If it wasn’t obvious to you yet, I adore my two Korres lip butters. Last year was the year of red lipstick; it practically defined my school days and events, and it became an integral part of my makeup routine. This year, however, I am more attracted to comfortable, moisturizing lip colors. Enter the Korres lip butters. I discovered my first one last year, the pinky Quince color. It wasn’t love at first sight–admittedly, I was still more into red lipstick, and I forgot I owned it multiple times–but once I started using my regularly, I was sold.
Why do I adore my lip butters so much? Simply put, they’re surprisingly awesome. I’ve tried many a tinted lip balm in the past few months–Maybelline, Clinique, etc.–and these are the best, in my opinion. The Korres lip butters have the most impressive color payoff (sheer and subtle, but definitely still visible color) for the amount of moisture they provide. And oh my gosh, do they moisturize. I never want to take mine off! I’d probably still buy these even if they didn’t have such beautiful colors. The balm part of the lip butter is that good. They’re smooth, comfortable, and surprisingly long lasting for the type of product they are. I love them, and I wish I’d been introduced to these sooner.
The only major flaw I can think of about these lip butters is their packaging. With my first lip butter, Quince, I made the mistake of sealing my little pot too tightly; for months, I was unable to open it! Such an annoyance. I learned my lesson, though, and I seal them tightly, but not so well that I can’t open them again. Also, I am not a big fan of potted lip products in general. I find them unhygienic, and I really don’t like sticking my finger in the little pot when I’m on the go. I do suppose that this packaging is reasonable; if they were on a stick, they would melt at the slightest warm temperature.
Overall, I highly recommend these lip butters for sheer, beautiful, moisturizing color. They would be a great lip product to get someone into lip products. Quince is a beautiful sheer pink, while Plum is a deeper sheer berry color. I plan to pick up more of these when I run out!