Sunday, April 3, 2011

Like Buttah- Korres Lip Butter Glaze Review and Swatches

I love Korres.  I love the aesthetic, I love that they're natural, and mostly I just love the products.  Okay, so I don't LOVE the prices because I'm a drugstore girl at heart, but all of their products I've tried have been worth it.  The very first time I stepped into Sephora I didn't know any of the brands or what products were good.  I just walked around in a daze due to sticker shock.  I somehow ended up in front of the Korres display and the Lip Butters immediately caught my eye (I've been a lip balm lover for as long as I can remember).  While still more than I was used to paying, at $10 the Lip Butters were less expensive than some of the other items I had been eyeing, so I pick one up in Pomegranate.

I love the way they feel on my lips. They're pigmented, but still feel soft and moisturizing.  What I'm not so crazy about is the packaging.  I'm not really a germaphobe so I don't mind sticking my fingers in pots for that reason, I just don't like having bright coral lip balm all over my hands.  I'm not a kid anymore so I can't get away with wiping it on my shirt or jeans (ahh, those days were nice).

But Korres listened to their fans and put the Lip Butters in squeeze tubes with a slant tip applicator.  YAY TOOBS!  They're $4 more than the Lip Butters in pots, but have 0.34 oz versus the pots' 0.21.  And I actually got mine in a set around the holidays with 3 tubes for $24.00... a great deal.  Even though the set is no longer available, the tubes are still worth the price (Also, Korres often has discount codess for 30% off their website).

The colors I have are:
  • Jasmine- a sheer milky light pink
  • Pomegranate- a bright coral
  • Raspberry- a berry red

They came in the packaging.  I know some people complained about it being ugly, but I like it for some reason.

From left: Jasmine, Pomegranate, Raspberry
The bottom swatch of Pomegranate is from the Lip Butter in the pot.  The color is exactly the same but the ones in the pot are a little thicker and not as shiny.

Bare lips for reference

Lip Butter Glaze in Jasmine

This one feels a little gritty or something.  That happens with lip balms sometimes when the butters or oils crystallize.  I'm not sure if this is whats happening here, but I think I may just have an off tube.  The others I have are not like this.

Lip Butter Glaze in Pomegranate
Lip Butter Glaze in Raspberry

  • Moisturizing and comfortable on the lips
  • Easy to apply from the tube
  • A good option for those looking for a pigmented moisturizing gloss
  • Non-sticky
  • Offer more product than the Lip Butter pots
  • More expensive than the lip butters in the pots
  • Only available in 5 colors
  • One of mine has a gritty feel


Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!


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  2. That looks so glossy and creamy...I'm gonna try it! :)
    Nice follower :D


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