I’m all about a great lip product. From gloss to sheen to liquid lipstick, I’ll try anything. I even enjoy the look of a matte lip… just not on me. It miiight have worked on a pre-30 me. Anyway with all this day-to-night lip love, I’ve always made sure to sleep with a great balm slathered on. And unlike the lip oils I love so much, these balms and masks don’t end up on my pillow.
I’m often asked about my favorite formulas. So here goes. A few of my favorite overnight lip masks, in no particular order…
This might be my all-time favorite overnight lip formula. It’s packed with vitamin c and hyaluronic acid to lock in nutrients from four kinds of berries. The formula hugs your lips in a way that just needs to be experienced. And even better—A little goes a long way, so it lasts a while. Great bang for your buck! A few new flavors have been released, but I’m partial to the original.
BITE BEAUTY Agave+ Nighttime Lip Therapy
I prefer this packaging to their other agave balms that can be hard to get out of the tube. Like most Bite products, this formula feels soothing right away. It’s a nature-derived balm-to-oilish blend of agave, pomegranate, sunflower, safflower, and jojoba seed oils.
Said to hydrate lips for a full 24 hours! Not sure it does that for me, but I like it enough to use it often at night. It’s got all kinds of good stuff in it (like sea fennel and orange extract!) to hydrate and delay signs of thinning lips.
DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE Hyaluronic Marine Collagen Lip Cushion
Full disclosure, I tend to like most products Dr. Dennis Gross puts out. So no surprise I’m a fan of this age-fighting lip soother. It helps rejuvenate parched lips, plus defines and strengthens lip borders.
INNISFREE Lip Sleeping Mask with Green Tea
I like the lip balms from this iconic K-beauty brand so the sleeping mask was a must-try. I’m not big on green tea, but the fragrance is light and unbothersome. This is a reliable, travel-friendly formula. Great for nightly conditioning – but maybe not therapeutic enough for deeply cracked lips IMO.
PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster
Not an overnight mask, but more of a daily treatment to revive aging lips. It’s got hydrators and advanced peptides to help wake up collagen production around the lip line and reveal a more youthful look.
DR. MACRENE 37 ACTIVES High Performance Anti-aging and Filler Lip Treatment
This is more of a treatment to fight lip lines than a softening lip mask. I’m not even certain it’s meant to be used overnight, but that’s how I saw results in the morning. It claims over 20 actives, including hyaluronic acid and peptides for overall rejuvenation and plumpness.
MILANI Keep It Smooth Luxe Lip Treatment
Milani is one of my favorite drugstore brands! I’ve always liked their lip scrub, so it didn’t surprise me that their moisturizing lip treatment‘s packed with Shea butter and 6 oils (coconut, olive, sweet almond, macadamia, jojoba & argan!) to help minimize lines and prevent chapping.
MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Quenched
Said to provide 8 hours of hydration, this one’s got a cult following. It’s not an overnight mask per se, but it could work as one AND it’s got SPF 20 for daytime use.
For treating serious cracks or irritated skin, this is a longtime editor favorite and go-to formula for multiple skin needs. Definitely worth keeping in the drawer as a general fix-all.
That’s all folks! Let me know if I missed any of your faves — or if you’ve got thoughts on any of the above.