Best Products: 15 Best Lip Masks

hydrating fine line smoothing lip gels

They’re the perfect cheap beauty gift — I promise!

Whether they're dealing with dry, flaky lips caused by winter storms or want to look and feel their best for the day of a special occasion, lip masks are game-changing beauty products that also make for excellent beauty gifts. Lip masks are incredibly hydrating balms, specifically made for the lips, and super helpful to apply before wearing lipliner and matte lipstick.

But what should you consider before gifting lip masks? As Best Products' beauty editor and resident lip mask obsessive, I consulted one of my most trusted dermatologist sources about all things lip masks. She and I also shared our favorite lip masks. A bonus: They start at just $5so you can gift some to your friends, family, and yourself without going over your gifting budget.

How We Chose

These gift-worthy lip masks are all highly-rated and available at your most trusted beauty retailers, including Sephora, Ulta, and Amazon. Some are favorites of King, myself, and our former beauty editor, Jennifer Hussein. I carefully vetted the other lip masks and considered their key ingredients to ensure they were made with a healthy balance of humectant and occlusive ingredients.

Regardless which lip mask you order, your giftee will love how soft and supple their lips feel. And given their entry-level price point, you can afford to treat yourself to a lip mask (or a dozen!) because you also deserve a little self-care gift!


Patchology FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels

Your beauty-loving bestie is probably familiar with undereye patches or sheet masks, and these Patchology lip masks are a similar concept, only made for their mouth. Each one contains the brand's HydraSurge5 moisture system that delivers deep hydration to their lips in just 5 minutes.

Amazon reviewers say these rejuvenating lip masks prevent their lips from getting dry and chapped. “I LOVE THESE and use one daily. These are a great item helping me control my wrinkles,” says one 5-star Amazon review. The reviewer loves them so much, they put them in gift bundles for house guests, and now their friends are all recent converts!