QVC had two different maracuja lip products featured when I placed my order a few weeks ago. These two sets are currently QVC exclusives.
The first was the Maracuja Lip Scrub & Maracuja Lip Gloss Duo, which was the maracuja lip scrub, a sample bottle of maracuja oil, and one of three full size glosses. The three shades: Adored, a cotton candy pink; Blushing Beauty, a sheer plummy rose; and Natural Beauty, a sheer cherry red. A little travel sized bag was included, $28.50. I watched the presentation and couldn't decide which shade of gloss I wanted. Sounds silly, but that was the only reason I didn't order this set. It'll be nice when it's in the stores so I can sample the shades.
The second lip item was the Maracuja Lip Scrub & Four Maracuja Lip Whips. I didn't see the presentation but did watch the QVC video. This was $38.27. I decided to go with this set, thinking that I'd rather spend the extra $10 and get at least one shade that looked good on me. I'm glad I did, because I really like three of the four. Peony is the only shade I'm not crazy about, simply because I'm not a peach / coral fan.
The instructions for the lip scrub are simply - just rub a bit on your fingertip, then massage into and around your lips, then wipe/blot off any excess. The sugar does a great job exfoliating. I've used plain old sugar to do this, but the maracuja oil really does help moisturize my lips. It has a pepperminty scent / slight flavor and while I'm not normally a peppermint fan, I really like it. The scrub is for every other day, and I find that using the scrub at night means I don't end up with sugar all over my lips when I'm trying to put the lip whip on.
The lip whips are a nice gel like, creamy consistency. You can use your finger or a lip brush to apply. Feels nice and light, moisturizing, and has a slight peppermint scent to it, but not as strong as the scrub. It's not really sticky, I would say just barely tacky (and not as in bad taste tacky), but doesn't make me want to rub it off. Lots of lip products feel really disgusting, these don't.
Staying power is really hard for me to say, because I usually put the whip on right before I walk out the door. I get to work and usually eat or drink something, and end up eating the color right off in the center of my lips. I wore the Champagne shade and made sure I didn't eat or drink anything, and was pleased to see it lasted for about four hours. Of course I got home and ate, so who knows how long it really does last. I realize this isn't very helpful, but I I like to eat ;)
I did read a few reviews that said the tins are tough to open. They don't pop off, which is a good thing. Only one tin took a little work, the rest came off easily enough. I make sure I push the lids down tightly, because I don't want to risk the whip drying out.
I don't think I'd put these in my purse during the warm weather. They're not runnny, but I could see forgetting about it, leaving it in the car, and having melted lip whip all over the place. During the cool weather it shouldn't be a problem, but time will tell. There is maracuja oil in the whips, so I'll err on the side of caution and keep them home. They all have a nice bit of shimmer to them too.
The pic is outside on a sunny day, no flash. You can see the shades are all sheer.
Sheer Red is more what I'd call berry pink, not red. It's gorgeous, definitely my favorite shade of the four.
Peony is a sheer peach. A bit too coral-ish for me, but still a pretty shade. I ought to mix it with one of the others.
Pink is a slightly warm sheer pink, kinda bubble gummy color, my second favorite.
Champagne is a sheer nude. I didn't think I'd like this one, but it looks nice with a darker eye. It's the first nude shade I've actually liked on me.
I thought it might be easier for everyone to judge the colors on my arm, rather than try to figure out how they'd look on variously pigmented lips. I hope you've found them helpful, and thanks for looking!