Our reviewer falls in love for the very first time…with the eos sphere balm
Being a part of we heart this means that I’m usually pretty close to being on trend. I might be a complete dork in my everyday life, but thanks to the power of the internet (and Stef & Tyna) I rock the latest beauty trends on a regular basis. Yet, somehow, I completely missed the wonder that is eos lip balm.
When I received this Smooth Lip Balm Sphere to review, I thought it looked familiar; and after doing a bit of research, I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve never tried one. That’s because the eos brand has had its praises sung by national beauty gurus and bloggers alike, and now that I’ve tried the lip balm sphere, I don’t know that I ever want to do without it again! HOW did I miss this awesome product?
Maybe it’s because of its innovative design? Instead of the usual stick or pot packaging, eos shapes their balm into a lovely smooth sphere that does not scream, “Lip balm!” but gently whispers it with class. Had I seen this in the stores, I’m sure I might have passed it by as too fancy or expensive for my tastes. However, retailing for $3.49 (and online at drugstore.com for just $2.99) , it is not only affordable but downright cheap for the amount of product you get.
The unique package won’t fit into the pocket of a pair of jeans, but is great to throw in a purse and easily located later on. (I’m not the only one who roots around in her purse without looking, am I?) Additionally, the spherical package has a flat bottom so it can be placed within easy reach – on your bedside vanity, coffee table or desk – without rolling away – smart.
I have yet to leave this in my car in the hot Texas sun, but I’m almost positive the lip balm with stand up to the heat; the second ingredient is beeswax and there is very little give to the balm itself when applying it. It has the feeling of a body lotion bar and melts on contact with your lips so there is no goo or mess to gunk up the screw-top lid. I’m in love with its shape, but if the sphere isn’t your cup of tea, eos lip balm also comes in standard stick form.
Maybe I passed eos by because it doesn’t not fall into the trap of offering up glittery shades or multitudes of scents to distract from a sub par product. Each eos lip balm is made from shea butter, vitamin E and jojoba oil, offering up a smooth and almost creamy balm for dry, chapped lips.
Available in scents like Honeysuckle Honeydew and Vanilla Bean, the wht team tested their newest scent Pomegranate Raspberry, which glides on clear and has just a hint of slightly tart and slightly sweet scent with no real flavor. As much as I love my fruity or soft drink flavored lip balms for the nostalgic sake, this is grown up lip balm. The scent fades quickly and you’re just left with a moisturizing balm that has just the right amount of slip, not too slick or sticky.
One thing that does make me sad I haven’t been riding the eos train is it’s green! Not only is the packaging recyclable, eos lip balm is P3-free (no paraben, phthalate or petrolatum,) gluten-free, 95% organic and 100% natural. In fact, most eos lip balms are USDA certified organic; now when is that last time you could say that about a beauty product you owned?
• Innovative shape and packaging
• Light scent with little to no taste
• Incredibly budget friendly
• Smooth, creamy, and moisturizing
• P3-free (no paraben, phthalate or petrolatum,)
• No animal testing
• 95% organic
• 100% natural
• Sphere can be cumbersome and not easy to stow in a pocket
• So much exposed product might give germaphobes pause
Now that I’ve found eos, I think I have a friend for life; five big shining stars from me! I plan on looking for other products in its line, like the lotions and shave creams, but I’m definitely going to get more lip balm spheres. (Strawberry Sorbet? Is that you calling my name?)
Readers – I’d love to hear from other eos lip balm fans; when did you first fall in love? What are your favorite flavors? And why on earth did it take me so long to find?[ratings]
Alyssa is kinda geeky, kinda girly and all the way in love with her cowboy husband who can say words like, “ornery” with a straight face. She live in Texas and is working on her Masters, being a good cook and the art of looking cute in the morning AND being on time for work. Visit her blog Kind of a Mess.
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