Spring is officially here and I can already start noticing that the days are getting lighter, the mornings warmer and the sun is coming out more often. With that, brands are finally launching their more colourful and summer-inspired collections and in line of course there was Lancome. The Juicy Shakers came out recently and I managed to get my hands on a couple that were sent to me, plus I totally stole one from my mum because she didn't like it. And with that revealed, you can imagine that this little review will be a bit mixed.
So these little cute glosses cost £18 which is not exactly cheap. They come in huge variety of shades (13 to be exact with an extra limited edition one, Mint To Be) and what makes them special is the fact that they contain a bi phased formula pairing nourishing lip oils with beautiful pigments for plump but natural looking, glossy lips. These nourishing oils contain sweet almond oil, omega 3 and cranberry oil which is all great.
What makes them stand out even more is the odd spongy applicator that according to the brand absorbs just the right amount of oil that you then dab on your lips but personally I found myself having to go in more than once to fully apply it nicely everywhere. As you can imagine the formula is indeed not sticky and non drying. Before applying it you have to shake the product well as it separates inside. I have the shades Mint To Be, Freedom of Peach* and Apri-Cute* (love the names).
You guys know I'm a huge fan of the brand, I enjoy their foundations and the mascaras a lot so of course with each release, there's that pressure to really impress me and all the other loyal buyers of their products. When writing this review I realised that I'm stuck in the middle. I don't love these but I don't dislike them. I find the pigment to be a little too weak for what you pay for and despite the concept being great, I still gravitate more towards my regular balms if my lips are looking dry. I'm not a huge fan of the smell either. Each one has a different scent that matches the fruit and colour but I found it to be way too strong for my linking.
Overall it's a 'meh' from me. I know many bloggers love these and that's fair enough but personally I wouldn't really spend £18 on these Juicy Shakers at all. That's just my two cents. I'd love to know what you think though! Let me know in the comments or tweet me (@KrisEvilCupcake). I hope you found this review helpful.