One of the most exciting things to happen in Newfoundland last year (well in the beauty blogging community anyhow) was that our very first Sephora store opened. Sadly for me, it remains an 8 hour drive away, but while I was in St. John’s to present at a conference, I finally got a chance to go to the new location. I really didn’t go for anything in particular. I just wanted to check out the store. Apparently I visit Sephoras like some people visit other touristy landmarks. The staff there were super nice, and I asked a SA how the store was doing. She said Sephora is shocked at how much business its doing and that sales are way beyond expectations, which I thought was pretty cool. Way to go fellow Canadian beauty product lovers!
While I was there, what did catch my eye was the display of the new Lancome Juicy Shakers. I’d seen GlamLifeGuru do a great review of the whole collection. Like a display of miniature martini shakers filled with bright colourful cocktails and name like Mangoes Wild and Wonder Melon, the Lancome Juicy Shakers were impossible to walk by. The packaging is totally cute.
The Juicy Shakers are basically a tinted lip oil, that you have to shake (like a martini shaker) before you use it to mix the pigment and the oil together. The shaking also loads the applicator, which is a unique dome-shaped sponge.
I swatched all of the shade in the store. They are definitely very sheer – more like a tinted lip balm – and some were basically a gloss, so if you love a dramatic, super pigmented lip product then these would not be for you. I always have to have something on my lips and I really like tinted lip balms, like the Maybelline Baby Lips and the Benefit BeneBalm (my review). As something to reach for to quickly pop on and moisturize my lips, I am really enjoying my Juicy Shaker. It contains five different oils: “peach kernel oil, a well-known emollient, softens lips while sweet almond oil conditions, apricot oil hydrates, and cranberry oil provides rich antioxidant properties. Muscat rose oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids, helps to soothe your lips.” Shiny at first, I find the oils sink into your lips relatively quickly and it keeps them feeling hydrated for a long time. It isn’t sticky at all.
The shade I picked up, 301 Meli Melon, is a soft warm, corally-pink. The picture on the Sephora site is really different than mine in real life.
You do have to reapply throughout the day. After a couple of applications, Meli Melon would leave behind a subtle pinky lip stain that I quite liked.
My only dislike about this is the scent. I just sniffed the first shade I’d picked up and it had a slightly sweet, almost vanilla scent that I didn’t mind. I didn’t sniff Meli Melon and then when I first wore it, I realized it had a completely different scent. All of the shades have a different scent/flavour (which isn’t very common in most lip lines). Online, the flavour of Meli Melon is described as “juicy blackberry” but to me it has a very watermelon type of scent to it which I’m not a huge fan of.
You would like the Lancome Juicy Shakers if:
- you like tinted lip balms
- you don’t mind reapplying
- you love fruity scented lip products
The Lancome Juicy Shakers might not be for you if:
- you prefer more pigmented lip products
- you want a long-wearing lip colour
- you dislike scented lip products
The Lancome Juicy Shakers are $28 CAD and Sephora Canada carries 9 of the 11 shades. All but 2 are sold out online, so they must be pretty popular!
Thanks for reading
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤