Friday, 17 July 2015

EOS Lip Balms


I've had these lip balms for a while, and am half way through Sweet Mint, but have never given my thoughts on them before. This is mostly because they've not blown me away, but they're not terrible either; they're just nice.

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.

The packaging is what drew me, and most people, to these balms in the first place. I really like how they look, but they're not the most practical. They're bulky, and the lip balm itself is very big for your lips, especially when you wear the top down. However, because they're clear, I don't mind if I get some on the skin around my lips. Also, the packaging makes them great little gifts.

The lip balms themselves are moisturising enough, but keep in mind that I don't have dry lips. I don't think they'd do much if I did, and I'd favour my trusty Blistex Intensive Moisturiser.

Sweet Mint (mint) - Smells like spearmint.
Honeysuckle Honeydew (green) - The subtle melon scent of this one is very natural and not too sweet.
Lemon Drop (yellow) - This one has an SPF of 15, and smells like lemon sherbets. Unlike the others, the texture's almost gritty, so isn't the most pleasant to apply. Once on, though, it feels like the others, so it's not too bad.
Summer Fruit (red) - This smells like some kind of fruit juice, and I really like it.
Strawberry Sorbet (pink) - Smells like some kind of chewy sweet, like a Maoam or something.
Pomegranate Raspberry (raspberry pink) - I thought this one would be my favourite, but it's probably my least favourite. It is fruity, but there's also the scent of the ingredients lingering alongside it.

You'd think I was in love with these because I have so many, but it's because I bought them in a bundle from Amazon, making each one £2-3. I initially bought them to give as presents, and I gave a couple away, but have gradually ended up keeping the rest.

I do like these lip balms, but not enough to pay £7 a pop like they are in some stores. It's ridiculous how expensive they are over here in the UK!

6 comments:

  1. I wish they weren't expensive as otherwise I'd probably try them, but they just seem to get mediocre reviews!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

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  2. I've always liked the look of them, but just like I thought you said they were too big for your lips, especially when flattened! I have pretty dry lips so unfortunately don't think these would suit me so much :( shame as I do like the sound of them x
    ELEANORMAES

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  3. These are lovely lip balms!

    Lauren x | www.laurenselwood.com

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  4. Such a great and honest review!
    I always wondered about the practicality of these because they do look rather large! The colour/description break down was really handy and though I totally agree with you in terms of the price point, if I do manage to find this for a good price I'd love to try summer fruit ^_^
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

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  5. I personally love EOS lip balms. They're always so nourishing and easy to apply x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  6. I bought one in the states and wish I'd stocked up now as they're much cheaper! x
    Glossy Boutique

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