Happy May Day! I hope you’re all enjoying the first day of this wonderful month! And I also hope it’s sunny where you are because London, being its typical self, decided to rain today… sigh! Still, the flat is filled with flowers, brownies and homemade food, so life is good! I’m preparing lots of surprises for you in the coming few days, but before all of that happens, let’s go do some shaking! I’m mostly referring to the new Lancôme Matte Shaker, but some dancing is allowed for sure, if that takes your fancy!
Innovation and the Lancôme Matte Shaker
Let’s be honest. Since Lisa Eldridge joined Lancôme as a Global Creative Director, the brand has been invigorated and its focus has become less “scientific” and more feminine. At the same time as maintaining its French heritage, it has been bringing to us lots of trends that were first seen in Asia, such as cushion foundations and blushes.
The Matte Shaker’s predecessor, the Juicy Shaker, came to shake our perception on Lipstick a couple of years ago. The idea is that you shake the Juicy Shaker like you shake a cocktail. In fact, it even looks like a tiny, super cute cocktail shaker! The little cushion inside gets soaked in product and you apply straight on your lips. The criticism for this product was that it wasn’t pigmented enough. Well, ladies, for us that love a pigmented lipstick (should I say lip cushion!), here goes the Matte Shaker!
The Lancôme Matte Shaker comes in the form of a little cocktail shaker and the concept is the same as with the Juicy Shaker. Shake it up and soak the little cushion inside with product, then apply on your lips. When you pat it on, you get full coverage. If you sweep it along then it’s shearer. The colour pay off is excellent and buildable.
But how matte is the Lancôme Matte Shaker?
It’s a luminous matte which feels *amazing* to wear! It contains oils and vitamins to nourish the lips, so due to that it starts out quite liquid-like and shiny. However, you give it two minutes and it sets. The colour pay off is rich but feels like nothing on my lips. If you’re reading this blog, you probably no my lips are *very* dry. Well, the Lancôme Matte Shaker doesn’t dry them out more. In fact, it gives them some tender loving care and a bonus – it leaves a stain!
I will go on to say that this is probably the best matte lipstick formulation in the market at the moment. I have tried many brands (Nars, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury and the list goes on), and there are some great matte lipstick options out there, but the Lancôme Matte Shaker is my favourite one.
Lancôme Matte Shaker Swatches of all shades
For now, Lancôme released seven shades and they’re all quite vibrant:
From left to right we have: Beige Vintage, Pink Power, Kiss Me Cherie, Yummy Pink and Red’y in 5. There are another two peachy/orange leaning shades:
On the left you can Magic Orange and on the right Energy Peach.
Lancome le lip liner swatches
To compliment the Lancôme Matte Shaker, Lancôme suggests we use Le Lip Liner, which is a Waterproof Lip Pencil with a lip brush attached on one end for smudging.
Here go the swatches:
From left to right we have: Rose Lancôme, Rose Tea, Sheer Rasberry, Tangerine and Caprice.
I’m not a lip liner kind of girl, but I’m the proud owner of three Matte Shakers, on of them even chosen by hubby!
My picks? three out of the seven Lancome Juicy matte shakers and i love them all – fotd and lip swatches
The three shades which I loved were Beige Vintage, Energy Peach and Magic Orange:
Isn’t it funny how Magic Orange isn’t all that orange on me? You can see that these Matte Shakers are luminous matte on the lips and take my word- they feel so comfortable to wear!
Here is an everyday look I achieved with Magic Orange:
It’s such a summer shade! Love it. By the way, I have it on my cheeks too in this photo. It can make a good blush! My foundation is the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion and the bronzer is Tan-Tastic by Marc Jacobs.
One of the best matte lipsticks options out there, if not the best. I wish Lancome could expand the shade range! The Lancôme Matte Shakers are available for 19.50 GBP and you can find them at your local Lancôme counter or online, here (link includes the Lisa Eldridge tutorial).
I hope you enjoyed this post! Have you tried the Matte Shaker by Lancome?
Have a wonderful week and speak soon!