When I first caught wind of the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask earlier this year, I felt… torn. I was both excited and hesitant, because while I felt like the Laneige Sleeping Mask was overrated and didn’t do much for me *gasp blasphemy gasp*, an intensive overnight treatment for lips sounded incredibly simple but genius. I mean, this isn’t your regular lip balm, y’all, it’s a SLEEPING. MASK.
There’s a lot of marketing speak for how it’s based on the same Sleeptox technology as the OG Sleeping Mask, but that doesn’t really mean anything to me at this point ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The ingredients they hawk include a Vitamin C complex made up of all kinds of berries including goji, raspberry, soapberry and cloud berry. I don’t know what the last two are either before this post.
Here’s what I got from a Google quickie:
Soapberry: Looks like gooseberry, commonly used as a gentle, eco-friendly and all natural multi-purpose cleanser. It looks like nuts more than berries.
Cloudberry: Also called yellowberry, consumed in Scandinavian countries in the form of jam or liqueur. Lots of antioxidants and fatty acids.
I’ve been trying this out for a couple of days now so it’s still early days yet, but here’s my thoughts on it in a 5 minute nutshell.
Not easy. I went to almost EVERY Laneige/Aritaum outlet in Seoul and it was sold out everywhere. I only got it off Qoo10 (Singapore’s Gmarket) when I came back. It costs S$24.90 for 20g, retails in SG stores for S$27.
Just like the Sleeping Mask, this came in a frosted, robust jar.
It smells like watermelon bubblegum, but in an I-kinda-want-to-lick-you-off way (don’t).
It applies clear and is very decadent, like one of those lip glosses we were addicted to in the 2000s. Very concentrated, thick, and sticky. I don’t mind it that much since I put it on right before bedtime. The application itself though was kind of clumsy though – I love the silicon applicator, but fumbling to get it out of that tiny envelope was tedious, especially when you’re sleepy. Not to mention having to wipe it clean after unless you can deal with all that residual gunk.
I love it, actually. Most lip treatments or balms I use overnight either rub off on my pillow or give minimal results, but this, this stayed on my lips till morning. About 15 minutes after application, I can feel it sinking into my lips, working some fine magic *~*~* because it felt less heavy and ‘there’ on my lips. In the morning, removing it is a little awkward cause it’s quite stubborn. Think of it as a traditional MAC Lipglass, but super hydrating. Apparently it is supposed to melt off dead skin and you have to wipe them off in the morning, but I had none of that. I blotted gently and went about my morning routine.
My lips are chronically chapped, and I’ve got a terrible habit of nibbling the dead skin off excessively, but in one night, I had BABY SOFT lips. I didn’t apply any balm at all the whole day, and it just stayed plump and healthy. The way you imagined lips to be. Fine lines are also less pronounced.
Yes, once I’ve run out – very, very, eventually. You only need a little each time. Super happy about this working out fine after a slew of disappointing products!
Have you tried this? I wanna know what others think of it!
All products have been purchased with my own money and opinions here are 100% my own.