image from evolutionofsmooth.com
A month or so back, Evolution Of Smooth (EOS) came out with a freebie through Face Book that if you signed up for EOS and posted something on your page you would get a free round lip balm. Hey. I’m all about free lip balm. I have a zillion lip balms around b/c I am always feeling like my lips are about to dry up and fall off my face at any given time. Needless to say, I jumped on the opportunity to get one.
EOS touts itself as an Organic and natural company. The lip balm comes in the following flavors/scents:
It is 100% natural and 95% organic. It is free of Parabens and Petroleum and it contains Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil. That all sounds great! I was excited to try it.
Hellooooo it’s ROUND.
How cool looking is that? It’s certainly a conversation piece this egg shaped light green plastic container emerges from your purse, because let’s face it, carrying it in your pants pocket will not only be uncomfortable, but just plain strange looking.
ANYWAY, you twist off the cap and you reveal a dome shaped hunk-o-balm. It looks like half of a super ball and smells like sweet mint. Yeah. My free sample was the sweet mint flavor/scent. Yes. It is favored and scented. The mint is rather strong, but not obnoxious.
Application is precise….Obviously…. The dome shape of the balm makes it easy to smother your lips, but honestly it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. I think if the lip balm FELT a little nicer it would be worth it. The balm is SOOOOOO waxy. It’s hard and it does not seem to “melt” much when in contact with your skin. It’s really waxy on my lips too.
Speaking of how it feels on, it felt worse the longer I wore it. I can’t prove it, but I think this lip balm dried out my lips! I started getting slightly chapped lips so I used it more, and it seemed that the more I used it, the more chapped my lips got! Maybe it was the menthol, I have heard that it can actually draw moisture from your skin, though I can’t say if that is true or not, but regardless of the mint, my lips were worse off using this EOS balm than if I had not used it all.
Do you NEED this? Heck no! Honestly. They should call it POS rather than EOS. (To those not knowing what POS stands for click here.
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EOS lip balm can be purchased on line through the EOS website or Drugstore.com. It can also be found in Walgreens and Rite-aid stores. The sphere shaped balm retails for approximately $3.29 USD.