Today I thought I would share with you my eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm collection, since they look like little Easter eggs!
I own 16 of the eos spheres, listed here roughly in the order of my preference:
1) Honeysuckle Honeydew (light turquoise)
2) Sweet Mint (light green)
3) Coconut Cream (light pink swirl)
4) Watermelon Wonderland (red)
5) St. Bart’s Sunrise / Pink Grapefruit (coral pink)
6) Blueberry Potion (blue)
7) Sweet Vanilla Nonsense (ivory)
8) Passion Fruit (purple)
9) Pomegranate Raspberry (plum)
10) Barbados Heat / Wildberry (berry)
11) Summer Fruit (deep pink)
12) Indian Summer / Orange Blossom (dark orange)
13) Vanilla Mint (light blue swirl)
14) Aloha Hawaii / Strawberry Kiwi (crimson)
15) Lemon Drop (yellow)
16) Medicated Tangerine (orange)
Yes, I have a lot of these, but at least I’m not like this girl with 176 of them.
Not shown is the Strawberry Sorbet (solid light pink) since it is my least favourite flavour. I find the scent very artificial and unappealing, so I don’t keep it around. It’s such a bummer that eos includes Strawberry Sorbet in just about every special multi-packs – so I just avoid buying them.
eos lip spheres cost approx $4 and are now available at most drugstores and mass merchants including Walmart and Loblaws / Superstores. I have not picked up the Blueberry Acai or the new Fresh Watermelon flavours since I already owned the Blueberry Potion and Watermelon Wonderland from the Alice in Wonderland collection, I never felt they were different enough to warrant having both versions.
Rachel Roy limited edition single in Barbados Heat (Wildberry) – all of Rachel Roy’s lip spheres have an etched wing design around the eos logo.
A bit more information about the eos lip spheres:
- Launched in 2009
- Key ingredients: olive oil, beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba oil, shea butter
- Petrolatum & paraben free
- Not tested on animals
Here’s a good Racked article discussing the allure of eos lip spheres.
In terms of hydration, I would not say eos is the best – they are a bit waxy and not very emollient. What I do like is using them as a base for other lip products, since they apply fairly matte and don’t create too slick of a surface for other products to adhere to my lips. I use an eos lip sphere every single morning as part of my makeup routine – I do not carry one in my purse as I find them too bulky. I want to somehow fashion a dispenser system where a new flavour is dispensed daily from the bottom, and then I put the most recently used one back at the top so I can rotate all the flavours I own, like this:
Visibly Soft is the newest addition to the lip spheres family, touted as providing softer lips. I would say that it’s slightly more emollient compared to the regular lip spheres. I’m just happy that eos finally launched a Coconut flavour! But why another vanilla / mint flavour? They could have gone with marshmallow for the other flavour, it would have gone well with the “soft” theme.
At the time of this post, I’m actually down to only 14 eos lip spheres since my oldest and most favourite flavours, Honeysuckle Honeydew and Sweet Mint, have gone bad and I had to throw them out. This will hopefully teach me to stop accumulating so many lip products – I won’t be buying any more eos lip balms until I’ve used up more of my remaining stash.
eos product development team, if you’re reading this, here are ideas for new flavours you need to release:
• Green Apple
You’re welcome. 😉
Do you own any eos lip balms? What’s your favourite flavour?