Every year, as soon as the cool weather hits, my lips go in flight mode: they become small, spotted and even crêpe-y (funny!) Which makes me start applying lip balm as if it is nobodies. This fall I felt like some extra TLC was in an order, so when Kocostar Rose Lip Mask landed on my desk with a notebook attached as read, "your review!" It felt like a fate. I popped it in my bag to try it all night.
My usual lip treatments at night have been either Aquaphor or Laneige's Lip Sleeping Mask. While I swear to both of these formulas, I was still pumped to try a new product that seemed promising. Unlike Aquaphor and Langeige, Kocostar Rose Lip Mask is not a thick ointment, but a hydrogel lip patch full of good ingredients like glycerin and panthenol, which is ultrahydrating, as well as a variety of botanical essences like lavender, peppermint and rosemary extract. It also contains castor oil, which is an extremely moisturizing and nourishing agent for your skin.
As far as the application goes, simply pin the patch on your lips for 10 to 15 minutes and wait for it to work lip-moisturizing magic. I left for 20 minutes while watching vegan acceptance management on YouTube (no, I'm not a vegan, it's just entertaining). As soon as I laid it over my lips, it felt calm and unlike some of these hydrogel-made masks, it did not feel too slimy or yellowish. It stuck easily on my lips and stopped all the time without having to adjust it, which is a big plus in my book.
The specific formula I used was rust-infused, but it did not manage to smell too floral. Kocostar also sells the mask in smells of pink peach, mintruva and black cherry, so I definitely want to give them a go now when I know how I like the formula. Talking about who, after I removed the mask, felt my lips transformed. They felt like soft pillows rather than broken sandpaper, so to say I was happy would be a subversion. What's more: It did not leave any weird remnants and it also seemed to visibly improve the look of my lipstick.
My last thoughts? I would definitely consider trying this lipstick if you are looking for a new lip treatment that not only makes you feel sumptuous and self-worthy, but it also really works wonders on lips that are affected by the cold weather change. It is sold at $ 38, which is certainly not cheap, but worth splurge if you are someone who is struggling with chronic dry lips.
You will find this lip mask, along with 6 other products, in our November 2018 attract Beauty Box for just $ 10.