Claim: Lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, EOS keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.
Unfortunately, EOS (Evolution Of Smooth) sphere lip balms are not sold in Canada. I got mine when I was down in Washington this past weekend. It was on sale at Rite Aid for $2.99... original price was $3.39. You can also buy it through their website but shipping is ridiculous. Moving on, I've seen these around youtube and beauty blogs since last year and since I'm a lip balm junkie, I knew I had to get it eventually.
I'm not going to lie, I bought this lip balm because of the packaging and the unique shape of the lip balm itself. I bought Honeysuckle Honeydew and Summer Fruit,both of which smell really sweet and fruity. The balm comes in a rubberized plastic sphere that can easily get scratch if you put it in your purse. They also carry Vanilla Bean which comes in a tube for those who like the convenience of carrying lip balm in their pocket. Although they are the same price, the sphere comes with 7g of product while the tube version only comes with 4g. So if you buy the sphere you get more bang for your buck.^_^
I personally think the packaging is mighty cute. I also own other lip balms that are in a sphere case but this one is unique because the lip balm protrudes out of the bottom half of the sphere while the other ones just come up to the rim. This lip balm is big which might take up more space in your makeup bag and you can't carry it in your pocket because it is, no doubt, bulky. In terms of consistency, I found this balm to be just right. It's not too soft that the product just melts on your lips like crisco and it's not too hard like applying wax to your lips. It moisturizes well for me and staying power is about 2 hours (without eating).
Size Comparison: Ballmania Twist & Pout Lip balm with SPF 20, BEBE tinted lip balm, EOS sphere lip balm
When I apply my EOS, I pucker up and run the tip of the sphere over the top of my lips and then the bottom. I let boy try it and he almost put the thing in his mouth like a popsicle! Luckily I stopped him before he could! When the top becomes flat, I plan to just use my fingers to apply the product. No biggie.
All in all, I think the EOS lip balm is a great buy. Is it worth all the hype? For me, yes. And for $3, one seriously can't complain. It is half the price of the Ballmania and BEBE lip balms and it keeps my lips happy!
If you're wondering about the cute Ballmania lip balm that I have, you can check them out below. I got mine for $5.99. The BEBE lip balm was purchased at the BEBE store.