I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a prolific lip balm collector, I have a whole load of them loitering on my make-up desk and yet I still manage to find new editions to add to my collection. What can I say, it’s either that I have an issue or it’s because they are the cheapest and most accessible beauty product but either way I am swamped. I prefer the latter however, I am a victim of the balm companies!!!
I always manage to find an excuse for another impulse balmy buy (see what I did there?), previous used excuses include – “oooohhhh but I don’t have that shade of green yet”, “It smells like refreshers and that reminds of my childhood” or more often that not “it’s so pretty”- and my latest find was NO exception.
Ok so it’s fair to say that I am tad late to the party but hey I’m a firm believer in making a fashionable appearance and boy have I finally arrived. Unlike my usual lip balm purchases, which tend to be impulse buys (click here to see the latest) I’ve had my eye on the EOS lip balms for quiet sometime. When it comes to balm, I’m a tin kinda girl and yet I hate that greasy finger effect that application inevitably leads to, so these prettily packaged lip balms seem to tick all the boxes. So when I recently spied one in the Valentine’s Day box from beauty bay, amongst other wonderful little gifts (picture below) it seemed like a clear sign. So order a box I flipping did.
When it comes to products that are surrounded by hype I have a massive tendency to hate them and I mean really hate them, so I’m always nervous about reviewing and trailing loved bits. Yet when it comes to the EOS balms, it’s safe to say that my concerns were ill-founded and these are truly gems in the over saturated balm market. While they do sit on the higher end of the lip balm priced spectrum (£5.99), the quality of the product itself definitely justifies the price because it’s nourishing and leaves your lips feeling moisturised for hours at a time. I tend to find that certain brands leave a greasy like sheen on my lips but my lips loved the formulation and quickly absorbed the gentle cream, giving immediate relief. Yet more than anything I am in love with the gorgeous egg-shaped packaging, it looks pretty and the bright colour ensures that it’s easy to find in your handbag.
This has shot straight to the top of my lip balm preferences and alas I will no doubt end up investing in a couple more of the range, they are just so pretty! And the best bit? No more greasy finger situations! Win.
What’s your favourite lip balm?