I hope I'm not the only person to have questioned certain popular products about how good they are. But lately I've been questioning certain makeup purchases I've made, both drugstore and high end makeup. Today I'll be talking about a drugstore makeup product which is the EOS Lip Balm.
I heard about these maybe two years ago and I thought they were the coolest things ever. Like come on, it's the only lip balm I've ever seen like this. And the ads EOS makes for these lip balms are adorable. Here's one from a random magazine. . .
How does looking at this not make you want to buy one?
I have five EOS lip balms (I think I have a lip balm addiction.) The ones I have are Honeysuckle Honeydew, the green one, Summer Fruit, the red one, Medicated Tangerine, the orange one, Pomegranate Raspberry, the berry colored one, and Blueberry Acai, the blue one.
According to the website each of these lip balms are 95% natural and they all contain vitamin E, shea butter, and jojoba oil (all are moisturizing ingredients.) Also it's free of Petrolatum, Paraben, Gluten, and Phthalate.
The packaging is what made me so intrigued by it initially. Unlike most lip balms that come in a stick or tube, this one was a ball. It's quite durable (I threw it on the floor mulitple times to make sure.) You twist the top off, and your round lip balm is inside. I do think it looks very unique, but my one complaint with this is unlike other lip balms, you can't put this in your pocket. If I'm taking one of these with me, I have to put it in my bag since it doesn't fit anywhere else.
Like I said, theses lip balms are moisturizing. I always like to have a lip balm with me wherever I go, especially in the winter when my lips become a cracked mess. However the longer you have it, the more grainy the texture feels on your lips. If you have an EOS, I think you'll agree with me on this, but the flatter the dome the less smooth the texture is.
EOS lip balms cost around $4 a piece and they do have sets containing two to four lip balms in the $6 - $13 price range. The drugstore does have lip balms less than $4 that work just as well too. And other lip balms that cost a little bit more, have some type of tint normally.
I think it's very unique compared to other lip balms. However I don't like how bulky it is.
Other lip balms that cost less do the same thing, but it isn't outrageously expensive either.
I do this this is a very unique product and people may be drawn to it just because of the packaging. It is a great lip balm, but I would recommend if you want to purchase this use it as your only lip balm so it doesn't lose its moister over time.
So is it worth the hype?
So that was my post on EOS lip balms. If you like the idea of making 'Are They Worth the Hype?' a series on my blog, tell me by commenting on this post. I hope you guys enjoyed this and I see you next time xo