REVIEW: LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review
Dry, chapped lips are like the bane of my existence. There’s really no point in having your face makeup on fleek while your lips look like they’re moulting and leaving a lip shaped skin behind (alright, I’m exaggerating about the lip shaped skin, but nonetheless, it’s disgusting and will ruin an otherwise perfectly made up face.)
As a teenager, I used to brush my lips fervently with my toothbrush, and finish it off with a dollop of vaseline, but over time I’ve come to realize that all that tugging and scrubbing of my lips can’t be all that good for the skin, and so a better solution to those chapped lips was in order.
The thing is – if you think about it, your lips are actually a pretty good indicator of age. Pink, smooth, supple lips are the symbols of youth, while dry, wrinkled, darker lips just look more aged, as though they’ve been exposed to more elements. It’s thus pretty important to provide some care for your lips to keep those puckers looking young.
What Is A Lip Sleeping mask?
As the name suggests – it is a mask which you apply on your lips at night time to keep your lips hydrated and moisturized.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
The Laneige Lip Sleeping mask is a sleep-in mask for the lips, it works overnight while you snooze to gently melt away dead skin cells, leaving you with moist and supple lips in the morning. It is currently available in 4 yummy variations – vanilla, apple lime, berry and grapefruit.
Berry Mix Complex™ – the sleeping mask contains berry extracts rich in vitamin C and anti-oxidants, which work to melt away the dead skin and keep those lips looking supple.
MOISTURE WRAP™ – Laneige’s patented Moisture Wrap technology forms a moisturizing film which helps to retain moisture, and lock in key active ingredients for the lips to absorb through your slumber.
The product, packaging & application
The mask comes in a little frosted tub, which looks pretty expensive (and fun at the same time because of those colours!), and a little rubber spatula/spoon which you use to scoop the product up with. The spoon gives a pretty good indication of how much product you should be using, and going by experience – just a flat spoonful should suffice!
While it looks like a standard lip balm in the tub, it’s pretty apparent once you start scooping that the texture and consistency is really different. It’s got a little paraffin-ish texture to it, kinda waxy but not hard, sticky or gooey.
The product is pretty easy to smooth onto the lips because of its non-sticky texture. It feels like a layer of very hydrating film on your lips, and adds some serious instant juicy-ness.
When and How To Use
This recommended use for this product is every night before bed, but I’ve come to realize that you can totally use it as a lip balm as well!
As a sleeping mask: Just apply a generous amount to your lips, leave it on overnight, and gently wipe the excess product off when you wake up the next morning.
As a lip balm: Apply a small amount onto your lips, and layer your other lip colour over it! It helps to moisturize and even out your lips so that your lip colour has a nice, smooth canvas to sit on.
Nothing short of amazing. The formula is very hydrating, yet not oily. The scent is delightfully sweet – I tried the one in Berry, and I had to really resist licking it off. I have periods of times where I get pretty chapped lips in the morning (no idea what the trigger is), so this product did work its magic on me, giving me really smooth, plump lips when I woke up!
Price: $27 for 20g
Where to buy it: All Laneige counters and boutiques, listed below
Would I buy it: Yes, but I’ll probably only use this when my lips are suffering! $27 is relatively inexpensive for a product that works so well, but I don’t feel like it’s something I’ll need to use all the time!
Ion Orchard 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-53, Singapore 238801
Plaza Singapura 68 Orchard Rd, #03-77, Singapore 238829
Suntec City 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-312, Singapore 038983
Jurong Point Jurong West Central 2, #01-59/79/80, Singapore 648886
Westgate 3 Gateway Drive, #02-40 Westgate, Singapore 608532
Parkway Parade 80 Marine Parade Road, #01-20 Singapore 449269
Tampines Mall 4 Tampines Central 5, #01-31 Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510
Waterway Point 83 Punggol Central, #01-54 Waterway Point, Singapore 828761