Lancome Juicy Tubes
have in many ways revolutionised how we all look and
wear makeup. They made us rethink how we wore lipstick
and the effects that lipstick could give, making us
retreat from solid matte or glitter shades and slick
on the shiny lacquered effect.
Originally launched as a limited edition item these
super shiny, fruity and ultra-sexy lipgloss’ became
an absolute runaway success, forcing Lancome to revise
their strategy and even expand the range.
Lancome’s Juicy Tubes were one of
the first Ultra-Shiny Lipgloss’ to deliver an incredible
dewy lustre that looked almost wet and very sultry. This look
immediately took hold on the public as they could be worn
on their own, giving a light and natural but still glamorous
look or over lipstick for a dramatic and very different image.
The sticky texture of the Lancome’s Juicy Tubes also
gave them staying power and a lasting shine like no other
gloss had given and the juicy taste was a bonus too! These
little glosses started appearing everywhere from housewives
handbags to fashion divas clutches and this is why they have
to be added to our all stars list.
to buy: Lancome
Juicy Tubes Available from Perfume4u
Lancome’s Juicy Tubes are not just
a fad and can be worn in many shades. Each year new colours
are launched to complement the season’s fashions and
flavours, for example for 2005 they have released Je vous
aime, Ultra-Light Kirsh, and Baby Doll and relaunched Petale
in response to this year’s trend for light ‘girl-next-door’
lips. They come in 3 different types to suit all women of
all ages and preferences. The first type are transparent,
such as Cerise, these give a very light colour on the lips
but still retain the incredible dewy shine and, as with Cerise,
often have a little bit of glitter added for that extra touch
of simple glamour.
The second type of Lancome’s Juicy Tubes
are pearlised or semi-transparent. These offer more colour
but without too much density such as Peche and Fraise. The
last category of Juicy Tubes are the Pigmented Tubes, such
as sultry Raisin, these can be worn as light lipsticks as
they give excellent coverage with a gloss texture.
Use Lancome Juicy Tubes to make the lips
look juicy with colour, glossy and twinkle and recreate this
season’s look by using pretty, soft, bright colours
such as pink, coral, apricot and rosy reds over lipstick but
definitely without the liner. You never know once you have
tried them you may never use lipstick again. However, one
thing you must get used to is the texture; Hyper shine does
come at a cost. Juicy Tubes are sticky and at first this can
feel strange, but perceiver and you will not notice it in
a while but if you cannot cope than you have to make a crucial
decision?! Do you mind the initial feel of the stickiness
for a longer staying product and more luscious looking and
Quick Tips For Using Lancome Juicy Tubes.
1. Begin applying the Juicy Tube at the centre of the top
lip and apply your gloss following the natural "V"
shape of the lip for an even coverage.
2. Next, fill in the upper lip by working from the outer corners
towards the centre of your lip, taking care not to apply too
much gloss at the corners, as this will create an uneven lipline.
3. Repeat for the lower lip.
4. Apply Lancome’s Juicy Tubes over lipstick for a dramatic
glamorous effect and long-lasting effect.
5. Apply the gloss only once to the lips a second coat will
only make it wear off quicker.
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