Some girls will probably squeal with delight at the sight of these cute egg-shaped Smooth Sphere Lip Balms from Evolution of Smooth or EOS in short. I think they’re cute and make great eye candies. They’ve been around for a few years now and come in eight natural flavorsâ€”Blueberry Acai, Pomegranate Raspberry, Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint, Honeysuckle Honeydew, Strawberry Sorbet, Medicated Tangerine and Lemon Drop with SPF 15.
All natural, 95% organic
The ones you see here are the EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet and EOS Lip Balm in Lemon Drop with SPF 15. The EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet is 95% organic, 100% natural, gluten, phthalate, paraben and petrolatum free. Ingredients include: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax/Cera Alba (Cire D’abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavor (Aroma), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract*, Limonene**, Linalool**. *Organic. **Component of Natural Flavor. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.
The EOS Lip Balm in Lemon Drop with SPF 15 contains Homosalate 8.0%, Avobenzone 3.0%, Octocrylene 2.75%. Inactive ingredients: Beeswax/Cera Alba (Cire Dâ€™abeille), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Natural Flavor (Aroma), Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Tocopherol, Limonene*, Linalool*. *Component of Natural Flavor.
Application process takes longer
Inside the pretty packaging is a lip balm that is shaped like an egg. This lip balm glides on my lips smoothly and is rather moisturizing without leaving my lips feeling dry after some time. The shape is a bit of a novelty and a colleague joked that it should be used for the underarms instead of the lips. LOL. Anyway, the bigger surface area compared to the conventional tube lip balms is supposed to make application a breeze. Personally, I don’t find a lot of difference using this over lip balms in tubes. In fact, the unscrewing and screwing on of the cover makes the whole lip balm application process slower. Good thing this is being compensated by the pretty exterior and so I don’t find usage a hassle as yet.
Light scent and taste
I’m currently using the Strawberry Sorbet one and I was rather intrigued with the taste of this lip balm! It tasted like strawberry sorbet and I hadn’t realized that it has a sweet aftertaste until a bit later. Call me dense but I actually took a while to realize that the sweetness didn’t come from my food or drinks.
The thing that thrilled me about the EOS lip balms is that they’re affordable! I’d imagined that something so fanciful might cost a lot more but no. They are retailing at US$3.29 on the EOS website and are also available at Walgreens, Walmart and Target. I got these from Naturisimo and they retail at Â£4.99. I’m sure they are available for sale on some websites in Singapore but I don’t know where exactly. But I also understand that there are fake Smooth Sphere Lip Balms in the market and the way to tell is that they come in lousy packaging and has a synthetic smell.
While I like the EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm, I only do because of how cute and pretty the packaging is. In terms of performance, I think it’s okay but not something I would rave about. Still, every lip balm addict should own one of these. They make a good conversational piece, and certainly something nice to whip out from your bag!