Finder Beauty Fave: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Find out why this simple beauty product is now a cult-favourite among skincare lovers.
Anyone with extremely dry lips will know the frustration that comes from trying to find a lip product that actually works. After trying product after product that was recommended to me (and spending copious amounts of money in the process), I found that only a handful seemed to make any sort of difference.
So when I saw Laneige's raved-about Lip Sleeping Mask on sale at Sephora, I picked it up on a whim to see if an overnight product would help me achieve the results I wanted.
The quick verdict
Why is it good? The leave-on mask nourishes lips while you sleep, leaving them hydrated and dramatically improving their overall condition.
How much is it? RRP is $28 for 20g.
Arriving in a sturdy little jar, the Sleeping Mask comes in five standard shades to cater to different scent preferences. I personally don't like strong smelling products on my face, which is why I chose the vanilla scent, but you can also opt for Apple Lime, Berry, Grapefruit or Mint Choco.
Each scent is made from the same formula, consisting of hyaluronic acid, shea butter and various fruit extracts. It also claims to use a proprietary technology called "moisture wrap" to lock in the active ingredients for longer.
Each tub comes with a cute little spatula, which makes it easy to scoop out the correct amount of product every time. It also makes it much more hygienic to use and stops you from getting the product all over your hands (or under your nails), which is something that really irritates me about other tub products.
The formula itself is solid in the jar, but once you dip in your spatula, it becomes an easy-to-apply balm. While the instructions do say to "apply generously", I've found that one scoop of the product tends to be enough as it has a fairly thick consistency.
Despite its heavy nature, the balm sinks into the lips quickly, making it comfortable to wear even if you sleep on your stomach. The vanilla scent is also so subtle that you won't notice it as you're trying to drift off to sleep.
The morning after I first slept with the mask on, I noticed the difference it made immediately. Rather than being parched, my lips were plumped and baby soft and continued to feel hydrated throughout the morning.
Better yet, since using it consistently for months (in tandem with my Burt's Bees lip balm throughout the day), my lips haven't cracked or chapped once, making it my new favourite product.
I am fortunate enough in my line of work to test a lot of great beauty products, but the Lip Sleeping Mask has been a real standout for me. After suffering from very dry lips for a long period of time, finding a product that actually helps has been an absolute godsend.
It's also incredibly easy to incorporate into my skincare routine and sturdy and lightweight enough to take with me wherever I go (hint: you can also use it in the day if your lips are especially dry). Round it all off with a delicious vanilla scent and a clever little applicator and this product gets a 10/10 from me.
While $28 for 20g of product does seem a little steep, you only need to use a small amount of product at a time to see great results. I've personally found that my tub has lasted for months, making it well worth the money.
Where to buy
You can shop Laneige Lip Sleeping Masks in Australia from beauty retailer Sephora. If you're looking to nab yourself a bargain, you can often find selected shades at discounted prices at both Amazon and Catch too.
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