The Reluctant Stylista

I was given this really cute lip balm last month and was told that it’s better than Carmex because it doesn’t dry out your lips in the long run.  My friend who gave it to me said that balms like Carmex does that, unlike organic lip balms, which EOS is.  I myself use an organic tinted lip balm from Human Nature.  It’s pretty okay, when I need a bit of smoothness and a little color on my lips because mine dry to an unflattering gray, dull pink or purplish when left alone.

When she asked me to pick one, I immediately went for the turquoise/mint-colored, since it’s my favorite color. Honestly, I have a lot of lip balms already, but I always want to try a new one because of my ultra dry lips so that I may eventually find something that works for me at any given situation (I use different ones depending on the weather or where I am).  Plus, I won’t say no to something as cute as this, even if it is kinda bulky.

EOS lip balm

EOS lip balm

EOS lip balm

What I love about it:

It’s organic. Well, 95% organic.  It doesn’t contain any paraben and it’s petrolatum-free.  That’s always a plus point for me.
It’s cute. I must say it. This won a lot of points for me.  Despite the fact that it’s bulky, what can I say, I’m style over comfort.  It doesn’t look like your typical lip balm.  I think the smooth, egg-shaped container that you twist to open is adorable.
It tastes great. I know that shouldn’t matter.  I’m fine with flavored lip balm, but I don’t miss it when it’s not there.  Sometimes, though, there’s that cloying kind of artificial taste that comes with it.  I didn’t get that with EOS.  At first, I thought I had some leftover taste from my mints, but it actually came from this.  It’s not too strong a taste, it’s just right.

How does it fare against other lip balms?

I have two other organic lip balm. I wouldn’t say it’s as moisturizing as Ilog Maria’s Honey, Beeswax & Propolis lip balm, but I rarely ever use that outside in regular weather or else I’d feel like my lips were too greasy.  I still think that Ilog Maria is the best balm to place under the foundation-lipstick combination.  But I like EOS better worn alone.

It fares better than my Human Nature tinted lip balm. It use it over each other, though, when I want a quick color.  EOS moisturizing lasts longer.

It’s definitely better than overrated Kiehl’s.

EOS lip balm

EOS lip balm

EOS lip balm

EOS lip balm

I know it isn’t available locally, although Liz told me that there are some online resellers who have it in stock.  It goes for around P350.  It’s a little pricey than your normal lip balm, although it’s still cheaper than Burt’s Bees and I remember Body Shop having that same price around 10 years ago, and I still like EOS better.  (Edit: It’s available in Digital Traincase for P250. Thanks Vetz!) Would I repurchase?  I think yes, but it’s not going to be on my list of skincare priorities.

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