These The Crème Shop x Hello Kitty Hydrogel Lip Patches Are THE Cutest Path to Luscious Lips

There's something about Sanrio and their mascot, Hello Kitty, that's utterly irresistible.

Though my aesthetic is typically anything but pink, frilly and feminine, I've always been drawn to the brand's bright colors and adorable characters. And somehow, these classic elements are always elevated even further in the company's frequent collaborations.

The latest and greatest of these collabs is their work with The Crème Shop, and the items available in the collection are the cutest. Its products address pretty much every beauty need you could think of, from forehead patches and tinted lip balms to hand sanitizers, protective face masks and more—and when the team behind the collab reached out and asked if we'd be interested in covering some of their lip products, we were more than happy to oblige them.

The Products

Among the many, many lovely items in The Crème Shop x Hello Kitty collaboration are two sets of Hydrogel Lip Patches designed to smooth, nourish and plump the lips. Each of these K-beauty lip masks boasts its own unique ingredients to get the job done, and both are dermatologist-tested and cruelty-free, as well as free of any parabens and sulfates.

The Creme Shop Hello Kitty Lip Patch Vanilla Pudding Packaging

(via The Crème Shop)



The Experience

Moisturizing + Smoothing + Plumping: $4

I went for the Moisturizing + Smoothing + Plumping mask first, selecting it less because of the ingredients or the adorable picture on the front of the lip mask, but because this one was Vanilla Pudding flavored, and that piqued my curiosity. Within the packaging, the mask itself came sheathed between two thin sheets of plastic, as well as two pieces of waxy paper, which sealed all of the moisture inside of the mask. I peeled those away, placed on the large mask (which extended far beyond the space of my lips) and set a timer for 15 minutes to allow it to do its work.

While I feel like I had to occasionally use my hands to stick this mask back to my face where it was peeling away, the process itself was easy and soothing, and there was even a slit down the center of the mask so I could speak, if need be. When the time came to peel it off, I felt that the active ingredients of shea butter and avocado had done an amazing job to make my lips feel hydrated and smooth, and after rubbing any leftover moisture into them, they felt even better, with the added benefit of a bit of pout. I have to say I didn't get any vanilla pudding flavoring—was I supposed to be licking my lips during the process?—but it left me feeling great nonetheless, and looking forward to my next mask later in the week.

The Creme Shop Hello Kitty Lip Patch Vanilla Pudding

(via The Crème Shop)


Plumping + Healing + Revitalizing: $4

I decided to put on the Plumping + Healing + Revitalizing mask while I soaked in the bath, and it was an experience I highly recommend. This mask, infused with both collagen and 24 karat gold, is all about healing and restoring the skin, and this time around, I really understood the benefit of the mask extending over the lips and onto the surrounding skin. When I peeled this mask off and smoothed in the excess formula, I saw just how smooth the skin around my lips looked. Again, I didn't really get a sense of the strawberry flavoring, but I can't say I minded at all.

The Creme Shop Hello Kitty Lip Patch Strawberry

(via The Crème Shop)


Bottom Line

If you've been looking to pamper yourself with a lip mask that's inexpensive, effective and ridiculously cute to look at, look no further than these Hydrogel Lip Patches. At $4 each, they're on par with other similar face masks while offering top-notch ingredients. And the fact they're Hello Kitty certainly doesn't hurt.


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