Review: Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask

This is a beautifully creamy, liquidy eye mask that goes on like a cream and dries down. The liquid mask provides you the freedom to apply it wherever you like around the eye area.

It is available at Sephora for $44 CAD (25ml).

My skin type: Mostly normal to dry (eczema flare-ups); prone to acne.

I love pretty much all of the Laneige products I’ve tried up to this point. I adore both the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and Lip Sleeping Mask. I also consider the Laneige Water Bank Cream to be a favorite. However, the Eye Sleeping Mask and I have a really strange relationship.


Not silicone free. Paraben, sulfate and alcohol free. Includes a few hydrating ingredients like Glycerin, and the brightening Ascorbyl Glucoside (a derivative of Vitamin C).

Full list here.


When you open up the bottle, you pull out the ceramic applicator which feels really cool and soothing on the skin; it’s pretty fun to apply it.

I also like that you can apply it anywhere around your eye, rather than being restricted to just below the eye like so many eye masks.


Sometimes when I apply this mask by itself, I find my eyes are puffy the next morning. Sure, the skin feels smooth, but puffy eyes are a sign of dehydration. Weird. I really don’t understand why this happens, but it does.

What I have noticed is that it tends to occur when I don’t apply a generous amount. Similar to the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, I think that if I don’t apply a decent amount, it has an adverse effect. Just a theory.

That being said, I do have seasonal allergies, and they were the worst around the time I was using the mask and had the puffy eye issue. That could very well be a contributor!

Other times, however, when I’ve applied a liberal amount around the eye area, I do find the next day it is smooth and happy and more awake. It is also gentle on my dry patches and gives an extra dose of moisture.

To be safe, I typically use this with the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. I apply the Eye Sleeping Mask, wait for it to dry down, and then pat on the Water Sleeping Mask all over my face. I’ve never had an issue this way, and it is my favorite way to use the eye mask. I do this when my eyes are extra itchy and/or dry and find that they are much more comfortable the next day.

Final Thoughts

It took me some trial and error to figure out the best way to use this mask, and finally, I have come to appreciate it.

However, I don’t think I’ll buy this mask in the near future for two reasons:

  1. The single bottle lasts a long time! I simply won’t need to restock this for quite a while.
  2. Puffy eyes?
  3. The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is perfectly fine on its own!

It was a cool experience to use the Eye Sleeping Mask, but I won’t be rushing to get it again.

On the other hand, I do try to keep the Water Sleeping Mask on hand all the time.

Do you have eye mask recommendations, particularly for dry skin? Let me know!

Thanks for reading ❤

My referral links: 10% off at Glossier | 15% off at Socialite Beauty

2 thoughts on “Review: Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask

  1. I’ve never tried any Laneige products before but I clicked onto this review so fast because your photography is really pretty and I wanted to hear your thoughts on the product lol. Weird about the puffiness, I don’t get why that would happen as you said. It’s a shame this product wasn’t amazing as it sounds like it has the potential to be fab, but I’ll have to check out some of the other Laneige products you mentioned 🙂


    1. I really appreciate that, thank you!!! Honestly, as I said in the post, it’s a decent eye mask, I just had to fiddle with it to figure out how it would be best suited to me. And given my seasonal allergies, those could also very well be the reason for the puffiness. Regardless, I would recommend you try a sample from Sephora at least! But yeah, I highly recommend Laneige’s water sleeping mask. It’s just the best.


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