Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
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These Lip Masks Will Fend Off Chapped, Cracked Mouths for Good

Banish that tight, peeling feeling.
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We've all been there, desperately slathering balms and glosses across our dry, chapped lips to no avail. When the skin on our lips becomes raw, discomfort and bleeding can result, especially when our faces are exposed to cold, windy weather (thanks, winter!). And while a moisturizing lip balm is a necessary, helpful step, sometimes chapstick isn't enough to combat dehydrated and damaged lips. That's when you need to reach for the heavy duty stuff: a high quality lip mask.

Top Picks

Adding one of these hero products into your beauty regimen will help soothe dried-out lips, locking in moisture and leaving them healthy and supple. They can also make your lips look plumper, so they're great to use before applying a matte rouge because they fill in and smooth fine lines, preventing that "cracked lipstick" look. Before we get to our picks, let's first break down the different types of lip masks. There are gel patches that you apply over your lips, typically for 15 to 20 minutes; lip treatments that you can apply on-the-go throughout the day; and "sleeping masks" that you slather on and wear overnight. Ahead, discover some of the best lip masks on the market, which will transform your chapped mouth.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
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Laneige

This overnight mask has amassed a cult following, and it's ideal if your lips are extremely dry, flaking, and in need of intensive care. Its buttery texture soaks into your skin, resulting in a supple mouth in the morning. Choose from seven sweet flavors—we're partial to the original berry scent.

Shop Now: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $22, sephora.com.

KNC Beauty Collagen Infused Lip Mask Set
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KNC Beauty

If you're looking for a plumping effect in addition to hydration, go for this rose oil- and cherry-infused collagen lip mask that comes in a set of five. Simply apply to lips, relax for 15 minutes, and remove. It's the ultimate prep step for lipstick.

Shop Now: KNC Beauty Collagen Infused Lip Mask Set, $25 for five, anthropologie.com.

Elf Cosmetics "Jelly Pop Luscious" Lip Mask
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Elf Cosmetics

This affordable sleeping mask has a thick, jelly-like consistency that's infused with watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid, and vegan collagen to hydrate and plump. Plus, it comes with a beauty spatula for a hygienic and mess-free application.

Shop Now: Elf Cosmetics "Jelly Pop Luscious" Lip Mask, $6, ulta.com.

Sephora Collection Lip Sleeping Mask
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Sephora Collection

If you prefer an overnight lip mask that doesn't come in a jar, try this thick balm; it comes in a TSA-friendly tube and is budget-friendly.

Shop Now: Sephora Collection Lip Sleeping Mask, $5, sephora.com.

Milk Makeup "Melatonin" Overnight Lip Mask
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Milk Makeup

This iteration is infused with topical melatonin, but note that this is a lip mask, not a sleep aid. The melatonin helps to replenish and refresh lips, but the calming lavender oil and chamomile will help you relax before bedtime.

Shop Now: Milk Makeup "Melatonin" Overnight Lip Mask, $24, sephora.com.

Cosrx Beauty "Lip Sleep" Butter Sleeping Mask
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Cosrx Beauty

This hydrating lip mask is made from shea butter, coconut oil, and ceramides, which are fatty acids that reinforce the barrier on your lips and help prevent dryness. And if you prefer something scent-free, this is the formula for you. 

Shop Now: Cosrx Beauty "Lip Sleep" Butter Sleeping Mask, $19, ulta.com.

Bare Minerals Ageless Phyto-Retinol Lip Mask
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BareMinerals

Have sensitive skin, but also want something with anti-aging properties? This lip mask from BareMinerals is made from phyto-retinol, which is a plant-based alternative to retinol that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, but is gentle on the lips.

Shop Now: Bare Minerals Ageless Phyto-Retinol Lip Mask, $30, ulta.com.

Tata Harper "Be True" Anti-Aging Neuropeptide Lip Treatment
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Tata Harper

If you're looking for a formula that you can use on the go as opposed to wearing overnight, you need this lip treatment. Made from botanical ingredients including green tea, avocado, and acai oil, it softens and restores lips and protects them from harsh weather.

Shop Now: Tata Harper "Be True" Anti-Aging Neuropeptide Lip Treatment, $34, tataharper.com.

Sistine Hyaluronic Acid x Collagen Infused Mask, $28 for five masks
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Sistine

This gel mask from Sistine is infused with hyaluronic acid and collagen to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and keep your pout lifted and firm.

Shop Now: Sistine Hyaluronic Acid x Collagen Infused Mask, $28 for five, verishop.com. 

Lapcos "Very Berry" Lip Patch
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Lapcos

At $4 for one lip mask, this is the most affordable pick on our list. This berry-infused product was formulated to improve the barrier function of your skin, protecting your lips from environmental stressors and leaving them buttery soft.

Shop Now: Lapcos "Very Berry" Lip Patch, $4, lapcos.com.      

Bite Beauty Agave+ Intensive Vegan Lip Mask
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Bite Beauty

If you're looking for a heavy-duty vegan lip mask, opt for this one; it's loaded with superfoods and shea butter. You can use it all day long, and if you want a mask with a hint of color, it comes in a shimmery shade of rose.

Shop Now: Bite Beauty Agave+ Intensive Vegan Lip Mask, $26, sephora.com.