Here’s my EOS story: I first saw EOS lip balm in Walmart about two years ago. (I know, I started this post as a hipster. Didn’t mean it. Promise.) I remember I bought the lemon flavored one, that had an SPF 5. Obviously I was instantly attracted to its shape. I mean, talk about the punkest of all lip balms, right? “Screw going with the tube shape, guys, let’s make it look like an EGG.” I remember it working well enough, but I lost it in the office one day, I’m guessing it rolled away. (HAR-HAR-HAR.) I next bought the sweet mint flavored one.
So, when coming up with what lip balms to review, I naturally thought about including EOS. I started using the strawberry flavored one sometime in late November when the weather was going back and forth between dry and cold, and humid and warm. There were times when I needed it more than others.
Here’s the truth I found about EOS, that I knew back then and that I reminded myself of now – it’s not an exceptionally great lip balm. Yeah, it’ll moisturize your lips if you’re looking like Linda Blair in The Exorcist. But it didn’t do a better job than Chapstick Hydration Lock or Burt’s Bees Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry and Dark Chocolate (the review for that will be up next week). Maybe it’s the lip balm you use in Spring or Summer when there isn’t extreme dryness, like I suggested about Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream.
I would definitely rate this behind Chapstick, in other words.
Keep reading y’all,