REVIEW: EOS Lip Balms - Summer Fruit




**Sorry for the Quality of these photos, they were taken with my iPhone**



What is this Product? (What it claims)
EOS (Evolution of Smooth) Lip Balm - Summer Fruit
  • Long-lasting moisture
  • Shea butter and vitamin E
  • Smoothes on clear
  • New smooth sphere precisely glides on to lips
  • Twist-off top
  • Gluten-free, Paraben-free, Petrolatum-free, Phthalate-free
eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.
Other Flavours Available are: lemon drop spf 15, honeysuckle honeydew, medicated tangerine and sweet mint
(http://www.evolutionofsmooth.com)

Directions of Use
Twist off top. Pucker up. Smooth on. Smile.


Main Ingredients
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax (Cire D'abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavor, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract*, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract*, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract*, Linalool1. 1Component of Natural Flavor. *Organic.
Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. Patent Pending.

Price:
I was very lucky to find the last one at Shoppers Drug Mart for $2.99 CAD + $0.39 tax = $3.38 CAD

On the EOS website, they currently only ship to destinations in the US, Canada, United Kingdom/Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. Shipping to USA is a flat rate of $2.75USD while to all other destinations is a flat rate of $15USD.
So if you live in Canada and would like to order from the EOS website, it will be $ $3.29USD + $15USD Flat Rate Shipping to Canada. ---- WOW! Expensive!!

In Canada, they were found at Shoppers Drug Mart and RW&Co. However many locations has been sold out. RW&Co carried the package of 3 retailing at $14.99CAD. I asked both retailers' managers whether the lip balms will be restocked. Their response is that, the lip balms were an extension to their regular line of products thus they may not be restocked. ---- Let's hope they come back soon!!

In USA, they can be found at Target, Walgreens, RiteAid, CVS, Drugstore and more.
I went to Target recently but I did not find any at the Buffalo locations.

I also found some on Amazon and eBay. Amazon don't seem to be able to ship to Canada while eBay sells at ridiculous prices.

Review:
I heard great things about this lip balm and was so excited to finally try it! EOS lip balms, unlike many lip balm companies on the market, prints exiry dates on their products. Mine is 10/2013.

I find that the packaging and the shape absolutely genius. I mean, in a business perspective, this is just the kind of gimmick to get us girls to buy this lip balm. We love cute, little, handsized balls! It's so cute! hahah! It's very unique and I haven't seen many of these on the market before. However, I have a love and hate relationship with the shape thus far. I love how convenient it is to look for it in my purse but I do like to carry wristlets and little pouches every now and then and this obviously does not fit! It is too bulky to fit into your pockets, too. Also, whenever I need to close the cap, I need to be extra careful not to jab into the 3D sphere. Generally, I still love this though! Everywhere I go, people still ask me where I get it. (I love the little bits of attention, hehe)

In terms of application, it is not easy to apply on fresh exfoliated lips, rather it was a bit stiff. I do tend to over apply lipbalms so eventually it becomes smooth. It is not smooth and glossy like vaseline but when you start to rub your lips together, it definitely sinks in (melts) and your lips are nice and smooth immediately. I liked that I didn't get a heavy waxy or sticky feeling like I did with Blistex, yet provided a healthy, moisturized lips shine. I also liked that it doesn't have an oily or greasy feeling I get when I use vaseline.

I think the staying power of the product is just right at around 3 hours. Normally, I liked to reapply very often anyway because I love this little ball too much. I also tried to test how long it will take for my lips to become cracked and dry again. The result was 2 whole, long winter days. I'm extremely impressed with this lip balm. I normally have disgusting, cracked, and bleeding winter lips. (I don't know how my boyfriend bares with me)

Lastly, this is boyfriend approved. What does that mean? My boyfriend usually hates all the lip products I use because it has a horrible after taste. The EOS lip balms are so lickable! The flavour I have is Summer Fruit and it smells like the candy: Fuzzy Peaches! When you lightly lick your lips, there's a tiny bit of sweetness to it. yums! At first I thought it's really gross that I'm licking my lip balmed-lips, but it is afterall 95% organic and 100% natural. I don't feel like I'm consuming man-made substances! :)

Ps, I was researching EOS lip balms and found out Ed Westwick from Gossip Girl also uses EOS lip balms! How cool is that!
(photo credits: stylecaster.com)


Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥
Product: 5/5 ♥ Fits with description perfectly.
Packaging: 5/5 ♥ Super Cute
Price: 5/5 ♥ Price is Reasonable, but hard to find. eBay prices are crazy high!