I didn't care for the original Eos lip balms because I found them more waxy than hydrating. I recently saw the two new lip balms from the Visibly Soft line, Coconut Milk and Vanilla Mint, at Target for $2.99 so I picked them up. I bought these because the packaging advertised them as being more moisturizing then the original formula and the stripes are cute.
Coconut Milk is the one that looks like a pastel pink Easter egg. As advertised, it does have a sweet coconut scent. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't too harsh of a smell - it is pretty subtle! As with the standard Eos lip balms, you twist off the top of the egg shape to reveal a lip balm sphere underneath. It isn't very pocket friendly, but it is super easy to find in the bottom of your purse.
Vanilla Mint is the light baby blue version. I usually dislike minty lip balms because the mint irritates my dry, sensitive lips. I took the plunge on this one anyway because .... because I wanted it :) Fortunately, the mint scent in this one is not very pronounced at all and it doesn't have the signature minty tingle that my lips hate. This scent feels like 85% vanilla, so I'm pleased with it. If you like your lip balms to be as minty as mouthwash and have the lip plumping tingle, skip this one.
As advertised, these are more hydrating and moisturizing than the original eos spheres! They go on clear and leave a protective film on your lips, just like the original formula. I think these are a great lip balm for daytime use or as a base for lipstick. I still feel the need to use a more intense moisturizing night time balm, like the Jack Black lip balms, lanolin, or Aquaphor.
Overall, I'm a happy camper and glad I picked these up. If they ever come out with a lemon one, I would buy that too.