If you have been reading my blog for awhile then you know I have EOS lip balms in about every room. I use them & so does my husband, they’re just so handy. I’ve reviewed lots of them in the past like the Limited Edition Alice in Wonderland Set, Medicated Tangerine, & some originals. When I first heard about the EOS possibly being duped by Walgreens brand I was SUPER excited! I immediately sought them out & both Ryan & I have some thoughts!
First of all, the packaging is similar while still being different. The EOS balm comes rounds while the Walgreens has a flattened top. The top is also different with a flattened Walgreens sticker on top in various shades. The side also has a striped grip instead of the EOS thumb type groove. Similar though no? The exterior matches the flavor/scent inside much like EOS but the Walgreens brand feels harder while the EOS has a slight softened feel. Overall similar but not quite the same right?
Let’s talk about the product inside but that is what really counts with a lip balm no? Although these look similar to the EOS balms the texture, wear, & scents are very different. My husband & I both agree that these are slicker, a bit more greasy but not uncomfortable, & don’t last quite as long as the EOS balms. While we don’t find them as moisturizing…we’re both wild about these scents. The scents I have above are Watermelon (green), Strawberry (pink), Berry Frost (purple), Candy Cane (red), & Sugar Cookie (white). Watermelon & Strawberry were both found in the regular EOS/Walgreens lip balm location near medications but the 3 holiday (& I’m going to assume limited edition?) were located in a little bowl by the pharmacy & not hanging up with the others. I got a great deal on these & although $2.99 each isn’t bad I happened upon them when they were buy 1 get 1 free. Nice.
So are these EOS dupes? Nope! But they are a similar concept! & the holiday scents/flavors in Candy Candy (EXTREMELY tingling peppermint!) & Sugar Cookie (nom) are amazing so I highly recommend finding them if you can. Ryan likes Berry Frost because it smells like berry/grape. The Watermelon is my hands down favorite although Strawberry is nice too. I’m just a sucker for Watermelon, we even have a Watermelon one in the car now!
I don’t see these available on the Walgreens website yet but I’m sure they’ll be there soon! I think if you dig flavored or very scented balms these are a nice treat!