As I mentioned in my Oliver Bonas post, I recently bought one of the Korres Lip Butters. These have been around for ages, and everyone went crazy for them a little while ago (I have no concept of time, it could be anything between 3 years and 3 months haaa) but I never paid much attention. I’m not really sure why, but I just got it in my head that it wasn’t something I wanted to buy and so I didn’t bother reading reviews of it or anything. But when I saw them in the shop I decided to have a look at them and oh my, it was love at first swatch. It was actually the Jasmine one which I swatched first (it smelled AMAZING, although not particularly like jasmine) and although I loved the scent I thought the colour was a little too pale for me, so I went for the brighter Pomegranate one instead.
The Lip Butters are described as “a buttery lip balm that melts on the lips” and I’d say that’s pretty spot on. They’re much softer than a lot of lip balms I’ve used in the past, but not at all sticky and really seem to sink in to the lips. They contain shea butter and rice wax (whatever that is), amongst other natural ingredients, to hydrate the lips and make them soft and smooth. My lips aren’t too dry anyway, but they definitely feel much softer since I’ve been using this. Korres are a company which specialise in natural products, so it’s nice to know you’re putting something on your lips that isn’t full of chemicals. It smells amazing too, really sweet and fruity, but it’s not overpowering or synthetic and doesn’t really linger on the lips.
The shade Pomegranate is a really nice pinky-coral colour and it’s fairly pigmented considering it’s just a tinted lip balm. It’s perfect for natural, everyday makeup as it gives a good amount of colour without looking overdone. It’s fairly similar to my natural lip colour, but it gives a definite tint and makes my lips look much perkier and my complexion much less corpse-like. A “my lips but better” product if ever I saw one! The formula is really nice as well, it does seem to just melt into your lips. It last for ages too; most lip balms I end up reapplying every hour or so, but I could probably go at least 3 hours before thinking of reapplying this. Even with eating and drinking, it doesn’t disappear completely like a lot of lip products do. I’d probably reapply after having meal anyway, but I wouldn’t be in a huge hurry as you definitely still feel like your lips are nicely hydrated – unlike that uncomfortable dry feeling you usually get when your lip balm/stick/whatever wears off after eating (or is that just me?).
The only possible negative – although it’s not a problem for me at all – is that it comes in a pot which can be a little messy to apply. I don’t really mind applying it with my fingers, but it can be a bit of a faff if you’re applying it whilst out and about. I believe that the Korres Lip Butters also come in stick form (although I think the formula is slightly different) so they might be worth looking into if you’re not keen on the idea of a pot.
Whether you’ve got dry lips and want something to soothe and protect them, or just want an everyday makeup product to keep your lips looking nice, I think the Korres Lip Butters would be just the thing. I love my Pomegranate one and have used it pretty much every day since I got it, so I think purchasing some of the other shades is definitely on the cards.