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Cheap Thrills: La Mer’s Luxe Lip Balm

La Mer ‘The Lip Balm’

When you hear La Mer, you’re probably not expecting anything cheap, but there are a few items from the line that aren’t just available to those who have caviar tastes and Jennifer Lopez’s connections. Makeup artists swear by the instant effects of the La Mer The Lip Balm ($55), and you’ll often see pots of this luxe lip conditioner backstage at fashion shows, where models come in from other engagements with lips that are in anything but tip-top shape.

Just like all the products in La Mer’s line, the Lip Balm is infused with the brand’s signature Marine Broth, a fermented sea kelp.

Mixed with marine extracts, botanicals and vitamins, the broth helps to alleviate dry lips, flaking and more. Considering that your lips are the thinnest skin on your face and they’re rarely treated to anything but a slick of balm before being punished by matte lipsticks, sticky glosses and a lack of SPF, giving your pout a bit of pampering might not be too much of an indulgence after all.

Use it before your makeup application to give your lips an infusion of moisture or as an overnight treatment to get the maximum effect. Trust us, your lips will thank you.