Friday, December 17, 2010

EOS Organic Lip Balm in Summer Fruit (Yes, I caved.)

Trends come and go in the beauty blogger community: from pearl paste, BB cream, OCC lip tar to R&R blushers...I have seen everything and (I would think) held on to my wallet pretty well without jumping into too many bandwagons but this time...I simply had to cave in because...OMG A BALL SHAPED LIP BALM!?

Nah, I got it because CVS gave 3 extra care bucks for the purchase of this lip balm...which made this costing only around a quarter. I guess it's OK to cave when you don't have to pay (in full)?
Retails for around 3 dollars, EOS (Evolution of Smooth) lip balm is a 100% natural, 95% organic lip balm that's packaged like a ball with rubberized plastic(the texture somewhat reminds me of that of Nars cosmetics.I wonder if it will collect dust like them as well...)Anyway, let's get back to the product itself: 

Ingredient List of Eos Lip Balm
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil , Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil , Beeswax , Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Flavor , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf , Stem Extract , Tocopherol , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) See Oil , Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract , Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract , Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract

 There are already several brands (Do you know that Burt's Bees now has mango and acai berry chapstick? Is that totally awesome or what?) butter and doing Organic lip balms so I personally don't think there is anything wow-worthy when it comes to the ingredient. Performance wise,I would say this doesn't do much to my lips either when it's all dried out and peeling (when my lips are in decent condition, this does makeup them softer). Just FYI, chapstick/wax-based balms in general don't do much on me(I prefer a gel gloss or moist balm).
So is there anything special about EOS lip balm beside the shape (which totally looked like a peeled lychee when it's opened)? Yeah. First, it has that delicious, fruity/candy sweet scent that I couldn't get enough of (for a week then I got tired of it) and then the ball shaped...Wait, did I talk about it already?

Anyway, as a person with mild OCD...EOS is actually bugging me a bit that the dome part that's in contact with skin (with surface area around 7 times that of a normal chapstick) collects way more dead skin cell and other junks...I feel like the constant need of wiping it clean. That's not it, I also don't like it when I use it, I has to purse my lips to avoid smearing it allover my mouth. I mean, if duck face is your thing...I guess this gives you more excuse to make it?

Verdict: It looks rather cute, smells great and should be a perfect stocking stuffer for little kids. The product itself doesn't outperform those cheaper ones with "chemicals" and I personally still prefer Burt's Bees when it comes to organic lip balm.Overall, I don't like it nor hate it...

Repurchase? If it costs 25 cents, why not?

8 comments:

  1. Funny, I just caved in and bought it like an hour ago in the same exact flavor. Personally, I'm not a great fan of Burt's Bees lipbalms, but I didn't try all of them. And I'm not sure if they're organic?

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  2. I was applying my EOS lip balm whilst reading your review & it never occured to me how many germs I was spreading on it! I wrote a review awhile back but I'll put a link of yours in mine. I can't believe I didn't catch the germy part!

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  3. Rocaille:
    I actually thought Burt's Bees is the one brand that started the whole "natural/organic" trend. Ok, they used the word "natural" but other brand started to brand themselves as "organic goodness" as if it's more wholesome...I kind of don't get it, alchohol is organic (something like any carbon compound can be called organic). so I think they are just playing with words...

    Anyway, the other reason might be just sentimental, I got my first Burt's Bee chapstick around six year ago and just kept getting whatever they release new items (just chapstick, I hate their skincare/makeup line) afterward.

    Ashley:
    I think I am just anal...I don't think "germ" is the real issue. It's more like the sight of a huge contact area that bugs me. And every time I see a certain youtube guru smear this on her somewhat flaky lips, and the gunk just got right on...

    Urgh...kill me...

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  4. i just got mine and love the flavour/smell. totally entertaining shape too

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  5. Angie:
    The ball is indeed quite fun to just look at.

    Polly:
    Thanks! My friends said that I am a bit weird to take out door pictures for all of my toys but I think it's totally worth it!

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  6. I have been through a lot of lip balms, and none of them have worked as well as this one. I love the smell, but unlike other lip balms like bonne bell, this one smells good, but doesnt taste or feel like I'm putting waxy candy on my lips, which is one of the things I really like about it. In fact, I bought this because it is more natural than a lot of other lip balms are. I also really like its spherical shape. It makes for easier application, and I think it's cute - I like keeping it on my desk at work. I must use this about ten times a day - I'm addicted to it, AND I have super-soft, pretty lips on top of it! No more rough, peeling lips for this lady! Yay!

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  7. have this, love it! thanks for the review!

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