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The 15 Best Lip Masks to Perfect Your Pout

by Jin Moon

The 15 Best Lip Masks to Perfect Your Pout
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Chapped, sore lips can be such a bummer. And sometimes not even the most trusted lip balm can relieve a parched pout. While lip scrubs help exfoliate the dead skin away, they don’t always have a lasting moisturizing effect. Enter the lip mask. The best lip masks can transform flaky, cracked lips into soft, supple smiles.

 

With the rise of lip mask popularity, there are now so many different kinds flooding the market — everything from creams to patches to gels. Here’s a simple breakdown: The patches are like sheet masks for your lips instead of your face. The creams and gels are meant to be used either overnight while you snooze or during your chill time. Some are thick and sticky, and some are light and smooth like a balm. Some lip masks even come in a convenient pen-like applicator so you don’t have to get your fingers messy. And bonus, sometimes lip masks are formulated so they can also be applied like lip balm throughout the day.

 

No matter what kind you use, lip masks are a great precursor to lipstick to smooth and soothe your lips, providing an ideal canvas to even application. It can be overwhelming to comb through the masses of options, but we got you. Here are the best lip masks to moisturize and rejuvenate your pout to perfection.

 

 

 

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Best at Sephora

Primera Clean Berry Lip Mask

Price:$20.00

This Sephora-exclusive lip mask skips potentially irritating ingredients like lanolin, beeswax, mineral oil and petroleum jelly. Instead, Primera opts for plant-based elements like seaberry fruit for its nourishing fatty acids, rice bran wax for its moisturizing properties and murumuru butter to create a protective barrier. Apply generously at night for best results. The lip mask balm is light enough to use under or on top of your lipstick throughout the day.

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Best on Amazon

Nooni Applebutter Lip Mask

You can use this highly rated lip mask on Amazon day or night to heal peeling or chapped lips. The natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) from apple water work as a gentle exfoliator while mint extracts relieve any soreness from cracks. The mask also has a special blend of nine botanical oils packed with vitamins A, C and E to keep your lips moisturized. The lip mask comes with a convenient spatula to apply a pea-sized amount evenly onto your lips at night before you go to bed. One reviewer swears she wakes up looking like she’s had lip fillers.

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Best at Ulta

Mamonde Lip Sleeping Mask

Price:$14.00

This lip mask is an Ulta Beauty exclusive that contains rich, antioxidants like plum blossom extract along with shea and murumuru butters for softer lips. If your lips are suffering, use it as a lip sleeping mask at night and apply an abundant amount before bed. You can also keep the hydration going all day, and dab a thin layer on as a glossy balm. Reviewers claim they use the lip mask every day like ChapStick and have healthier, plumper lips as a result.

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Best Korean Brand

Innisfree Green Tea Hydrating Lip Sleeping Mask

Price:$16.00

K-Beauty is super popular right now, and Innisfree is a trusted eco-friendly Korean brand with an amazing lip mask. Not only are the ingredients sourced from the beautiful landscape of Jeju Island in South Korea, the green tea used in this potent Korean lip mask is harvested from the brand’s own USDA-certified organic farm. Use the lip mask at night with a generous amount applied before you sleep, then rinse or wipe away in the morning for a flake-free pout.

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Best Anti-Aging

Jouer Overnight Conditioning & Repairing Lip Mask

Price:$20.00

This overnight lip mask is a balm-like treatment formulated with a trademarked ingredient called Maxi-Lip to provide fuller lips and diminish the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. It also has hyaluronic acid for moisture and vitamin E to protect against free radicals. Also in the mix, castor oil alleviates chapped lips, lactic acid acts as a natural exfoliant, and shea butter provides a protective layer to lock in moisture. Make sure to swipe on a thick layer to your lips overnight, and gently remove in the morning.

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Best for Chapped Lips

Dearpacker Plum Seed Sleeping Lip Mask

Price:$15.00

This lip mask contains key ingredients like prune oil for anti-aging and manuka honey for exfoliating, so it’s a bit stickier in consistency than other balm-like lip masks. Reviewers say the adhesive nature of the lip mask locks in the nourishing elements, so you can actually use a small amount to achieve healthy lips by morning. The honey-like texture ensures a tight barrier to seal in moisture overnight — but you might want to pull your hair away from your face so it won’t get stuck. Gently wash away any excess in the morning, and reveal some serious hydration.

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Best Splurge

111Skin Meso Infusion Lip Mask and Plumping Duo Pen

Price:$70.00

If you can afford to invest a little more in lip care, this 111Skin lip mask and pen may become your new conditioning best friend . Not only is the double-tipped pen applicator super portable, it’s also powerful and effective. One end has Neodermyl for boosting collagen, Volulip for added volume and X Styenol for strengthening lip skin. The other tip has a meso-infused balm to soothe chapped lips along with the nonsurgical lip plumper hilurlip, super sterol liquid for conditioning and bisabolol, which promotes healing. It all sounds super scientific, but the ultimate result is younger-looking lips.

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Best Vegan

Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask

Price:$28.00

Tatcha is a Japanese brand that has risen to the top of many best-seller lists with its highly rated Eastern beauty products, and this jelly-like lip mask is no exception. With active ingredients like Japanese peach extract, three rose extracts and Japanese camellia seed oil (also known as Tsubaki oil), the lip mask is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free. The lip mask was inspired by an ancient Japanese beauty tradition of women breaking up peach seeds and mixing them with botanical oils to slough the flakes off their lips. Some reviewers say it's shiny enough to wear as a gloss, too.

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Best Plumping

Rodial Dragon's Blood Lip Mask

Price:$7.00

This Rodial lip-plumping mask comes in the form of a bio-cellulose patch that molds to your lips. It has dragon’s blood extract for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and hyaluronic acid for an intense blast of hydration, resulting in fuller, plumper lips. The glycerin in the lip mask helps keep the moisture sealed in your pout. Leave the mask on clean naked lips for 15 minutes, then peel the sheet mask away. Use your fingertips to rub any leftover product into your lips. You can also use any extra liquid in the mask’s packaging as a bonus on your lips the following day.

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Best Drugstore Brand

Burt's Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Mask

Burt’s Bees makes a great lip mask in the form of a patch that’s 100 percent natural. This pack of six single-use lip masks is an amazing steal for such a highly regarded product. The formula has meadowfoam seed and almond oil to nourish your lips. Meadowfoam seed, which is native to California and Oregon, packs some deeply penetrating moisturizing power. Simply place the patch on your lips and leave on for up to five minutes. It’s an affordable choice for skin care newbies who are just starting to explore lip mask benefits.

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Best Daytime

Kiehl’s Buttermask Lip Smoothing Treatment

Price:$26.00

Kiehl’s makes an incredible overnight lip mask that can also double as a lip balm during the day. With the reparative powers of coconut oil and mango butter, this lip treatment will soothe chapped lips. Don’t be shy about using a thick layer on your lips before bed for an overnight dose of healing and hydration, and reapply as needed throughout the day. Reviewers say it has a deliciously addictive chocolate-like scent — a yummy bonus from this popular lip mask.

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Best Antioxidant

I Dew Care Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask

Price:$16.00

Loaded with the antioxidant benefits of vitamins C and E, cocoa butter and hibiscus flower extracts, this lip mask certainly does bring the utmost plush party to your pout. Use the included spatula to apply the product onto your parched lips for the ultimate lip mask sleepover. Users say because the balm is thick, a little bit goes a long way. It’s an easy addition to your nighttime skincare routine. You can also pat some of the balm on throughout the day to keep your lips moisturized while you’re out and about.

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Best Sleeping

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Vanilla

Price:$20.00

Probably the most recognizable brand for lip masks, Laneige often tops the lists from both beauty experts and customer reviewers alike — and for good reason. With over 6,700 five-star reviews on Sephora, this sleeping lip mask has a balm-like texture that can be used day and night. The formula has a unique blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry and blueberry extracts serving wonderful antioxidant effects with a pleasant accompanying fragrance. The Laneige lip mask also features “Moisture Wrap” technology composed of hyaluronic acid and minerals to seal in hydration. Apply a thick layer before bed, and wake up with fuller, flake-free lips.

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Best Organic

Henné Organics Lip Mask

This organic lip mask takes advantage of the antioxidant benefits of sea buckthorn and the rejuvenating effects of evening primrose oil to improve the texture of your lips. The formula is also packed with other nurturing non-GMO oils like rosehip, avocado, jojoba, pomegranate, cranberry, black cumin, peppermint, lemon as well as sweet orange, beeswax, vanilla and vitamin E. Henné ensures quality control by producing its lip mask in-house in small, handmade batches. It’s the pinnacle of organic beauty luxury.

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Best Clay

Sara Happ The Sweet Clay Lip Mask

Price:$32.00

Slather on this popular pink clay lip mask from lip guru Sara Happ and you’ll feel a joyous tingle on your lips. The formula is made from bentonite clay for removing toxins and swertiamarin, an ingredient sourced from the Himalayas for its anti-wrinkle properties. The clay has a buttery texture that glides on and can be used anywhere from two to 20 minutes depending on how much repair is needed. Use the clay lip mask anytime by applying it with the included spatula, and gently wipe away with a warm washcloth when you’re done. Reviewers say to exfoliate before use for the best results.