Bite Beauty is a brand I’ve been a huge fan of for a while. I’ve tried almost all of their products (calm down! They only have lip products and their line is fairly small) and have been most impressed with their Agave line. I wear chap stick constantly because my lips are so dry. It’s a combination of wearing a ton of liquid lipsticks (I have trust issues with other lipstick formulas) and just simply having dry skin. When I purchased the Agave lip mask, it was a game changer for me. I could brutalize my lips during the day with the most soul sucking liquid lipstick I could find, apply this at night and wake up as if nothing bad had ever happened the day prior. Never in my life had I been able to bounce back from dry, and in some cases painful, lips overnight. My kids and husband also enjoy this lip mask during the winter months when it’s very dry and since it contains food grade ingredients, I don’t worry as much if they just lick it off.
I’d never heard of the Laneige brand, but after Sephora started carrying it last year, I saw a lot of YouTubers talking about their Lip Sleep Mask. Many of those YouTubers had the audacity to claim that this lip mask was even better than the Bite Agave mask – which sounded like a challenge to me! I purchased it and below are my thoughts and the winners in each category.
Bite: An intensive nightly recovery lip mask to soothe lips and replenish moisture.
Laneige: A love-on lip mask that soothes and moisturizes for smoother, more supple lips overnight.
These claims are very similar so we are comparing apples to apples!
Bite: This lip mask comes in a tube with a small opening at the tip. It’s easy to throw in your purse for those extra dry months and there is no mess. You do have to use your finger to apply it, which I do not enjoy. However, the heat of your fingers is necessary for application.
Laneige: This comes in a plastic jar with a tiny (adorable) spatula. This seemed like a lot of work at first because it comes with a tool and you can’t just throw it in your bag. I later found out that the spatula was surprisingly useful. You can both scoop and spread without using your fingers. My fear though is that if I lose that tiny spatula, I will have no idea how to scoop and apply the product!
Bite: This mask smells like vanilla bean. Not like a chemically, artificial vanilla bean, but like real vanilla beans. It’s really great.
Laneige: This mask smells exactly like a pink starburst! The scent on this one does not linger after application which is frankly a bummer because it’s a really great scent.
Bite: You apply this with your finger, then you have to wash your finger with a serious soap after because it’s not going to come off unless you do.
Laneige: You apply and distribute this with the spatula and no matter how many times I use this, I always scoop too much! A little goes a very long way so watch out.
Bite: This stuff is thick, which is part of the magic and what differentiates it from just being a chap stick. Most chap sticks come off when you eat or drink, but this one sticks to you lips. You can still feel in on your lips when you wake up in the morning.
Laneige: This lip mask is MUCH thinner. When you spread it out it almost melts into an oil. This is why I always scoop too much.
Bite: This is where the rubber meets the road people! This mask cures what ails my lips every time. It relieves any kind of pain and dryness immediately and heals my lip issues overnight. I can take a drink before bed and enough remains that I don’t have to reapply.
Laneige: This one let me down in the performance department. Because the product is much thinner in texture, it does not stay on as well if you are eating or drinking (or if you smash your face into your pillow while you sleep!). I would say that it performs better than most chap sticks do, but it still cannot reach the amazingness that is the Bite Agave mask when it comes to performance.
Comparison to other similar products: I’m sure there are a ton of other lip masks out there to try (and I probably will try them all if I get my way), but I have no need to hunt them down because I love the Bite Agave lip mask so much. For years I wished that they would turn it into a twist up lip balm because I hate using my fingers to apply it, and you know what, Bite heard me and came out with a twist up lip balm! It’s great for daytime use, has the same amazing vanilla bean scent but it’s not as intense as the mask.
The verdict: Bite wins for me! If your lips are not that dry and you hate the feeling of thick product on your lips, the Laneige lip mask might be the right choice for you. It does work, it’s just not as intense.
Cost: The Bite Agave Lip Mask is $26 and you get 0.52 oz. and the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is $20 and you get 0.70 oz.
Where to Buy: You can purchase both at Sephora