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Junk Food Beauty, Coming To a Drugstore Near You

Who else remembers using Dr. Pepper lip balm? It's still around (a steal at just $1.60) and soon it will have much more company: The number of food-inspired beauty products is about to swell.

Lotta Luv is a company that creates cosmetics with a junk-food bent. It makes licensed lip balms inspired by foods that would make a dentist blush: Dairy Queen fudge sundaes, Pez, Twinkies, Snapple juice drinks, Twizzlers, Jelly Belly and at least another dozen sweet-tooth staples. WWD reports that a few new products are on the way. Cold Stone Creamery will have sliding-tin balms that will be sold at the ice cream shops nationwide, and a cute, vintagey Hershey's cocoa bath and body collection is in the works.

Okay, I can see the appeal of those items. But I'm scratching my head over a licensing agreement with McDonald's, with products due next year. I'm trying to figure out which McDo menu items could translate into cosmetic products. Most likely it'll be the chocolate shake and apple pie, but who knows? We could see McNugget lip balms or Filet O'Fish body polish. Personally, I don't know if I would trust Ronald to stock my beauty arsenal; that red lipstick never really did flatter him...


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