Review: Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter


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Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate · £8

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.

Gillian x


  1. Really want one of these! Sounds amazing.

    Katie x |

  2. What a nice 'your lips but better' shade! Looks really pretty on you. I get a little weird about finger-into-pot lip balms (mainly because my friends all think it's an open invitation to swipe some!) but I think I can get over it on this occasion ;)

  3. Oo I like the idea of 'my lips but better'! Lovely xx

  4. these were cast aside by my mum, so yay for me! I love it! looks gorgeous on you :)

  5. ahh this shade is so nice! i recently fell in love with these too after all those years of hype. think i need to buy pomegranate too. love the new layout btw! xx

  6. This colour is GORGEOUS on you! I've been wanting to try one of these for so long!

  7. This looks gorgeous on your lips - i'm adding it to my list!

  8. Looks gorgeous! I have the rose shade in stick form :)

  9. it seems wonderful and I like the little colour it gives! :D

  10. This color is so pretty, I could see it being perfect for everyday wear as you stated. I have a few random potted lip products but they are the generic 'sticky' texture that is annoying to use when out and about!

    By the way, I LOVE your new blog design, it looks gorgeous!

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

  11. your new layout looks great! really want to try one of these now, great to keep in your handbag x

  12. Wow looks beautiful! *Adds to basket*

    Kate xo |

  13. Ahh I keep meaning to try the pomegranate scent/flavour(?!) I have guava but it leaves such a white cast on the lips that I hardly wear mine aside from to bed nowadays. Also, I adore your new layout Gillian, noticed it a few days ago but of course have been to lazy to type a comment ;) Hope all's well lovely. xx


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