One of my latest discoveries is the EOS balms, which I've seen literally every man and his dog talking about. I figured, being as I seemed to be the only person yet to try them, I'd give them a go. I picked mine up over in the U.S. I initially started out with just one and then somehow, by the time I got to the tills to pay, I mysteriously had five... The thing is that over there, they're so cheap! I picked mine up for $3, whilst over here they retail for around ££6-6.50, making them quite a bit more expensive. Having acquired a rather extensive collection of the lip balms, I've got enough scope to say that there are positives and negatives to them:
- The packaging. I really love the dome shape of the balm itself and the size of the container, whilst not being overly large, it's so much easier to find in your handbag.
- The range of flavours. You've got a lot to choose from. The ones I've sampled are Sweet Mint, Pomegranate Raspberry, Blueberry Acai, Coconut Milk and Orange Zest. The mint one, sadly, did not make it into my photo being as the container is now really gross, having spent the last three months liaising with the crumbs and fluff at the bottom of my handbag.
- They're long-lasting. I've been using one every day for around 3 months and I'm still not even close to running out yet. Even if you pay full English whack for them, you're getting your money's worth. If you're paying in dollars, even better!
- The quality of flavours. Whilst I said that they come in a wide range of flavours, I'm not sure I'd say I'm in love with a lot of the flavours themselves. The coconut milk one, for example, was kinda disappointing. The mint is the best, in my opinion. If I could go back and buy six mint ones, I'd do that instead of the range of different flavours I chose.
- It doesn't last all that long. Maybe it's just me, but I find that after an hour or so, I need to reapply the balm again. I love a lip balm that you can still feel on your lips hours later and I wouldn't say I get that with these balms.
I suppose the real question to be asked here is whether I would buy these again. The answer is yes, I would. Despite the fact that I'm not overly keen on all the flavours and need to apply it more frequently, the packaging sells it for me. I just love how easy it is to find in my bag. Would I pay £6? No, because I know I can find better balms for less, but I'll definitely repurchase some of the mint ones next time I'm stateside. All in all, if you've not tried them before and you're curious, I'd say go for it. Buy one and see how you like it. You might like the flavours more than I did - it's a case personal preference, after all!