Coffee House Smackdown - Beauty Addict

Friday, November 06, 2009

Coffee House Smackdown

Back in high school I had a serious obsession with a line of creamy Lip Smackers. I think they were a sub-brand of the original -- I vaguely remember packaging that was just a bit different, they had pearlized caps, and the formulations were creamier and had a bit more color. The ones I had were all in the tan/brown family (VERY mid-'90s), and had flavors like nut, chocolate, vanilla, and the like. And I'm pretty sure there was one in there that had a cafe au lait or latte flavor.

Yep, a coffee Lip Smacker. It was sweet and delicious and I remember it still!

Thus, I find myself strangely drawn to Philosophy's Coffee House lip trio. This adorably packaged set comes with three shimmery, sheer lip shines, in Cafe au Lait, Egg Nog Latte, and Caramel Mocha Latte. They have a sweet taste and smell similar to my beloved Smackers of years gone by, so they certainly satisfy my nostalgic cravings. The differences? These Philosophy lippies are packaged in a squeezy tube, contain more shimmer, and have a somewhat "looser" texture (more gloss than balm).

But, this is as close as I'm going to get, and I'm pretty happy. Any of you who were teenagers in the '90s, do you remember those delicious, decadent Smackers? What were your favorite lip products back in the day?