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Juicy Tubes - Worth the fuss, well I think so.
Lancome Juicy Tube
Member Name: AmINormal
Lancome Juicy Tube
Advantages: Lovely glossy lips, easy to apply
Years ago when Lancôme Juicy Tubes seemed all the rage with my family and friends I could never justify spending so much money on what was simply a lip-gloss. However as you may know from some of my other reviews, my wedding two years ago gave me a great excuse to forgo my budget rules and indulge on items that were a little out of my price range. One of these items was a 15ml tube of Lancôme Juicy Tubes in 'Peche, No.31' and here are my thoughts on my little splurge!
Lancôme Juicy Tubes - what's all the fuss?
These little tubes of gloss seem to have a really strong fan base and I could never understand what all the fuss was about. But I was wrong, having owned a Juicy Tube now for 2 years I've got to say that there is a lot to shout about with this little product.
Lancôme who are owned by L'Oreal are a high-end provider of make-up, perfumes and skin care ranges, which was set up in 1935. Juicy Tubes were introduced by Lancôme in 2000 and were the world's first lip-gloss in a tube, which may go some way to understanding why they have become so popular.
The Juicy Tubes, which I've had so far, are 15ml in size but the current size of the packaging is now 18ml. This doesn't seem much but I can confirm I've got over 12 months use out of my two tubes and I've given them pretty heavy use.
The packaging is a clear plastic tube with a twist on cap to keep your gloss and the applicator clean and tidy. Sometimes I do find that the area where the lid twists on can have some gloss which ends up sticking to it and this area may get a little dirty with frequent use but I find a quick wipe and your back to new again. The size of the tube also makes it so easy to fit in the smallest of handbags or even a purse.
The product is applied straight from the packaging with a handy slanted top to the tube with a small opening for the gloss to be squeezed out. The gloss itself is quiet thick but goes onto the lips very easily. The taste of mine is really peachy which I love and the colour is really natural. I use it for a day look on its own or a night look with some lipstick underneath and a little lip liner. It was also great for my wedding day and everytime my lips went dry with nerves I added some lipgloss for a peachy perk me up! Once applied lips are really glistening with shine and the colour of my 'Peche' gives a really lovely natural glow to my lips. The stickiness of the product has both good and bad points for me. Its stays on really well and much better than other lip-gloss products I use which seem to disappear once I leave the house. The stickiness is also a bit of a pain when you head out and the wind sticks your hair to your lips and then you end up with lip-glossed hair. I guess it's a small price to pay but for me it does cause a little bother!
When I bought my first Juicy Tube two years ago for my wedding it cost me about £14 (my second was a gift so don't know the cost) and I've checked online with Boots and notice that the 18ml bottle costs £14.50 at the moment (there are 10 colours available with Boots) so it hasn't increased in price too dramatically. Also when compared against other products on the market it doesn't seem to expensive when you consider the amount of use you will get from the product.
Overall this is something I never thought I needed but when I've tried it I've got to say its worth a little splurge to have lovely glossy lips!
4/5 for me, the stickiness takes it down a point!
Thanks for reading.
Summary: Great product, worth the initial financial outlay