You can imagine then, how excited I was to receive these three mini Lancome Juicy Tubes as part of Dawn's giveaway prize from 'See it, love it, swatch it.' Unfortunately they don't appear to have names, so I shall describe them to you. I did look the shades up on the website and guessed what they might be so please correct me if I am wrong.
2 - Pale pink with golden/slightly orange toned shimmer throughout, pearly finish (I think it is Dreamsicle)
3 - Bright medium pink with silver/blue toned shimmer throughout (I think it is Miracle)
First up is the packaging. To be honest, considering that Lancome is supposed to be a pretty respectable kind of brand, the packaging isn't all that impressive. It's nice and all but hardly anything to rave about. As is the case with every lipgloss, I struggle to get along with this squeezy tube type packaging, much preferring a doe foot applicator, but that's just personal preference.
As mentioned before, each of these glosses are jam packed with glitter - I'm talking to a crazy extent. For someone who isn't all that keen on the idea of blue glitter coated lips, this doesn't work all that well with me. I've tried to talk myself into loving the disco-ball feel of these glosses, but it's just not happening. Maybe if I was 5 years old I might be a little less apprehensive. Might.
So that little (uh, quite large actually) hurdle was a challenge to get over, but once having moved past that I got to the formula. Oh dear. I'm sorry Lancome Juicy Tubes, I really wanted to like you I really really did, but you didn't make it easy for me. Why must you be so sticky, thick and glitter filled?
Though they look so pigmented and different from one another in the tube, on the lips you can barely even tell the difference, they just all look exactly the same.
I hate to say it but I have to give these 3 out of 10.
What a shame. But you know what? I am still so glad that I own these iconic tubes of blue based glitter because if I didn't, I wouldn't be a real beauty blogger!
Honestly, I am glad I was so lucky to win these because now I know what Juicy tubes are actually like, and despite not getting on all that well with them, they still represent the word 'lipgloss' in my mind and I sure as hell won't be getting rid of them any time soon.
Have you tried any Lancome Juicy Tubes and did you have better luck?
I never tried these. I'm not really a gloss lover because I think it's too sticky.ReplyDelete
Gloss isn't my most favourite product ever, although I have some that I LOVE and don't find sticky at all, so I guess you just have to search around a bit.Delete
Aw what a shame about these.ReplyDelete
I always seem to hear about them.
I'm not a big fan of lip gloss especially tube glosses because they're usually sticky.
Not a huge fan of the glitter either.
Sorry you didn't like them!
They're pretty well known so it kind of came as a surprise that they weren't unbelievably good. Still, glad I have them!Delete
I have a couple of these minis, i think I might have Miracle. I'm not a fan either, too sticky and I really kinda hate the squeezy tube application, mine leak and get sticky gloss everywhere!ReplyDelete
I don't know whether I am just hopelessly uncoordinated or what, but I just can't make friends with the squeezy tube (with any kind of lipgloss)!Delete
I hear so much about these everywhere! I'm not much of a lipgloss fan either, let alone ones with glitter. Too bad they didn't work with you, luckily they were given to you instead of actually buying it!ReplyDelete
It is a bit of a shame but at least I know what they are actually like now!Delete
I thought the exact same thing when I first tried them, so sticky and gloopy. I could hardly move my lips when I wore them as they would just stick together! Really great and honest review. XxReplyDelete
Thanks Meg. I don't like writing negative reviews but there is no point in lying.Delete
I *think* I may have the first one, although mine looks like more of a brighter pink but it is very sheer. I agree about the stickyness & glitter so I rarely use mine but I love the smell! xReplyDelete
The stickiness and glitter is just so offputting, I don't know anyone who finds them desirable traits in a lipgloss. Ahhhh well.Delete
Awww too bad these didn't work out. I have one in toffee pop. It's pigmented but like you say it's super glittery/goopy.ReplyDelete
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I'm actually quite surprised that these glosses are like this because they are so well known and I thought they were super popular.Delete