I’ve been curious about the eos lip balms (also called Evolution of Smooth lip balms) for a long time because, well, the packaging is such a fun novelty, and they come in lots of different flavours.
It’s also cool how they’re 100% natural and 95% organic. According to the package, they’ve been certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Other cool things about this egg-shaped Evolution of Smooth lip balm? It’s not tested on animals and it’s gluten-free.
It’s supposed to keep your lips soft, smooth, and moist. Well, I waited to try out this product a few times when my lips felt dry.
Did it pass with flying colours, or did it fail to impress because of performance anxiety? There’s only one way to find out – let’s get cracking!
eos Honeysuckle Honeydew Lip Balm Pictures
eos Honeysuckle Honeydew Lip Balm Ingredients
- Keeps lips moist, soft & smooth
- Name: eos Honeysuckle Honeydew Lip Balm
- Flavours Available: Honeysuckle Honeydew, Summer Fruit, Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint, Lemon Drop SPF 15, Medicated Tangerine & Passion Fruit
- Amount: 7 g (0.25 oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR – Retails for around $3.99 CAD)
- Where to Buy: eos website & various drugstores (Canadians, I found this at Rexall, but haven’t seen it at other places.)
eos Honeysuckle Honeydew Lip Balm Review
Flavour & Scent
I’m extremely picky about flavours and scents, especially when it’s in a product that’s so close to my nose and that I will be potentially smelling all day long. If it’s really strong, it could give me a headache, or if it’s a scent that I just don’t like, it could be a deal breaker.
The Honeysuckle Honeydew Lip Balm by eos scent and flavour was really mild and inoffensive. It smells faintly of a juicy honeydew – very fresh, but subtle. I enjoyed this scent a lot because I don’t have any other lip products that smell like honeydew, let alone any melons.
Now, I’m not usually a fan of melon scents or flavours in lip balms because often, they smell and taste really synthetic. This honeydew scent, however, definitely has a natural flavour and scent. And that’s good, especially since this product is advertised as being 100% natural!
When I’m wearing lip balm, I don’t lick my lips, but I did with this one just to test if it would taste okay. It’s actually alright! Again, very mild.
Now, you all know that my favourite lip balm is the Jack Black Intense Therapy SPF 25 Lip Balm because it’s super moisturizing and really is heavy-duty. I’m still using that, but for the purpose of this review, I wanted to give the eos lip balm a true test. I went without my dear Jack Black for several days and let my lips get slightly on the drier side.
(It was hard to do this because I’ve spoiled myself into always having overly conditioned lips, but it really is the only way to test this product without the residual effects of Jack Black.)
It does keep your lips soft and delicately hydrated. I would recommend this lip balm if you would like an everyday light conditioning balm for normal lips. But if you’re trying to treat winter-chapped kind of lips, I don’t think this is appropriate. This balm is more for maintaining healthy lips.
I would say that the moisturizing effect lasts for about 30 minutes on me. When it wears off, my lips still feel comfortable and don’t get dry like they do with some other drugstore lip balms I’ve tried. Because of this, I believe that this balm actually does moisturize my lips instead of just coating them.
The Evolution of Smooth lip balm is thin, however, it doesn’t make your lips feel slick like if you used Vaseline (or ate greasy chicken!). I generally don’t like lip products that have that Vaseline feeling because it feels oily to me.
What I appreciated was that this lip balm doesn’t add a super-glossy finish and it’s not sticky at all. Sure, I like glossy lips, but sometimes you just want your lips to have that natural look. This gives you that. And because of it, I think a guy could easily use this product without feeling like he’s using a girlie lip gloss.
When I first glided this lip balm on and felt how thin it was, I thought that there was no way it would moisturize. I was really surprised! It’s not a deep treatment for your lips by any means, but I experienced noticeable improvement in the way my lips felt and it didn’t seem to dry my lips out.
One of the first things that anyone will notice about the Evolution of Smooth lip balm is its shape. It comes in adorable packaging that’s reminiscent of an Easter egg.
I liked the minty-green colour, which is specially for the Honeysuckle Honeydew flavour. I also liked how it has a flat bottom (haha, the one time a flat bottom is a good thing, right? :P), so you can put it on a desk without it rolling around.
There’s an asymmetrical indent along the middle for your thumb so that you can get a better grip. Also, while the plastic packaging is smooth, it’s not slippery. It’s somewhat soft and makes it easier for you to hang onto.
(Hehe, but knowing me and my clumsiness sometimes, I can imagine me opening this up and accidentally dropping it on the floor and crying about it like some kid who dropped a scoop of ice cream from their cone. Guess I’ll have to be extra careful with my precious little egg!)
You twist to unscrew the cap, and when you re-screw it, the cap snaps when it’s closed.
The product itself looks like the yolk of an egg in shape. It’s domed and very big – obviously much larger than your typical stick lip balm.
If you’re like me and (unfortunately) carry around some crap in your purse, you’ll appreciate how the shape of this lip balm is very distinctive, which makes it easier to find at the bottom of your purse when you’re hunting for it in a dark movie theatre. Also, if someone gets on your nerves, you could throw it at their head. (I’m kidding! Fine print: Mary from Swatch And Learn is not liable for any lawsuits caused from following such action. :P)
How to Use
Since the product was so big, I was curious as to how to apply it. The ‘yolk’ is so big that you can just pucker up your lips and apply the balm onto your top and bottom lips simultaneously. I tried that, but I felt really silly doing that, so I just put it on each lip separately.
It feels really interesting gliding it on…almost like you’re wiping on a really soft ball onto your lips. It’s soothing and fun, but I think it’s going to be messy or trickier when I’ve used up more of the product and the dome gets flattened.
With this product, don’t expect to apply it with precision. I think the advantages of this are the ease of use and how quick it is to apply.
When you put the cap back on, be careful to line it up first before screwing it on so you don’t knick the product. If you don’t care, then ignore me. Hehe, but I really get bummed out when I knick a lip product, so that’s why I’m telling you this…(You may be crazy like me.)
I appreciate how it is 100% natural and 95% organic. There are so many chemicals in lots of things I use everyday (e.g. nail polish, hair conditioners, etc.), so I feel good about using something that contains things like vitamin E, shea butter, jojoba oil, and extracts.
It doesn’t contain gluten. That’s not a big deal to me, but I know that some people are allergic to that ingredient, so it’s worth noting. It also doesn’t contain petrolatum or parabens.
One more thing is that it doesn’t contain any sunscreen, so be aware of that if this is your main daytime lip balm.
You’ll be pleased to know that the eos lip balm isn’t tested on animals.
It costs around $3-something CAD at Rexall when I saw it just a couple of weeks ago. I think this is a decent price for what you get. It’s not too expensive, but not the cheapest.
Final Verdict: 7/10
The eos Honeysuckle Honeydew Lip Balm actually lives up to the hype! I think this is a fun little lip balm to have handy for when you’re craving just a bit of flavour, scent, and light hydration without the shine. (I can see this as being a good lip primer for lipstick.)
It’s nowhere near taking the place in my heart for my beloved Jack Black lip balms, but this is nice to use in between or when you’re indoors and don’t need any SPF.
Have you tried the eos lip balms? If so, which is your favourite flavour? Do you think the packaging is cute or ugly?