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Lancome Juicy Tube
Member Name: ice_pink
Lancome Juicy Tube
Advantages: Good quality, good selection of shades, long lasting
Disadvantages: The price!
~*~ Juicy Tubes ~*~
I'm more of an eyes than a lips kind of girl. Most of my make-up routine is actually spent on my eyes - mascara, eyeliner and the all important under-eye highlighting. I stick to the rule I once read in Cosmo not too do dramatic eyes and lips at the same time, so my lips therefore usually go naked. However! I received two Lancôme Juicy Tubes from a friend recently - she had a bit of a splurge and over did it, which worked out well for me, so I decided to give them a go.
What are they?
These lip glosses have been out for a good couple of years now. The packaging screams luxury - they come in a sexy little Lancôme tube with the rose logo, and bright gold lettering. The gloss inside actually looks glossy, shimmery and shiny - you could easily get excited about this one!
The glosses come in a range of different colours that are available to purchase online, but if you are purchasing from Boots or a department store your choice will be a bit more limited. Shades include toffee, mulberry and 'strawberry funk'. There is a shade to suit everyone's tastes, so you will be able to find something that you like no problem.
The price (wait for it!)...
Each tube will set you back £13.50, which is a bit extravagant for a lip gloss - I nearly had a heart attack when I realised how much my friend had paid - although she got them on holiday so I'm sure she got a bargain. There is currently an offer on in Boots, however, where you get 1000 advantage card points (cash equivalent of £10) for every two Lancôme purchases, so you can save yourself a bit of money if you do it that way. Look out for special offers and free gift offers in department stores as well - I never buy high-end make-up when it's not on offer, they seem to rotate their offers so you can usually find it somewhere for a good price or with something free thrown in!
Does it work?
So, lets get down to the performance of the product. The one thing I don't like about lip glosses, especially cheaper ones, is that horrible sticky feeling you get on your lips after applying, and also when it's windy out, your hair gets stuck to your lips and you end up looking not-so-sleek with bits of hair, leaves and dirt stuck to your once-was-glossy lips. I was pleased to discover that although this product is slightly sticky (it is a gloss!) it made my lips feel sleek and fresh as opposed to the majority of other glosses I have experienced. The lasting effect of this product is very good. Obviously it will depend how much of a lip-licker you are, but I find that one application usually lasts me a good half a day, which is good going for a lip product. The main benefit of this product is the plumping effect it has on your lips. It really does work in making them stand out and appear fuller and, well, glossier!
This is definitely my number one lip gloss. It's the only one I have tried that I would consider purchasing again. It gives good results, isn't too sticky and 'does what it says on the box'. However! At £13.50 for a little tube, I can't really justify purchasing it with my limited finances, so will be waiting for an ultimate special offer to stock up. If you are about to splurge on a lip gloss then I would definitely recommend this one. I don't think it's really worth the price tag though, and would much rather spend the money elsewhere!
Summary: If you've got cash burning a hole in your pocket go for it