Beauty

Laniege Lip Sleeping Mask Review

I’d heard so many good things about this lip mask.

Between Liz Earle Superbalm, Burts Bees Lip Balm and Blistex for emergencies I thought I was pretty covered when it came to lip care. However, with the days getting colder and my lips getting drier I figured I would give this a try too. I’ve been wearing a lot more lipstick lately and I was beginning to realise it was taking a toll on my lips so I hoped this would stop my lips turning into a complete mess.

Cost

So first things first, this is really good value. You get 20g for around £11. That’s a mighty large pot for the price and works out at 55p a gram. To compare, Liz Earle Superbalm (although my version looks to have been replaced by this lip balm) is £1.06 per ml, Burt’s Bees is 94p per gram and Blistex is 54p a gram. On the flip side of that, I can’t imagine I’ll ever use this all before it expires. It supposedly only lasts 12 months and I’ve had my old pot of Liz Earle Superbalm for way longer than that. When it comes to beauty products I would much rather get a little less value for money and have a more realistic sized product.

Packaging

When it comes to packaging this is a nice little pot and if you’re into having a pretty skincare shelf, this will look very nice on it. It looks like glass but is actually plastic and feels sturdy and well made. It also comes with the cutest little spatula for application.

The spatula even comes with a little envelope to store it in. While I don’t bother with spatulas for any other skincare items, I don’t like using my fingers for lip balm. This has been the first spatula that came with a product that I actually use. While the envelope is faffy, it’s a nice clean way of storing it in between uses.

Use

In terms of texture this most reminds me of lip balms I used to use as a kid. It’s very soft and wet. Particularly given I opted for the berry flavour I’m transported back to using my first glossy lip balm as a ten year old. Unlike other balms I’ve used this does sit on your lips in a glossy layer. I guess that’s why it’s primarily for the night, because it sits on top so much. The scent is strong but not in an off putting way. If you don’t like sweet smells though, you may struggle to find a scent you’ll get on with (the others are vanilla, grapefruit and apple lime).

When I wake up the next day, the product has soaked in and only a slight film is left on the lips.

Results

In comparison the Liz Earle Superbalm that used to come in a pot and was actually a balm the Laniege doesn’t compare. I knew if my lips were feeling a little rough, I could pop some of the balm on before sleep my lips would feel better the next day. It was never as good as Blistex, which I use in emergencies but, it was a good amount of SOS care for my lips. The Laniege doesn’t have such a dramatic result on my lips. For me, this is something that I need to regularly use every night in order to see results. When used every night, I absolutely do see results however. It does keep my lips nice and soft. More than if I was just using Burt’s Bees overnight as well as during the day.

After all the hype I guess I was expecting a miracle worker. This is not it. However, it is a good lip balm for regular use. It’s also got a nostalgic feel to it, thanks to the scent and texture.

In terms of how this fits in with my other lip products, this is how I’m using them all:

Daily daytime – Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
Daily nighttime – Laniege Lip Sleeping Mask
Emergency use, nighttime – Liz Earle Superbalm or Blistex (depending on severity)

Hopefully, this is the first Winter where I actually don’t have to reach for the Blistex!

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