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Graded: Lancome Juicy Shaker

Lancome Juicy Shaker

Lancome Juicy Shaker: “Apri-Cute”

Hello, class! Today we are going to be grading a new-ish product, the Lancome Juicy Shaker, specifically in the shade “Apri-Cute.” Now, I should mention that right now, Sephora has this shade listed as “mouth watering Apricot” for some reason, rather than its official Lancome name. Either way, same shade, same grade.

As always, we will use the handy-dandy grading rubric to determine our review. Additionally, some links here are affiliate links, which means I make like a fraction of a cent if you click on it. If that’s not cool with you, feel free to search the product names on the internet yourself!

Product Description

First, let’s talk about what the Lancome Juicy Shaker supposedly is and does. According to Lancome’s page about this product:

Shake it up with the latest innovation: Juicy Shaker’s bi-phase technology delivers the first pigmented lip oil with 2 distinct phases. The first phase is a transparent oil phase for a comfortable non-sticky shine. The second is the pigment phase for a shot of color. Shake Juicy Shaker like a cocktail shaker to mix the pigments and oil. The cushion applicator enhances application by delivering the perfect ‘shot’ of addictive non-sticky shine and a sheer tint of color to your lips that is simply irresistible.

The cocktail blend of 4 nourishing oils treats your lips like a lip balm. Peach kernel oil; a well-known emollient softens lips while Sweet Almond oil conditions and Cranberry oil provides rich anti-oxidant properties. Muscat Rose oil is rich in essential fatty acids and helps to soothe lips. So addictive, you won’t be able to resist applying it over and over.

Lancome Juicy Shaker


Ease of Application: 5/5
Shake it up, untwist the top, and smother your lips in the oil. It’d be really hard to screw this one up…

Formula: 3/5
The product description promises a “non-sticky” shine. Non-sticky, sure, but the shine lasts about 5 minutes. And as for “so addictive, you won’t be able to resist applying it over and over”… well, perhaps that has something to do with the fact that you need to keep reapplying it if you want it to look like there’s anything on your lips at all. The formula is somewhat hydrating, but no more so than a standard lip oil. I should also not that this product does have a fragrance – mine is somewhat citrusy- so if that bothers you, beware.

Color: 3/5
Pigmented? Nope. Not one bit. Now I can only speak for the Apri-Cute shade. It’s possible that the darker berries and reds show up more. But I was definitely expecting more from a product that appeared so bright in the package. Overall it is still a beautiful, wearable color, just a little disappointing in terms of pigmentation.

Lancome Juicy Shaker

Lancome Juicy Shaker

Packaging: 4/5
The whole “shaker” idea is an adorable concept. However, there’s something weird feeling about having such a big spongy applicator. I also feel a little bit silly applying it in public because it is such an unusual applicator.

Lancome Juicy Shaker

Overall, the Lancome Juicy Shaker in Apri-Cute receives a grade of B!


I have seen many positive reviews of the Lancome Juicy Shaker, so I am especially interested to hear your thoughts if you’ve tried it. Please leave them below!


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  • Reply
    May 29, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Great review! They’re definitely fun but I feel the same way as you do. I got two shades, they’re both really sheer and gone within 10 minutes. IMHO the Clarins and YSL lip oils are way better.

  • Reply
    June 11, 2016 at 7:45 am

    I have the same Juicy Shaker, and I enjoy it as a fun product to keep in my purse, but agree that it’s definitely not what you should reach for if you’re looking for long lasting shine or pigmentation. I’m happy to have one for the summer, but I don’t think I’d go out and buy 2 or 3 other colors because it just doesn’t seem worth it.

    • Reply
      June 11, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Totally- I think there are much better products but this one is still just kind of cute to have.

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