Bonne Bell Lip Smackers

4.3

565 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $

INGREDIENTS

Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil (Castor), Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Cetyl Acetate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax (Candelilla), Flavor, Polybutene, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Sesame Seed), Propylene Glycol, Ozokerite, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Carnuba), Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Hydrogenated Soy Glycerides, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Mica, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil (Wheat), Stearic Acid, Sodium Saccharin, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid, May Contain (+/-):, FD&C Blue 1 (CI 42090), D&C Red 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red 7 Calcium (CI 15850), D&C Red 27 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red 33 (CI 17200), FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake, D&C Yellow 10 (CI 74005), Iron Oxides, Carmine (CI 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is my all-time favorite brand of flavored lip gloss! I started using them as a little girl, when the cosmic line was still around. I remember feeling cool while using the Berry Heavenly flavor, and applying a lot of the Dr. Pepper flavor because it gives your lips some tint, and I still miss the scent of the Blueberries n Cream flavor that came in a clear tube with a keychain.

I started collecting Lip Smackers when I was 13 years old. I've always had a thing for any sort of cosmetics you apply on your lips (even lipstick), and I felt great having them in so many fun flavors. For years and years, I've gone on many Lip Smacker hunts trying to find the latest collection or a flavor I had a hard time finding, or get multiples of flavors I really like. I even organize them by collection and how many I have! It's kind of a silly hobby, but it's not a very expensive one. There's bound to be a few sold at discount and dollar stores, which I recommend buying at those places if you've never tried this brand before.

When it comes to moisturization, most Lip Smackers do pretty well. The most drying ones I've used are the squeezy ones, and the most moisturizing seem to be the original flavors. The packaging of these can be a hit or miss, depending on if you prefer a certain kind (I know not everyone wants Disney characters on their lip balms), but most of them are pretty cute.

Also, this brand is now owned by Markwins Beauty, so the flavors and collections may change. I know there's some flavors whose formulas aren't as good as they used to be, so please be aware that they may not smell exactly like you remembered them. I'm still disappointed that Dr. Pepper doesn't smell good anymore.



on 7/30/2015 10:57:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Bonne Bell sold the company earlier this year and they changed the formula to the Dr. Pepper Lipsmacker and it also burned my lips and it feels like oil.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 6/30/2015 9:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've loved, loved Lip Smackers ever since I've was six, especially the coveted Dr. pepper (however, the formula was changed and it's nasty). But I've just learned (very late) about the sale of the old company now bought by the owners of WetnWild and PF. I read in a Today article and am very upset over what the new CEO said with what he'll do:

This is what he said: “But let’s face it. Women in their THIRTIES and FORTIES are not the consumers that will keep Bonne Bell and Lip Smacker alive. While Markwins seems to have every intention of keeping this demographic happy, they’re really after 6-16 year-olds, said George.

It worked back then. And with Markwins’ marketing renovations, it will probably work again.”

Huh? I feel like they just took a knife and stabbed us older people beyond the age of seventeen who buy LS and Bonne Bell in the back with that statement. Like WTH? You just insulted your audience who's been using it forever! There are people here who review it and their like 40 or 50 or 35! First you say we won't keep the company alive, then you say you want to keep that demographic happy. How? You just contradicted what you said. You don't care about us older people period. I'm sorry, well, really not that sorry, but that statement does NOT sit well in my stomach.

I guess the writing was on the wall especially since they churned out nothing but Disney since 2011. And their even doing Disney Channel recently! Blah! Who wants some teeny-bopper star's face on your lip balm? Not me. Well, I'll take my dollars elsewhere to some other company. Look at Blistex, Carmex, Chapstick, Softlips, EOS, Burts Bees, and Maybelline Baby Lips and you'll see they don't target "exclusively" to the tween/teens, instead to everyone whatever age they are. And that's the way it should be.

LS and Bonne Bell, we are never ever, ever, ever getting back together.

Like ever.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

All of the lip smackers are cute and smell good but they are wayyyy too waxy and too much product comes off when you use it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 3/14/2015 5:52:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

These are my guilty pleasure. They are actually not a bad balm, they have very good glide and give your lips a good slip. Maybe not the greatest if you have really dry lips or in the middle of winter, but you can do a lot worse. You could certainly spend more.

The flavored and scents are the whole point. Dr. Pepper is my fave, but I also like strawberry, watermelon, vanilla, cotton candy, pink lemonade and the other soda flavors. I do miss some of the older flavors. I sincerely hope that they don't change the formula after the sale. I feel dumb sometimes with the packaging when I pull it out of my purse, but hey, the 90s are coming back. So it is just vintage!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Hello fellow MUA members :) I will write my favorite flavours of Lip Smackers; I am sad they r being sold to another company:( but here goes to my tried and true scents lol:

Peppermint; Candy Cane; Ribbon Candy; Red Raspberry; Cherry; Cherry Starburst; Cherry Snowcone; Cherry Cream Soda; Dr Pepper; Dr Pepper Cherry; Cherry Coke; Black Cherry Vanilla Coke; Black Cherry; Vanilla; Red Raspberry; Pink Lemonade; Frozen Lemonade; Glistening Cherry Glaze; Berry Slush; Banana; Sour Grapes; Grape Jelly; Peach; Guava; Papaya.; Red Licorice; Lollipop, Vanilla Malt Shake


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love Lip Smacker! I use it sometimes as a base under lipstick, by itself, or over matte lipstick to get that glossy look. I have so many favourite flavours, it would be hard for me to list them all. When I started using lip smackers, my lips were peeling, chapped, dry, cracked and bleeding. And (seriously) after one day of heavy use of my lip smackers, my lips were COMPLETELY HEALED! SOFT AND SILKY! This stuff is better than ANY lip balm I've ever used! And of course, the wonderful scents and flavours are a HUGE bonus! As a kid I collected them all, as an adult... Well, I still do! Thanks for reading my review.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/19/2015 11:57:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Lipsmackers strike a good balance between oily and waxy so they go on smoothly and stay on for a decent amount of time. I'm not crazy about the flavoring since I feel like it encourages me to lick my lips, therefore chapping them and necessitating more balm. However, now that I'm older licking my lips is not a problem for me and I can appreciate that Lipsmackers are a solid well-priced product that does the job. Even though the scent is a big draw, it usually isn't too overwhelming that other people at a casual conversation distance will be distracted or comment which I appreciate.

Overall, a fun and good value product that works however there is the drawback of some white residue at the corner of the mouth on some occasions.I can't say I will personally be repurchasing because there are other products I prefer but Lipsmackers are a decent product.


on 2/17/2015 10:04:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

I've been using these since I was 4 and started getting them in my Easter baskets and Christmas stocking. I keep about 10-15 assorted flavors in my nightstand as they keep my lips moisturized through the night. Favorite flavors are watermelon, bubblegum, dr Pepper, hazelnut chocolate, kettle corn, blueberry pancakes, and coconut cake. I will probably use these forever. Can't beat the price!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/14/2015 4:37:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Best balm ever for my lips. Hands down. I've tried Carmex, Nivea, Burt's Bees, Yes to Carrots, Vaseline, Maybelline, Weleda, Alba Botanica, Nuxe, Go Smile, Kiehl's, Jack Black, and just about every lip product you can find at Whole Foods, and I always come running back to this. It makes my lips feel soft, smooth, and pillowy, and does not cause clogged pores around the lip line like I've experienced with many other products. Cheap and fairly easy to find in the states, and I spotted them at Accessorize in the UK. I especially love the root beer, thin mint, and bubblegum flavors.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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