Lip Smackers for Adults!!

10 Oct

No, I’m kidding. I wish though. I remember my first ever lip balm being an orange lip smacker and I was absolutely obsessed with it. I carried it everywhere with me. In my little purple purse, in my art smock at kindergarten and even in my frilly white sock at my uncles wedding where I subsequently squashed it all over my face in my haste to “look pretty like the bride”. I then cried because there was nothing left to wind up.

Anyway, I have now found something that reminds me of my beloved lip smackers! But the grown up version. Let me introduce you to my soon to be bff: Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm SPF 10 by Max Factor.


Smackers older, cooler aunty who sips apple martini's.


They come in 8 shades of Sugared Pearl, Coral, Red Garnet, Purple Orchid, Pink Oyster Shell, Pink Opal and the two above Amber and Rose Quartz.

These little babies are absolutely perfect for summer and lazing around on the beach. Sheer enough to wear poolside or beachside without looking OTT yet pigmented enough for a little fun in the sun. With a lanolin base containing mango and shea butter, they are not only deeply moisturising but smell yummy too! (Don’t taste too good though, I tried. I mean I licked my lips hoping it would taste like those Starburst Smackers, alas they don’t…) Oh and don’t forget the all important SPF factor, winner!




These balms masquerading as glosses are actually quite creamy but glossy at the same time. How do they do that?? They are quite sheer though. I wish the Amber (orange) one were a little more pigmented.


#03 'Amber' (has a few shimmery/glittery particles)



#06 'Rose Quartz' (a little frosted, very pretty though)


These Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm’s are part of the Max Factor Xperience Makeup Collection for Fall/Winter 2010. Which also include the Xperience Weightless Foundation SPF 10 and Xperience Volumising Mascara.

Price: $19.95 each (Gloss Balm)

From: Myer, Target, Kmart, Big W, Priceline and selected pharmacies.




Ps, stay tuned for an upcoming competition in a few days time. Will post more details on here and twitter.

Clue: winner will receive a kit to make them look like a star!


4 Responses to “Lip Smackers for Adults!!”

  1. 5ft0 October 11, 2010 at 12:41 am #

    You’ve convinced me to buy this – I already have a collection of lip gloss in a mixture of matte and shimmering finishes. It’s good to know I’ve got a lot of choices.

    But, I’m a sucker for lip glosses & lipsticks. I’ll definitely get these when I head into Priceline next.

    • Daniella October 11, 2010 at 12:49 am #

      I totally know what you mean by “sucker for lip glosses & lipsticks”. I’m pretty sure I have doubled up on many shades and to everyone else, they all look the same but to me, this one is more fuchsia than that one, damn it! 😛

      Yes yes, go play with these. All the colours are so sheer and pretty. Totally wearable on their own or on top of a stain or lipstick.

  2. tkj81 October 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    I wouldn’t mind trying these. I was a BIG user of lip smackers as a teen!

    • Daniella October 15, 2010 at 1:30 am #

      They’re quite sheer so there’s a colour to suit everyone! They smell so yummy as well, just like Lip Smackers.

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