Teens today are probably too sophisticated for this sort of nonsense, but back in the day, I promise you I would have had one of these in the tool pocket of my painter's pants: Lip Smacker Coke Cup Lip Balms ("delivers the authentic taste of Coca-Cola while providing extended hydration to your lips.") In Coca-Cola, Cherry Coca-Cola, Sprite and Fanta Strawberry. About $4 each at Lip Smacker.
And yes, they still make Dr. Pepper, plus scads more flavors, including Kettle Corn, Pumpkin Latte and Double Cheeseburger. (Found via Pop Sugar)
This sure puts a smile on my face and brings back memories of my friends and I obsessing over jumbo lip smackers starting in the 5th grade. They were a very popular gift at birthday parties too!
I remember the jumbo size too. Of course back then it was the ONLY size. I’m old LOL As soon as the class bell rang all the girls would whip out their LipSmackers and renew the gleam. I had Dr Pepper and Bubblegum. My mom wouldn’t let me have the rollerball gloss, she thought it was slutty hahaha. Too shiny.
And yes to your B’day party comment. A VERY popular gift, along with anything Love’s Baby Soft. I clearly remember a LBS powder mitt someone gave me!
Painter’s pants! Wonder if those will make a comeback.
I’m surprised they haven’t already!
They came back briefly a few years ago, for a hot minute!
I would have been all over these at 14. I went through so many tubes of Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers, among other flavors.
Cute! The Sprite lip balm would be a nice switch from my eos vanilla.
I loved the bubblegum and watermelon Lipsmackers. And the mineral oil-based roll-on lip glosses were a favorite. Painter’s pants were a big deal at my high school, and so were Lee dungarees (bib overalls, worn with one brace left hanging). I still have a pair. Lots of pockets there.
Sorry about the duplicate comment. Monday, argh!
Poof — it is gone
I distinctly remember some sort of watermelon lip stuff that came in a tin. And yes, all those sweet roll on lip glosses!
They still make them! (not affiliated, just sharing)
Oh dang, I still have about five of those tins (never finished the lip balm–a hoarder even as a child)! Nice to see that I can round out my collection.
I’m glad you showed them with the caps off, as I wasn’t sure how they worked!
I don’t generally wear makeup (assuming perfume doesn’t count) but despite my, ahem, age, I still wear the Dr Pepper Lip Smacker every day! I can put it on without a mirror and it gives just the barest hint of color, so it’s perfect for someone like me who never really learned how to use makeup and didn’t care all that much to begin with!
Does it still taste great?? Seriously, loved that flavor.
It does! It tastes more like Ludens cherry cough drops to me, but I still really enjoy it.
One of my sisters used to work for the parent company of Lip Smackers and was able to buy family brand products at the company store for really cheap. With two girls who love to primp, she managed to convince them that lip balm is make-up. One day, I happened to look at the top of the refrigerator and there must have been about 10 tubes of lip balm just lolling about. When I asked my sister about them, she said that whenever my nieces got tired of one, one of them would climb up a chair and leave it there and the other one would just throw it up there, both thinking that my sister was too short to see the lip balm graveyard. Anyway, because they are really cheap, she indulged them with new ones when they “lost” their make-up. Kids!