It’s been 20 years since Bonne Bell had us buzzing about their latest, sweetest release, Honey Kiss. Launched in 2003, the newest lip nectar was a multi beneficial treatment color gloss loaded with the healing powers of honey. While the Bonne Bell bees were quietly working in their hive, there were 8 new honey flavors and shades being created, along with 4 limited editions in every sweet honey combination you could dream of.
|2003 Elle Girl magazine clipping for Honey Kiss
Honey Kiss was dressed up in an bee-autiful little beehive tube with honey dipper accent designs on the outside. The caps had a duochrome effect that shifts from white gold to lavender depending on the light you're in. You can see this detail in some of the photos.
Honey Mocha-Taupe-y cafe bronze shimmer with a sweet mocha aroma.
Honey Pie- A real sugar pie honey bun flavor with a muted plummy tint.
Honey Sugar- Clear as crystal with a flavor so sweet it reminds me of a marshmallow honey delight. This also initially reminded me of the 1970's Banana Marshmallow Lip Smacker!
Honey Berry- A cool mauve frosted with shimmer and infused with a honeyed mixed berry flavor.
Honey Be- A glowing, iridescent opal pink glaze with a honey glazed fruity flavor. This made lips glow!
Latte Honey- Robust coffee bean flavor as a full as a hive and a warm, toasty tawny brick tint.
Honey Sweet- Tropical fruit gets honey glazed with this clear cut, diamond shimmer shade.
The formula for these was much more of a lip treatment gloss. Honey has been known for its multi-beneficial properties, including many skincare benefits used in regimens that date back hundreds of centuries. The texture was thick like honey and kept lips super shiny and nourished. I wore Honey Kiss to bed every night for years, long before lip masks were a thing. The honey infused ingredients healed lips like no other while keeping them healthy and supple. I loved glazing my lips with the different honey flavors too. The shades were also lovely...
|The Queen Bee of the collection, named after the collection Honey Kiss
|Honey Mocha served iced
|Sugar pie, honey bun 🎶... Honey Pie
|Honey Sugar is syrupy sweet and as clear as ice
|A very berry, Honey Berry
|Honey Be everything you want to be
|A Latte Honey love
|Dazzling and delightful Honey Sweet
|Evolution of the Honey Kiss packaging graphics featuring Honey Sugar, Honey Pie and Honey Mocha.
|Honey Be packaging evolution
The flavor/shade was not listed on the outside of the product originally, but along with the subtle packaging updates BB eventually added the shade name stickers to the bottom, shown below.