EOS lists the following qualities:
- Long-lasting moisture
- Shea butter & vitamin E
- Smoothes on clear
- New smooth sphere precisely glides on to lips
- Twist-off top
"EOS is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petroleum free."
My Thoughts: This is a good lip balm that will be great for lips in average condition. This isn't something that will cure severely chapped lips -I go to my Jack Black for that. However, it works beautifully when my lips are a little dry and need an extra boost of moisture. Update: I forgot to mention that the lip balm does leave a sort of waxy layer but it's nothing bothersome -it leaves lips feeling smooth and soft.
Now as lip balms, these are nice but as lipstick bases, they're exceptional. I rarely fuss with lip liner because most tend to be drying on me so EOS lip balm is a great alternative. It works as an amazing, clear base that keeps the lips moisturized and the lipstick on. It really depends on the lipstick but I'd say this gives me an extra 1-3 hours of lipstick wear. In my experience, it also helps for lipstick to apply a lot more smoothly and evenly.
1. Honeysuckle Honeydew- This tastes just like honeydew. I love that it's not too sweet or overpowering -it's really just right. The scent is very light.
2. Pomegranate Raspberry- This has more of a raspberry taste to me. The flavor and scent are very light but you can definitely spot the berry in there.
3. Sweet Mint- This has the strongest scent and taste. From what I can recall, it's almost identical Orbit's Sweet Mint gum. There's a tingly sensation for a few minutes after application so those with sensitive lips may want to steer clear of Sweet Mint.
Overall: In the beginning, I have to admit that I was very weary of purchasing EOS lip balms. I saw them being reviewed by practically every "popular" YouTube guru out there and that made me not want to buy them. Honestly, I just don't trust many gurus and I prefer reviews from blogs, MakeupAlley, and Specktra.
However, I had to test them for myself before I judged. I'm so glad that I gave in because these are really great and live up to the reviews all over the blogosphere. Are they life changing for me? No, but they are really good lip balms and excellent lipstick bases and for the price and unique packaging, you really can't argue.
Where To Buy: Walgreens