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.