Monday, 4 April 2016

Lancome Juicy Shaker in Meli Melon

I've been so excited to see what new developments were in store for Lancome after they appointed the inimitable Lisa Eldridge as their new creative director. I watch every single YouTube video she uploads and I've learned so much about cosmetics and application technique from her. The first product which came on my radar after Lisa joined Lancome was the Miracle Cushion foundation. Sadly, this wasn't for me as the coverage is extremely sheer, and as I suffer with cystic acne I really want something with a medium to full coverage. 

So I waited in anticipation for the next big thing, and hoped it would be something I could get on board with. I never would have expected the hype that surrounded the launch of the new Juicy Shakers, nor would I have predicted Lancome working with bloggers on such a large scale. I recieved the Lancome Juicy Shaker in Meli Melon* which incidentally, isn't the peachy melon colour you might expect, more a glossy pink shade. The scent however, is beautiful, just the sort of fruity perfection a melon lover like myself could fall head over heels for. The tint is very light but also achingly pretty, ideal for springtime and a gorgeous accompaniment to a fresh and glowing look.


But here's the big question - would I spend £18 on this? I'm afraid not. As a child of the 80's, I remember the Juicy Tubes phenomenon well. But I'm all grown up now, and the quirkiness of this product is lost on me. I'd have much preferred a more classic applicator, in the style of the YSL Tint in Oils. Actually, I'd have been far more excited had they launched a collection as per the likes of Dior and Chanel, with an eyeshadow quad or palette, a beautiful limited edition highlighter and some chic lip and nail products. The kitsch little shaker and saccharine sweet scents just aren't enough to sway me on this one. Yes, it's a perfectly good product but honestly, I expected more from Lancome. With a rich heritage and an industry leading makeup artist on board, I would have hoped for more than a novelty item and a media storm. 

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25 comments:

  1. Looks really pretty in the packaging. But it's a lot of money if it's not amazing as you expected. Gemma x
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    1. It is a lot I thought for something quite gimmicky x

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  2. I've never watched any of Lisa Eldridge's videos but I'll check them out. This is the first review I've read that's been slightly disappointed in the Juicy Shakers, it was so refreshing to read.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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    1. They are really good, very informative :) Thank you so much

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  3. This is a great review and very honest, I have seen so many rave reviews on these but was still really unsure on them so its good to read another side too, great post :) xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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    1. Thanks so much Zoe that means a lot :)

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  4. That's a lot of money for sure. Not sure if I would buy it too :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  5. Packaging and the colours look absolutely beautiful, however I don't think I'll give it a try. I am not a lip gloss person so I don't want to spend £18 on a lip gloss.

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. It's not as sticky as a gloss but I know what you mean :)

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  6. I had no idea that Lisa Eldrigde was their new creative director! That's so cool! Yeah, this lip gloss looks more fun than practical. Thanks for your honest review :)

    Mili

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  7. I've been wanting to try these out so it's good to know you think they're not worth the money!

    hannahsnotebook.net

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    1. I don't I'm afraid, seems a lot for quite a novelty item to me

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  8. I see these everywhere lately. Lovely and original packaging and gorgeous shades, and I agree, they are too expensive for my taste. I prefer something that is more affordable. Great and honest review, thanks for sharing! :)

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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  9. I know exactly what you mean about this being a surprising product for Lancome, it's much more something that Benefit would do!

    I really love my one though as I love a sheer lip, but if I was buying it myself I probably wouldn't pay that much for it either.

    By the way you should definitely read Lisa Eldridges' book if you haven't already, it's so good!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. It is isn't it! Much more their style. I haven't yet, I need to go and order it :)

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  10. I love the idea of these and I think I'd like one the cherry color/scent, but I'd have to see it and swatch it in person first! It would have to have a fairly strong tint for me to spend that much money on it.

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the idea of these, and the shades are stunning but I would have to swatch it on myself, it's got to have a good pigment for that price!
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  12. Thank you for sharing your honest review! They look stunning but you're right they are damn pricey! Will have to swatch these when i'm out shopping next time.

    Lots of Love xxxx

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  13. Great honest review! I wasn't sure if these were for me as they seemed a little novel for that price tag.

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy

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  14. It's so nice to read an honest review. I have read a lot of reviews on these from bloggers and everyone is singing their praises but to me they sound too expensive for what they are! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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