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Last week I found a Lancôme Juicy Tubes. I do not remember ever seeming this before but that is nothing surprising as my memory is pretty awful. My stepmother every few months gives me some Lancôme samples and I guess this would have been in one of my goodie bags.
Looking online I can see that there are a variety of colours. I can see currently 10+ different colours for sale:
14 sorbet de framboise
15 sorbet de cerise
94 caramel gospel
95 marshmallow electro
98 strawberry funk
The juicy tube that I have does not have a number on it or name which is pretty annoying meaning that I don't know exactly which one I have. The colour is quite red but for me because it is a gloss rather than a lipstick this is not too daunting.
Lancôme Juicy Tubes currently sells at £17 for a tiny 7ml tube. To me this seems incredibly expensive and I would not normally spend this much money on a lip balm - luckily though it was a gift.
Applying the lip gloss I really like that you squeeze gently on the tube and it comes out of the little opening on the tube. I much prefer this to the lip glosses that have a horrible foam like applicator as they always look and feel horrible to me.
I really like the colour of this lip gloss. As I say I do t know exactly what the colour I have is called but it is quite a strong medium red colour. I feel it makes my lips stand out nicely, they look glossy and, well, juicy and fuller as the name suggests. This is certainly the first lip gloss that I have used that seem to make my lips look plumper and I definitely like it.
This lip gloss is not as sticky as other lip glosses that I have used before. That being said it does have a small stickiness to it but it is not overbearing. Also, this lip gloss lasts a lot longer than other lip glosses that I have used.
This Lancôme lip gloss is certainly the most expensive one that I have ever used and even though I would not pay £17 for a lip gloss I can definitely understand it is as better quality than the £4 ones I have previously tried.
This lip gloss lasts a good amount of tine despite drinking and eating with it on. I really like the thickness and strong colour that this gloss gives and it plums my lips up. As a result yes I definitely recommend this lip gloss. However, for me this is a bit expensive hence 4 stars rather than 5.
I like Lancome juicy tubes but I cannot understand why people rave about them so much when you can buy cheaper ones which are just as good. They are lovely lip glosses and give nice shine and colour but I personally don’t think they are worth the money that they charge for them.
They cost £16.50 each and I think this is way too much. If they did something special then fair enough but they don’t do anything that I can’t get from a good £5 lip gloss.
I think that even the packaging looks a bit on the cheap side and they don’t have the same luxury look to them that other Lancome products have. There is nothing wrong with either the packaging or the actual gloss but I just don’t think they deserve to be priced so high.
The colours of the glosses are nice although they don’t give a huge amount of colour to my lips as the colour is quite sheer. They do give a lot of gloss though and they feel nice on my lips without feeling too heavy or too sticky.
They last a decent amount of time though again for the price I would expect them to be really long lasting and not come off as much as cheaper brands but the gloss still comes off my lips just the same with eating and drinking.
The gloss does look nice on my lips and if they cost £5 then I too would be raving about them but they don’t they cost £16.50 so I expect more from them than I would if they were cheaper and whilst they are nice they aren’t good enough or nice enough to justify the price for me.
WHAT IS IT?
Lip gloss that is made by Lancome. It is called Juicy Tubes and is a product that many women have been a big lover of since they were released.
Juicy Tubes comes in a see through tube so you can see the coloured gloss inside. The applicator is built into the tube and is angled so that you can apply your lip gloss straight from the tube without having to use a brush.
WHAT I THINK
I have got some Juicy Tubes now only because they were a gift, I have used them before and I do not know why every body loves them so much because I think they are very standard except that they have a nicer smell than most other lip gloss.
The one I have got now is pink and it smells of strawberries. It smells very nice but I do not use it very often because even though I like very much how shiny my lips are when I use Juicy Tubes I do not like that it is very sticky and does not stop being sticky for all the time that I'm wearing it.
The lip gloss comes off all over cups and glasses and I have even got it on my clothes accidentally so I do not think it is very good like that.
It makes my lips shiny but I think that shine should last for a little bit longer because Juicy Tubes is good at moisturising my lips and I think it is wrong that the moisturiser lasts for alot longer than the shine, I do not like to break off from my work to apply my make up again so if the shine is gone halfway through the morning then I do not put any more back on until lunchtime at least.
I do not understand why Juicy Tubes has got such a big following because I have used many lip glosses and I do not think this is one of the best and I think that by adding a nice smell to a standard product Lancome have done a very clever thing.
Juicy Tubes costs £12 and I think that is alot and it is not worth that cost.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
I really like using Lancome juicy tubes but I do think that they are overpriced when you can buy lip glosses from high street brands which are now just as good as these. I first started using these a few years ago and at the time no other brand could come close to these but now there are much more to choose from.
I love receiving them as presents but they are something which I very rarely buy myself these days because of the cost.
Although they have been around for ages the formulation is still excellent and they still give a lovely sheen of colour and a nice coating of gloss shine.
The gloss is really shiny and really thick without being too sticky and uncomfortable to wear. It still transfers on to everything though and picks up anything that comes near it so it is always prudent to have a tube on you for the frequent retouches that are needed.
If you are really careful and don't drink or eat when wearing them then they do last a long time on the lips without needing to be reapplied but in every day wear you will probably need to apply them every hour or so or at least that's what I find.
The colour selection is really nice and nearly all of them give my lips a nice sheen of colour that is noticeable without being too bright.
I also really like that I can easily wear the gloss either during the day or at night as they really do transition from day to night and can be worn casual with minimal make-up or else be used for a more dramatic look in the evening with heavier make-up.
As I mentioned though they are expensive and a tube costs around about £16. I do think they are excellent but it is hard to justify spending this amount when I can buy one from a high street brand which is almost as good. It might not be quite as thick or luxurious but to most people they probably won't be able to tell the difference.
Other than the price I would highly recommend these and think that anyone who likes glosses will love them and if only they were cheaper I would probably never use anything else. Because they are expensive I shall continue to use them when I receive them as presents or as an occasional treat.
Lancôme Juicy Tubes
This is one of my most purchased beauty products over the years. I have been through lots of tubes of this Lancome lip gloss.
The Juicy Tube lip gloss comes in a flexible plastic tube that is cylindrical shaped with a thin bottom and rounded top. This shape is ideal for applying and squeezing the lip gloss out of the tube. The top of the tube has a screw off plastic lid under which is the slanted applicator nib. All of the Juicy Tubes are transparent so that you can see the shade of the gloss inside and also see how much of the product is left in the tube.
The Lancome branding is on the front in a nice gold font colour with the rose motif and Juicy Tube in bold lettering. Each Juicy Tube contains 15 ml of lip gloss inside. I like the compact and stylish look of the tubes and they are very easy to dispense, apply and handle.
As I have said I have had many Juicy Tubes over the years and in lots of different shades and flavours. The lip glosses boast a wide range of colours that are fragranced and either transparent or slightly glittered depending on what kind of gloss effect you are after.
My most recent Juicy Tube is the Fraise colour #3; this is one of the more darker red shades. When I wear lip glosses I prefer a coloured one to a clear as I tend to wear glosses over lipstick and like that bit of colour on my lips. The colour is a deep red that looks rich and intense in the tube, this gloss shape has a slight shimmer to it but no sparkles.
On opening the lid of the tube the gloss smells slightly fruity and sweet and you can still smell this when it is on your lips for a time. The gloss is quite a thick consistency and so during application you don't need to dispense too much of the gloss to get a decent covering over your lips. The gloss glides easily over my lips and feels quite moisturising, however with this being a gel like consistency it can be a bit sticky and I find my hair can get stuck onto my lips, which can be slightly annoying. This depends on which flavour you get, I have found the more glittery glosses are stickier so I tend to go for the transparent coloured ones instead. My Fraise coloured one is not sticky at all and has a nice wet like consistency. The gloss looks great on and the colour stays well with a nice shiny appearance, it is not as intense a colour as it looks in the tube but my lips get a good even red staining.
I really like the Lancome Juicy Tubes, they always have up to date shades and the gloss is of a good quality with staying power and lovely shine, as I have said I avoid the glittery tubes as I find them to be too sticky. A 15 ml tube costs £15.50 and this will last me a good few months with everyday usage. This is widely available in department stores and high street shops and online at Lancome.co.uk.
== PRICE & AVAILABILITY==
Lancome Juicy Tubes can be found at most high street cosmetic stores such as Boots, and it can also be purchased from online websites such as Amazon. The price ranges from £12-14.00 per tube! This is quite expensive in my opinion and I would not usually buy such items due to my tight budget, but thankfully I was lucky enough to one as part of my birthday gift from my sister. The Lancome Juicy tube that I got as a gift was Lychee flavour.
== RANGE OF COLOURS ==
Some of the colours available include:
*94 Caramel Gospel- Red colour gloss
* 95 Marshmallow Elect- Pink coloured gloss
* Lychee- light pink colour
* 017 fraise- deep red colour.
== DESIGN ==
The Lancome packaging for Juicy Tubes is simple but classy, which is great in my opinion as I don't see the need for packaging to be over the top in terms of design and patterns etc. The tube is made from plastic transparent material, which makes it easy to view the exact colour of the gloss. I like that the small design and shape of the tube as it allows it to fit into our bags and pockets without it taking up much room, which is of course very handy when out and about.
== MY EXPERIENCE ==
In order to apply the lip gloss I first needed to unscrew the top lid which is very simple and easy to do. Then once the lid was easily removed I applied a little pressure on the tube to enable the release of some of the lip gloss from the end tip and spread it evenly along my lips. The amount released does really depend on how hard you squeeze the bottle, so I would suggest only applying little pressure to ensure no lip gloss is wasted.
I felt the design of the end tip made it easy to spread the gloss evenly along my lips without making a mess, and the small size made it even easier to move along the lips. The scent of the gloss is very pleasant smelling and I would describe the Lychee one as having a nice fresh sweet fruity smell.
After applying the gloss I did notice that it was a tad bit sticky at first, but I soon got used to it. It does its job well giving off a nice shiny effect on my lips. I was happy that it was not too shiny that it looks odd, but instead held just the right amount of glimmer to make my lips look visible.
== VERDICT ==
This product displays the high standard of quality that Lancome have come to show in their products. I found that the gloss itself lasts a surprising long time, a lot longer than other cheaper lip glosses I have used in the past. Saying this however the price lets it down, I would not pay the hefty price, and therefore would only buy this again if the price goes down considerably. All in all it does its job and makes lips shine with a natural looking glisten, however I personally would wait until it is in the sale before buying any more.
Lancome Juicy Tubes, the first lip gloss to use the slant style applicator rather than a brush, have been around for about 13 years now, but for some reason, I only recently came into possession of my first Juicy Tube gloss (Lychee) after I was given it by my sister in law, who had worn it once but not gotten along with it.
It comes in a squidgy clear 10ml tube, which allows you to easily see the product, with a slightly rounded cap at one end, beneath which is the applicator - a slant of solid plastic with a small hole for dispensing the gloss. The lid fits nice and securely - no risk of the sticky gloss attracting miscellaneous gunk from around my handbag.
As far as I'm aware, there are seven colours in the range, in various shades of pink, peach, and red. They all have flavour based names, I have the shade called Lychee, which is a lovely sparkly pink colour, containing iridescent sparkles that leave a lovely slightly frosted pinkness on the lips, with a nice glossy finish. It's a very cute girly colour - perhaps a little too unsophisticated for evenings out, but great worn on it's own with everything else looking natural. It does have a slightly sweet, slightly fruity flavour to it, but I can't say it really tastes of lychee. I'm not really sure what it tastes like to be honest, I can't quite put my finger on it, but it is tasty all the same.
This is an incredibly sticky lip gloss - I find it quite thick and gloopy feeling, and feel like my lips are sticking to everything, especially my hair when I wear it. I know most lip gloss products are sticky, but this one has to be the worst I've tried for this. And the fact that it is so sticky means that it comes off on glasses, forks, and other peoples faces, rather than staying nice and firmly on my lips where it belongs. I kept having to apply this every hour or two, even when I hadn't been eating or drinking, and I soon began to see why my sister in law had decided to offload it onto someone else.
I was shocked to see that the RRP for this is £16. I'm well aware that Lancome is a premium brand, and that you expect to pay more for the brand name. However, I only expect to pay more for a brand that performs well, and although I adore the colour, I've had glosses I've picked up in poundshop perform better than this. I can only really give this 2 stars - and those are only because I like the colour, and the nice secure lid.
I get really chapped lips whenever the weather gets chilly and I'd heard so much about Lancôme's famous Juicy Tubes. I was shopping in Selfridges one day, saw them at the counter and decided to buy one to see if it could help my poor lips through winter. My aim wasn't really to use it as a lip gloss, but to see if they could improve how they looked. The glossiness to me was just a bonus.
The tubes are available in many colours, the first one I tried being the 'fraise' juicy tube and this one is my favourite, although I have now tried others in the range too. The names are actually given in French, with them being manufactured by Lancôme, but most are quite easy to guess. The 'fraise' one is supposed to be it's English namesake, strawberry, but it reminds me more of raspberries!
The tubes I have had previously are 15ml, the standard size, but I also received a gift set at Christmas with four 7ml tubes in which are the ones I'm using at the moment. I paid £16 for my 15ml, the gift set (from memory when we bought a relative the same one as a gift) costs around £25. They sell them at all premium skincare counters in Boots, John Lewis, Debenhams and Selfridges.
The tube is clear so you can see the lovely coloured lip gloss through it and carries the Lancôme logo, with a screw lid at the bottom so it stands up on that if desired. The tube is slim so always fits in a small pocket in my bag. The tube inside is shaped with a wedged end, so that the gloss can be applied directly onto lips and the wedge shape is designed so that it can be smoothed across the lips easily. I find that I only need a very small squeeze from the tube to cover both bottom and top lip. The wedge end spreads out the lip gloss very evenly across the lips. Because of how little is needed per application, although the initial cost of the lip gloss seems expensive, I've found it lasts a long time so in the long run is quite cost effective.
The lip gloss has a very smooth texture, it isn't very sticky and I don't find it annoying me once applied - a lot of lip glosses are so sticky I just want to take them off as soon as I put them on but this doesn't make me want to. There is a slight stickiness to it but it isn't noticeable when it's applied.
The smell of the lip gloss is noticeable, however it is very subtle and lasts very well. Each one that I've tried has smelled delicious, the nicest in my opinion being the 'fraise' one. I find that although it's classed as a lip gloss, it moisturises my lips fantastically and soothes them when chapped, helping to heal them very quickly.
The best thing about the juicy tubes is the amount of time they last from first application - with most lip glosses, I find they've completely worn off as soon as I take a drink but with this, it lasts a very long time and I find it doesn't need applying continuously. I probably apply it about 4 times in the day, sometimes even less.
The lip gloss makes my lips look subtly shiny - I don't find that it's a really obvious shine, but I think it makes a nice change to wearing lipstick. I don't like piling make up on but it makes me feel as though my lips aren't completely bare and saves me having to apply lipstick for usual everyday things like going to work or staying around the house. There are little specks of what looks like glitter in the gloss and I thought they might look a bit strange on my lips when it was applied, but I've never noticed these when it's on - you can just see them glistening while in the tube.
I was a bit sceptical about paying £16 for a little tube - I didn't look like I was getting much for my hard earned money. But, it's a great product that I feel is taking care of my lips. Mine get used all of the time, especially in winter and my lips are much happier now! I just wish there were more colours in the range to try!
Thanks for reading :o)
This is a review of Lancôme Juicy Tubes of which I own around 15. I know this is a lot but I really like them and some were bought for me as presents. I don't think I actually got round to finishing one yet as I leave them in coat pockets and handbags and then rediscover them weeks later.
What are they?
Juicy Tubes are a lip gloss that is available in many colours. My favourite ones are pink and a little bit sparkly but I also have ones without glitter for when I'm feeling sensible.
My husband went through a phase of buying me these as gifts until I told him to stop as I had more than enough. He then moved on to Nails Inc varnishes which is OK by me!
I like to use these glosses more or less every day when I am going out of the house for either a shopping trip or to meet friends. They are a great lip gloss to use on the go too and I like to keep one in the car for those traffic light mirror moments. The full size version is a good long length and has a whopping 14.2g of product in them.
The other thing about these lip glosses is the taste and smell, they all smell different and taste sweet. Some smell fruity and some smell like caramel to me. I did have one that smelt like melon that I really didn't like.
When using these lip glosses I can honestly say they seem to be a lot stickier than other glosses I've used. This is OK on a calm day but wind + hair = not good.
They are shaped with a squeezy nozzle at the end that you smooth over your lips. I like this better than a spongey brush as it doesn't get caked up if you wear lipstick under your gloss. I like the full sized tubes best but you can get mini versions, sometimes as a gift if you purchase other items. The full size tubes come in a silver box which looks posh and expensive although it gets thrown away as soon as I start to use the gloss.
For a full size tube you can expect to pay around £15 but look out for mini sets as these do work out better value.
I still enjoying my Lancome Juicy Tubes but have less reason now to slap some on as I don't go out as much as I used to due to having a family to look after now! When the occasion calls for it though, the tubes are ready and waiting. I have to keep these out of reach and sight of my daughter as she is a big fan of mummy's makeup and these are far too expensive for her to ruin for me. I prefer the smaller tubes like you get as a gift with purchase as they are easier to clean up and don't get as sticky over time.
I do love these lip glosses but think that they are expensive and that there are other products on the market that cost less and perform equally well if not better.
The Juicy Tube lip gloss is arguably one of Lancôme's most famous products. Similarly, it is a well known and popular lip gloss brand. I have been a fan of these lip glosses since the age of about 16 when they were the popular thing to have back at school.
The Lancôme juice tube lip glosses come in a wide range of shades. I have tried a few of these and my favourite is number 17 "Fraise" which is a bright pink colour. The shades range from pinks to reds to browns so there is a colour to suit most skin tones and tastes.
The standard size of a juicy tube lipgloss is 15ml and costs £14.50. Lancôme also make smaller sized 7ml juicy tubes which are sometimes given as promotional items or sold in multi packs. When you purchase a full size juicy tube it comes packaged in a cardboard box to protect it. The box has the Lancôme logo on it along with the lip gloss shade name and number.
The lip gloss tubes themselves are made of quite firm plastic. The plastic is clear and you can see the colour of the gloss through it. The lid screws off and the tip of the tube is the lip gloss applicator. The tube itself needs quite a hard squeeze to release the lip gloss onto the applicator.
The lip gloss itself is quite thick when compared to other lip glosses. I find that I only need to squeeze a small amount onto the applicator to cover my lips. The lip gloss does spread well and glides onto your lips easily and evenly. I find this lip gloss to be long lasting and does not need re-applied as often as some cheaper lip glosses I have owned in the past. It does have a slightly sticky feeling on your lips but you get used to this. As with most lip glosses, your hair can get stuck to your lips easily when wearing this, so I tend to avoid it when outdoors on a windy day!
Despite the colours of some of the shades of juicy tube looking quite bright and bold, I find that the lip glosses only produce a slight hint of colouring on your lips and mostly look sheer and glossy. For this reason if I want my lips to have a deeper colour, I will apply lipstick and then put this gloss on over the top of it. I have found that there is not much difference in how some of the shades appear once applied to your lips. The gloss has a sweet and quite pleasant taste to it.
These lip glosses are in the higher price range for a lip gloss. I do think that they are worth it due to the fact that the gloss is long lasting on your lips, and also because only a small amount is required each application meaning the tube lasts a long time. For those of you who prefer a deeper coloured lip gloss, these may not be worth the higher price.
Thanks for reading/rating, I hope you enjoyed my review.
Lancomes Juicy tubes are the original and still the best, they have been around for over 10 years and they are still outselling the copycats!
There are many great things about them and only one bad, I will kick it off with that;
They are very sticky and therefore if your wearing one on a windy day, be prepared to have your hair stuck to your lips! On the other hand they are long lasting, most of them taste and smell heavenly and there are so many to choose from! The shades range from caramels, pinks, reds, plums and even pastel greens and blues which actually come out clear but smell gorgeous! Some of them even have glitter in!
My personal favourites are strawberry sorbet, violette and fulido. I am more a lipstick than gloss person myself but these are such a delight to wear that i always choose these when going for a gloss.
They are quite expensive but long-lasting so they're worth the money, there are also lots of gift sets constantly being released which contain a range of shades in smaller 7ml tubes.
The standard packaging is lovely and very simple but there are lots of limited editions released with all different pretty packaging designs (One collection worth mentioning is the Christopher Kane world tour in which they collaborated with the legendary designer himself to create an iconic range inspired and named after countries all over the world such as Paris, Rio and Tokyo.) I have the marshmallow electric shade which has a silver attachment on the top to attach to a key ring, it came with a heavy silver mirror in a black velvet case!
If you are looking to spend a bit more than average on a long-lasting, fun and great quality lipgloss then i would recommend you try one of these, there is a shade for everyone!
Eek, my first proper make up review. Please be gentle with me, good people of Dooyoo!
There are many copycats out there, but despite being around for ages, Lancome's Juicy Tubes are still a firm favourite and arguably one of the best known lipglosses around.
I have tried quite a few 'flavours' of Juicy Tube over the years but my favourite is #17 Fraise and this will be the particular shade I'm reviewing here.
~~~Lets Start with The Basics~~~
Lancome is a high end cosmetics brand which has been around since the 1930s, it has been owned by Loreal for the last 48 years.
Whenever you think of Lancome, most people immediately picture Juicy Tubes. These have become one of Lancome's most well known products over the years, and are a staple in many people's make up bags.
But what is a Juicy Tube, and why does it sound a bit like an ice lolly? Basically Juicy Tubes are lipglosses, well known for their incredible shine and gorgeous aromas. Each colour/fragrance of lipgloss is named (often in French) after the fruit it's meant to smell like, and its corresponding number. Here's where we see if my GCSE in French holds up as I try to describe the flavours here, try and forgive me if they're all very wrongly translated! The most widely available varieties of Juicy Tubes are #14 Sorbet de Framboise (Raspberry Sorbet), #15 Sorbet de Cerise (Cherry Sorbet), #17 Fraise (Strawberry), #19 Lychee (Lychee, I assume!), #22 Melon, #31 Peche (Peach), #33 Pamplemousse (pretty sure this one's grapefruit, but don't bet your life on it), #94 Caramel Gospel and #95 Marshmallow Electro. There are many other shades in circulation, but these are the most commonly found ones. Some shades are completely transparent while others have a very gentle shimmering sheen to them, so there's something to suit everyone.
The standard size of Juicy Tube is 15ml but Lancome do have tiny sample sized versions that they sometimes give out with purchases. The full sized lipgloss can be bought in many different places, but I usually buy mine from Boots where it retails at £14.50. Alternatively if you'd prefer to shop from Lancome direct, their website have Juicy Tubes for sale at £15.50. Obviously this is a very high price for what is essentially just another lipgloss, but I find the quality to be well worth the cost - it far exceeds any cheaper gloss I've used and I do find one tube lasts me a good few months whereas a less expensive lipgloss would run out on me much quicker.
Juicy Tubes have come in quite a few different colour packages over the years, some in minimalist silver all the way up to slightly more outrageous colours. I still have one of the limited edition Cherie Juicy Tubes which arrived in a little pink cardboard box with lots of pink, silver and blue flowers and the minutest shiny silver stars. So there are many different colours and lots of pretty designs, but all Juicy Tubes have their standard little cardboard box with Lancome's signature rose icon emblazoned on the front. The boxes are very easy to get into, simply lift the lid and slide the tube right on out.
~~~How to Spot a Fake~~~
Perhaps this is a strange one to add to a review, but almost everyone I know (including myself) has fallen foul of the odd fake make up product, particularly when buying online. Fake Juicy Tubes are big business and while there's nothing wrong with the odd spot of fakery, copycats of branded products are rarely put through the scrupulous safety testing the real stuff faces. For this reason, here's a couple of tips I've picked up a long the way:
A genuine Juicy Tube always has a serial number stamped on the crimped edge of the tube, even the tiny sample ones. If this is missing, you've found yourself with a fake!
Another sure sign is the tube itself - Lancome package Juicy Tubes in a very hard shell, the plastic is very firm and puts up quite a bit of resistance when touched. Give yours a squish and if it bends to your every whim (like all good men ;)) then this too could be a fake.
Real Juicy Tubes have a number as well as the name of the shade printed on the tube. Fakes usually only have a number, and more often than not only on a sticker rather than printed on to the plastic itself.
Finally, if your tube looks like Lancome have been a bit stingy with the contents, you have in your hands the genuine article. Fake tubes tend to be full up with product, whereas the real deal always has quite a big empty area inside.
~~~My Favourite Shade~~~
I've tried quite a few shades of Juicy Tube, but the flavour I keep coming back to is #17 Fraise.
This flavour is very true to its strawberry name. The colour in the bottle is a very strong and fresh red, closer in shade to strawberry jam rather than an actual strawberry I'd say, but still pretty close.
When you squeeze the lipgloss out onto the applicator you can see the colour is still very rich, and you instantly get the heady aroma of strawberry. It doesn't even smell particularly artificial, you can tell straight away what it's supposed to smell like and it's a much nicer scent than I've ever experienced with other lipglosses.
This particular flavour doesn't have the shimmering qualities that some of the others do, it's a simple sheer red. When you see how strong the colour is on the applicator, it can be a bit of a worry because that would be much too bright for a lipgloss I think, and the first time I used it I was concerned it may look a bit tacky. I had sudden flashbacks to being 13 with lurid red lipgloss and orange hair mascara everywhere. However, once you've applied the gloss it's nowhere near as rich in colour, strangely! It gives the slightest hint of strawberry colour and a whole lot of shine, rather than a fierce block of colour. I find it a really flattering colour, my skin tone is very pale but olivey and I think it's a perfect match for me. But at the same time, I cant really see that it'd not suit anyone, this is quite a gentle and classy colour all round in my opinion.
~~~Application and Staying Power~~~
Juicy Tubes are really easy to apply. The lids are simple twist off caps and they have those built in plastic applicators where you squeeze the gloss out on to it to apply.
Personally, my experiences in the past with these type of applicators has been quite poor. I find that the lipglosses inside tend to be very gloopy in order to hold themselves onto the applicator, and when you apply it tends to all go on in a thick wedge which you then have to smear across helplessly with your finger. I'd always prefer the old standard sponge tipped wand style of lipgloss before finding the Juicy Tubes, and I'll admit I had plenty of reservations about using them due to their applicator. However, I was greatly surprised! The hard outer shell of the tube made it very easy to squeeze just a tiny bit to get the perfect amount of gloss out, rather than the usual haphazard squidge and resulting gloop everywhere. The texture of the gloss was indeed very thick in appearance, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt. I'm glad I did because it was much easier to put on than I'd imagined; you can even squeeze gently while applying to get more out so it's not a case of chasing one big lump of gloss around your lips with the applicator like a dung-beetle with a poo ball. In fact, it gives great overall coverage in seconds, and I've always been very pleased with it.
Once on, you can tell the gloss is a thick one, as I said. But in a good way! You can definitely feel it on your lips, but unlike with some of the thinner glosses it doesn't feel like my lips are soaking wet and about to drip at any moment (always a pleasant experience). Neither does it feel particularly sticky. Okay, if your press your lips together there's a little element of stickiness, it's lipgloss after all. But it's tiny in comparison to other lipglosses I've found and I never notice it throughout the day. Of course, as with all lipglosses if you have long hair a swift breeze can encourage strands of hair onto your lips and result in sticky hair. But with Juicy Tubes, I find this problem to be a lot less, and when it does happen I don't have to prize my hair off my lips either.
I love the subtle colour Juicy Tubes give, but it's nothing to the intense shine. It feels quite matte on your lips but it's lovely and glossy to look at, without being too much. You're not going to be having people check their reflections in your top lip or anything like that, I think it's the perfect amount of shine to look classy.
As for staying power, I find them to be very good. Lipglosses are never going to stay on as long as a lipstick but in my experience Juicy Tubes will last you a good few hours before you need to reapply which for me is great.
Juicy Tubes are gorgeous lipglosses, offering a little colour and an immense amount of shine without being overly sticky. They're easy to apply, last a good while and a little will go a long way. However you cant get away from the fact these are very expensive, so it depends how much you like them as to whether you think they're worth it. Personally I do :)
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I don't like lipsticks so I will only use gloss. I alternate between these and Benefit's Californian Kissin'. These tubes cost £14.50 the Lancome counter which is in Boots, Debenhams and other big department stores. They are expensive but they do last for years. I recieved a set for christmas which contained 3 tubes and lasted me a good 2 years.
Out of the tubes I have tried my favourite shade is Marshmallow. This looks bright pink in the tube. There are various other shades available some are more glittery and shimmery than others.
The gloss comes in a tube which has a slanted applicator. A tube contains 14g of gloss. You can get half sized tubes for cheaper too. When you screw the lid off you will see inside that there is a long piece of plastic that acts as a plug when the lid is screwed on to stop the gloss from leaking everywhere.
The glosses are designed to add shimmer and shine to the lips creating a lacquered effect.
All of the glosses smell different some don't smell of much and others like my favourite Marshmallow smell delicious. It actually smells like marshmallows, very sweet and very nice.
The gloss is quite thick to use and you need to give the tube a good squeeze to get some out. You do only need a small amount and it spreads really well over your lips. Marshmallow only has a subtle shimmer to it so once it is on your lips look really glossy and shiny, because the gloss is thicker it lasts a lot longer than cheaper glosses. The gloss doesn't really add any colour to your lips, which makes me wonder why there are so many shades/flavours to choose from. The gloss also has a sweet taste to it. I have tried numerous lipglosses in the past and I always find they taste disgusting however this is plesant.
I would recommend these lipglosses mainly because they smell nice and not cheap and plasticy like others and they do last longer than cheaper alternatives.
I would give these 4 out of 5.
Lancome Juicy Tube's are a long lasting lip gloss that come in a variety of shimmery and fruity flavors. You can wear these either on their own or over a lip stick to add a shine that will last for hours. The only negative about this product is that it is very sticky which is why it lasts so long! I tend to buy these for holidays as they add a lovely glow to your complexion. I have been buying them for about 7 years and despite the stickiness I won't stop buying them. The flavours are delicious and sometimes good enough to eat! My favourite's are Lychee and Toffee R&B. My boyfriend recently bought me a gift with 7 7ml (you can also get 15ml individually) Juicy Tube's they are so cute and handy to keep in your bag the flavours include Fraise, Lychee, Toffee R&B, Marshmallow Electro and Pamplehouse they are divine!
I use alot of lancome products as I find they are kind on the skin and although they are not the cheapest on the market I find they are good value for money. For christmas I was bought a gift pack of Lancome juicy tubes. They come in a range of different fruity flavours which co ordinate with the shade of lip gloss. There is six different shades to chose from I will say I do not find there is much difference in the colours once they are applied especially the softer shades but seen as I am not a fan of lip stick and would prefer a gloss this suits me.
The lip gloss is flavored but it is not a stong flavour so dont be put off if you do not like the described flavour you will not be able to taste it. I will say even though you can not taste the flavour there is a strong scent from the lip gloss which is sweet and fruity. The lip gloss leaves a nice gloss on the lips which does last for a period of time. However, you will need to keep it close by as you will need to re apply throughout the day or night. When first applied the gloss is a little sticky and if you have long hair it can be a pain if your hair sweeps across your face as it will stick to your lips. The gloss is quiet thick but not uncomfortable when you first apply but it will wear away.
Although I recieved the juicy tubes in a gift pack I have noted that they usually retail at £14.50. If you purchase the juicy tubes from a store such as debenhams they often have offers on where you will receive a free gift if you buy one or more lancome poducts. Sometimes that free gift is a juicy tube. My advice would be to wait for one of these deals and then give a juicy tube a try.
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