New Lip Ice Candy Gloss

If you grew up in the 80’s like me, you’ll know how big of a deal Lip Ice used to be. I remember loving their Bubblegum, Musk and Spearmint variants and feeling like the king of the world when I had all three rolling around in my blazer pocket.

It’s been a while since I’ve hooked up with the brand, so I was swept off on a wave of nostalgia when a new Lip Ice product landed on my desk; Lip Ice Candy Gloss.

Lip Ice Candy Gloss is available in two variants, Raving Raspberry and Party Plum.

Despite the misleading sparkly-looking pots, the balms don’t contain a hint of glitter. (Sjoe!) Instead, they’re a sheer, moisturising tints that remind me a bit of The Body Shop’s Born Lippy lip balm. Check it out:

Despite being the darkest-looking in the pot, Party Plum (on the left) is actually the sheerest of the two.

And here’s what they look like on skin:

Raving Raspberry on left, Party Plum on the right.

I like that they leave your lips feeling nicely moisturised with just the slightest hint of colour so that if you were in school, you wouldn’t get a klap from some bitch-ass prefect for ‘wearing make-up’. They also have a lovely sweet, fruity smell and a slight, inobtrusive sweet taste. Did any of you ever get so desp in school that you’d resort to eating a bit of Lip Ice? Shamefully, this is something I’d resort to when my childhood nanny/2nd mom packed a particularly uninspired lunch. (Really Gogo? Dry Ryvitas? Again? Why’d you do me like that? I know we’ve got Jolly Jammer’s tucked away somewhere… )

Anyway, if you’re looking for a easy to wear lip balm to add a gleaming dollop of shine and leetle dab o’ colour, you won’t go wrong with Lip Ice Candy Gloss. At R23,95, it’s a veritable steal. Especially since it’s small enough to shoplift. Jokes, jokes… I totes didn’t say that. Off to detension for evilΒ li’l me…



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Editor of South African beauty blog Lipgloss is my Life.

3 thoughts on “New Lip Ice Candy Gloss

  1. Oh yum!!! These look fabulous! I also resorted to a bit of “lip-ice nibbling” in my schooldays – “bubblegum” flav was my particular poison hee hee. Thanks for the chuckle this morning… have a lekker day x

  2. Hi Leigh…

    I’m wondering if you could help me..I’m going out of my mind!! What jon earth has happened to candy gloss!!! I’ve been using this lipgloss since I was in high school (previousely it was called ‘oh so gloss’) but I cant seem to find it anywhere! do you have any idea if its been discontinued or rebranded or something??


    1. Hi skat! Sorry man, I’ve never heard of it. Is it a brand on its own or is it a variant that Lip Ice used to make? I’m happy to ask the Lip Ice PR for you if it is.

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