I fully stumbled onto Laneige’s cult-favorite lip mask. Picture me five or so years ago, backstage at some now forgotten fashion show on the West Side Highway, taking within the frenetic energy of all of it, listening to how models’ faces were being prepped before being handed a present bag and hustled along to the exit. Little did I do know that in my hands I held a small pink pot that I’d come to understand more every time I—literally—dug into it. I soon began seeing my secret find touted by influencers and content creators everywhere in the web and spotting it in chic makeup bags aplenty IRL.
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
I’m talking about Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask. It’s an antioxidant-packed soothing and nourishing treatment intended to be applied pre-bed so it may well work its magic on lips whilst you snooze. The unique pink Berry flavor is included in Amazon’s Premium Beauty edit alongside the opposite 4 options (Mango, Vanilla, Sweet Candy, and Gummy Bear), making it easy to refill whatever your taste profile. In fact, chances are you’ll already know all about Laneige (and should you don’t, you’re welcome): A jar is sold every three seconds across the globe, which is nothing to sneeze at. So, why are people so obsessed?
It’s heavy, but not too heavy (or sticky).
The treatment is full of the OGs of moisture—think shea butter and coconut oil—but doesn’t feel, for lack of a greater term, gloppy. I’ve used other balms touted as super moisturizing before bed that appear to only sit on my lips, refusing to truly be absorbed (and threatening to slime my pillowcase).
This one starts penetrating quickly without totally disappearing immediately. My lips feel moisturized immediately after application and hours later if I’m up to make use of the toilet or grab a sip of water. Win, win.
The feel and sheen are so good, it’s totally price wearing in the course of the day, too.
A natural rule-follower, I’ve at all times kept mine tucked into my bedside table for swiping on right before turning off the sunshine. (Hello, the name of the product actually says it’s for sleeping.) Imagine my surprise once I was on a shoot with an influencer who pulled hers out of her bag within the backseat of a taxi, able to use it as her normal, on a regular basis lip product IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. There’s no reason not to use during waking hours, but I had never considered it until seeing how pretty it looked in daylight.
Shop All of the Flavors
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask – Vanilla
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask – Sweet Candy
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask – Mango
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask – Gummy Bear
It lives as much as the hype.
Let’s be real: There’s no higher research pool than Amazon—and this must-have has racked up the glowing five-star reviews.
“My lips felt immediately higher—like a dehydrated body taking a sip of cold water after working all day in the new sun,” wrote Rebecca R. in her onsite review. “Best decision ever” said Amalama. And, further proving the concept that it’s perfect for AM and PM, shopper Angela A. sang the praises of using it as a primer for long-wear lipstick.
While to this point I’ve been sticking with it as a part of my bedtime routine, the appeal of all those flavors on Amazon and so easily tossed into my cart has me seriously considering stashing one in my bag too…
Leah Melby Clinton is a author, editor, and serious shopper who loves discovering recent labels, detailing the perfect ways to construct a wardrobe, and interviewing interesting people.