We all know that I am a sucker for packaging! When there is something that is different or cool looking, I am most likely going to try it.
When I first saw the EOS Smooth Sphere lip balm, I was intrigued. It took me a couple weeks to pick one up. The flavors I was finding were mostly Sweet Mint and Lemon Drop, neither which appealed to me, so when I came across the Summer Fruit flavor, I snatched it up.
The sphere is a matte finish, which makes it easy to hold onto and open. Once you do open it, there is a semisphere of lip balm! It doesn't twist up or do anything fancy like that, it's just a semisphere of balm. It's different, it's interesting...but maybe not the most practical thing. It's a little bulky. It would be best suited as the lip balm I use before bed time, rather than one I throw in my purse.
Using it is kinda interesting. The sphere of balm is kinda big, so I felt silly rubbing it on my mouth. It's almost like you should just pucker your lips, hold it up to them and twist, like you're juicing an orange. The directions on the website say, "Twist off top. Pucker up. Smooth on. Smile.", so I guess I wasn't too far off the mark.
I'd say it's a lightweight lip balm. I put it on and about 15 minutes later, my lips were soft, but the product was pretty much gone. With that said, here it is 5 hours later and my lips are still soft. The Summer Fruit scent/flavor was quite nice...very peachy.
I went to the EOS website to learn more about them and there are some interesting facts:
"eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth."
The lip balm is also gluten-free, paraben-free, petrolatum-free and phthalate free.
They also make a stick lip balm, if this isn't your cup of tea. The packaging for the hand cream is kinda cool too.