It’s a battle of titans! Both of these products have a cult following. These are by far the two most popular lip balms out there. It seems like almost every blogger or youtuber has raved about one of these products. While Nuxe is slightly more popular in Europe, EOS lip balms are a hit in the US. This is probably because Nuxe is a French company while EOS is an American brand. Additionally, up until not so long ago EOS lip balms were difficult to get in the UK.
EOS Lip Balms
EOS stands for Evolution of Smooth. To be honest, I wanted to get an EOS lip balm ever since I heard the famous sentence: ‘EOS lip balms look a bit like…’. If you watch Ingrid, or missglamorazzi on youtube you know what I’m talking about ;). If anyone out there knows what the end of this sentence is please do let me know.
EOS lip balms are free from gluten, parabens, petrolatum and phthalate. They are 95% organic, 100% natural. I got the lime green one in Honeysuckle Honeydew. I’m not happy with this flavour as it smells more of cucumber than of honey. So I will be repurchasing this product in a different flavour. But other than that this is an excellent lip balm!
EOS lip balm works really well in terms of nourishing and moisturising. It might just be the best lip balm I have ever tired. It moisturises my lips for hours.
One thing I really like about EOS lip balms is the packaging. On their web page EOS wrote ‘can a lip balm make you smile? We think so’. And it kind of does. It’s just so convenient. Lip balms are not rocket science so they’re generally easy to use but I feel like EOS has put a lot of thought into designing this product.
NUXE Lip Balm
Nuxe Reve de Miel (which means dream of honey) lip balm is a hero product for many European youtubers and bloggers. NUXE is a fantastic French brand. I can’t recommend it enough. NUXE claims that they sell a Reve de Miel every 28 seconds throughout the world and that it tested the product formula in extremely cold conditions in Canada. It contains honey, plant oils, shea butter, and grapefruit essence. It smells of honey (clue is in the name) and feels really nice on the lips. It’s nourishing and helps to prevent chapping.
I have used this product for 9 months now. I really like it although not a big fan of the packaging. As it’s in a pot I only apply it when I’m at home. It’s not a product I would carry with me in a handbag although I know some people do. It works well for me as I use the Korres tinted lip butters during the day (review here).
Both products are really excellent. They are top of the range lip balms and you can’t go wrong with either one. They are both natural and paraben free. Nuxe lip balm costs about £9 and lasts a really long time. In the UK, you can get EOS lip balms from Naturisimo (here) for £5.99 with free delivery (couple of other online shops have them but you need to pay a delivery charge).
I like the EOS lip balms better for a couple of reasons:
1) The packaging is better and they are easier to carry around and apply on the go
2) The Nuxe lip balm can be a bit flaky or chunky sometimes. I find that it doesn’t go on so smoothly and every now and then there are chunks of product left on my lips
3) I find it works better under lipsticks or tinted lip butters.
If you haven’t tried EOS lip balms yet I strongly recommend them.