Hello my darlings! So after I wrote my (overwhelmingly popular) post on Tasty Treatments for Chapped Lips I was flooded with comments on Twitter saying I needed to try the hugely worshipped Evolution Of Smooth lip balms. Well it just so happens that when I was in Boots on Wednesday, I spotted some for sale in the lipcare section! Never before have I seen EOS lip balms for sale in stores and not online, so I quickly grabbed two and ran to the counter.
Instead of doing a joint EOS post, I have decided to review them separately. This post focuses on the beautiful Sweet Mint flavour balm as *spoiler alert* it's my favourite so far.
I'll start with the packaging before I get too overexcited about the balm itself. EOS is well known for it's egg-shaped lip balms which fit perfectly in the palm of your hand, and Sweet Mint is no exception.The colour of the packaging is a gorgeous bright mint colour that even after turning up the vibrancy my rubbish camera still couldn't truly capture. It features a twist off top which makes the balm easy to access.
The lip balm itself is pale yellow in colour, although for some reason I was expecting mint green to go with the flavour. However, EOS pride themselves on being 100% natural on 95% organic, meaning that there is no artifical colours added (hence, no green coloured balm.)
The scent. Oh my god, the scent. It is mouthwateringly good, reminding me of when I used to make peppermint creams with my Nan when I was much younger. It's very strong, even being quite powerful with the lid still on. It's delicious. I love it. It feels very cool when being applied to lips and has a slight tingling effect, similar to that of Burt's Bees, which I swear made my lips a little plumper. I genuinely cannot stop applying this lip balm every 15 minutes, I'm truly addicted to it and it lasts a good couple of hours.
I totally love how soft this made my chapped lips in only one day, and the taste is also amazing. Very sweet and I can't stop licking my lips to feel the little tingle on my tongue. It also results in some amazing minty kisses, but I won't go into detail because that would be SAUCY *wink*.
The price I feel seems a little too expensive, £6.50 seems crazy for one lip balm as they are only $3.29 on the EOS website (which doesn't ship to the uk, bleh) however after seeing the amazing results on my lips teamed with simply how delicious it is, I would say it is so worth it. You can however buy them off Amazon for about £3.50 each, which does make me feel incredibly thick for spending so much, but at least I know for the future (plus I was upset on Wednesday and needed a little treat.)
Which flavour should I try next?
What EOS balms do you own?