Review: Korres Lip Butter

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What it says on the tub: A buttery lip balm that melts on the lips and offers a shiny tinted finish. The combination of shea butter and rice wax offers deep hydration ad softness. Ideal for chapped lips.

The weather has become noticeably colder over the past couple of weeks and has brought with it some pretty fierce winds. I've noticed I've had to up the no of times I apply lip balm in order to keep my lips supple and hydrated so thought it was time to put this through its paces.

At first glance I was quite impressed with size of the tub. However it gives a false impression, because when you unscrew the lid there isn't as much product inside as it would have you believe from the outside. It's still a decent amount given the price but it's not as much as the packaging would have you believe.

I have the mango lip butter and there is a light scent of mango which is pleasant, but not overpowering. This is a tinted lip balm and the pigment shows surprisingly well when you apply it to the lip. You can also increase the depth of colour by adding layers if you wish. It appears as a sheer peachy coral shade, goes on smoothly but annoyingly, you're always left with colour on your fingers after applying it so have a tissue to hand after application. I also found myself having to reapply a few times throughout the day too which became tedious after a while.


I find it moisturising (while it lasts) but it's not my lip balm of choice. I think I would probably reach for this particular shade more during warmer weather when I'm happy to wear less makeup and leave my lips bare with a wash of colour I'm pretty devoted to my Burts Bees honey chap stick and prefer the convenience of a tube, rather than poking my fingers in a tub (which is tres annoying when the balm get under your nails) and it's more hygienic.

This comes in a variety of scents which include Wild Rose, Guava, Pomegranate, Quince and Plum and is full of natural goodness being mineral oil, silicone, prophylene and ethanolamine free. For the record this means absolutely nothing to me, but may be of interest to those who do understand the importance of these missing ingredients. Actually, please tell me if you do - I'm curious!

If I ever remember (or get round to it) I may try the Guava and Jasmine balms in future as the look of these, for me, are more suitable for everyday wear. Minor gripes aside, this is a nice tinted lip balm which gives you soft, moisturised lips with that 'bitten lip' effect without breaking the bank.

Price: £6.00
Where can I buy it from: Liberty, Selfridges, ASOS, Bath & Unwind

9 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Sarah x said...

I like Korres but I am really not into tubs of balm, I have chavtastic long nails so I would end up with manky goop under my nails, which isn't nice lol!

Louise said...

ooo I have a few of these including 2 plums for some reason lol. I can't wait till you do the Jasmine review as you know I love Jasmine but I find the idea of it in my mouth a bit strange ?

Beautyjunkielondon said...

Ooh - perfect timing for a Korres lip butter review! I'm on the hunt for a decent lip balm for winter and korres was suggested by a couple of people on twitter and now your review makes me very tempted!

VexInTheCity said...

@ Louise - It probably won't be until next year as I want to go to the actual Korres shop on Kings Road. I wasn't keen on the Jasmine body butter smell but the Jasmine lip butter colour looks perfect so if the smell isn't too strong, then I'll buy it.

@ Beautyjunkielondon - I saw your tweets earlier so decided to finish the review as it was half done and sitting in my drafts! Hope it helped x

@ Sarah - Me neither, but I'll make the odd exception if it's a really nice one and I've just cut my nails so I'm cool for now LOL

Jo said...

I have the Guava one and I adore it. Its so nude, perfect for day wear.

Great Review hunny.

xx

Belle Du Jour said...

Jasmine is my absolute love. I have about 3 little tubs of it now. It smells like creme brulee to me and nudes out my lips perfectly!

The Shabby and The Chic said...

I picked up the Pomegranate Butter from Liberty a couple of weeks ago and absolutely adore it!
But like you I've found myself reverting back to my Burt's Pomegranate Lip Balm Stick as I hate the sticky feeling left on my fingers after.

http://theshabbyandthechic.blogspot.com/2009/11/good-enough-to-eat.html

Ondo Lady said...

Oh thanks for this review. I LOVE my lip balms and cannot live without them so I will be buying this in Liberty or on asos.com.

Marce said...

I haven't tried the lip butters, though I'd love to, considering Korres makeup is fantastic! Plus the price isn't too steep...
Thanks for the great review and swatch! XO

 

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