Splurge vs. Steal: EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm & La Mer The Lip Balm

Right now I am obsessed with two lip balms: the EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm and La Mer The Lip Balm. They are fantastic and I just have to rave to you about them. One is definitely a splurge and the other is so wallet friendly that you’ll want to get each flavor, which is what I did. 🙂


I picked up La Mer’s The Lip Balm a few months ago on a whim. I was at the La Mer counter admiring their new concealer (more on that next week) and thought “what the hell” so I picked it up. It’s definitely one of the most expensive lip balms I’ve ever bought (my old tube of By Terry Baume de Rose is slightly more expensive) but I had seen so many raves on it that I couldn’t resist any longer. The Lip Balm’s texture is nice and thick, which just how I like it. Every time I dip into it, it makes my lips feel absolutely pillow-ey. Plus it smells delicious, like mint-chocolate chip ice cream.

The wallet friendly EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm definitely gives the La Mer The Lip Balm some competition. I love this lip balm so much that I went to 4 Walgreens and 5 Rite Aids trying to get all 3 flavors.The first time I tried this lip balm, I had just picked it up in a boutique (that shall remain nameless) in New York for twice as much as it sells for in a drugstore but that’s ok, it was still worth it. It has a thinner texture than the La Mer but it still keeps my lips moist and today’s key word: pillow-ey. EOS also makes a stick lip balm but I love gliding that sphere along my lips. My favorite flavor is the Sweet Mint but Honeysuckle Dew and Summer Fruit flavors are just as good. At under $4 each, it’s worth a shot.

Have you tried either of these lip balms? Which one do you like? Let us know in the comments.

4 thoughts on “Splurge vs. Steal: EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm & La Mer The Lip Balm”

  1. I got the La Mer balm a while ago and love love it! I tried the Eos one too and it just isnt the same for me. The one complaint I heard about it and have to agree with is that it comes off really easy, I have to reapply all the time.
    My all time favorite lip balms are the Fresh ones: http://www.fresh.com/makeup/lip-treatment

    both of those are amazing!!!

    On another note, I really wanted to try a few of the La Mer products, the face creams and the concealer you just mentioned, and I sadly have to say I don’t love them. The concealer was way too cakey under my eyes and you could tell I was wearing make up which was just kind of yucky. I wanted to like it a lot!!

  2. I haven’t tried the La Mer but I just bought the Eos and I love it! The Walgreens I went to only had Summer Fruit but it’s a great smell. I’ll have to try to find the other two.

  3. I love the EOS one and love it. I have to get the other scents now. I have the honeysuckle honeydew one and I love it.

  4. I’ve been wanting to try the EOS for so long, and hearing that they have a mint flavor I’m gonna track it down. such a sucker for mint scented things

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