Last year Lancôme launched the very innovative two-phase lippie product call “Juicy Shaker”, which was basically a lip oil that gets mixed with the second phase of liquid pigment as you shake the little cocktail-shaker-inspired container and use as a tinted lip gloss. (That was a long sentence but you can read my full review over here.)
This year they changed it into a “Matte Shaker” (the original Juicy Shaker is still a permanent product) and honestly I’m not super duper into the whole shaker thing but for a review’s sake I bought one colour a couple months ago.
While I love how hydrating the Juicy Shaker is, I wasn’t happy with the very poor pigmentation of the range, but the Matte Shaker range looked very promising this time. I picked up the most classic lipstick shade of all-time… A vibrant French Red… Idk, when I think about Lancôme I always picture a Parisienne, and red lipstick is the next thing that comes to my mind. So I picked the shade “Red’y in 5”
Finally, a matte liquid lipstick that wears comfortably without drying out your lips! A water-in-oil emulsion that’s formulated with a patented Ultra Thin Film technology to deliver weightless texture and a second-skin feel without sacrificing intense color payoff. And it has Vitamin E for comfortable, non-drying wear.
Its unique cushion sponge allows for maximum absorption of the formula to deliver a precise, soft application onto the lips, and buildable color that dries without smudging or transfer.
The container as same as last year all except for the lid and the stopper. The matte shaker has glossy black lid and stopper as opposed to the silver one in the Juicy Shaker. The applicator is the same sponge tip, and this time around there are only 7 shades to choose from.
- Magic Orange – vibrant orange
- Beige Vintage – nude beige
- Energy Peach – nude peach
- Red’y in 5 – warm red
- Kiss Me Cherie – brick red
- Pink Power – magenta
- Yummy Pink – bright pink
Price: US$ 22.00 (1 dollar higher than Juicy Shaker)
Application: You have to apply with the sponge-tip applicator on your lips and leave it for a couple minutes to dry it to a (I would say) semi-satin finish. It’s not as matte as other “matte” lipsticks.
It isn’t entirely transfer proof too.
What I love about the Matte Shaker:
- It feels like nothing on the lips, literally. Super lightweight
- The pigmentation this time is very high!
- Easy to carry around, and I love the packaging. It’s so cute!
- Good for on-the-go application
What I don’t love so much:
- Wear-time is short. (One meal, it’s gone!)
- Not entirely transfer-proof. It’s red lipstick! I don’t want it on my tea cup!
Some comparison swatches with other red lipsticks I own:
So I’m like 50/50 on this product. I don’t think it’s a must-have. I’d only recommend it if you don’t mind splurging, or you just don’t care about the price tag. I love how lightweight it is. It feels very hydrating. I wish it stayed longer. I would’ve given a 75% if so!
Anyway, I’ll always keep this in my purse just in case I want to dress up my face while I’m out and about. (I generally keep one nude and one red lipstick in my handbag at all times! This will be the red from now on)
I hope this review helps you!
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