Being the makeup lover that I am I'm always on the hunt for good dupes that will save me a heap of cash but still perform reasonable well and today I have a great little bargain for you all, the Technic Juicy Sticks*.
The Technic Juicy Sticks are extremely similar to lots of other chubby stick style lip crayons that are out there in the beauty world at the moment but at the fraction of the price as they just £1.99 each, what a beauty bargain he he! The Juicy Sticks are available in six shades ranging from a light peachy nude all the way up to a deep purple so theres certainly a shade to suit any occasion. I've been road testing five out of the six shades over the last few weeks and I have to admit I'm in love with them and was so surprised at how well they performed. The shades I have are Naked, a peachy toned nude that contains some minute shimmers. Calypso, a bright peachy coral shade. Watermelon, a fuchsia toned pink. Oxblood, a classic red lip shade and lastly Plum, a deep purple/plum shade.
The formula of the five Technic Juicy Sticks I've tried is absolutely lovely! They are all very moisturising and feel so creamy when you apply them to the lips leaving you with a juicy looking finish. The pigmentation is super impressive too, they are so bold, bright and opaque which I find is quite different to your average chubby stick because usually they are only slightly tinted but these pack an almighty pigmentation punch! The lasting power of all the shades is pretty good, the bolder shades stay put for a good 4-5 hours however the nude shade 'Naked' seems to wear off in a couple of hours but overall the wear time is really good, also they don't dry my lips out at all and continue to feel moisturising even when they have set slightly which is another major bonus as I cant stand lip products that dry out my lips. Something else I love about these Juicy Sticks is that they taste and smell amazing, just like watermelon/something tropical ha ha.
As for the packaging... I love it! The colour of the packaging corresponds with the shade of the juicy stick so it's very easy to find the desired shade your looking for in your handbag or makeup bag. They also all have the twist up mechanism at the bottom so theres no need for sharpening which is a huge plus for me.
Overall the Technic Juicy Sticks are an absolute hit with me and I'd highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for good, affordable dupes of the more expensive chubby stick style lipsticks. They are all super comfortable to wear, are super pigmented, smell and taste lovely and finish off any makeup look whether it be neutral look or dramatic look.
You can find the Technic Juicy Stick Collection along with lot's of other Technic makeup on the Xtras website.
Have you tried any makeup from the range Technic?? What would you recommend?? I'd love to know beaut's!!