Yes, I was excited when I first heard that Lancome is bringing back Juicy Tubes. Juicy Tubes was one of my staples for many years, I first got it as a gift with purchase and then there was no looking back, I had to have it – one in my bag, one at my desk, and one on my vanity. It kept my super dry lips in check. When I got to know that Lancome is discontinuing Juicy tubes back in 2018, I was kind of disappointed as it worked so well for me for many years. Finally, to celebrate 20 years of the launch of this iconic product by Lancome, they are bringing it back. Lancome has relaunched the glosses in new finishes and shades.
Lancome Juicy Tubes lip gloss is the same shiny moisturizing lip gloss in beautiful fun shades. The lip glosses are very moisturizing and make the lips look fuller. I feel my lips stay hydrated even after the gloss has worn off, and I do want to mention they have good longevity.
I have swatched the below shades:
01 Pure – clear sheer
04 Miracle – neon pink
07 Magic Spell – sheer magenta with silver sparkle
08 Tickled Pink – creamy dusty rose
10 Framboise Pop – strawberry red
Lips are comfortable, soft, and supple. Also, they smell so good, almost the same as the original ones. It is thick in texture but once applied, feels comfortable on the lips. Another good thing is that it works on its own as a gloss or a lip balm and also as a topper on a lipstick to give shine or after lining the lips with a lip liner like a nude or neutral lip liner for natural lip colour. If used on its own, all the shades give a beautiful shine as well a hint of colour except for the shade Pure which is sheer gloss.
The packaging as you see is the original juicy tubes packaging. Lancome L’Absolu Juicy tubes are available at Lancome.ca and Sephora Canada.*Press samples
Armani Beauty has launched a new high-shine, high-color lip lacquer, Ecstasy Mirror Lip Lacquer. I have been using the Ecstasy Mirror Lip Lacquer since last week and it is one of the most comfortable lip gloss I have tried. Ecstasy Mirror is supposed to deliver high-shine and intense pigment – when I read the description, I thought it might not be something of my interest. As I prefer a natural look most of the times, high shine and intense pigment might not fit my needs. But I was wrong when I tried this new lip product from Armani Beauty.
Armani Beauty Ecstasy Mirror Lip Lacquer is very comfortable on the lips, the intensity of the shine and pigment is buildable from medium to intense. The shine also depends on how much product you put on. I swipe the applicator once and I am good to go. I love how lightweight it feels and looks on my lips. It is very comfortable and hydrating. It does not even accentuate or sit on my dry lips or between the lines.
Armani Beauty Ecstasy Mirror Lip Lacquer is available in 10 shades, I have swatched 4 in this post:
Beyond 101 – beige
Four Hundred 400 – red
Ecstasy 402 – red
Culmination 502 – pink
The shades are beautiful and so is the pigment. One swipe delivers high pigment and coverage. For an intense shine and intense pigment look, I would say go for more than 1 swipe. Another nice thing is the longevity, even after the formula has worn off, it leaves a stain on the lips which also looks beautiful and stays for a good amount of time. Usually, once a lip colour has worn off, it either makes the lips dry or the stain afterwards makes the lips look dry – but this does not.
Overall, a really nice launch from Armani Beauty. I have not tried much from Armani but whichever products I have tried, I have liked them all (recent post here). Armani Beauty is available at armani-beauty.ca, Sephora, Sephora Canada, Nordstrom, and Saks.*Press samples
ReVive is a word that comes from Latin roots, re means ‘again’ and vivere means ‘to live’, so the word revive means ‘live again’ and in relation to the skincare line I am talking about here, the word ReVive points to bring life back to the skin, to regain its youthful glow. ReVive is a luxury skincare line developed by Dr. Gregory Bays Brown, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. The products are scientifically formulated with Bio-Renewal Technology, inspired by patented and Nobel Prize-winning science, that Dr. Brown used to heal burn victims. I know I have shared in past about the two moisturizers from ReVive skincare which I fell in love a few years back, reviewed here. Today, I am sharing few products out of which some I have used since last year and rest, basically the suncare, since the last few months.
I have been using the Perfectif Even Skin Tone Cream – Dark spot corrector broad spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen, Defensif Environmental Antioxidant Booster, and Masque de Radiance Brightening Moisture Mask since last year. I am almost going to be done with all the three and I can tell you, being a beauty editor, I get to try so many products and there are only a handful for which I hit the bottom of the jar and these are few of those.
ReVive Perfectif Even Skin Tone Cream – Dark spot corrector broad spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen has become a favourite of mine. I feel my skin tone is even and overall, my skin looks radiant. The dark spots have diminished and moreover, it blurs the problem areas while making the skin smooth and supple. It is one of those moisturizers I experienced results very quickly. While staying at home these days, as it also has SPF, I prefer using it during the day. The texture is creamy and once applied, it absorbs quickly without making the skin look greasy or oily but instead fresh, smooth, and supple. It has never irritated my skin nor it has caused me breakouts. Also, it works perfectly on its own or under makeup.
ReVive Defensif Environmental Antioxidant Booster is a supplement that boosts skin’s defences against environmental aggressors like pollution, infrared, smoke and blue light wavelengths which can all damage skin and also renew the skin. I mix two drops of this booter into my morning and night moisturizer.
ReVive Masque De Radiance Brightening Moisture Mask is a rich, souffle-like mask that gives skin a very energizing, moisturizing boost to look radiant and refreshed. The mask turns from pearlescent white to a shimmering shade of gold. Whenever my skin is feeling dull or lacking radiance or is looking dehydrated, I use this mask. It makes my skin soft, smooth, and luminous. The dual-applicator included with the mask works nicely to invigorate the skin for a gentle massage, I use it sometimes and sometimes I just massage gently after it had been on for 15 minutes and remove by rinsing with warm water.
The newest products I currently loving from ReVive skincare are Glow Elixir Hydrating Radiance Oil, Soleil Superieur Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen PA ++++, and Soleil Superieur Body Broad Spectrum SPF Sunscreen 50 PA ++++.
ReVive Glow Elixir Hydrating Radiance Oil is a multi-benefit elixir that gives skin a healthy and natural-looking glow. It is very hydrating and not greasy at all. Once applied, it looks very natural on the skin while giving a beautiful luminosity to the area. The formula absorbs quickly on the skin, keeps the skin comfortable and soft. It can be used as a highlighter over the makeup or sunscreen or can be mixed with the moisturizer or the foundation to get an overall radiant look. Not just on the face, but it works perfectly on the body too – I like applying it on the shoulders and the center of the collarbone, basically the high points of the face and body. It has not caused any congestion or breakouts on my problem skin. It has a nice very subtle barely-there scent which I do not mind, it dissipates quickly.
ReVive Soleil Superieur Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen PA ++++ is one of my favourite sunscreens I have tried to date. It is very lightweight and applies on the skin so well, without any white-cast or looking like a mask on the skin. It is transparent, applies well, and blends well on the skin without any breakouts. I have been using it every single day since I got it, of course except the days when I am masking during the day. It is not sticky and quickly absorbs giving a natural matte finish. Anything I apply over, be it foundation or tinted moisturizer, sits well over it.
ReVive Soleil Superieur Body Broad Spectrum SPF Sunscreen 50 PA ++++, as the face version I mentioned above, this has to be my favourite body sunscreen I have tried. The formula is just so amazing, does not feel like I am applying sunscreen, it is more like a treatment moisturizer which not only provides sun protection but also makes my skin look healthy and radiant. The formula is transparent and not noticeable once applied. I love the smell of it, very subtle yet refreshing. Another thing I love about these sunscreens for face and body is their packaging, which feels heavy and luxurious. Both have a pump dispenser.
Overall, amazing products and beautiful brand which I always love having in my skincare routine. Revive Skincare is available at reviveskincare.com, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, SpaceNK, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus.*Press samples