Ladies steel yourselves. There's a squeal-inducing new product that Lancôme is launching in June. Dubbed the Shaker Lips, this bi-phase lip product comes in adorable shaker-shaped tube — some wrist action is needed to blend the pigments and lip care oils in the formula before application. When worn on the lips, it has a super-soft, weightless sensation, without being sticky — a complaint of many lip glosses out there. You can actually feel the comforting effect of the oils immediately. The velvety cushion applicator also picks just the right amount of product. You can also adjust the intensity of your finish, by applying either a thin veil for a sheer, just-ate-a popsicle finish, or building up the layers for a stronger hue.
Another surprise? Each of the 20 shades come with their own unique scents. Mangoes Wild actually smells like the tropical fruit, while Apri-cute has a fresh apricot scent. With so many shades to pick from, it can be tough to know where to start, but we hear that Berry in Love, a pinkish-purple, is a favourite of Lancôme ambassadress Lupita Nyong'o and we love the colour when worn. The colour Bohemian Raspberry is also such a clever pun (there are many other cute names as well) that it brought a smile to our faces. For something super subtle, go for Mint to Be, a one-shot bluish shade that enhances the lip's natural pink colour and plumps it up.
$36. Available from 26 May at Sephora