Lipstick may have dominated the runways at fashion week, but gloss remains a perennial favorite. One of the biggest launches in the past decade is Lancôme's Juicy Tubes. Eleven of the cult-classic lip glosses are sold around the world every minute. Who knew one gloss could be so popular?
Mollie Winerock of Lancôme shared a few details about how the glosses are developed — plus, just in time for the holidays, Juicy Tubes Chic Delights, we're giving away a set of eight glosses. For a quick Q&A and the scoop on entering the giveaway, read more.
Gloss is usually considered a young woman’s cosmetic, but can women of all ages wear it? Any tips for those of us who remember the Reagan administration and beyond?
Women of all ages can certainly wear gloss. Juicy Tubes can be applied over lipstick or alone for a more natural look. Your lips can appear thinner as you age, and gloss helps to add volume so they appear fuller.
How far in advance does the Lancôme team come up with its color trends?
We are always working over a year in advance. We attend trend and color presentations, and we're always aware of what is going on in the fashion industry and what’s happening on the runways.
What kinds of things influence the color choices?
My inspiration comes from so many different places. I am always inspired by the changing of seasons. Spring shades are inspired by light colors and textures while holiday shades and themes come from moods I might be in or places I have recently visited. I live in New York City, so I am lucky to always be inspired by the interesting people around me. I’m a Juicy Tubes fanatic, so I create shades and designs of things I would love to wear and have in my purse.
What’s your favorite versatile color that seems to look good on anyone?
Shades that look the best on anyone typically are neutral tones with a light shimmer. I would recommend Spring Fling or our clear Juicy Tube Pure. Pure is a great shade because you can wear it alone or over your favorite lipstick to add shine and luster.
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