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It was a dryer-than-dry-ice winter day, and I reached into my bag, only to discover that my lip balm had been stolen. Or it vanished? Or I left it on my desk? Anyway, my lips were en fuego, I was miserable, and there at the King’s Pharmacy counter, were these happy little pastel orbs that read “organic.” Hey.

I held up EOS’s Summer Fruit. “This is lip balm?” I asked no one, slowly and deliberately, while handing over my $2.99. And, oh, was it ever. It soothed, it smelled like peaches, and it tasted a little sweet. It also did not cause the adorable mini breakout that used to accompany my fall/winter lip balm experience. It was weirdly calming to apply, too, like a binkie? Perhaps that’s exactly the sexy-baby vibe Miley was going for around the 0:28 mark, below. Either way, EOS lip balm isn’t greasy, and the vitamin E and shea butter formula makes your lips feel nice and moisturized. It's always easy to find in my bags (I have one in each), and if I ever get shade for using an egg-shaped lip balm, at the end of the day, I'm just bein' Miley.

—Mackenzie Wagoner

Photos by Mathea Millman.

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