l-r: Pink Lemonade, Juicy Papaya
Pink Lemonade is one of the most aptly named products I've encountered. It reminds me exactly of the colour of the drink it was named after — pale pink with a dash of orange and an overall watery, washed out kind of quality. It's very sheer which makes a potentially challenging colour a bit more wearable. Even with multiple layers, you can still see your natural lip colour underneath.
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper in Lust for Blush is darker, more purple/mauve in tone. MAC Creme Cup is darker, more opaque, more neutral or warm toned than Lust for Blush, and with more of a dusty quality. Sportsgirl Beauty Queen has a similar shiny, sheer finish, but is more pigmented than Pink Lemonade, brighter, darker, more of a cool strawberry bubblegum pink.
Juicy Papaya absolutely called out to me as the must-have shade of the "new" releases. I loved the way it looked on Cassie, Jane and Sandra. It seemed like such an easy colour to throw on but at the same time effortlessly flattering. It's not exactly a "my lips but better" shade or a nude, but it's not super vivid or loud either. There's a brightening touch about it, but it remains fairly toned down and casual.
L’Oréal NutriShine by Colour Riche lipstick in Shiny Grapefruit is more berry pink with diamond shimmer. Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish lip crayon in Peach on the Beach is brighter and more opaque, more of a coral/watermelon pink. Revlon ColorBurst lipstick in Melonade is much more neon and fiery red. Juicy Papaya is the most subdued, almost pastel and sheer in comparison, more of a brown-toned peach.
Comparing the new shades with the original line up of Lip Butters, Pink Lemonade reminds me of a pink version of Creamsicle and Juicy Papaya is like non-glittery version of Peach Parfait. Pink Lemonade is probably a touch too light for my skin tone as an everyday colour, but as a deliberately pale pink, there are worse options. Juicy Papaya on the other hand, is one of my new favourite lip colours. Despite having a multitude of similar peachy/coral shades in my collection, I've promoted it to makeup bag staple.