This Overnight Lip-Plumping Mask Made Believers Out of Us
As beauty writers, it's safe to say we've tried our fair share of lip plumpers. And even after all of the messy (and frankly disappointing) run-ins with tacky glosses — most of which make it look and feel like you've been stung by a bee — we still welcome any means to achieve a fuller, smoother-looking pout. The latest lip plumper we've got our eyes set on? Lawless Beauty's Forget the Filler Overnight Lip Mask.
Unlike its plumping counterparts, this luxurious balm takes a gentle approach to enhancing your lips by skipping the irritation altogether. Instead, it uses the brand's Maxi-Lip technology to increase the volume in your lips. Not only is it great for instant results, but the formula is also loaded with collagen-boosting ingredients, translating to fewer wrinkles and more smoothness and suppleness.
Plumping isn't the only thing the lip mask checks off. It's also incredibly hydrating, courtesy of its shea butter- and hyaluronic acid-rich formula. Ceramides are also used to strengthen the skin barrier and prevent future moisture loss, plus your lips get a softening treatment from rosehip oil.
This newly launched lip mask has already received rave reviews on sephora.com, where it has a near-perfect 4.6-star rating and more than 12,900 loves from shoppers. Sounds too good to be true, right? Beauty writers Emily Belfiore and Jennifer Chan put the Forget the Filler Overnight Lip Mask to the test — and let's just say, we are impressed.
At first glance, the Forget the Filler Overnight Lip Mask reminded us of Laneige's popular and celeb-loved Lip Sleeping Mask which has a thicker texture and isn't advertised as a "plumping" formula. The Forget the Filler Mask, however, feels virtually weightless on the lips and instantly quenches dryness. After it settles into the skin, you feel a sensation that brand founder Annie Lawless has compared to a "gentle breeze" — no stinging, tingling, or redness. This lets you know that the product is doing its thing but your lips don't feel like they're burning.
"This may very well be the best lip mask and moisturizer I've ever tried," Chan said. "The formula is just right: It's not too thick, not too sticky, and superbly hydrating all around. It's been a lifesaver during the winter, and tingles just enough so you know it's working hard to give you the prettiest pout."
Though it's intended as an overnight treatment, the Forget the Filler's lightweight texture makes it suitable for daily wear. In fact, we've found it makes an excellent base for lip products — especially when paired with the brand's Forget the Filler Lip Plumping Line-Smoothing Gloss. You could totally wear it on its own; it gives off a subtle sheen that looks healthy and glowy, which can't be said for other hydrating masks and plumping glosses.
"This has already replaced my trusty nighttime lip balm," Belfiore said. "I wouldn't say the results are jaw-dropping, but there's definitely something going on. My lips feel softer and more hydrated instantly, and then as the product sets in, there's a subtle boost in volume and smoothness. It's a nice option for pro-plumping beauty lovers looking for something that's gentle, versatile, and effective, but it's not going to take you to Kylie Jenner heights."
She continued, "When I began using it, my lips were visibly dry and discolored. After about two or three days of constant application (day and night), the texture had smoothed out and I noticed a visible difference in size. My pout is so soft and voluminous now; I wasn't expecting it to be as nourishing as it is!"