2.13.2017

Yes, You Need to Try Lip Gel Masks


Happy Monday, y'all! I took a blog break for a few days last week and traveled this past weekend back home for my niece's 2nd birthday. I had a great time and gave the kids all my sugar--that's what we call kisses! ;) Speaking of kisses, since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, I had to share current obsession: lip gel masks--have you heard of these before? Y'all! You need to try these!! I actually shared one around three years ago here (see also: Asian Beauty Haul), but they've recently been popping up on the faces of celebs.

So what is a lip gel? It's a jelly-like mask that you put on your lips. Most soften and hydrate. Some plump the lips. They're a super-easy way to get kissable lips. No lip scrubs or DIYs required. Just leave them on for a certain amount of time and discard. Here are 4 you'll want to check out:

$15, Ulta

5 minutes

clear hydrogel

--these come in travel sizes, too and are a great quick fix in 5 minutes.


$35 for 5, ULTA, online

clear

They actually did plump my lips, as in I had fewer lines in them.



$6.99, Ulta

Gold

45 min

You have to leave on for 45 minutes, but if your lips are super dry and cracked, it's worth it.






$24.99, 5, Violet Grey.com

15-20 min

These are made with natural ingredients, and are supposed to be the best.
Emma Stone wore them recently getting ready for the Golden Globes.



Yes, you look ridiculous for a few minutes.

But in the cooler months, or for instant kissable lips, lip gel masks are awesome!
 I've tried making my own version, like I do with my DIY Lush shower gels, but this is a case of easier, faster, and more convenient. 

Have you ever tried lip gel masks or heard of them?

PS: Happy 2nd birthday to my niece Emmalyn. Aunt Nanny loves you!





42 comments:

  1. I tried patchology and I liked that it was only 5 minutes because it felt so weird but my lips felt great after! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I've never heard of a lip gel mask. I'm going to have to try one!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. I saw Emma wearing on and i wondered if they really did anything. Thanks for reviewing, I now must try one out!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. I've heard of them, Elle, but never tried. That SKyn Iceland wounds like a good to try first:D

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  5. i have been wanting to try these! i totally forgot to look for them at sephora on sat ha. and happy birthday to your niece!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. I've been curious about lip masks! I'll definitely have to check these out, nothing is better than soft, kissable lips! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. I really need to try a lip mask! My lips have been so dry lately.

    xo,
    Angela

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  8. I love lip gel masks! I recently received a bunch from patchology and they work so well at re-hydrating the lips! :)

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  9. Sooo weird, I literally just found one of the miss spa lips masks I got months ago in a sample from somewhere. I'm not sure I'll use it because I can't remember how old it is, but too weird you mentioned it in your post today.

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  10. haha... that is the craziest looking mask... but I love it.
    I peel the skin off my lips so I need some rejuvenation!!

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  11. I can't believe that I haven't heard of these before! My lips tend to get so dry and chapped, so these masks sound like they'd be perfect for me!

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  12. I just saw the ones at Ulta on Saturday and contemplated getting one to try out! I'll have to pick one up next time.

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  13. I've never heard of masks like these before, but next time I'm at Ulta, I know I'm going to get one to try!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  14. I just tried my first lip mask the other week! It was the TonyMoly one and I couldn't believe ho soft my lips were afterwards.

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  15. Haha I love the little lips! I need to get some of these because my lips have gotten terrible since being pregnant and they are still dry as anything two months PP!

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  16. I've never tired a lip gel mask before, but as someone with thin lips, I think I need to! Think I'll try to start with the Skyn Iceland one.

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  17. Never heard of this, I must try it! Happy Birthday to her!

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  18. I saw Emma Stone do this on Instagram.. looks cool

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  19. Never heard of these before. Thanks for sharing them.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  20. How cute are these! Sold! I definitely need to try these! And a big Happy Birthday to your sweet niece <3
    Green Fashionista

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  21. OK, how have I not heard of these? Next time I'm in ULTA, I need to get one to try!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  22. I've been curious about lip masks. Looks like I need to hit up Ulta-- did you have a favorite?

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  23. This is the first time i'm learning about lip gel mask and they sound awesome. I don't care so much for plumping (even though that's a nice benefit), I would definitely try one to help with dry/cracked lips in the colder months which I'm experiencing now but ideally one that doesn't take 45 minutes.

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  24. I have tried every other kind of mask but this one and that needs to change! I hope your niece had a great birthday, she is so cute and I love her name.

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  25. The only reason I know about these is because of Emma Stone! They sound interesting! I'd love to try one!

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  26. I've never seen or heard of these before!! They look awesome, I'll have to try them out sometime!

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  27. I haven't tried this but would love to try. Great review.
    http://tipsoye.com/

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  28. Considering I'm out in Asia, I haven't seen these around!! Gonna go have a look now!

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  29. Wow, I never saw or heard anything about lip masks, just lip scrubs and I am in love with the masks you showed now! Collagen is great to have in a product, I will look for some of the masks now! Really impressed!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  30. I have always wondered what these do when I see the celebs with these on! I may need to try one!

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  31. I've seen a few reviews on these lip masks but have always thought they were gimmicky so it's good to know they actually work!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  32. I actually have a lip gel mask in my arsenal that I have been wanting to use- I need to try it out! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  33. My poor chapped lips need these, although I don't know if I'd be patient enough for the 45 minute one! I've never heard of these before, thanks for keeping me up to date on beauty trends :)

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  34. I have seen these lip masks Elle and I want to try them. I’m making my own version sometime this week but there's nothing like trying the real thing. Who doesn’t want soft kissable lips? I know I do, especially on Valentine’s Day :)

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  35. Haha, love your picture! Yes I've tried a lip gel mask before, I think the brand was called Choosy. It was fun but I can't say that I noticed any effect on my lips!

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  36. I never heard of lip masks and my adventurous self wants to give it a shot right away. Hope you had a great Valentines!


    http://www.fashionablyidu.com/

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  37. I haven't heard of these before but I have been having a nightmare with dry and cracked lips recently so it sounds like I need to give them a try. I'm not sure how I would get on with leaving it on for 45 mins though so I think I'll start with the 15-20 min ones x

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