I picked up one of the Yes to Coconut 2-Step Lip Kit Pucker Up! ($3.99) because I have dry, flaky as hell lips that look all kinds of zombie crusty in the Winter. See? This is why I do not like long-wearing liquid lipstick. Matte, long wear lipsticks were created to torture people with dry lips.
I blame steam heat. I keep telling myself I’m going to get a room humidifier for my bedroom as my skin, lips, and eyes would thank me for it but I haven’t done so yet. I swear steam heat will suck every bit of moisture from your body.
Anyway, Yes To has been a roll releasing all sorts of cream masks, peels, and exfoliaters in single use packages that range from $3 to $4 bucks each. Of course, being the mask junkie I am, I had to pick up a few and the Yes to Coconut 2-Step Lip Kit Pucker Up! ended up in my cart as well.
Here’s my thoughts and review.
Yes to Coconut 2-Step Lip Kit Pucker Up! is a two step lip kit that includes a sugar lip scrub and lip mask to smooth, soften, and de-flake dry lips.
The first step is to physically exfoliate your lips which you’ll be doing with the Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Exfoliating Lip Scrub. The mask actually tears off into two separate envelopes. Once you tear open the first envelope you’ll find a smaller packet of lip scrub inside. This packet includes a TON of lip scrub. It’s actually way too much for a single use. I experienced the same problem with the Yes to Miracle Oil Argan Oil Mud Mask. This just include a little too much product. I appreciate how generous they are but it feels a little wasteful. You might be able to somehow reseal the scrub and place it in a ziploc bag maybe to use a few more times but I’m skeptical how fresh it’ll remain as it might harden over time since it isn’t completely sealed away from air exposure. They seriously give you enough lip scrub for like five uses at least.
I loved the scrub and I feel like they should release it in a pot as an individual purchase! I’d totally buy it. It’s a coconut oil based sugar scrub that has a grainier, oily texture. It does a fine job buffing flaky dead skin away without being overly harsh. It tastes like coconut oil and sugar, no generic coconut fragrance or flavor here. To me it tasted like coconut water! It did a nice job exfoliating my lips and left them soft and smooth.
After scrubbing you’ll rip open the second envelope and apply the Yes to Coconut Plumping Lip Mask to your lips. Sadly, the lip patch was a little disappointing! I’ve used a ton of gel lip patches from Korea like Etude House’s Cherry Lip Gel Patch and I was thinking that the Yes to Coconut 2-Step Lip Kit Pucker Up! Set’s lip mask would be along the same lines. This is actually a thin, paper mask that’s not very saturated and feels dry-ish out of the package. There are some warnings on the directions that state it’ll tingle and if it becomes unbearable to remove the mask. I experienced no tingle and left the mask on for the full 15 minutes. I didn’t feel like the mask did much of anything. Apparently it is supposed to smooth and plump lips but I didn’t notice any change in the volume of my lips.
Yes to Coconut 2-Step Lip Kit Pucker Up! is a fun product but…mmmm….! The scrub portion of this treatment was great but I felt like I wasted a lot of it. They should consider putting it in a resealable pot or maybe giving you a little less to work with. And the lip patch was a bit disappointing as it didn’t really do much of anything. A better option might be to indulge in Chapstick Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub and maybe grab a Asian gel lip patch or two as you’ll likely get the same or better results using the combination of these two products!
Yes to Coconut 2-Step Lip Kit Pucker Up! is launching now at drugstores or get it at ulta.com.