Monday, April 19, 2010

REVIEW: EOS Organic Lip Balm - Smooth Sphere


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.

34 comments:

e.motion in motion said...

I really want to try the Honeysuckle one! I have mint and summer fruit, and I love both of them :D

April said...

Hehehe I love that the store is the BEBE store! You have the best reviews Nee! :) I wanna buy everything you review! OMG I still tripping over that musical flat iron--that is tooo cool!

Monique said...

OMG tha packaging is GORGEOUS! Im a sucker for cute packaging! Haha.

Labelfreak.blogspot.com

TKOmulatta said...

I'll have to look for these, they are so cute! They look like little eggs.

SummerBabe said...

I would love to try this balm but they dont ship to europe :S

dont forget to enter my giveaway:
http://getreadyforsummer2010.blogspot.com/2010/04/giant-giveaway-chanel-particuliere-opi.html

Maria Elizabeth said...

I fell into the hype of these too and got summer fruit. Love it!

❤ Ee Von said...

i've heard of these sphere lipbalms and i agree, the packaging's so adorable! i would have gotten it only for its packaging too. but to know that the texture's not greasy/waxy, now i really want to try it! thanks for the review! :)

Dina (XYYan) said...

EOS lipbalm is so cute! I always want to try one :)

Daienna said...

i love my EOS lip balms! there awesome <3 thanks for the review! :D

lisa (Makeupandlife*) said...

These look supercute. Would love to try honeysuckle =)

missmicchan said...

canada is always delayed with getting products here :(

Thanks for the review!

Ritalime said...

Wow, nice. I wonder if we can order this online. :D

kellyyes said...

i have all three of the eos and i loved them for a month, but then they made my lips super super super dry. to the point where i had a dry spot on my lip i had to nurse it back to health. my sister had the same thing happen to her.

i hope you have better luck with your purchase than i did! :)

priincess said...

those look so lovely! i'm sad that they don't have it in Canada! : (

Tash said...

Lol what cute little lip balms, I've never seen anything like that before.

I've just come across your blog, and I absolutely love it, especially your videos. If you have time and don't mind my shapeless plug, please take a look at mine-- it would be an honour lol :D

http://teapotforone.blogspot.com/

crys said...

hey there :) i love your blog! i wanted to ask if you could do a review on BB creams.

Gaby said...

Ahhh I want this so bad! But they don't ship to Canada! ARGH!!

- susy - said...

I can't wait to try it!! An awesome blogger sent me the summer fruit one.

O.J.Life said...

I always wanted to try these lip balms so thanks for the review!! If you like nails, you might like my blog so check it;)
http://orangejuicelife.blogspot.com

Marce said...

Great review! I haven't tried any though I'd like to! Plus they're so cute!

Joy S said...

They sell them in Canada now. Well in Toronto they do, at shoppers drug mart, I'm not sure if they were just a seasonal thing but I got the vanilla one from there (:

prettymom said...

the packaging is really cute! but i'll have to wait if it ever will travel to australia!

Pretty Pouts said...

OOh I always wanted to try those EOS lip balms, they look so cool. haha
Btw I can't believe it took me this long to find your blog babe, followed!!

xoxo

Kate Gene said...

I have been wanting to get my hands on some of the EOS lip balms for ages! I haven't seen them while out and about though. :(

LMAO @ your boy! Thank goodness you were there to stop him from devouring your balm! Ha ha ha!

Woop woop for trips to Washington!

Musicalhouses said...

That's a really cute balm! It actually looks like a balm lancome released a while back, called balm basier or something...

Dina (XYYan) said...

Yeah, the dogs are really huge and the dark one was panting while walking, lol..

Dee said...

I've always wanted to try EOS. Mmm...Honeysuckle<3

Aww, how awesome of it to be your dad's bday on new years! Glad you had a nice dinner with the fam dear. I went to the temple to celebrate with some of the family and friends and we had 2 family house parties. It was crazy, the aunties can party! Good times, lol.

You have a great week too love *HUGS*

Lust said...

these are my favorite chapsticks right now!! they're adorable!!!

lust4makeup.blogspot.com

Misu said...

Yay for Washington. :) I always thought those lipbalms were nothing special but loved the packaging. I think I just might try it out after your review though.

Adi said...

What nail polish are you wearing in the last picture? I love it!

Afterglow Cosmetics said...

The shape is kind of attractive and nice.It is nice when you can even let your fingers run through the lips balm and apply it.
organic cosmetic brushes

Ebony said...

I'm not gonna lie, when i first saw it i was like " i must have it!!"

sirkah-haroulita said...

I want sooooooooooo much a lemon one.OMG!!they are so cute,but they dont ship in Greece :((((((((((((


www.haris.storenvy.com

kyungmi said...

they DO have EOS in Canada, I've seen them for numerous months already. They are sold (randomly lol) at the RW & CO counters