I first tried it four years ago when a friend threw me a Mary Kay- makeover bridal shower/ party. I loved it then. I even thought I remembered winning a free set, but I don't think it made it home with me. My mom got me this set for Christmas. Apparently my dad (a very manly man's man) uses it when he gets really chapped lips. He loves it. Anyways- I do recommend this as it does do a pretty decent job of removing dead skin and then moisturizing your lips. However, I feel like they are back to the way they were before using the mask by the next day. The initial results are awesome, but there is nothing lasting about it. I think the packaging says to leave it on 1-2 minutes. I leave it on for about 5 minutes.
I really like this stuff. I use it 2-3 times per week or whenever my lips are dry or flaky. I usually massage it in with a q-tip and let it sit for 3 or 4 minutes then gently rub a warm washcloth in circles to remove it. If your lips are flaky, this will take care of the problem much more effectively than just exfoliating with a washcloth or toothbrush. It's super quick and easy and worth the 10 or 12 bucks it costs. Also, it doesn't seem like the tube would last very long, but a little goes a long way--I'm going on probably 4 months with my current tube and it is still going strong.
My lips get dry often and flake so exfoliation is a must for me. I exfoliate on a daily basis because I wear lipsticks and or gloss everyday. When I exfoliate I use this about half the time. The other half of the time I use a warm wash cloth and rotate it in circular motions across my lips.
This product does what it's supposed to do. After I leave it on for 1-2 minutes it's dry and I use a wash cloth to remove. I'm left with lips that literally feel like satin. This mask is the only Mary Kay product I own and probably will be the only Mary Kay product I'll buy because I'm not interested in anything else they make. However, I hope they never discontinue this product.
It's lasted me about 1 year and I use it frequently so not only is it a good quality product but also a good value. A little dab of this goes a long way. When I purchased this I got the matching lip balm and wasn't especially impressed. I think the mask is the real star of the line. I use it with my Clinique Superbalm, but you could use it with any lip balm and get the same "satin lips" result.
This product is very good and helps the dry skin on my lips come off.
This was a gift and came just in time. I'd just run out of Red Tea Lip Salvation (Ole Henriksen) and was debating whether or not to re-order. At $15.00 a pop, I hesitated for sure. The MK version comes very close to the OH in that the first step has the sluffer which removed dead skin cells and peeling skin. The second is a balm. The balm is the best part imo...it's so soothing and is perfect before bedtime. Yes, the MK version is loaded with chemicals, which is a consideration, however it does get the job done. The Ole Henriksen version is all natural and smells like fresh fruit. The sluffer is softer and more gentle and requires very little mechanical work to get the job done. The MK version is a little more gritty, but in a good way and that balm makes it a good bet. Will keep using both.
My lips are usually in good shape, but occasionally get chapped and very flaky. I never actually expect products like this to work, and so was really surprised when, after leaving it on for about 10 minutes (vs. the 1-2 the tube directs), my lips came out completely flake free. I didn't need to rub it in or do any work of any kind - I just smeared some on, waited, then removed it with a wet tissue. I usually use the wet washcloth method, but this is both easier and less painful. I think US$9.50 is a reasonable price for something like this that performs well and doesn't require much product per use - I would buy it again if possible.
This is a great product for smoothing lips - not really any cons other then compared to other methods it's a little costly. I find after showering rubbing a towel (wetten the towel a little) helps with flakes on your lips.. I would not repurchase because I don't really have lips chapped/dry enough to justify this.
I hate this product. It dries my lips out. They have never felt worse in my life. I do like the little squeeze tube it comes in but thats about it.
This product is amazing!!!!! It makes my lips super soft. I will use it for the rest of my life.
My lips are my favorite feature. They are also my most annoying feature. They get dry no matter how many bottles of water I drink a day. No matter how many vitamins I take. No matter how great the lip balms. I can always guarantee that the next day, my lis will have flakes all over. Until a friend of mine introduced me to this. it is a creamy, grainy little scrub that you just dab and work into your lips for about a minute. Then let dry on your lips for a minute more. The result is super soft, shiny lips without that scratched or oily feeling I've gotten from other lip scrubs. My lipstick applies better, and my lip balms absorb faster. I can layer any lipgloss I want without worrying about calling attention to any lines. I always have these in my makeup bag since I always experiment with different lip looks. And it has never let me down. One tube lasts me about 3 months, since I make sure to use it once a week. Great little product to have, just great.