eos Lip Balm review – Do they deserve the hype?

A Green Monday review of a lip balm worthy of our Mag 7 list:

Have you ever been on line at the supermarket or drugstore and spied all the tempting products lined up in front of the register? You wonder who buys those products (I totally do! ~Tyna) , and try to figure out why you’re not one of those people? As you debate over and over in your mind if you’re going to pick up that new candy bar or that funny shaped lip balm, it is suddenly your turn to pay and the moment has passed. Well, I have had many moments like that when it comes to the eos Lip Balms, and find the little sphere shaped version especially enticing. The cute round shape intrigued me and the fun colors attracted me like a peacock to feathers, but I never bought or tried an eos product. Thank goodness for we heart this and our never-ending search for the best lip balms on the market.

When I saw the eos balms made the review teams Magnificent 7: Lip Balms list, I made a mental note to pick one up the next time I saw an eos display. Then, lo and behold, an eos Lip Balm arrived in my wht review package! The unique name, eos, is short for “Evolution of Smooth” and this company delivers Green Monday worthy and approved, all natural smoothness to lips in need.

All eos lip balms are certified USDA organic, and made with 95% certified organic ingredients. Besides being mostly organic, they are 100% natural and made without petrolatum and parabens. The main ingredients include jojoba oil for long-lasting moisture; shea butter for softening; and vitamin E for antioxidant protection and healing.

And let’s not forget that adorable recyclable packaging! These balms are brightly colored and packaged with a sturdy “soft touch” plastic for a unique feel. Stef couldn’t resist the Sphere shaped balm in Summer Fruit ($3.99) and promptly scooped up one to test. She reports that although the wide and kind of odd shape takes a bit of practice to get used to applying, the fact that the balm can sit on her bed side table, without the threat of rolling away, has made her a big fan.

I tried the more standard balm style, the Smooth Stick Balm in Sweet Mint (also $3.99). The balm stick was wider and thicker than most balms, and I was able to cover both of my lips with only one application. (This is especially helpful when you’re trying to put some on the chapped lips on squirmy preschoolers.) My mouth was instantly moisturized, and the mint tingled my lips a little. It didn’t sting, and the feeling wore off quickly. The balm stick also comes in two other yummy flavors–pomegranate raspberry and vanilla bean–that probably will not have the same tingling sensation of the mint, but sound very tasty.

With the all natural ingredients and its organic certification, not to mention the tiny price tag and fab packaging, you really can’t go wrong with eos Lip Balm in either the sphere or the stick. I easily rate this balm 5 out of 5 stars. But don’t take my word for it, since the eos balms were at the top of the review team list, I’m sure they will be here soon to join in the love – make sure to check the comments for their thoughts.

So, the next time you’re standing in line at the register, wondering if you should buy that funny looking eos lip balm, follow your impulse and do it!

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Rakisha White is a mother, a wife, a librarian, and the author of the blogs Brooklyn Shoe Babe Brings the Fat at weheartthis and Kiki Overthinks Everything. She’s also no longer negatively judging products displayed on drug store counters.

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    Amanda

    Ooooh… I have all the ball-shaped eos lip balms, but I’ve never seen it in stick form! Eos balms are super moisturizing and are great for my “nor’Easter” chapped lips in winter. I imagine that the stick version would be better for storing in smaller handbags or clutches. I like to put it on before lipsticks- it prevents staining (that dreaded ring around the mouth) and it’s good for wearing under those often perpetually drying long-lasting lipstick formulas.
    5 stars from me! I love it!

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    Kellie

    I love eos balm!! I have used both the stick and the sphere. No difference. The sphere is just more playful, more bulky, and will get you more stares. The bottom line is that this stuff just plain works! It is high quality lip balm.

    I have an embarrassing problem where I seem to always get a weird clumpy built up of product on my lips. But it doesn’t seem to happen with eos. Yay!! If you are looking for an organic balm that will make your lips feel soft and look good eos is for you. I give it a big 5 stars!!!!!

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    turboterp

    @brooklynshoebabe, I am one of those people who can’t resist checkout line impulse purchases, which is why I’ve been using and loving eos for over a year now! The sphere isn’t just fabulous balm, it lasts forever! I’ve never even seen the more traditional shape. I’ll be on the lookout for it now, especially because I love anything vanilla!

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    christy

    I have the Spere in Summer Fruit, and am really impressed. Like everyone is saying these really work. 100% natural, and I say 100% effective. I also love the sphere because it’s so easy to find in my purse!

    The smell is really nice, not too fruity, and the taste doesn’t really carry over too much. Like the girls said, no build up! and it’s on $3.99 !! Seriously a great product, I would recommend it to everyone.. especially in the Summer and Winter when your lips need extra tlc! :) Five Stars from me!

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    Tyna Werner

    I too had never tried an eos balm – when I worked out the results of the review teams Mag 7 list, I was all “I need this balm!” but like stephanie @glamazon56 and @melinda I haven’t seen these little gems at my local registers. I’ve got my eyes peeled however – (and if you can’t wait click on one of the orange links in the post and it will take you to drugstore.com who has them in stock).

    So I was super happy when eos sent wht some balms to test soon after our Mag 7 list. I went with the awesomely shaded hot pink pomegranate raspberry tube as seen above. I love the feel of this tube and how easy it is to spot in the depths of my purse. The extra wide balm is also fun and makes for a quick application. And as everyone has mentioned, this balm is super smooth and soothing. I adore the taste and smell of the pomegranate raspberry balm – it’s sweet with a bit of tartness – not kiddie fruit scented. It’s great to wear alone or under or over any shaded lip product for some extra shine and protection.

    No question – for packaging, price, formula, taste and scent my eos balm is a 5 star product!
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    Amanda

    For those looking- I’ve found Eos at CVS and Rite Aid. I imagine you could find it at Walgreens as well. But don’t look in the cosmetics aisle! It’s with the Blistex and millions of kinds of Chapstick, next to the cough drops. Weird placement, I know, but that’s where I’ve always found it.

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    Mel

    Thank you @mandaleem for posting exactly where to find these (ie, next to the cough drops)! I have searched the aisles at CVSs here in Michigan and in Florida looking for other balms we’ve reviewed to no avail – I was always looking in the cosmetics aisles and near the registers!

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    tiffany

    I tried the eos in Summer Fruit. First of all, I love the smell. Reminds me of Hawaiian Punch. The balm is moisturizing but not too thick. Love the round sphere…such a fun design. I’m going to be on a hunt for more of these. The pomegranate raspberry balm sounds like my next purchase. 5 stars from me!

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    Katie

    I’m late to the party! But let me just say- I have been made an EOS fan by WHT. I also tried the straight tube, in an off-white color with a casual coconut-y summer scent. It works pretty well and I like the scent. This didn’t completely win over my heart for favorite lip balm just because it wasn’t quite soft enough for me. But I still think it is great!

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    Cori

    I haven’t ever seen these in the checkout lines, but my eyes usually go to the candy instead.

    When I got this in my WTH box I was intrigued. I wasn’t sure if I would like the bulk of the sphere though. But once it was in my hands I liked the easy grip. The twist off cap is easy to work too.

    The balm itself is nice. I love how easy it was to apply. I have noticed in some balms it dragged across my lips hurting the chapped parts. Not true with EOS! This one glided right on and left my lips silky smooth.

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    himekosorano

    eos is one of two HG balms (Julie Hewett is the other). I have the sphere in Summer Fruit. The formula is great, not waxy like Burt’s Bees (which I hate) but…well…smooth. I find a smooth sphere bulky to carry around, but I like it to keep on a desk for easy application without having to search the floor for a rogue lipbalm. I have yet to get any more since I’m not done with my first sphere yet. It’s so moisturizing I don’t have to apply that often so it’s definitely a big bang for your buck. They have a new sphere flavor out called Lemon Drop that I’d love to try as well as all of the stick versions. 5 stars.

  12. Celine

    I love this stuff! when I saw it checking out at Wal-Mart I had to have it. I have the yellow and red one. I’m hoping to get the green one. The red one smells amazing and so does the yellow one. Trust me you guys. EOS helped my super chapped lips. Its the best product EVER!

  13. Elle

    I absolutely LOVE my little eos lip balm sphere! I don’t know why some people are giving bad reviews about it on other sites. I used always pick at my lips when it would get sooo dry. The balm stays on for a loong time! Keeps them moisterized for hours. Plus, it’s so cute! I love the smell (I have the summer fruit) I will definitley be buying again.

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