Whole post only about lip products? Yes, I’m surprised too! Let’s state some facts first. A – I can’t stand lip products with fragrance. More precisely, it’s the flavour that comes with the fragrance that makes me gag. And B – I have an allergy on most lipsticks. I get these weird little irritating bumps on the contours of my lips and I just have to wait until they disappear on their own in a couple of days. That’s why I started to look into natural cosmetics and subsequently fell in love with Korres.
Korres Lip Butter is a very creamy, deeply moisturising lip balm which gives your lips a lovely tinted shine and a plump feeling. It contains a combination of shea butter and rice wax, plus is mineral oil and silicone free.
I have two of the six available shades. ‘Mango’ is a sheer orange and ‘Quince’ is a pretty rosy pink. Both smell heavenly in the pot, fruity but not in any way artificially. They have no flavour what so ever, for what I’m really thankful for. The scent disappear about 10 minutes after the application, what could be a good or a bad thing, it comes to personal preference.
Their texture is very smooth and buttery (what a surprise! ) and not at all tacky. It’s very easy to apply with your finger, but unless you know your lips really well, I think you will need a mirror with these tinted shades. And also a tissue, because there will be a colourful residue on your fingertip after the application.
I know that the pot packaging can be off-putting, sticking your finger in an orange “mess” over and over again and than wiping off the excess somewhere, but that’s the only negative thing about this product. And if it helps you to sleep any better, they are formulated without water. That should prevent the bacteria spreading.
Once applied on the lips, the formula melts down and gives them an unbelievably nourishing and soft feeling. Unlike most of the lip balms I’ve tried, my lips feel softened, moisturised and flake free even hours after the lip butter has sunk in. The only other lip balm comparable to Korres lip butters is Nuxe Reve De miel which I still use for the night time.
With one swipe the tint is almost undetectable on the lips but you can easily build it up to the opacity of the swatches bellow.
Korres Mango Butter Lipstick – “Lipstick with a sheer colour for a brilliant high shine. With Mango butter which leaves lips smooth and moisturised.”
I couldn’t agree more with this description. They are sheer but can be builded up, very shiny and soooo comfortable on the lips. They are not as moisturising as the Lip Butters, but still more hydrating than any other lipstick I’ve tried so far, including Revlon Lip Butters.
I bought two shades. ’45 Coral’ is true to its name, perfect coral colour without too much pink in it and ’54 Fuchsia’ is a bright purple pink with silver microshimmers.
They have very soft and creamy, almost balmy texture. ‘Fuchsia’ is a little bit harder to apply because the formula is slightly more firm, probably because of the shimmers. But both feel very smooth and buttery on the lips. Unlike the Korres Lip Butters, they don’t have any particular smell to them.
Staying power is not the best, maybe about 3 hours, but you really can’t expect more from this kind of lipstick.
Even though they give only a very sheer coverage with one swipe, they can by layered up to a pretty bright and opaque colour as you can see on the swatches below.
First row: Lip Butter ‘Quince’Lip Butter ‘Mango’; Second row:, Mango Butter lipstick ’54 Fuchsia’, Mango Butter lipstick ’45 Coral’
Overall, I’m very happy that I’ve tried Korres lip products and I absolutely love them. I use the lip butters multiple times a day and Mango butter lipsticks became my favourite too. I’m sure I will go back to the store and pick up more shades. I also think they are very reasonably priced for a natural cosmetics brand.
Bratislava Korres boutique prices: Lip Butters 9,60€; Mango Butter Lipsticks 13,96€.
Have you tried any of the Korres lip products? Do you like them as much as I do?