Apart from the odd mascara or skincare sample, I've not been that exposed to Lancôme in my years as a makeup enthusiast. Maybe it's because my obsession began while I was younger and more likely to drift towards the trendier brands, or maybe the slightly higher price point put me off of it, but I've never purchased anything from them. However, these new Juicy Shakers did catch my attention partially because I haven't seen a bad word about them, but also because one of my makeup idols, Lisa Eldridge, is the creative director for the brand and has been promoting the heck out of these. Baa.
Little known fact about yours truly: even though I prefer the whole minimalist aesthetic, I do have a soft spot for vintage things, and this cocktail shaker shaped gloss definitely has a 40s/50s vibe to it. Cosmetic packaging back then tended to be more substantial and a little out there, like this piano powder compact, and while I shudder at the thought of lugging around a small, brass piano in my clutch, I can definitely appreciate it for the work of art that it is. Moving back on to the subject... I really like the novelty of this products packaging and bi-phase formula, but I also like that it isn't garishly designed.
In order to use this product, you need to actually shake it like a cocktail shaker to mix the bi-phase formula, mixing the pigments and the lightweight oil that gives it a sheer, glossy finish. Not gonna lie, that's probably my favorite part of this. You twist off the top of the shaker to reveal a cone-shaped sponge applicator that is soaked in the product. Initially I was a bit hesitant because it's so large and unwieldy, but it doesn't do a bad job of dabbing the product on.
Walk The Lime is a sheer red orange with a glossy, but not sticky finish. It took me a little while to get used to the oily texture, which was off-putting the first few times I wore it, but the hydrating benefits vastly outweigh the temporary discomfort. I didn't have any success with building up the color nor did I find that this stained my lips. The color, but not the sheen, lasted slightly longer on me than a traditional lip gloss, but I still needed to reapply several times throughout the day. The scent of Walk The Lime is definitely citrusy and reminded me slightly of a margarita, but after a little research, it supposedly smells like sweet Japanese yuzu.
Size: 0.22 fl. oz/6.5 mL
Availability: Saks 5th Avenue, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Ulta, Dillard's, HSN, Sephora, Lancôme
- Super cure packaging
- Perfect, sheer, "juicy" wash of color
- Needs frequent reapplication
- Oily texture can be off-putting
Cruelty free: Nurpe
Final thoughts: Overall I like this product. It's one of the few glosses that I can tolerate, although the oily texture is still a little bizarre for me. I love the sheer hint of color that this gives me - it's perfect for both spring and summer because it's light weight and doesn't look like I'm trying too hard. Would I pick up another one? Maybe. I think this is a good product, but I don't view it as a must have.