These colourful guys have been making a ruckus in the beauty community for a while now and after finally spotting them in an inconspicuous area in my local drugstore, I decided to give them a fair shot!
Bewarned that I am a devoted Carmex fan (something that probably has its own category somewhere) and I am quite particular about my lip care products. The majority of those that I try fall into the “meh…. its okay” category and few have been impressive enough for me to repurchase.
EOS actually stands for “Evolution of Smooth” and they produce a few body and lipcare items that are natural and organic based. Their most popular item by far is this little ball of wonder, a lip-balm ball made with ingredients that I can actually read and pronounce! (Horrah!)
Generally, lip care products are either oil based or wax based and while the EOS lipballs (hahaha, I think that’s what I’m gonna call them from now on) is oil based it gives a natural matte finish on the lips. If you are familiar with Carmex or the Rosebuld Salve, this is the complete opposite. No one can tell you put on a lip product at all and it will work great under if you planning to wear a lipcolour or gloss over it as it will not disrupt the application. Plus they do smell delicious! (And they are lick-tested, tastes a little sweet and nothing synthetic.)
Wow, these feel…very very…well, natural. I’d say that they leave your lips feeling just abit more moisturized than usual, they aren’t amazingly smooth or plump. It’s certainly not something that will repair any cracks or flaking, at least not immediately. Overtime though I think they might improve the natural condition of your lips, meaning I believe the ingredients probably do have long some term benefits. Just don’t count on this as your life saving middle of winter savior.
I feel like the EOS lipballs are a good everyday/frequent use lip care product if you don’t have extreme dryness. Because of their texture, they are fabulous under other lip products and are probably a great choice for men since it has no shine to it at all. Personally I just enjoy using them because they are fun and it makes my smile to put them on. They do make fun little gifts though! For cracked/dry winter lips, I’ll stick to something more emollient.