Lancôme Matte Shaker

Monday, July 10, 2017


Looking for a new matte liquid lipstick? Then you might fancy the new Lancôme Matte Shaker.

The Matte Shakers are in almost the exact same packaging as their counterpart, the Juicy Shakers, but that's really where most of the similarities end.

Unlike the uber sheer and glossy Juicy Shaker (see review here), the Matte Shakers are a highly pigmented liquid lipstick that dry matte and are (surprisingly) comfortable on the lips.

There are seven different shades (although five of them are variations of red and pink, the other two include a peachy nude and a beige-y nude). Naturally, I gravitated to the rosy nude, #270 Beige Vintage because it was, well, the most natural, but the other colours were gorgeous (this is based on some messy swatches I did on the back of my hand at the Lancôme counter).

Wear time for me is pretty solid at around 5-6 hours (again, this is solely based on my experience with the shade, Beige Vintage). Although this Matte Shaker was not lunch or dinner proof, it wore pretty evenly on my lips. Also, in every instance that I reapplied, it went on evenly and did not feel drying. In a 12 hour day, I reapplied four times without any issues. Any other liquid lipstick, especially a matte one, would typically turn my lips into raisins at that point. So, win-win.

Also, you'd think that the applicator, a spongey-cushion nub, would be a disaster for applying such an opaque colour, but I didn't have any issues. Perhaps with the more vibrant shades? Nonetheless, the ultra-lightweight formulation is actually really easy to smooth onto the lips with hardly any effort. Since it does have a very fluid consistency, it's recommended that after applying, you wait a little bit for it to dry down (it takes less than a minute) before puckering your lips together. It hasn't happened to me, but you might get some weird patchiness otherwise.

Like I said, I'm happy with the wear time. Even though this isn't completely life-proof—there was still a little bit of transfer on coffee cups even after allowing the product to dry—the fact that it is so comfortable to wear is a plus for me.

If you've already tried the Juicy Shaker but wished they were slightly more opaque, then give these a swatch!

The new Lancôme Matte Shakers will set you back $29 CAD and are readily available at Sephora and Lancôme counters. You'll have to let me know if you've picked one up already & also in what shade. I'm contemplating getting another...


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