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Thursday, August 15, 2013

I Just Can't Get On Board...

EOS Honeydew Melon Lip Balm


With the EOS Lip Balms!
Lord knows I've tried, from purchasing every flavour/scent over the last few years in the hope that one will agree with my lips, to applying in various ways including dabbing it on and mixing with other products and so far zilch. To the credit of EOS (Evolution of Smooth) their lip balms are 100% natural and 95% Organic which is impressive feat no matter how you look at it but something in the ingredient line up does seem to irritate my lips resulting in a red angry rash each and every time I trial the little ping pong shaped lip balms.

Like many lip balm collectives there is several flavours and types to choose from including pure moisture, medicated and a version with an SPF15 each of which are packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil to help keep the lips hydrated, soft and of course smooth. For what it is worth this is indeed true, even in my case. Well at least for the first couple of hours anyway and then my lips begin to sting, swell and the next day they crack and look angrier than a Scot with sunburn. Annoying as they happen to be one of the few formula's currently available that are free from Paraben,Petrolatum, and Phthalates not to mention the presentation of the balms are rather cute and compact.

In my opinion the EOS formula is a little drier than some other lip balms I have used in the past and as a result is not one you can really layer on without it caking on the lips. It can tug a little which may not be ideal for cracked or chapped lips, for every day moisture yes but I would perhaps look for something softer come the winter months. The above photographed balm is the Honeydew Melon version which smells a little like melon crossed with cucumber - it is a really fresh and lovely scent. I wish I had purchased the hand cream in such fragrance!

My sister swears by the EOS Lip Balms as do many others so I would try them out despite my experience and the good news is that they can be found in the UK via Naturisimo from £4.99 with free delivery - link
and of course via Ulta for $3.49 - link

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31 comments:

  1. I have a coconut one and expected it to be AMAZING the way people go on about them. Average at best and a ridiculous shape - who thought a ball of lip balm was a good idea?!

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  2. I have had the same one for almost a year now!!! So great and easy to apply! Love it x

    www.secretlittlestars.com

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  3. I have the Lemon Drop one, it smells good, and does the job - at first. But then I still find myself reaching for my trusty Rose Salve all day long. I just want to put on one in the morning and be done! I do love the smell though - so that makes it an okay buy, but I wouldn't purchase again.

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  4. Loving the random fact at the botton of the post haha

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  5. Like the really cute packaging. Never tried these balms.

    www.acesparklestar.blogspot.com

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  6. I also couldn't get on board with these. I adore the packaging and concept but they do nearly nothing for me.

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  7. I like the look of these but I've read quite a few reviews of people not really enjoying using them so I think I'm just going to stick with my carmex as I'd only be buying one of these for the cute packaging really.
    Rosalie x
    RosalieJayne

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  8. Great post! I have never seen these lip balms.

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  9. I think they are a bit overhyped, the one i have i do really like.. although saying that i used it constantly for a couple of weeks and now cant remember the last time i even thought about it. I think a lot of people just love them for the cute packaging!x

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  10. The scent sounds lovely, not sure I will be that fussed with these. For price I would rather buy Carmex, but I do love the packaging!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  11. Great post, Thanks for sharing!:)

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

    http://polkaanddots.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. I really don't get the hype with these at all. I mean, they smell nice and look cute, but the wee Nivea lip balm I bought for under £2 does a much better job on my lips! xx

    D Is For...

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  13. great post dear...I have two other variants of this <3

    Renji
    www.makeupholicworld.com

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  14. My lips also do that with most lips balms especially this one and balm! :)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I've never tried these but in all honesty I don't have the urge to, the packaging really puts me off :/

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  16. Very interesting review..I wonder why these lip balms have that effect on your the day after :/
    I will probably try them, I love the fact that contain natural and organic ingredients, which is very important for a lip balm and worth trying at least for that reason :)

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. they make great fetch thing for my pugs! lol!

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  18. i agree. they dont even moisturize properly. in really not sure what all the hype around them is for.
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  19. I love the packaging of these but I like a balm I can apply a bit heavier, these do nothing for me. Sad! I'm interested in the Noya lip balms now, though! Amazing ingredients!

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  20. Oh no! I've never tried the EOS lip balms, but have always wondered about them. Always thought the packaging was quite cute, though after hearing your review I think I'll pass!

    www.beautibop.com

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  21. I use to have one and I agree, they are drier than most. Also, I have reapply like more than once in an hour because it doesn't moisturize well.

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  22. I love my EOS, have the pomegranate/strawberry flavour I think it is - smells amazing! Although I don't think they are the most moisturizing of lip balms

    cassandramyee.blogspot.com

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  23. I took a trip last year and managed to lose my Jack Black at the airport. Now, I'm not generally dependent on lip balms, but I was just getting over a cold. So I scoured around at a Walmart (I might have ended up in the middle of nowhere), and the only halfway decent looking option was Eos.

    And I just didn't dig it. It's at the bottom of my lip balm list, there are so many better options out there for me. But they do have cute/unique packaging, and there are folks out there who love it. Just not me, haha!

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  24. Hmm this is interesting! I've always been obsessed with these but since they aren't sold in my country I didn't bother to buy them online. I'm pretty sure I'll pick one up when I go to the US but I've also red other reviews like yours about people who had a rash or chapped lips after using...

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com
    I'm giving away TWO custom blogger designs! :)

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  25. I find these a bit dry and after about half an hour my lips are chapped! x

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  26. My mint one is great, my lemon one is a bit horrid. They seem really hit and miss. And the formula is really hard!?

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  27. The balmi is a million times better, I swear by it!

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  28. I also don't get it. I mean it's fine for before bed or under lipstick, but it's nothing amazing and it's quite bulky.

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  29. I have never tried these so cant say, but I love the Balmi one and just started using the new Baby Lips so see how they go :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  30. I have the Summer Fruit EOS balm and it doesn't moisturize my lips at all. It's has just too waxy and hard of a texture and it just sits on top of my lips. Even though the packaging is cute, it's just not practical to carry around with you. I really wanted to like these, but they were a miss for me.

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