Bonne Bell LipSmackers
“I’m crackers over LipSmackers!”
Since the 1970’s, there hasn't been a girl alive who didn't succumb to the addictive flavors offered by Bonne Bell LipSmackers. The humongous pushup tube of lip gloss came in a dizzying array of delicious flavors that coated the lips in a heavenly goo, which was impossible not to lick off and then reapply every five minutes.
In 1927, Jesse G. Bell created a cosmetics company, Bonne Bell, named after his daughter Bonne. In 1973 Bonne Bell LipSmackers were born, and the world has never been the same. Marketed for the preteen and teen markets, LipSmackers’ glossy refreshment was an innocent transition to real lipstick, and much sweeter. Plus, chapping prevention was always a happy bonus.
With a dozen glorious flavors, how could you choose just one? Dr. Pepper, Good N’ Plenty, Orange Crush, 7-UP, Hires Root beer, Tootsie Roll, Bit O’ Honey, Lemon Tree (Lipton lemonade), and a variety of fruit flavors were made into giant waxy sticks of delight. Nothing was as tantalizing or tasty as the tubes of flavor wiped across lipsmacking lips.
Bonne Bell is still creating cosmetics, and LipSmackers are just as popular today as they were twenty years ago. The monster size even staged a comeback in the early 00's, bringing back many of the trademark flavors (others, alas, are lost to the ages). Meanwhile, a whole new generation of girls is becoming addicted to lip smacking Gum Ball Galaxy, Kiwi Lunar Lime, and Turquoise Sprinkle Cake, keeping the flavor rolling across lips everywhere.