I wear make up every day (or almost every day) yet sometimes I don't feel like being really obvious about it. I tend to prefer chapstick like products over lipgloss or lipstick sometimes, if not all the time, and one of my favourite of these are lipsmackers. I have had lipsmackers since I was a teenager as it is fun to collect all the flavours, however I usually stick to the same 1-3 flavours and don't try all the new ones out as they're a waste of money really.
Lipsmackers go for about £1-£2 depending where you buy them from. Right now you can buy in bulk from ebay for a pretty good price, where as it can be £2 or more in some corner shops, Claire's, etc. So it's worth it to shop around.
Flavours are the big thing when it comes to Lipsmackers. Personally my favourites are cotton candy, wild raspberry and kiwi. They really do taste like the flavours they're meant to be, but the flavour does fade after a while and you need to reapply.
There are a lot of flavours, including brand named ones like Dr Pepper, etc, so they are fun to collect if you have the money.
*Do they work?*
They work at keeping my lips nice and hydrated and giving me a little kick out of tasting them. So in my opinion yes they do work. But they aren't any better than vaseline or other non-flavoured chapsticks.
I heard recently that the company that make Lipsmackers are going out of business this year, so now is the time to stock up and buy if you like them.
I got a couple of these for presents last year and got one for myself because I was so impressed with them. I think they are a quirky little set and are great for a treat for yourself or for somebody else - and they make a great stocking filler for the big day!
The set shown in this picture must be an american version I think because the one I have has the UK versions of fizzy drinks in . . .
Coca Cola Vanilla
Although I have never heard of Fanta Pineapple, I'm glad it is in there because it is my favourite one! The range is a good one because the scents of the balms are all very different and there is bound to be something you like love and hate in there! Personally I find the Coca Cola Vanilla far too sweet, but the other ones are nice enough to make up for that.
The balms come in a funky Coca Cola theme presentation tin and, if you don't want to keep your balms in there afterwards, it is ideal for knick knacks or even as a pencil case for younger girls.
As for the balms themselves, they are good but not great. If you have really dry and chapped lips, they aren't brilliant but they are nice for giving you slightly smoother shiny lips.
The tin costs between ten and thirteen pounds, depending on where you buy it from and I would say that it is worth that for six balms - considering how much you can pay for just one in some places.
I've been buying Lip Smackers lipbalms for many years now, since I found them in Claire's. I've had a few different flavours, my favourites being the Fanta Orange, Fanta Grape (which I don't think is an actual flavour of Fanta in the UK) and Coca Cola. I've also heard of other flavours, including Cherry 7up (which sounds amazing), and Cheetos (which sounds revolting!)
The lipbalms themselves are great- the standard size twist tube in different colours, and for a product that could be described as a novelty item, it works really well. I find them really moisturising, although not as good as some other items. Another good thing about this lipbalm is that it doesn't really get gritty- I have a Fanta Grape one that I've had for a while now, and it's still very smooth in application.
I also think that they are quite good value for money- They are around £1.50 each, or around £6 for a pack of five. I think that these are a great item to put into stockings and in with other presents for friends, as they aren't really expensive but they are a fun item to give to others.
Overall, I think that these are fun lipbalms that, although I wouldn't really use them every day, work well every now and again.
I have a very addictive personality, hundreds of collections of products, one of which being lip smackers. I have over 50 different flavours of lip smackers from various different brands, skittles, Hershey the list is endless. One of my favourite set of lip smackers is the soda collection. This collection is built up of the classic soda/fizzy drinks, including Dr Pepper and 7 up. I purchased my set from a local Claire's store for around £10, working out to £2 per lip balm, very expensive for those on a budget. Each tube of balm is approximately three inches long, pretty average sized lip balms.
The application is easy enough, just twist the bottom to adjust how much of the balm stick is exposed and swipe it across your lips. I find that the textures is very greasy and sometimes slimy, this feel doesn't really go away for about an hour, which is one of my least favourite aspects about this product. However the balm does leave your lips feeling moisturised and smooth.
Each of the balms is supposed to have the distinctive smell and taste of the product it is named after, this is successful to a certain extent. You can make out what flavour each balm is supposed to be however it doesn't taste just like the product, however there is only so much you can expect from a lip balm. The scent is probably more successful than the taste of the balm in terms of accuracy, and it has also stayed as strong as they smelt on the first day I bought them.
The taste of the balms are good at first lick but during the day it goes very sharp and the taste becomes less appealing, to solve this i just keep topping up, which isn't the most ideal situation if you're constantly busy and you don't want to worry about re-applying products.
These balms are best for novelty use and not for a health purpose. If you suffer from chap lips then you're probably best to go for a product like Vaseline or chap stick, if you like fun novelty things or something to collect as a hobby then these will be great for you! Overall these are okay, probably not worth the money that they cost, but if you have a habbit of collecting things then it is something great to buy. I'm going to rate this product in terms of price and how it functions as a lip balm that's why it has a slightly lower rating.
I'm a bit of a lip balm fanatic, and tend to impulsively buy them! I saw these in my local Primark, and I think they were around 99p each - so they are pretty cheap. I have never actually tried the lip smacker brand before I found these, so I had no real expectations of them.
Primark has huge clear tubs of these balms, situated next to the tills, so it is very tempting to pick them up. They have loads of flavours available, ranging from Dr Pepper, to 7up - pretty much any popular fizzy drink you can think of. The packaging is extremely cute, and I think it would appeals to a lot of people. They look exactly like the fizzy drink bottles!
I picked up the flavours Cherry Coke and Vanilla Coke, these being my favourite soft drinks. They smell and taste exactly like the drinks! I was surprised at how gorgeous the flavours were. The Cherry one is particularly gorgeous. The Vanilla one has a slight gloss effect on the lips. The Cherry flavour leaves your lips with a red sheen, which I think looks really pleasant.
The balms feel surprisingly moisturising on the lips, and they don't leave any greasy residue. If you have very dry or chapped lips, I would probably recommend a more intense lip balm or butter. If you are looking for a cheap, everyday lip balm to pop in your bag, then these are fantastic!
I contemplated buying one of these every time I was stood in the queue at Primark. They were usually found on the till in a clear box without packaging. I have seen these on sale in WH Smiths in blister packs for almost double the price.
I took the plunge and bought the Coke Vanilla one. I have found that they are a little bigger than most twist-up lip balms.
They come in various flavours: 7up, Fanta, Coca Cola Cherry, Dr Pepper, Coca Cola, Coca Cola Vanilla and Sprite (possibly more). The packaging is exactly like what you would find on the bottles. My Coke Vanilla balm smells exactly how the drink smells and tastes. The cap is easily removable and doesn't fall off.
In comparison to my other balm, a vegan brand in spiced tea, this surpasses it. My other balm feels like I am putting a thin, dry sliver of grease on my lips. It is very hard to explain; it moistens my lips but makes them feel dry. This product, however, is very moist, some may say too greasy, but the texture is to my preference. One coat is enough, two if you're brave, to give you a healthy shine. You'll be able to smell it for a little while after applying and it is so bizarre. You can 'smell' the carbonation in this lip balm, almost as if you were smelling the nozzle of the bottle with the actual drink inside. It is very sweet to taste, but I do not advise sucking on it! It remains on your lips for hours, even after drinking and kissing (not sure about full-blown snogging). What I mean by 'for hours' is that the lips absorb the moisture and retain it for a while. The staying power is fantastic after you have applied one or two coats; the excess will come off if you are eating, drinking, licking your lips or kissing.
I have an online shop and I crochet lip balm holders that I initially thought were useless. I attached one to my keys and I would not be without it. It has been a relief to have my balm within arm's reach at all times in the the cold weather, and the holders sell like hot cakes. It goes to show that a person shouldn't only make what appeals to them! More to the point, this is the lip balm I choose to have in my holder. It never gets lost in the bottom of my bag and I always know where it is. It is my number one balm that I use and I have been meaning to stock up on the different flavours.
I have had this balm since December and I have 3 cm of product left. I believe you receive as much product as will fit in the tube, which is just over 6.5 cm long including the cap. It has lasted me almost four months and I still have a little over half left: I apply a couple of times a day every other day.
This is one of the best buys you can get for £1-£1.50.
Appearance and Aim.
All the lips smackers are roughly the same size and thickness of a lipsyl or a care balm. This measures roughly 3 inches tall and around 2 cm thick so its pretty small. These are the same colour and have the same logo's as the soda that is their flavour, this makes it pretty easy to identify what each flavour is without looking to read it somewhere. This doesn't have any moisturising effects and doesn't guarantee a matte or a shiny finish, but this is simply to make you lips tasty.
Flavours and using the lip smackers.
This comes in several flavours. - coco cola, dr.pepper, sprite, fanta and I believe another one but I'm not sure what it is. I have tried the sprite, coco cola and dr.pepper flavours. To use this you just take the lid off and use the scrolling wheel on the bottom to wind up and down the balm. The balm colour depends on it's flavour, coke and dr.pepper is dark and sprite is a white colour. Applying this is pretty obvious, you just run it across your lips however this is very cheap quality, so to get any sort of feeling on even having this on you need to really rub and apply this lots which is annoying.
When you actually get the balm fully on your lips, the taste is obviously what it should be but in a cheaper tasting form but it smells delicious, but the smell is gorgeous so licking my lips and I got a bad tasting cheap coke flavour or similar to this with the other flavours too. This wasn't very long lasting I found that I had to re apply this all the time. It never made a difference to the colour of my lips which I was pleased about.
Overall, Price and Availability.
Overall the quality is really bad, it tastes bad and takes ages to apply and then you have to keep reapplying although I cannot complain because I bought these from Primark for £1 each, so I never expected the quality to be good I just thought it was a cool idea, so If an actual brand re make these I reckon they'd be really nice.
I picked up my Lipsmacker in Primark a few weeks ago, I am giving up coca cola soon and for some crazy reason I decided to spend £1.50 on one of these thinking it would help me in my quest.
I had only seen these a few times before, in magazines..never seen them advertised on TV or anything, but I do remember seeing them in magazines and wanting to try them out!
The Lipsmackers come in a few different varieties, Dr Pepper, Fanta..Cherry Coke..
I decided to pick coca cola! Obviously! I would of got cherry coke but did not see it! but heard about it when I seen my cousin had it.
The design of the tubes are simple, they look like mini cans actually when you think about it! they are about little finger length and have a pull off lid, they also have a little thing at the bottom what you twist and it pushes up the balm.
Depending on what flavour you get that is what the tube will be decorated around, mine is exactly the same as a coke can!
I loved the look of it!
Onto the actual balm, its brown in colour and has a lovely smell, its not actual coca cola, but its the coke sweets! you know the cola bottles, it smells exactly like them! I prefer the smell of the sweet cola bottles to actual coke so had no problem with that.
As a lipbalm I found it highly addicting, it didn't taste of anything but you could smell it which was good, my lips looked the best and softest they ever had after continuous use of this, they were very soft and looked after, no dry lips at all.
On the staying power, it was not the best, had to be applied every hour or so, but I found myself applying it every 20 minutes and I think thats why my lips were so soft, never had a chance to be dry.
It doesn't have a sticky texture either, its very smooth and stays on your lips, thats all.
I picked this up for £1.50 which is not bad at all, great quality, I was so sad when I left mine in my pocket and put it in the wash that I got one the next day, they had no cherry coke though!
I popped into Primark the other day and while I was paying for some clothes I spotted a little transparent tub which was full to the brim with Soda Pop flavoured Lip Smackers sitting on the till. Their was lots of flavours to choose from such as Dr Pepper, Sprite etc and I got the Coke flavoured one as it was the one that caught my eye. These lip smackers are only £1.50 which is a total bargain. I am not sure of the pecific shops where they're available from but obviously you can get them from Primark or online, however I have just had a quick look online and the prices are ridiculousy high so you are best popping into your local Primarni if you want one. Packaging wise, it is just a tube - no plastic or cardboard packaging at all, the tube comes loose.
The Coke flavoured lip smacker comes in a little plastic lip balm tube which is bright red, obviously reflecting the Coke packaging. It has 'Coca Cola' written on the side in the excact same font that Coka use on their cans and branding. The label wrapped around it is very shiny and high class looking. The lip balm has a red lid which pulls off to expose the product. The product can be pushed out by twisting the twizzly bit at the bottom of the tube, i'm sure you will know what I mean!! The lip balm itself is an off-white colour, it reminds me a bit of vaseline in appearence. Texture wise it is very waxy and quite hard.
Applying this is very easy, obviously you just take the tube and apply it evenly to your lips. The first thig I noticed was the smell - it smells just like Coke, very sweet and it has the excact same smell as Coke, it's really weird but lovely. It (suprisingly) does not smell fake and doesn't have any horrible undertone to it. The taste is just as sweet with a waxy undertone, I find both the smell and taste very pleasent. When it is on my lips it feels lightweight, it has quite an oily, slight sticky/greasy feel to it if you apply to much so i'd be aware of that, however to be honest most of the moisture does seem to absorb into my lips quite quickly anyway.
The lip balm has a very good effect on my lips, if gives them moisture and makes them feel healthy and hydrated. It also provides a pleasant, subtle scent and makes them look smoothe and healthy. The lip balm is not a gloss, so it's matte, meaning it's a good lipstick base - I find that it really helps as a base as my more drying lipsticks don't have such a bad effect on my lips and i've also found that the balm protects my lips from the horrible wind and rain - my lips have barely cracked since I started using this. It does not provide any hint of colour to the lips, it's completely clear - just like vaseline.
The only downside is that it is so addictive! I always find myself reaching for it and reapplying it because I love the smell and feel of it on my lips. Apart from that I can't fault it. I love it! Reccomended, definetly.
The lip smacker
This is just like lypsil except they come in pop flavours, there is a wide variety you can buy, at the moment my daughter has fanta strawberry and sprite. She did get these given to her by a cousin but no doubt now I will have to buy more.
The lip smacker comes in a lipstick like holder, and is set out just the same as any normal lypsil. It has a red outer packaging with the words lip smacker and the flavour going across the centre, and it has a red lid that is easily detached to use.
Well normally you would think they could not get anything to smell like pop but how wrong could I be. The lypsil smells just like strawberries, exactly the same smell as the pop. It does smell almost good enough to eat. The smell is not too strong but its just enough to be able to make out what the smell is, and yes it does smell beautiful.
How to apply
Well I have always suffered from dry lips especially when the weather is cold, so when my daughter brought this back I just had to try it, even though I do have my own collection of lypsils, This was something I had never seen before so had to try it out.
To apply is simple, just take the lid off, twist the button at the bottom to push up and apply to lips just like you would lipstick. I usually put on a couple of coats for longer lasting, and more moisture. That's all there is to it, then replace the lid and put away.
My overall opinion
I did find it great how the lypsil smelt, and how well it went on my lips. My lips stayed moist for around an hour, although it was also slightly greasy, but that is the normal effect that I get from any normal lypsil, so I was not disappointed by this.
I did however think that there would be a little taste to the lipsil, as normally there is, but to this there is no taste just a wax like taste, but lets face it, you don't really use it for the taste, also the smell does not remain on your lips as soon as you apply the lypsil there is no smell no more. The smell only seems to be there when it is in its packaging, which I found a little disappointing also.
The lypsil did however make my lips more moist and they did not dry back out for a while, which is why I have gave this 5 stars, this does cost more than your normal lypsil though, so I don't think it is something I would buy for myself, but I would buy it for my daughter. My lips are still very dry but nothing ever seems to get rid of that anyway, apart from when I am contantly applying lypsil to my lips.
I just think the product could be better if they added some taste to the lypsil, instead of just to the smell, as it is not a very nice taste if you are one for licking your lips a lot. its just a bland waxy taste.
Lip smackers lip balm
I saw these in primark recently at the tills and I thought they were primarks own brand of lip balms but they turned out to be lip smackers. I remember these from when I was younger and getting them out of claries accessories, but are they any good now?
*About the product*
I have the fanta orange version of this lip balm, I did have the coke one too but my sister 'borrowed' it. They come in small regular lip balm size tubes which you twist at the bottom to push the lip balm up. They are 4g or 0.14 us oz and they are made in the US by Bonne Bell inc.
*My opinion of the product*
The packaging for this product is what attracted it to me in the store, I know I shouldn't just buy something for its packaging but it was really cute! It is bright orange and the label is a shiny metallic orange colour. The coke one had the same packaging but it was a metallic red colour. It says lip smacker on the front and it also has the fanta orange logo on it too.
As I said I have the fanta orange one and I really like it! I like fanta orange any way and I didn't think it would taste like fanta orange at all, as most cheap lip balms don't taste very good, especially the ones that say they have a specific flavour. But this one did not disappoint, it does actually kind of taste like fanta - well as close to fanta as a lip balm could get.
As a lip balm it is really quite good, it keeps my lips free from dryness and the dreaded flakiness for the time it stays on my lips, which is not long! It is a bright orange colour but that does not make my lips orange, which is a good thing as I don't want to look like a circus performer. It leaves my lips glossy, looking hydrated, smooth and free from dryness.
As for staying power it is just awful, it does not stay on my lips well at all. It stays on for an hour or so if I don't eat or drink any thing! But after that the fanta flavour has completely gone and my lips are dry again. But while the flavour is there is is quite nice, you probably shouldn't eat the lip balm off your lips!
I bought this product from primark and it only cost me £1.50 which is really really good and they also had other flavours including the original coke, fanta and I think they had coke cherry flavour. The lip smackers range also has lots of other flavours including, sprite, fanta strawberry and skittles. which are available in claries accessories and amazon.
*Really cute, bright packaging
*Very cheap and available from primark
*Smells like fanta
*Lots of other flavours to choose from
*gift sets available
*Leaves my lips looking glossy, hydrated and free from dryness
*Does not stay on my lips long at all
Thank you for reading my review
Well i must start off by saying...I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE!
They really do taste exactly like the soda which i was extremely surprised about! They make your lips feel very soft and dont dry out your lips if you apply it too much like some other lip balms/ glosses do. They are very cheap - i got mine from claire's accessories some time ago now, and even though they are small they last quite a long time.
Even though they do 'taste' nice; I find that sometimes it gets a bit too overpowering especially in the mornings you don't really want a mouth full of 7-up! However they are great sized and fit in your bag or pocket very easily. They are quite unique and many people have asked and enquired about them when ever i have used them whilst out with friends etc.
They even makes your lips look soft and quite shiney
I have always been a big kid when it comes to lip balms and glosses. I used to buy lipsmakers lip balm as a kid with my favourite being the bubble gum one.
I was shopping for make up set for my daughter in Claire's accessories when I came across these lips balms. I was quite suprised to find that "Lipsmackers" were now selling lip balms in the soda pop range. I was exited too as they looked really yummy and could not wait to buy one to try. I was stuck for choice to be honest as there was so much to choose from.
The one I bought was the Cherry coca cola one. Its the same size as a normal lip balm and costs £2.50. I was expecting much as they are more suited to children rather than adults but I was quite shocked to be honest. It was lovely. The balm smells so lovely and sweet. I could actually imagine holding a can of cherry coke and smelling it.
The balm makes my lips lovely and soft and is clear in colour once applied. I liked the idea of this as I do not wear lipstick so did not want it to be tinted. The taste is nice too...its a shame that it tastes like cherry coke because I spend most of the day licking my lips.
The wrappers are the same as the canned drinks and are easily recognized. I noticed that they also stocked the following flavours
I have looked on the internet and found that you can also buy the soda pop lip glosses too also in these flavours. I have not come across thesed as of yet but will be buying some if I do.
Claire's accesories also sell a pack where you can get all the flavours this costs £9 and will be well worth the money if the cherry coca cola one is to go by. I will defiantly be buying more.
Smackers are definetly no.1 for great tasting, fun, lipgloss but I have a mixed review for their Soda Pop range.
On a positive note, the lipgloss have a very authentic taste and works quite like chapsil to moisturise your lips. I would say it is a perfect product for little girls as a treat.
However, I would not recommend it if you like uber-glossy lips that stay looking like new all day. Some of the colours tint your lips so that it looks like you've got food around your mouth. Also it wears off pretty quickly (plus the tastiness makes you lick it off!) and isn't really a very glossy lipgloss it looks quite natural. Also the writing on the packaging wears off quickly and ends up looking naff and worn.
In conclusion, I would recommend this for chilren and teenagers who want a more natural look but not for women who like really glossy lips with staying power.
Fun pop flavoured set of 5 lip gloss /