Applying Lip Gloss With a Golf Ball : Loreal Colour Juice
Mar 8, 2007
Pros: long lasting, reasonable price, lots of colors, not overly sticky, moisturizing
Cons: applicator is horrible.
The Bottom Line: One of the best lipglosses out there, drugstore or high end. If only the applicator was better, it would be perfect.
When I graduated from my obsession with drug store cosmetics to the high finance world of high end cosmetics, I found that the quality of most drug store cosmetics just did not satisfy me anymore.
Pigmentation was poor, durability was sadly lacking, and many times drugstore products for lips would make my lips peel terribly. It was very hard to find anything that I could be happy with.
Since I wanted to avoid negative reactions to products, I found myself attracted to the high end products because at least I could try them out first and see if they would work for me.
HOW I ENDED UP WITH COLOUR JUICE
The first time I tried Loreal Colour Juice was when I had run out of my Lancome Juicy Tube in SIMMER. I had been perusing the drugstore for the paper on SUnday when I saw the new display of Loreal Colour Juice.
In that display was a really pretty color called Strawberry Smoothie. I purchased that color and enjoyed wearing it. When I found my old tube of Lancome Juicy Tube in Simmer, I was shocked to see that the colors were pretty much identical.
From that point on, when they would have Buy One Get One Free at CVS, I tried different colors.
I did not like the clear ones at all, but the pigmented and shimmery ones tended to be just as nice as Lancome.
When the LANCOME JUICY TUBES POP series came out, Loreal came out with their own version of the POP colors- some of which were IDENTICAL to Lancomes colors.
I know because I got both and compared them.
That is when I started buying a lot of the Colour Juices.
WHAT IS COLOUR JUICE LIKE?
Loreal Colour Juice comes in a squeeze tube about 3.5 inches long with a round ball on top and a hole in it. The idea is that the ball is used to apply product to the lips.
It is a STUPID design.
There is .5 oz product (same as JUICY TUBES) and very often the colors are simlar or even better than Juicy Tubes from Lancome.
The product is not overly sticky like MAC lipglasses used to be, but it stays put longer than many glosses tend to. I can get from 1/2 hour to 2 hours depending on the color and what I am doing.
COLORS I HAVE
I have quite a few colors of this gloss-
POP SYRUP- identical to Lancome Cool Fuchsia Pop
CREME CARAMEL- duochrome warm taupe with lime shimemer and microglitter
PINK GRAPEFRUIT- icy pink/yellow with shimmer
MELON PUNCH- Orange with gold shimmer
SHIMMY POP- gorgeous medium purple with pastel pink shimmer
POP SHAKE- light pink with magenta iridescent shimmer (identical to Lancome Juicy Tube FRUITY POP)
STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE (taupe with warm pink shimmer- almost identical to Lancome Juicy Tube Simmer)
ICED LATTE- Dark Tan with butterscotch shimmer
GOLDEN SPLASH- clear yellow with gold microglitter
PASSION FRUIT SQUEEZE- pinkish nude lip color- no shimmer
The cost is around $8 each, but when they are buy one get one half off, they are $6 and buy one get one free makes them $4 each.
These are very close to Lancome Juicy Tubes, and in many cases even nicer or exactly the same for a fraction of the price. If only the applicator was not like a golf ball, it would make application easier tham it is. As it is now, if you are not careful, you could look like a candidate for the Miss Three Year Old America Contest.
The texture is great- not overly sticky, but will still catch your hair if the winds blows just right. Fragrance is light and not obnoxious at all.