Hi friends & HAPPY Monday!
Gosh it feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been on here, but I suppose COVID lockdown 4.0 will do that to ya!
A couple weeks ago, Laneige launched a new lippie in their skincare line and I couldn’t get my hands on it fast enough. As a long time lover of the Lip Sleeping Masks, I had to know what their new Lip Treatment Balm was like + how it compared. Now that I’ve had it in my life (& on my lips) for the last few weeks, I thought I’d share my thoughts.
Here’s what you need to know:
> It’s piña colada-scented
> It retails for $32 CAD + contains 0.35 oz of product (which is more expensive than the Lip Sleeping mask AND contains less product)
> It helps with: dullness, uneven texture, loss of firmness, dryness
> Has a light shimmer finish
> It contains coconut oil (which deeply moisturizes to lock in hydration + visibly softens lips) as well as peptide and adenosine which visibly smoothes lip wrinkles while boosting the look of fullness and firmness
> The applicator is stored in the lid for cleaner use
> It’s made without silicones, mineral oil, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance
How It Compares to the Lip Sleeping Mask:
When I purchased the Lip Balm Treatment I’ll admit, I assumed I had spent a pretty penny on a Lip Sleeping Mask disguised as something a tad fancier. Annnd I was wrong.
These two lip balms are surprisingly QUITE different + I’m actually on the fence about which one I love more.
Before we hop into this little review, I have to get one thing off my chest. These two lip products should actually swap names!
The new Lip Treatment Balm is much more of a lip sleeping mask THAN the actual Lip Sleeping Mask!
For one, I find that the Lip Treatment Balm has a much thicker consistency than the Lip Sleeping Mask, making it my number one choice to wear as I drift off to dreamland. I find that it locks in moisture much better than the sleeping mask, meaning I wake up with hella hydrated lips! This one also has a slight cooling effect on the lips which I find to be kind of relaxing at night.
NOW, let’s talk tint.
While it’s kind of hard to pick up on the pigment of these balms, I’m hoping you can see that the top swatch has a slight shimmer to it while the bottom swatch appears slightly green (only because it’s the Apple Lime one haha!). Because the Lip Treatment Balm is, for the most part, clear, I think it makes for a much more appropriate product to wear to bed. I mean, has anyone else worn one of the pink, green or purple Lip Sleeping Masks to bed, only to wake up to a slightly more colorful pillow in the AM?
And lastly, let’s chat scent. It’s no secret that the Laneige Lip Sleeping Masks smell divine. From “Sweet Candy” to “Berry”, “Gummy Bear” to “Grapefruit”, these are one of the most deliciously smelling lip products I’ve ever lathered on my lips. While the new Lip Treatment Balm is marketed as a piña colada scented balm, I do find it has more of a vanilla mint scent, which I don’t hate.
My Final Thoughts:
As an overall lip treatment, I give it a 10/10. It’s hydrating, moisturizing and is everything I could want in a lip balm. That being said, do I think it’s worth the $32 CAD price tag? Probably not. If you’re in the market for a luxury lip balm + have money to burn, then I say go for it.
Otherwise there are TONS of much more affordable balms that are just as good.
A few that come to mind include:
E.L.F. Ride or Die Lip Balm ($7 CAD)
Glossier Balm Dot Com ($12 CAD)
Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron+ Volumizing Lip Treatment ($14.99 CAD)
Bite Beauty Agave+ Daytime Vegan Lip Balm ($21 CAD)
Kosasport Lipfuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm ($24 CAD)
How much would you spend on a lip balm?
Is this new Lip Treatment Balm something you’re likely to try?
Thanks so much for stopping by & until next time,