SEPHORA Rose Lip Mask Shea Lip Mask Review
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REVIEW | SEPHORA Lip Masks

In order to make those on-trend Korean rituals accessible for us European gals, SEPHORA just recently expanded their mask range with two new lip patches that really sparked my interest. So I came, I saw, I tested, and today I’m here to share my experience with you.

The SEPHORA Lip Masks are made of bio-cellulose, a super thin transparent material that adheres perfectly to the lips. They’re soaked in a very watery gel that doesn’t leak while you have them on, so it’s entirely up to you if you want to relax on the couch or finish scrubbing the kitchen floor (I’d say go for the first option, I’m sure you deserve it!). The patches are shaped like a mouth and have a little hole in the middle, so that as long as your lips and face move as little as possible you can still talk, if you so wish. You will just look and sound like someone who’s undergone major dental surgery and still has their mouth numb, so I wouldn’t take any important calls while having the mask on. You can definitely talk to your partner/sibling/dog/goldfish/imaginary friend, though, and entertain them with your odd appearance and sounds. All in all, these masks are very convenient and comfortable to wear, but the question is: do they do what they promise?

Sephora Lip Masks Review IngredientsSEPHORA claim that the Shea mask ‘protects the lips from everyday aggressions and soothes every sensation of dryness’, while the Rose one ‘immediately moisturizes, softens and soothes the lips’. Their formulations are almost identical, though, as the two characterizing ingredients (shea butter and rose extract) are at the very end of the ingredient list, so, as one would expect, their effect is exactly the same (and even the very faint scent they have is the same).

I should start by saying that I exfoliate and moisturize my lips every day so they’re usually in pretty good shape. For the purpose of this review, I didn’t do that the days I tested the masks and both times, before putting them on, the center of my lower lip was slightly dry. I kept the masks on for a little longer than the recommended 15 minutes and when I took them off, my lips did feel softer and the dryness had disappeared. That feeling didn’t last too long, though, and after a couple of hours I felt the need to apply some lip balm. Also, I think it’s worth mentioning that I didn’t turn into Angelina Jolie (damn it!) nor Kylie Jenner (thank God!). They’re not marketed as a plumping product, but I think some people might expect that from a lip patch, so I thought I should let you know.

SEPHORA Rose Lip Mask Shea Lip Mask ReviewHonestly, I’m not very impressed with SEPHORA’s Lip Masks, as I think a good balm will do a better job at moisturizing, soothing and protecting the lips. I might repurchase them in the future just because they’re fun to use every once in a while, but it’s more likely I’ll experiment with other lip masks (that is if I can get my hands on any!).

Have you ever tried any lip patches? What was your experience with them? And have you ever had an imaginary friend?


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96 Comments

  • Reply
    LindaLibraLoca
    February 16, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    My invisible friend insists I don’t call him imaginary, so the answer to that one would be no. He is really great to have around though, so I grant him that…

    And thank god you didn’t turn into Kylie Jenner (or Angelina Jolie), I much rather have you to read from.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    Sangeeta
    February 16, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    It’s weird.. these look funny and fun. Would like to try it one just to see how it feels.

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      They come in single-use packaging, so it doesn’t hurt too much to try.

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    Purva
    February 16, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    this is something new to me..I have never used lip masks but as you said if i ever use it it will just for fun 😀

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Sometimes it’s nice to try something different!

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    Trishna Patel
    February 16, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I’m not going to lie, I have never heard of a lip mask, but my I am so intrigued! I’ll definitely have to have a little look into them, but its just such a shame this Sephora one wasn’t so great ♥

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    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      I think I’ll try different ones just for fun!

  • Reply
    Candice
    February 16, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Never heard of anything like this before! It’s disappointed that it didn’t work well.

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      At least I didn’t spend a fortune, since they come in single-use packaging.

  • Reply
    Lili
    February 16, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I’ve seen these masks and wondered what they would do. I thought they might give the “plumping” effect as well, and I’m glad to know they don’t before I purchased any. This is such a great review and fun read!
    ~Lili
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    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      Thank you, Lili, I’m glad you liked it!

  • Reply
    Izabela
    February 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I’ve never heard of lip masks. They look a bit funny.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

  • Reply
    Nati Vergara
    February 16, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Wow! I knew that Sephora had these masks but I didn’t know they have them for lips as well. Such great tips to know before purchasing:)

    Nati

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      I’m glad you found my post useful!

  • Reply
    Ela
    February 16, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    I wish there was a lip mask which could transform my lips into Angelina’s ones, maybe a little bit smaller tho 🙂 Now I am happy that I haven’t purchased these masks. I have dry lips and I forget to exfoliate them daily so it wouldn’t make much difference for me and I’m sure they would get dry asap. This mask looks funny on the lips 🙂

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    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Yeah, I don’t think they can do much for dry lips, unfortunately.

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    Sally.
    February 17, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Ahh that’s a shame that you didn’t get all you expected. I’ve never tried a lip mask before, I want to try one just for the laughs actually. My lips are quite dry most of the time so I’ve always got an emergency lip balm with me!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Try not to laugh while you have it on, though! 😉

  • Reply
    Paula
    February 17, 2016 at 1:57 am

    I haven’t tried any products like these lip masks, but I’m not surprised that these weren’t very impressive. I just think that the idea of these is a bit of a gimmick.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Yeah, I agree, but I did find them fun to use!

  • Reply
    Lupe
    February 17, 2016 at 2:04 am

    These seem interesting! Aw, I was hoping for a plumping effect.

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      No plumping effect, sorry!

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    Rachel Holliday
    February 17, 2016 at 6:09 am

    They sound like a really great replenishing product! I’d love them to bring out a plumping version of this though 🙂
    Rachel xx
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    whitney
    February 17, 2016 at 7:00 am

    I was wondering about these…my lips are no joke..literally peeling off my face! I’ll skip these then, thanks for the review!

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Yeah, I don’t think these would help you.

  • Reply
    Wendee Isaacs
    February 17, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I’ve never tried any lip mask before but I’ld love to give this a try. Although I doubt I’ll get some here.
    wendeeisaacs.com

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      They’re fun but pretty useless, so you’re not missing much!

  • Reply
    Emma
    February 17, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Great post dear,
    thanks for sharing.
    Emma
    http://www.emmalovesfashion.com

  • Reply
    Rosanna
    February 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Wow, what an interesting idea, I always use lip scrubs but might have to pick up some of these next time I’m abroad!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Lip scrubs are definitely more effective.

  • Reply
    Layla
    February 17, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Oooh this looks lovely!! Got to love a bit of a Sephora! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Not their best product, though!

  • Reply
    Kelly
    February 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Wow how interesting! I’ve not even heard of “lip patches” prior to reading this review.. And from the sounds of it.. It seems like this is something that Sephora has successfully marketed and made money off of.. What do you suggest as best for moisturizing and exfoliating lip everyday? This sounds like a practice I definitely want to take up!

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    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:41 pm

      To exfoliate I simply use my toothbrush and to moisturize I really like Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm.

  • Reply
    Clare
    February 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I’ve never tried a lip mask before.. Sounds a little strange haha!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    taislany
    February 17, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I’d never seen these masks, so cool! Thanks for sharing

    Kisses,
    BLOG | Taislany

  • Reply
    Dora Toubanaki
    February 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Lip mask?! Way to treat yourself!! Loving it!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  • Reply
    Lulle
    February 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I’ve tried lip mask made of thick hydrogel that I bought at an Asian store, and while it was fun, I didn’t think it did much for my lips. I like sheet masks for the face a lot, but I think my lips need greasy stuff, so unless a lip mask contains a lot of nourishing oils or butters, they’re unlikely to have any lasting effect.
    Beaumiroir

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Someone should totally make oily lip masks, if there aren’t any already!

  • Reply
    Alina
    February 17, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    I haven’t tried lip patches before and if they gave you a better result I would definitely be eager to try them. I always suffer with dry lips so I would be looking for something that provided longer lasting results x

    Beauty with charm

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      Yeah, unfortunately, these don’t really help with dryness much!

  • Reply
    Heather Lisa Noire
    February 18, 2016 at 1:52 am

    A lip mask looks interesting in theory but I have to agree with what you say about a lip balm doing the same thing and possibly even better. Some primers don’t even do the lips justice unlike a balm can. Loved your review though and hope you had a lovely Valentines Day 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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    husna favaz
    February 18, 2016 at 7:24 am

    I was planning to purchase the mask this weekend! Thanks to your review, I don’t have to, now. Or maybe I will buy just one or two to experience the fun part 😛 I loved the picture of you with the mask on. Its so funny 😀

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Glad to be of service! 😉

  • Reply
    Gyudy
    February 18, 2016 at 11:47 am

    They sound pretty useless and something I’d try just to see how it works! Thank you for the review, at least I know I can skip them 😉 xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Haha, yeah, they’re definitely not life-changing!

  • Reply
    Joice J
    February 18, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I haven’t try lip mask before and upon reading your review, I don’t think I even want to try, hehehe… Great post dear!

    xoxo
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  • Reply
    yuliya
    February 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Oh, they look like so much fun!
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  • Reply
    Soumya Midhun
    February 18, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I totally love the picture of you with that mask Carol! I am a lip balm and extra virgin coconut oil kinda girl so nah not buying it. i totally love how honest you are 🙂 Lotsa love from Dubai 🙂

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      I am a lip balm kinda girl too, can’t live without it!

  • Reply
    Lily Widjaja
    February 18, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I always love Sephora stuffs

    Glowlicious.Me | Indonesian Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    Danielle Beautyblog
    February 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    These look like fun but sound a little gimmicky and I think I’d prefer to use a longer lasting balm! I’m already forever reapplying lip balm!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      I can’t live without lip balm either!

  • Reply
    Simera
    February 18, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    These looks very interesting. They seem like they would be fun to try out.
    Beautetude

  • Reply
    Carina
    February 18, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Even though they weren’t amazing, I think they look so funny! Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

  • Reply
    Becca
    February 18, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Wow never heard of a lip mask – I’m intrigued! I’m also impressed that you exfoliate your lips every day.. I must get on that!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      I just use my toothbrush after brushing my teeth in the morning. It makes all the difference, though!

  • Reply
    Imogen
    February 19, 2016 at 3:32 am

    I haven’t heard of this post, interesting to read

  • Reply
    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    February 19, 2016 at 6:40 am

    It’s too bad that it wasn’t what you were hoping for. But at least it was fun to experiment with.

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      Yeah, and at least, coming in single-use sachets, it didn’t break the bank!

  • Reply
    Maireem
    February 19, 2016 at 7:12 am

    I did not know they sold anything like this! So cool 😛 -Maireem

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    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 21, 2016 at 12:00 am

      These from Sephora are brand new!

  • Reply
    Bloggerissa
    February 19, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I never tried a lip mask before, I usually just stick to my lip butters 🙂 But it seems interesting. Too bad it was disappointing, as I know Sephora products are not exactly cheap 🙂
    Kisses,
    http://www.bloggerissa.com

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 21, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Well, considering I only bought these two I didn’t spend too much (they were €3.90 each), luckily!

  • Reply
    Beth
    February 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks so much for this review. I’ve really been wanting to try a lip mask, but I can’t decide which one. You have certainly narrowed my choices in a very good way. I think that Laneige makes a lip mask and I’m quite fond of their products. Thanks again!

    xo
    Beth
    http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 21, 2016 at 12:02 am

      If you do try the Laneige one, I’d love to hear how you liked it!

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    H A Parker
    February 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I have never heard of lip masks, until reading your post Carol! The look like they would hydrate the lips really well, so it’s a shame they didn’t really deliver. Hopefully another brand will come along with a life changing lip mask though. As I am always on the look out for lip soothing products in the Winter.

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    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 21, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Only the latest and greatest on Carol in a Page, LOL! 😛

  • Reply
    Swathi
    February 19, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Ahh bummer. I was super excited looking at the title. Still would love to try them once, for fun 🙂 Lovely review

    Nivea Fruity Lip Care Strawberry Review | Curious And Confused Me

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      Carol in a
      February 21, 2016 at 12:04 am

      It won’t hurt to try them once!

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    KaSonndra
    February 19, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    See I’m so glad I read this post before trying out a lip mask. Sephora has this hypnotic hold over me that makes me want to buy whatever new goodies shoved my way. I’ll keep watching out for other alternatives you might post.

    XxKaSonndra
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    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 21, 2016 at 12:05 am

      I think Sephora has that hypnotic hold on many of us!!!

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    Chaste & Beautiful
    February 19, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Just today, I did a review on lip tattoos and now this, too bad you weren’t impressed. I agree that a lip balm is better than this. This lip mask trend is going on a long way! Great post!

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    Gabrielle
    February 19, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I’m genuinely so intrigued by this as I’ve never tried a lip mask before! What a pity you weren’t impressed by these, I hope you come across some better performing ones soon! 🙂

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    • Reply
      Carol in a
      February 21, 2016 at 12:06 am

      I was the same, I just wanted to try them because I had never tried anything like them before!

  • Reply
    Alyssa Monique Bustillo
    February 20, 2016 at 11:52 am

    This review is on point!

    ~ Styleccentric Fashion’ | BLOGLOVIN

    xo, Alyssa

  • Reply
    Perkymegs
    February 20, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Looks so interesting. These will be fun to try 🙂

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    Bernadette
    February 26, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Great post, that product sounds awesome.

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    Lulinaiem Sakura Viet Nam
    August 16, 2016 at 5:47 am

    They look so amazing! Love it ^^ Great review xx

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