Tuesday, 4 September 2012

EOS vs Balmi

So.... I have read LOADS of reviews about EOS lip balms and also Balmi lip balms. I have been desperate to try out both products, as I am a sucker for wanting to try what other people are trying! So after going on a bit of a beauty splurge recently I managed to purchase both products to try. Here are my views on both -

EOS Lip Balm


I purchased this from a seller on Ebay, as EOS is not available in the UK. I purchased the Honeysuckle flavour, which as you can see from the pictures comes in a light green colour packaging.
I could not wait to try this product, and as soon as I opened up the envelope I had to put it on my lips! I've tried this a few times now, and I have to say I am really disappointed with it. I don't feel as though I get any moisturisation on my lips from this, I almost feel as though this dries out my lips more than anything. It also leaves a strange texture on my lips (very hard to explain this), almost as if I have been eating anything greasy? The scent on this product is also no where near as strong as I thought it would be. I was expecting a fresh floral scent that would be nice for the rest of the summer, however I find it hard to get anything from it. I love the packaging of this product, but am just so annoyed that what is inside does not match the outside.


Balmi lip balm

I purchased this Balmi from my local Boots store whilst they were doing a 3 for 2 on lip care (I think this deal is still going on), I purchased the Raspberry flavour, which comes in lovely bright pink packaging.
I wasn't as excited to try this product, only because I've not heard as many people discuss it and give reviews. I was expecting this to be just a knock off of the EOS products, I could not of been more wrong! As soon as I tried this product, I fell in love! I could smell the fresh Raspberry scent as soon as I opened the packaging, it was subtle and fruity and not overly sweet. This seems to melt on contact with your lips, meaning it goes on smoothly with no dragging and leaves a thin glossy looking sheen to the lips. I found this product lasted quite well on my lips, and didn't seem to slip or get on my teeth or tongue like I find some lip balms do. This product left my lips feeling soft and moisturised, and is almost on par wit my beloved Elizabeth Arden 8 hour Cream!

End Verdict -

I will continue to use both products, so I can give them both a fair chance and test them in different situations. HOWEVER, at this moment in time, my vote goes with Balmi hands down! This is my current favourite lip balm, and I will be adding to my collection very soon! Not only is this more easily available in the UK, it my eyes it is a far superior product. I can't wait to see if Balmi bring out any other products in the future.

J x 


  1. Great review, I haven't tried these products yet.

    1. Thanks, I seriously cannot wait to buy some more Balmis. But I certainly will not be rushing to purchase any EOS products. I hate to say it, but I think they are something that is more of a gimick rather than a must have. But this is only my own opinion ;) x