but I think for an oil, you'd kind of expect results that would be associated with an oil treatment, which are typically nourishing and longer lasting. I love that even though you receive these products to try out, you are honest in what the product lacks, and hopefully they'll take the feedback into consideration to make it better! With that, the blue one looks so cool and it's even more cool that it doesn't go on as pigmented as shown in the bottle, haha! Thanks so much for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Mica said...

I think it's a fun product and a great idea, but I agree with you Kim, I'd expect it to be longer lasting. Although with those juicy tubes you had to reapply all day I remember, haha!

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Julie's Lifestyle said...

I never heard of lip oil before either. It sounds interesting and thanks for this review on the product! :)

Jo said...

Cute packaging Kim! I've never heard of lip oil. Thank you so much for your honest review, definitely can save some money.

xo Jo

LBG said...

These are very cool! Love the shaker packaging. Not sure it's really my thing, but I loved reading about it. Excellent review!


Bash Harry said...

So it's a lip oil that doesn't really moisturise your lips? looks like a real interesting concept but I don't think i'd get it. Especially since it's so expensive!

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Fashionably Idu said...

Wow, Great concept. I love that they mimic a cocktail shaker. I actually wouldn't mind trying it. Thanks for sharing Kim.

Unknown said...

These are super cute! I've never tried a lip oil before, but I have tried using coconut oil on my lips instead of a lip balm. I felt the same way- if felt nice but it was temporary. After it soaked in that was kind of it. Thanks for your honest review on these, Kim!!

nerline said...

Somebody definitely had a dirty Martini in mind when making these products. And stop being in my head, Kim! I was thinking about that quote when I started reading the post, then you wrote it! Happy weekend Hun!

Tania Franco said...

Too bad they are bittersweet. I see that they are translucent too, and I would love more pigment myself. At $21 that is totally not worth it for me either. Oh well, they have to try again with these glosses! Glad you warned us gloss lovers.


Unknown said...

I love them!



The Dragonfruit said...

Lip oils? I had no idea that was the new thing, aha. But thanks for keeping me updated and always sharing your honest opinion! I think I'll hold out on this...for that price I'd expect more.

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Kay Cake Beauty said...

I have been how awkward it was to hold onto these little applicators haha; love the idea though, it's similar to the Korean brand Tosowoong vampire lip oil. I wasn't expecting the "Mint To Be" to be so pigmented as I assume it would be a clear gloss type, but I did expect the red one to have at least some colors. It seems that the colors barely shows up in your swatches >.<

K ♡

Hanna Lei said...

I love the video! -Hanna Lei

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oomph. said...

lip oil...very interesting. my lips are always super dry and peeling, so i'm wondering if this would help. thanks for the review.

little luxury list said...

What a shame but the containers really are adorable!

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Jane @ said...

Thanks for the honest review! The packaging sure is cute though. I haven't had much luck with some of Lancome's products lately either.

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