Even though I usually am disappointed by beauty products that claim to smell like cotton candy, I always get suckered into giving them a chance.
The Bonne Bell Lip Smacker Cotton Candy Lip Gloss is well known among teens and pre-teens.
When I was in grade school, all the cool girls had Bonne Bell Lip Smackers. It was the trendy lip gloss that came in so many different, yummy flavors. Kiwi and Bubblegum were my favorites. (I’m going to look for Kiwi the next time I’m at the store!)
Don’t think I ever tried the Cotton Candy one. Have you?
Shoppers Drug Mart was having a sale, and the last time I used any Lip Smackers was at the beginning of high school, so I thought I’d give it a shot for nostalgic reasons.
How did the formula stack up? Did it smell and/or taste like actual cotton candy? Did it provide a nice, glossy finish?
The answer’s just a few seconds away!
Bonne Bell Lip Smacker Cotton Candy Lip Gloss Pictures
√ Smoothes & moisturizes
X Awesome cotton-candy flavor
- Name: Bonne Bell Lip Smacker Cotton Candy Lip Gloss
- Amount: 4 g (0.14 oz.)
- What I Paid: $1.99 CAD on sale
- Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Loblaws & many drugstores
Bonne Bell Lip Smacker Cotton Candy Lip Gloss Review
Flavor & Scent
As much as I wanted it to blow me away, the cotton candy Lip Smacker lip gloss by Bonne Bell reminded me more of wax with a strange strawberry sweetness. Definitely didn’t smell or taste like the delicious, fluffy treat my dad used to buy me at summer carnivals.
On a positive note, the cotton candy Lip Smacker gloss did, indeed, make my lips feel really smooth, soft, and moisturized. Even after it wore off, my lips still felt good.
As long as I didn’t eat or drink anything…or talk the ears off some unfortunate soul, this Bonne Bell lip gloss lasted approximately 2-3 hours.
The thing I really loved (and still love) about Bonne Bell Lip Smackers is that it’s not sticky at all. It goes on like a lip balm yet provides a natural-yet-glossy finish that makes your pout look pretty.
Bonne Bell Lip Smackers comes in a no-nonsense, standard lip-balm tube. At the bottom, there’s a dial so you can twist to reveal more product. And at the top, there’s just a simple plastic cap that snaps shut snuggly.
Final Verdict: 7/10
Although the Bonne Bell Lip Smacker Cotton Candy Lip Gloss let me down big time in terms of flavor and scent, I’m still giving it a high score because it does an amazing job at moisturizing and smoothing lips. And it has lasting effects, which is impressive.
I’m going to comb through some more drugstores near me to look for the Kiwi flavor since I remember loving that one a lot!
What scent is your weakness? Which is your favorite Bonne Bell Lip Smacker Lip Gloss? Do you have any nostalgic beauty products?