Clinique Pep-Start Pout Restoring Night Mask, where have you been all of my life??


I'm really, really picky about lip products. Especially the one I use at night. I've used a lip balm at night for many years (15+). But not just any lip balm. It has to be something that has a lot of slip, no stickiness, and hydrates my lips.

My favorite product from many years ago was by Aromaleigh. They had these glossy balms that were very hydrating and had the most luscious scents. (I loved the chocolate-orange!) The company closed, and when they reopened a few years ago, they eventually reintroduced the balms. While I like them, they're not the same as the original ones.

I also like the Sephora balms. They have a lot of slip, they're not sticky, and they're hydrating - but I find I have to apply many layers to get it to stay on for a couple of hours. I use them a lot during the day when I'm at home. But for nighttime use, what I really want is something that will stay on until morning.

I am in love with Clinique's Pep-Start Pout Restoring Night Mask! Where has it been all of my life??

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A few weeks ago, one of the free samples I got with a Sephora order was the Pep-Start Pout Perfecting Balm and Pout Restoring Mask by Clinique. I put it aside for several days because I was less than impressed with the Pep-Start Eye Cream and assumed I wouldn't like this either.

Yeah, yeah, I know. It's true what they say about assumptions. Because I absolutely love this product! I went through my sample and ordered a full-size!

If you're looking for a nighttime treatment for your lips, you need Clinique's Pep-Start Pout Restoring Night Mask!

As with other Clinique products, it's allergy tested and 100% fragrance free.

My lips are so soft and  hydrated since I've been using Clinique's Pep-Start Pout Restoring Night Mask!

It pretty much has the consistency of Vaseline (which isn't surprising since the first ingredient is petrolatum), but it's nicer. It also contains castor oil, ceramides, and a couple of butters. It seems a little thick as it comes out of the tube, but warms as soon as you put it on your lips, making it very easy to apply. And it stays on for hours and hours and hours. At least it does for me. If I put it on before bed, I can still feel it on my lips when I wake up 8 hours later. THAT'S what I've been looking for in a nighttime lip product!

Between this and the GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper (review here!), my lips are very happy!

I love Clinique's Pep-Start Pout Restoring Night Mask but I do wish they would redesign the applicator!

My one complaint is the applicator. I don't like it at all. If they could put this in an applicator like GrandeLIPS, I would be ecstatic. The GrandeLIPSs slanted silicone tip makes application so easy. The Clinique applicator makes me feel like I'm in high school again, smearing some fruity lipgloss all over my lips! I've just been squeezing out the proper amount and then using my finger to apply. It's annoying, but I love the product, so I'll make do.

I like this product so much that I've added it to my list of favorite products on Amazon - you can shop for them all in one place!

Do you use a special product on your lips at night? Let me know in the comments, send me a snap, or join me on Instagram (I'm enjoythevue on Snapchat)!
Kim A.
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