The not-so-secret secret to perfectly smooth, non-chapped lips are lip masks. At first, they sounded like an unnecessary step in our beauty routine only meant to have its trendy moment for a few months. But we were pleasantly surprised to find that the best lip masks out there are packed with essential ingredients needed for the perfect pout. Now, we use them almost as regularly as face masks.
Especially in the winter when a lip balm just doesn't cut it anymore, we turn to lip masks to save our lips from completely drying out. We've rounded up our favorites here for you. Click through to see the best lip masks out there right now.
When it comes to lip masks, this one from KNC beauty is the gold standard. Made extremely popular when Emma Stone posted a picture of herself lip masking before the Golden Globes on her Instagram, this lip mask is packed with collagen to plump your lips. It's also made of rose flower oil, cherry extract, and vitamin E for extra moisture.
No, dragon's blood does not come from an actual dragon. It's a bright red resin that comes from different plant species. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. This mask is also packed with hyaluronic acid for moisture and glycerin to make sure the lips retain that moisture.
The lip mask from Kaplan MD contains papaya enzymes, hyaluronic acid, and an amino acid that naturally plumps the lip. It will exfoliate any dead skin off the lip, giving you softer and smoother lips instantly. This duo also comes with a lip balm to help you maintain those new smooth lips of yours.
We love it more than its ability to create #content on our Instagram feeds. It is packed with vitamin C and strawberry, blueberry, and blackberry extract to nourish chapped lips and give lips plenty of moisture. Just leave on for 20 minutes and pat any excess product on or around the lips until it is fully absorbed.
Made of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla CO2 extract, and the antioxidant trans-resveratrol (which you can find in red wine), this lip mask is so smoothing and gives even the driest lips their moisture back. You can apply it right before you go to bed to let its magic work overnight or apply throughout the day when you need to.
For those who like sweet, fragrant things, this is the sleep mask for you. Its made with a berry mix complex, which combines raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry to get that fruity smell but also to give your lips much-needed vitamin C and antioxidants. It also has an exclusive Moisture Wrap technology that uses hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a film that locks in moisture and soothing ingredients. Put this on before going to sleep and you'll wake up to hydrated and smooth lips the next morning guaranteed.
This goes on pretty thick and creamy with a frost-like texture. Plus it tingles when you put it on so you can feel it working. Its made with Bentonite Clay and Swertiamarin to give your skin extra moisture and smooth out any cracks. For this one, put it on for at least two minutes and wipe away with a warm washcloth.
Next up, check out these face masks we'll be using all winter.