It has been about six million ages since I bought this EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet, but I just haven’t gotten around to review it. Back when I went shopping in Germany with my mom I saw they had an EOS lip balm in a stick. And this might sound really stupid since most lip balms come in stick-form, but the regular EOS lip balm come in a little ball shaped packaging, so a stick lip balm from EOS is very special. Therefore I ended up buying it and I’ve been testing it for a long, long time now. Today it’s finally time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out what this lip balm is like and if it’s just as good as the little egg shaped lip balms, make sure you continue reading!
The EOS lip balms come in this little cardboard thingy with a plastic thing that hold the actual lip balm. On the cardboard EOS tells us a little more about the product, like the fact that it’s 100% natural and 95% organic and things like that. The lip balm itself comes in a really pretty pink packaging. The outside has a bit of a rubbery touch to it which I really like and it has a slanted top, which looks pretty good too. Overall I think the tube looks very modern and pretty and I obviously really like the pink colour (since I’m such a girl like that). It looks pretty expensive for what it is and that’s a big plus as well.
There are a total of three versions of this EOS Lip Balm available. One smells like strawberries, which is the one I have. There’s also a mint version and it also comes in a vanilla bean scent. Back when I was at DM (where I bought this) they only had the Strawberry Sorbet and Mint version, but according to the EOS site the vanilla bean version does exist somewhere in this world.
EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet – €2,95
On the back of the cardboard EOS is giving us some more information about the product. They say that this lip balm is enriched with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil. Because of this the EOS lip balm will keep your lips moist, soft and unconditionally smooth. Those claims aren’t too exciting or outrages at all, but it’s nice to know that there are some great ingredients in this product that will make your lips smooth and moisturised.
Looking at the ingredient list I do see some good ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil and such. The jojoba oil is somewhat lower on the list and the shea butter is even lower. However, they aren’t at the bottom of the list, which is something you do see a lot, and overall I do see a lot of actual great ingredients.
But before I move on to the details about the product, I first want to quickly talk about the 100% and 95% organic claims. Recently I read a post on Desirée’s blog Curvalicious what the difference is between all of those terms. She said that natural means that all of the ingredients in the product are from natural origin. This doesn’t mean that the product can’t be irritating because natural ingredients can have irritating effects on the skin as well. With 95% organic they mean that 95% of the ingredients aren’t product with synthetic pesticides. So overall 100% natural and 95% organic ingredients are great, but don’t let that fool you!
Anyway, let’s finally start talking about the actual product shall we? The Strawberry Sorbet has a white colour. The stick has a bit of a waxy formula and look to it and it also feels a bit waxy. I knew that the lip balm itself wasn’t going to be pink since this isn’t my first EOS lip balm, but how cute would it have been if the lip balm itself also had a pink colour to it?!
What I do like about the consistency is the fact that it’s not too soft but not too hard either. With that I’m trying to say that it’s not too hard in a way it’s hard to get any product on your lips, but it’s not too soft in a way it breaks off if you put too much pressure on it or in a way you’ll get way too much product on your lips. In short it’s just the perfect consistency.
Because the consistency isn’t too soft you won’t end up with too much product on your lips and therefore it actually feels very lightweight. I know that there are a lot of lip balms out there which are terribly heavy, thick and even a little greasy and that can feel pretty uncomfortable on the lips. This lip balm luckily isn’t like that. It’s lightweight, you don’t even feel it’s there but it does condition your lips very well.
But what’s even more important than the colour of the product and the way it feels on the lips, is how effective it is. Does this product actually condition the lips, does it keep them moisturised all day? Well, in my opinion it actually does a pretty good job at that. I know that there is a lot of fuzz around lip balms and lip balms being drying or addictive, but I don’t think this lip balm is like that. I feel like it’s actually hydrating my lips, it keeps them moist and free of dry patches and nothing more or less than that. I don’t crave to it when I’m not wearing it so for me this is not one of those addictive lip balms. I’ve personally never been addicted to lip balm in the first place, but since there’s so much fuzz about that I felt like it was worth mentioning.
After wearing this lip balm for a couple of hours, until it’s completely faded off or sunken into the lips, my lips feel really nice and soft and very hydrated. My dry patches and flakiness are gone and my lips feel ready for some action. Whether that action is wearing a matte liquid lipstick or whatever you can think of, your lips will be soft, smooth and ready to go!
Overall I’m a really big fan of this EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet. I really like the scent, the packaging looks cute and the product is just very effective. I really like the formula because it’s very lightweight and comfortable to wear and I love how it leaves my lips feeling soft, smooth and hydrated all day. It’s definitely a great product and very worth the try!
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and be sure to let me know if you’ve ever tried one of the EOS lip balms, and if so, be sure to let me know how you like them!