Every teenage girl needs lip gloss. Its a fact! Lip Smackers are one of the most widely used lip glosses in the world, which is probably due to the fact that they're available in such a huge range of forms and flavours.

Although Bonne Bell has been around since 1927, the company only started manufacturing flavoured Lip Smackers in 1973, when they released the Strawberry flavour. Before then, Bonne Bell had made non-flavoured lip gloss which they targetted towards the 'outdoor person'.

For those who don't know, Lip Smackers add shine to lips, give them a yummy flavour that you just cant get enough of and add moisture to prevent dry, chapped lips. The ingredients of your typical lip smacker usually include: Castor oil, beeswax, cetyl acetate, candelilla wax, flavouring, polybutene, sesame oil, ozokerite, carnauba, mineral oil, acetylated lanolin alcohol and hydrogenated soy glycerides. It's the beeswax that gives the lip smacker its structure. However, in forms like the 'sponge-on sparkler', which is more of a liquid, I don't believe you would find it contains much (if any) beeswax. Bonne Bell do not test any of their products on animals.

Lip smackers are made in Ohio, USA, and can also be found in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Finland, Nigeria, Guatemala, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Taiwan, Norway, Panama, Puerto Rico, Qatar, United Kingdom, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates.

The following is a list of Lip Smackers available:

Original Lip Smackers:  Your ordinary lip smacker. These come in a cylindrical form and have some pretty nice flavours.

  • 2000 Cookies
  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Berry Jelly Donut
  • Blueberry
  • Bubble Gum*
  • Candy Confetti
  • Cherry
  • Cotton Candy
  • Dr Pepper
  • Grape Jelly
  • Guava
  • Gooey Fruit
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Nilla Mint Frost
  • Orange Pop
  • Passion Fruit
  • Peach
  • Peppermint
  • Pina Colada
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Raspberry Chocolate
  • Red Raspberry
  • Root Beer Float
  • Starfruit
  • Strawberry*
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Tropical Punch
  • Vanilla*
  • Watermelon
  • Wild Raspberry

    Sour Smackers:  Would you suck on a lemon before you went to kiss someone? These aren't such a great idea for everyday use, IMHO.

  • Sowa Blue Raspberry
  • Sowa Grape
  • Oooo La Lemon
  • Cha Cha Cherry
  • Wa Wa Melon
  • Supa Sowa Strawberry

    Cosmic Lip Smackers:  Some of these flavours are really nice! They're like your typical original lip smacker, with specks of glitter within and more creative flavours.

  • Berry Heavenly
  • Gum Ball Galaxy*
  • Lunar Lime
  • Martian Mallow*
  • Mint Choco Ship
  • Mocha Nova
  • Moon Rock Candy*
  • Orange Sh-orbit**
  • Planetary Berry
  • Red Licorice Launch
  • Stellar Strawberry
  • Strawberry Kiwi Comet

    Jewel Lip Smackers:  Similar to the Comic range, however the lid features a little jewel.

  • Strawberry Garnet Glaze ~
  • Aquamarine Freeze
  • Dreamy Creamy Pearl
  • Peach Pearidot
  • Butterscotch Topaz
  • Turquoise Sprinkle Cake
  • Amethyst Sour Grape ~
  • Diamond Icing
  • Emerald Butter Mint
  • Boysenberry Ruby ~
  • Sapphire Berry
  • Opal Watermelon

    Sun Smackers:  These yet again come in the form of your original lip smacker, but also contain SPF 24 for sun protection.

  • Cherry Cola Freeze
  • Melon Patch
  • Bubble Gum Ice Cream
  • Mountain Berry
  • Sports Cooler
  • Calypso Punch
  • Strawberry Icicle
  • Surf-N-Slush
  • All-Star Lime Up

    Lip Lix Flavors:  The names of the flavours make them sound a bit better than they smell.

  • Puddin' U On
  • Berry Glitzy
  • Ro-busted
  • Punch-u-ation
  • Choc-it-up
  • Rantin 'n Raisin ~
  • Espress-yo-self
  • Glazed & Confused
  • I Scream
  • Rhythm & Bluesberry
  • Go Berry Wild
  • The Last Strawberry
  • Mocha Joke
  • Shimmy & Shake
  • Hot Fudge Sundaze

    Lip Frost  Nice. Come in a strange sort of packaging, like a smaller size of sunscreen packaging. Plastic, but very cute.

  • Buttercream
  • Berry Surprise
  • Pink Lemon
  • Birthday
  • Milk Chocolate Mint
  • Strawberry

    Sparkle Colorglaze for Lips  Just like the lip frost, but it adds a sheer colour to your lips.

  • Hot Pink Melon
  • Lavender Berry Blast
  • Pink Strawberry Sparx
  • Red Raspberry Rave (I'm not completely sure on this one)

    Sponge-on-Sparklers:  Definately my favourite range! They're about twice the length of your average smacker, and the gloss inside is liquidy. A good choice if you just want a gloss that will add moisture to your lips.

  • Vanilla Frosting** (My all time favourite. This flavour smells like melted vanilla ice cream -- I've been using this for almost a year now)
  • Pink Lemonade Moon
  • Way-Out Watermelon
  • Celestial Strawberry
  • Bubble Gum Blow-Out
  • Cotton Candy Clouds
  • Mystic Malt
  • Mocha Jolt
  • Pear-A-Dise
  • Peach Stardust
  • Grape Gravity
  • Raspberry Orbit

    Sponge-on Layered CakeThese are multi-coloured versions of the Sponge-on Sparkler. Pretty cute, but I haven't tried one myself.

  • Birthday Cake
  • Berry Sponge Cake
  • Wedding Cake
  • Marshmallow Yum Cake
  • Confetti Surprise
  • Brownie Cheesecake

    Lip Burst:  Yet to try this range

  • Juicy Watermelon
  • Berry Punchy
  • Pink Grapefruit Squeeze
  • Grape Gulp
  • Strawberry Splash
  • Lemon Twist
  • Smashini Passion Fruit
  • Fresh Peach

    Flip Gloss:  The cute container this comes in is more appealling than the gloss itself, but it's fun to fiddle around with in maths class.

  • Green Apple Spritz
  • Strawberry Breeze*
  • Triple Berry Cocktail
  • Caribbean Cooler
  • Vanilla Frost*
  • Blueberry Splash
  • Black Raspberry Ripple
  • Pacific Pineapple-Kiwi

    Swirl Gloss:  Some flavours are pretty nice. Like your original lip smacker, but two flavours that swirl around each other inside.

  • Bubblegum Vanilla*
  • Strawberries 'n Cream*
  • Raspberry Peach
  • Triple Berry
  • Cherry Vanilla
  • Pineapple Kiwi
  • Strawberry Watermelon
  • Blueberries 'n Cream

    Lip Shake

  • Green Apple Spritz
  • Strawberry Breeze
  • Triple Berry Cocktail
  • Caribbean Cooler
  • Vanilla Frost
  • Blueberry Splash
  • Black Raspberry Ripple
  • Pacific Pineapple-Kiwi

    * - Tried the flavour and liked it
    ** - A damn good flavour
    ~ - I don't recommend you buy this flavour. Definate shudder material.

    Being a teenager myself, I always carry a lip smacker on me. Alot of my female friends use them too. But more interestingly, it's not just the girls that love the flavours. So many teenage boys I know treat the stuff like cocaine -- they sniff the flavours and decide what they like. And if they're lucky, their favourite flavour just might be on the lips of the next girl they kiss!

    Written with the help of the Bonne Bell website, http://www.bonnebell.com

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