Review: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Vanilla

Hi everyone!

This Laneige lip sleeping mask has constantly been up there on my list to try because so many have raved about it. I never expected to actually buy it, though. It’s about £16-20 a pot, normally! WAY out of my ideal price range.

However, K-Mall, an online store based in Korea, had them on a special sale for about £7 with free shipping, too.  Isn’t that INSANE?? They offered the main berry flavour and also some of the special edition flavours like apple.

They often do cool ‘deals of the day’ where a very specific item drops steeply in price and they offer it with free shipping worldwide. Last time I checked, they were discounting many K-pop idol groups’ official calendars. It’s certainly worth checking out.

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The little tub contains 20g of product which is actually quite a lot for a balm, and I’ve barely made a dent in it in the few months I have had it and I have no doubts that it will last a year. I picked up the vanilla flavoured pot, which smells divine. The pot is sturdy and luxe and it comes with a spatula in an envelope although I think that’s a bit too much faff… I have yet to touch it, personally! I just make sure my hands are clean when it comes to touching the tub.

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This particular range contains a lot of fruit extracts and a mix of all sorts of emollients from shea butter to murumuru. It claims to melt away dead skin cells and make the lips feel smooth and elastic.

I like to use it when my lips are already sort of in a flaky condition since I have something else I prefer for when my lips aren’t flaking already, and I apply it in a very thick layer at the start of my nighttime skincare routine. Despite this sometimes it doesn’t feel substantial enough for winter time and I have been spreading a thin layer of Lanolips underneath it recently, which I feel has boosted its effects.

I might be back later this year when the weather is warmer to tell you what my thoughts are on using this in the summer compared to winter.

I’m not sure that I would ever repurchase this at full price. I keep thinking that there are probably many other products that can do what this does to my lips, and whilst this product does stand up to its claims it’s just… so pricey!

Overall, I am enjoying using this and will finish it all up, but it’s not worth the [full] price tag and other options, for me, do the job just as well.

What do you think of this balm if you have tried it?

Until next time,

X


Days since I last bought lipstick: 10

Lipstick last worn: Maybelline Creamy Matte in Brown Sugar

6 thoughts on “Review: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Vanilla

  1. bigboujeeandbroke January 6, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    I have what I assume is a cheaper version of this, it’s called Care:Nel lip sleeping mask. Don’t ask me where I got it or how much it was because I bought it awhile ago BUT I know I found it via Google after looking at the Laneige and deciding I didn’t want to spend that much money on a lip balm……
    I agree btw, I think it works better over another lip care item (I use blistex). I feel like it seals everything in, kinda like putting Petroleum jelly over already lotioned skin.

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    • Swanna January 6, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      Oooh I’ll check out the Carenel, thank you! Laneige really is a bit pricey so I got lucky! X

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      • bigboujeeandbroke January 6, 2018 / 8:22 pm

        I may have ordered it from eBay….I haven’t tried the Laneige but I’ve enjoyed the carenel, especially in this current dry and freezing weather

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  2. Kat Stark January 7, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Days since i bought a new lipstick.. girl i know that struggle is too real! Awesome blog post!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Swanna January 7, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      Yes, my resolution is to not buy any this year!! Which is already proving quite difficult with new launches and all~~ Thank you X

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