It’s early 2001. After surviving Y2K—hallelujah—pop culture is brimming with optimism: a young Lizzie McGuire demands a bra from mom. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake epitomize the new American dream while walking the red carpet in matching denim ensembles, and Jagged Edge has only one thing on their mind: “Where the party at?” We might never know where the party is but it soon became clear what you would wear to it: lip gloss.
Lancome’s Juicy Tube, the gloss that launched a million wet lips, was first released in 2000 and quickly became the status symbol of the middle-and high-school elite. Head to your local mall, hit the makeup counter, and for $20 (which would really put a dent in a young lady’s allowance) you too could buy yourself that Fergalicious funk in a tube.
For me, an attendee of a strict Catholic school (lips were meant for reciting the lord’s prayer—and nothing else) I couldn’t participate in baby blue eyeshadows or neon pink cheeks. However, The Juicy Tube, and her sister the MAC lip glass, became my loophole: the clear lip brought ultra-shine without the crime.
And now, just when we needed some good news, Lancome is bringing the discontinued product back. The original Juicy Tubes have returned exclusively at Sephora.com for $20. Coming in 20 delicious shades, you can grab the OG Clear Gloss or take your look to the next level with a new hot-pink shade called Miracle or a creamy nude named Fig Hit. That’s right: they’ve added creamy finishes to the jelly classics. Head to Sephora.com or Lancome.com to shop the lips now, and remember, you are Cady Heron, Cady Heron is you.