Lip masks are actually worth adding to your beauty routine, especially in the dead of winter. They may sound like another frivolous and expensive addition to your makeup kit, but they're actually top-notch, deep conditioning treatments that can 100 percent change your lipstick game. Here are the best lip masks for dry lips if you're looking to rehydrate your pout.
Brows had a moment in the spotlight, but it was the pout that became 2015's It facial feature. That won't be changing in 2016 as beauty brands continue to release more lipstick formulations, colors, and even lip treatment products. One product above all, however, is weaseling its way into everyone's makeup kit, and for good reason: Lip masks are deep conditioners that treat peeling, flaking lips in a way your average, drugstore lip balm can't.
Most masks include high percentages of nourishing ingredients like agave and vanilla. Some, however, go the extra mile by including collagen so while you use them, they both plump and dissolve dead skin cells. Certain brands carry enzymes that fight the effects of dry, aging lips by plumping them up and reducing the fine lines that can make lipstick so hard to wear. Have I convinced you yet?
Here are some of the cult favorite lip masks you need if your pout is suffering:
1. Clinique All About Lips
Clinique All About Lips , $22, Amazon
This light-weight cream is perfect for applying under your lipgloss or lipstick, creating a smooth surface for application.
2. Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask , $35, Amazon
This leave-on mask moisturizes thanks to a bio-active blend of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla CO2 extract, and tons of antioxidant trans-resveratrol.
3. Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch
Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch , $9, Amazon
This plumping patch looks even more ridiculous on, but don't be fooled. It plumps and hydrates with a delicious blueberry scent.
4. Bite Beauty 5 Night Fix for Lips
Bite Beauty 5 Night Fix for Lips , $15, Amazon
This helps buff and rejuvenate your lips. It's perfect if your lips are peeling and flaking in the cold weather. Bite Beauty was one of the first companies to come out with deep treatment lip masks, so they know their stuff.
5. Aritaum Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask
Aritaum Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask, $12, Amazon
Beat the winter blues with this citrus scrub. It's infused with orange oil, so it brightens your lips while dissolving dull, dead skin.
6. Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish , $25, Amazon
Real brown sugar helps gently lift away flakes of skin so your lips are baby smooth again.
7. Aquareveal Smooth Talker Water Peel for Lips
Aquareveal Smooth Talker Water Peel for Lips , $26, Space NK
This soft, gentle applicator is exactly what painful, hurting lips need.
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