Vintage Lip Lickers flavored lip glosses from the ’70s & ’80s

Women who grew up within the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s: Do you keep in mind these little “Lip Lickers” model of lip glosses that got here in metallic slide-top tins? They have been accessible with each single and double flavors, and all got here with the tagline, “For mushy, easy, scented lips!”

Single flavors we rediscovered included peach, tropical punch, strawberry, wild cherry, grape, watermelon, vanilla, orange juice, inexperienced apple, bubble gum, butterscotch, spearmint.

Vintage 1981 Grape Lip Lickers

Double flavors (two separate stripes of gloss per tin) included watermelon & ice, strawberry & cream, lemonade & lime, banana & strawberry, pineapple & coconut, cherry & cola.

Made by Village Tub Merchandise of Minnetonka, Minnesota, “Lip Lickers” was a trademark the corporate had from 1977 to 2002.

Enjoyable truth: The unique title for these merchandise was apparently going to be “Authentic Lip Lickers Licketty Lip Balm,” per the trademark the corporate filed in 1976.

Pineapple & Coconut double Lip Lickers


Bubble gum lip gloss


Tropical Punch Village Lip Lickers

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Root beer lip balm in a metallic tin


Watermelon & Ice double Lip Lickers tin

Two separate flavors in a single tin: Double up lip balm


Moisturizing watermelon lip gloss tin


Raspberry & cream Lip Lickers in separate flavors


Lip lickers stocking stuffers… a practice or a sweet cane! (1982)

5 .2-ounce tins of moisturizing lip balm in aromatic flavors. Pleasant locomotive or sweet cane packages, prepared for stockings. Enjoyable flavors embrace orange juice, peach, inexperienced apple, bubble gum and extra.

Shade portion proven: Lip balm locomotive with strawberry, inexperienced apple & spearmint varieties

Vintage Lip Lickers railroad locomotive train packaging


Village Lip Lickers Watermelon nonetheless within the bundle

For mushy, easy, scented lips!

Lip balm by Village – nice gloss and sensational taste

Every bundle famous that their lip balm “Protects and moisturizes your lips from the drying results of the climate.”

Wish to get some? They’re making them once more! Take a look at the Tinte Cosmetics web site to see what flavors they’ve accessible.

No matter occurred to Village Tub?

The corporate’s enterprise profile notes that in 1987, Village Tub and Softsoap manufacturers have been acquired by Colgate-Palmolive. Later, a brand new firm, Minnetonka Manufacturers, was based in 1993 by former Softsoap execs who re-acquired the rights to Village Tub. (Minnetonka Manufacturers then modified its title to The Village Firm in 2005.)

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