If there’s one thing that you need to know about me, it’s that I can’t live without sheet masks. I put one on my face on a near-daily basis, and I stash them throughout my apartment. If you should ever happen to become my roommate or my life partner, you should know that you will find sheet masks in our kitchen, our living room, and in our front hallway. You will find them in our cupboards, closets, and resting on top of our toilets. It’s like, love me, love the sheet masks I keep scattered around me, you know?
Anyway, I recently discovered the existence of sheet masks for your lips. Lip patches, if you will. I was browsing through The Face Shop, a Korean cosmetics, and skincare store, when I stumbled upon this, a Bebe Lip Mask:
I am so weirded out by this kind of packaging, but I have to admit, it does the trick: I instantly wanted to try the product. According to The Face Shop’s website, Bebe Lip Masks contain marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, and purslane to “make lips as soft as a baby!” So naturally, I bought three.
When I got home, I decided to give the Bebe Lip Mask a go. The directions are super simple:
- Wash your face and let it dry
- Peel the protective plastic coverings off each side of the lip mask
- Apply the mask to your upper and lower lips
- Wait 10 minutes and then peel the mask off
- Tap your lips to help the rest of the serum sink in
- Enjoy your new soft-as-a-baby lips
Here’s what the lip masks themselves look like:
The masks are totally scentless and feel kind of like the underbelly of a snail, so head’s up for people who are squeamish about that kind of thing.
Here are two delightful photos of me wearing the patches:
The masks stayed on my lips really well, and I didn’t have to adjust them at all. When the 10 minutes were up, I peeled the patches off and checked out my reflection in the mirror. While there wasn’t any real visible difference, I will say that my lips have never felt softer. Seriously, they felt amazing—I couldn’t stop rubbing them together.
When I woke up the next morning, my lips still felt significantly softer than usual, which was awesome. It wasn’t until about 24 hours later that I noticed things had gone back to normal.
I’m going to save my other lip patches to use this winter because I’m pretty sure Bebe Lip Masks will be a total lifesaver for chapped lips. As much as I enjoyed having super soft lips for 24 hours, I don’t really care to spend the money on the masks when my lips are reaping the benefits of the warm weather and doing just fine on their own.
And to answer my original question, as posed in the headline, I’d say yes, lip patches are as good as sheet masks. They aren’t super necessary in the month of September, but they really do make your lips feel soft and hydrated in only 10 minutes, so they get five stars from me.
So, have you ever tried a lip mask? What did you think? Are you into sheet masks? Which ones do you love? Leave me a note in the comments and let me know!