As I write this, my pout refuses to be anything but soft and supple. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem, but today I wanted to try the Rooted Restorative Lip Treatment and give you the low-down on whether it delivers on what it promises. Alas, since there’s nothing about my lips that needs restoration, I’ve had to get creative. So over the last couple of days, I’ve tried drying them out with cheap lip gloss, a thick coat of Wet ‘n’ Wild eyeshadow, undiluted peppermint oil (it burned!) and a baking soda paste to wick out the moisture — all to no avail.
So while I sit here in front of the space heater in a last-ditch effort to dry out my stubbornly silky lips, let’s talk lip masks. What are they? How do you use them? What’s the diff between a lip mask and a lip balm — and why can’t you just slather your dried-up maw in Vaseline instead? Read on for answers to all of these questions — and more.