Add Zoe Saldaña to This Best-Selling Lip Balm's Celebrity Fan Club
The sky is blue, water is wet (for now), and celebrities love Laneige's Lip Sleeping Mask. They're universal truths, and the latter was just confirmed by Zoe Saldaña: In a video interview posted last week by Vogue India, the actress revealed that the K-beauty brand's best-selling lip mask is never far from her person.
Pulling out her Rare Beauty makeup bag, Saldaña said, "It's big, but I'm going back to always being prepared and having makeup." It seemed normal-sized to me, but then, maybe we both have a problem. "My lips are always chapped, so right now, I'm using a really good lip balm." The balm dujour? Laneige's signature raspberry-tinted tub.
And with that, Saldaña joined the long and illustrious list of stars who can't get enough of the stuff. By my current count, the club includes Sydney Sweeney — whose love for the lip mask led to her current Laneige partnership — along with Kendall Jenner, Iman, Kaia Gerber, Sara Sampaio, Brooke Shields, Sharon Stone, and Gemma Chan. The fandom's headcount rivals that of Augustinus Bader's Rich Cream, but at $22, this celebrity secret is multitudes more affordable.
Although given the treatment's more than 4,000 five-star ratings on Amazon and 799,000 likes at Sephora, perhaps "secret" isn't the right word. "Chart-topping, universally beloved favorite" is probably more accurate, considering the lip mask's status as Amazon's best-selling face mask; it even beats out Cetaphil and Aztec Secret Healing Clay for the seat, so you know the formula is unparalleled.
"This stuff works like magic," wrote one Amazon shopper, who said they wake up with "super smooth, younger-looking" lips after using it the night before. At 61, another reviewer said it likewise plumped up their dry lips — findings seconded by a 50-year-old who credited it with filling in their lip lines. Those effects are thanks to its delicious ingredients like shea and murumuru butter, a number of different plant and synthetic waxes, hyaluronic acid, and cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and coffee extracts.
Saldaña's excellent recommendations didn't stop there. "One of my girlfriends, Cameron Diaz — not to name drop or anything — she has this beautiful thing about her where if you compliment something on her, if she has it in her possession at that very moment, she just gives it to you," she explained with one of Merit's Flush Balms in hand. The clean brand's easy blusher was also behind Sarah Jessica Parker's glow on And Just Like That…, for fans keeping track (me).
Complexion-wise, Saldaña highlighted Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage Concealer. "This is just for a little bit of insurance, but I don't use it all the time. I'm learning to accept myself by who I am — which is why I have another concealer, as well," she said with a laugh, pulling out Au Naturale's Organic Creme Concealer.
"I don't really use it all the time. But this is good because it's by a company owned by women called Au Naturale. They are very organic and also very sustainable, and I love the texture of their concealer." Shop the Saldaña-approved favorites below.
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