Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: We are not—we repeat, are not— suggesting that you trade in lip balm for a lip mask. Lip balms are a beloved beauty product staple for good reason and deserve to always have a place in your purse, pocket, nightstand, you get the picture. Rather, we’d like to make the argument that a lip mask isn’t a replacement for a balm, but instead, it’s a perfect pairing.
When your pout is especially chapped, or you need a plumping boost, or if you’re just looking to up your ‘Netflix and mask’ Sunday self-care routine, that’s when you reach for a lip mask. The ones below are a great place to start, offering hydration, smoothing, softening, and plumping benefits (and more). Pick one up and pucker up.