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.

LANEIGE LIP SLEEPING MASK REVIEW

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review

Accessibility
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.

Packaging
Just like the Sleeping Mask, this came in a frosted, robust jar.

Fragrance
It smells like watermelon bubblegum, but in an I-kinda-want-to-lick-you-off way (don’t).

Application
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.

Results
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.

Repurchase?
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.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
What a pleasant surprise! I bought this cause you know, I just had to try it, but it has worked better for me than any lip balm or treatment, and I’ve tried everything from drugstore to Sisley. Also, as mentioned I’m not a huge fan of the original Sleeping Mask, so my expectations for this were quite low.
Accessibility3.2
Packaging6.2
Price4.9
Fragrance6.5
Application7.4
Performance9
Pros
  • Effective
  • Easy to apply
  • Lasts for ages
Cons
  • Gummy taste
  • Can be hard to remove
  • Not readily available
6.2BFB Score

About The Author

Hi! I'm 24 years old and based in Singapore. When I'm not writing beauty and makeup reviews, you can find me stuffing my face with bubble tea in front of Netflix. I love effective products, junk food, and photography. Email me at mavisngui@gmail.com

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11 Responses

  1. Devan Eve

    Purchased! You had me sold when you said you didn’t put on balm the entire day and your lips were still feeling great.

    Reply
    • Mavis Ngui

      Awesome! For reference, it’s humid where I live, but I spend most of my day and night in air-conditioned spaces. Let me know if you like it!

      Reply
      • Dearest Devan

        I’m from Austin, TX so it can definitely be humid here. Sounds like this will be a perfect match then. 🙂

  2. DogRescuer

    I am waiting for too many hauls to arrive right now, and this is pretty damn pricey for – essentially – a lip balm, but onto my eBay watch list it has just gone, because I have a feeling it will be very useful in the wintertime.

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      • DogRescuer

        That’s why I am “watching” it, for now. 🙂 My lips are fine in the summer, but they do need some extra care in the winter, so then I’ll be able to justify buying it. 😉

  3. zafrina

    Is there any korean product for lightening lips? I am new to korean products but they seem so gud..will try this one out 🙂

    Reply
    • Mavis Ngui

      Hi! I don’t think any product really has the ability to change your lip’s natural colour permanently, but I have heard that the Shu Uemura lip balm in a tube helps to restore your original lip colour (if it has darkened or changed due to lipstick wear). Let me know how this one goes!

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