I full Stumbled on Laneige’s Favorite Lip Mask. Picture me five years ago, backstage at a now-forgotten fashion show on West Side Avenue, taking advantage of the frenetic energy of it all, listening to the faces of models dressed up. score like before being handed a bag of presents and hustling for the exit. Little did I know that I held a small pink pot in my hand that I would appreciate more every time I – literally – plugged it in. I quickly began to see my secret peddled all over the internet by influencers and content creators, and discovered it in the luxurious makeup bag aplenty IRL.
I’m talking about Laneige lip sleeping mask. It’s a soothing and nourishing treatment packed with antioxidants that’s taken before bed so it can work its magic on the lips while you sleep again. Original Pink Berry flavor included in Amazon Premium Beauty along with four other options (Mango, Vanilla, Candy, and Gummy Bear), making it easy to stock up on any to your liking. Of course, you probably already know all about Laneige (and if you don’t, you’re welcome): One vial is sold globally every three seconds, which is nothing to sneeze at. So why are people so obsessed?
It’s heavy, but not too heavy (or sticky).
Treatments are packed with OGs of moisture—think shea butter and coconut oil—but don’t feel, for lack of a better term, floppy disk. I’ve used other balms that are advertised as super-moisturizing before bed that seem to just sit on my lips, refusing to really absorb (and threaten to greasy my pillowcase).
This one starts to penetrate quickly without disappearing completely immediately. My lips are instantly moisturized after applying and a few hours later if I get up to go to the bathroom or take a sip of water. Winning victory.
The texture and shine are so good, it’s also totally worth wearing during the day.
As a naturalist, I always keep my dresser in the nightstand so I swipe right before turning off the lights. (Hi, the product’s name actually says it’s for sleeping.) Imagine my surprise when I was filming with an influencer who pulled her bag out of her pocket at back seat of a cab, ready to use it as usual, daily lip product DAY BROAD. There’s no reason Not to apply during waking hours, but I never reviewed it until I saw how good it looked in daylight.
It lives up to the hype.
Let’s be real: There’s no better team than Amazon — and this has certainly garnered glowing five-star reviews.
“My lips feel instantly better – like a dehydrated body taking a sip of cold water after working all day in the hot sun,” writes Rebecca R. in an on-site review. “Best decision ever,” Amalama said. And, further proving the idea that it’s perfect for AM and PM, shopper Angela A. praised its use as a primer for long-wearing lipstick.
Although I’ve stuck with it so far as part of my bedtime routine, the appeal of all those flavors on Amazon and so easily tossed in my cart that I’m also seriously considering putting one in my pocket…
Leah Melby Clinton is a writer, editor, and serious shopper who loves to explore new brands, detailing the best ways to build a wardrobe, and interviewing interesting people.