I’d imagine that going to sleep for 100 years would leave your lips feeling pretty dry and chapped wouldn’t it? What d’ya reckon? Do you think Sleeping Beauty might have benefited from this lip mask? HAHA!
If you’ve hung out with me long enough, you’d realise that aside from lipsticks, I don’t talk a lot about lip care. I don’t use a lip balm and my only concession to caring for my lips is to drink lots of water to stay hydrated, and to use the Lucas Papaw Ointment at night. That’s it.
So, when I was introduced to the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, I raised a brow. Ok, I can’t physically raise just 1 brow (I wish I could!) so I raised both.
Most of us are by now familiar with Laneige’s bestselling Sleeping Mask (it’s been reformulated and is now called a Sleeping Mask not Sleeping Pack and I’ll tell you about it some time) which is a hydrating mask that you apply on your skin and go to sleep in.
Well the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is the same. You slather it on your lips and head to bed. I was pretty intrigued by it, since I’ve never used anything so specific like this before. Is it something you are familiar with?
Trust the Koreans to be at the forefront of skin care (and for selling us something we never thought we needed!) but to be honest, as much as I’d love to scoff at this product, I did find myself quite liking it.
Oh there are things I don’t like about it of course. I don’t like that it’s pink (I’m not a pink sort of girl but then I’m in the really tiny tiny minority here) and I don’t like the sweet berry scent that is in the product and which lingers on the lips. I don’t like that. It’s sweet like candy but I also know it appeals to people but it is fortunately not too strong so I can bear with it.
It also has a waxy feeling that when you apply to your lips, makes it feel like you’ve applied a thick lip gloss. It does leave a slight glossy look to the lips too and it never fully sinks into the lips so if you sleep face down, you will mark your pillow case. Just saying you know. I don’t, but who knows what your sleeping patterns are like LOL 😀
Hmm… what else don’t I like? Oh yes, it comes with a tiny little spatula with a silicone tip that I can’t show you because I lost it 😛 Do a quick google search – most people will show it to you and tell you how cute it is. Yes, cute, dinky and tiny. You are supposed to use that spatula to dig out the product and apply to your lips but I’m going to tell you that unless you are very diligent about keeping tiny plastic sticks properly, you too will likely lose it. I just use my fingers, as I would any other lip balm in a pot and it’s fine.
So, now we’ve gotten what I don’t like out of the way, what do I like about this Lip Sleeping Mask? Well, I like how my lips feel after using it for one! I was ready to debunk this, but after slathering on a layer of this mask on my lips and heading to bed, I woke up with lips that felt and looked very plumped and hydrated and “fresh” for want of a better word.
You will wake up to a layer of waxy feel on your lips but if you wash your face in the mornings (why won’t you? 😛 ) then it’s quite easy to get rid of it. I sleep in an air-conditioned room so that can be drying on skin and lips, but I wake up with soft, moisturised lips. If you are prone to flaky lips, this might help you. I don’t know for sure, because I don’t have flaky lips (unless I’m very dehydrated) so take what I say with a pinch of salt.
I also find that my lipsticks go on looking better. My lips don’t look as lined (age, it does awful things to you!) and they look lovely and plumped. I love that word “plumped” Doesn’t it look so… plump? 😀
If you’re wondering if it lasts, it seems to. I found that my lips remained plumped and smooth and soft for about 3 days thereafter but I do apply the Lucas Papaw Ointment on the days I didn’t use this, (because I’ve been using it for years) so perhaps I was maintaining it and helping the effects stay longer. But as much as I like using the Lucas Papaw Ointment (and as affordable as it is) there was something about this Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask that just made my lips look better and so, despite the candy berry scent, I steel myself to use it once a week.
IN A NUTSHELL
The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a lip treatment that you apply on your lips overnight. You can just leave it on for a short while if you like. I usually leave it on overnight because I don’t otherwise use lip balms or lip treatments. It has a sweet berry scent and a thick waxy feeling like a goopy lipgloss, but because it leaves my lips feeling so soft, hydrated and plumped the next morning, I’m happy to live with the scent and texture. I do find also that it lasts a few days so I only use this once a week as a treatment.
PROS: Leaves lips feeling soft and hydrated the next morning, Effects are long lasting, Lipstick goes on lips looking better, Lips look more plumped
CONS: Sweet berry scent, Useless tiny spatula that is easy to misplace, Thick waxy feeling on lips
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone whose lips tend to look dry and dehydrated or lined, Anyone who has flaky lips, Anyone who wants a an intensive treatment for their lips aside from lip balm
I didn’t have the ingredient list for the product, but I found one online here which I’ve reproduced for ease of reference.
Diisostearyl malate, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl dimer dilinoleate, Polybutene, Shea Butter, Synthetic wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sucrose tetrastearate triacetate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Hydrogenated ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 diisostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Methicone, Copernicia Cerifera wax, Polyglyceryl-2 triisostearate, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Water, Potassium alginate, Glycerin, Propanediol, Alcohol, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica Seed Extract, Lycium Chinense Root Extract, Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Extract, Magnesium sulfate, Calcium chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Fragrance, hydrogenated poly (c6-14 olefin)
Have you tried this lip mask or something similar? Do you find it useful?
I’ve never tried anything like this (that papaw ointment excluded), so you might say I was a bit fascinated about it. But if you know of other similar type of products (I swear if there is, it will come out of Korea!) please share, I’d love to know! 😀 Besides, I’m no sleeping beauty, but I love how soft my lips are in the morning (albeit a little sticky) but still, doesn’t hurt to wake up with soft lips right? Never know when it might invite a bit of puckering up 😉
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Price: RM70/20g Availability: Laneige counters