Review: Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter..♥
"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 and softness. Ideal for chapped lips."
• Dermatologically Tested
• Mineral Oil Free
• Silicone Free
• Propylene Glycol Free
• Ethanolamine Free
I have a habit of using lip balms or conditioners on my lips at all times during the day. Honestly, I believe it's an addiction. No matter how many balms, butters, conditioners or moisturisers I've tried, I'm always still willing to try new ones. Dry or chapped lips are avoided when possible as I'm always carrying around some sort of lip product to prevent this. Next in line I guess was this lip butter by Korres which is described as being a buttery tinted lip balm. If you're familiar with the MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner then you'll have an idea of what type of product this is. It's great for those who want to keep their lips hydrated and moisturised but with an added pop of colour.
As described above, this tinted lip butter has a shiny finish to it, though not like a lip gloss but very similar to finishes of most balms/conditioners.
There are 7 available shades/scents to choose from so you're bound to find a colour that suits you!
1. Wild Rose
I wasn't too fussed about my choice so I opted for the lip butter in 'Pomegranate'. I would describe 'Pomegranate' to be a coral shade and it does smell very nice and fruity in my opinion. The smell is not overbearing and once applied to your lips, you really do not even smell it anymore.
As I have quite long nails, I find the packaging of this product very annoying because my fingers cannot fit in the tub so I need a lip brush/applicator in order to apply it!
Besides the small tub, the packaging is quite sleek and fresh. Each shade has the corresponding lid colour and a white tub.
You get 6g/0.21 Oz worth of product in the pot.
Price and Availability
This product is actually quite difficult to find. It is sold on the Korres website but in euros. You may have to run a google search in order to find a supplier in your country. I purchased mine from ASOS for £5.40 with my 10% student discount but it is originally £6.00.
I think this lip butter is a good affordable lip balm to purchase. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to MAC Tinted Lip Conditioners then this will be good for you especially because the colour range is wider. This lip butter does its job of keeping your lips moisturised and hydrated without any stickiness.
For those who do not like scented products at all, then this may not be for you. Though it is not overpowering, if your sensitive to scents, it may be strong for some.
As I do not own any of the other shades, I cannot guarantee their pigment. I can say that 'Pomegranate' is quite pigmented for the lip balm that it is but I believe the colour can be built depending on how much you apply. You can either go for just a sheer tint or if you keep layering, eventually you will achieve the colour in the pot.
Like I said before, the only downfall of this product for me is the packaging as I do not have time to keep applying it with a lip brush or applicator so I may have to think about this before purchasing another pot!
Do you own any of the Korres lip butters or their other lip products?