Remember when I wrote about the first flag ship store of Korres that opened its doors in Brussels? Well, after having had the opportunity to get to know the brand, I became very curious about their lip butters. So when I visited the pharmacy the other day to get a prescription for my sick boyfriend, I noticed some Korres products tucked away somewhere in the back.
Korres is widely available at pharmacies for their homeopathic products ranging from skin care to cosmetics and herbal remedies. If you want more information about Korres, be sure to check it out here. I did not have a lip butter yet that did not come in a lipstick tube, so I specifically went for this little pot. You might think it is more unhygienic, but I am using a lipstick brush for it and it works perfectly. When sliding the package open a bit the red color caught my eye right away. I thought it was so cute that I kept playing with the wrapping for a couple of minutes - sliding the lip butter in and out.
The plastic jar looks simple but attractive and gives a clear description of what the product is. On the jar itself it is mentioned that it is "a buttery lip balm that mels on the lips and offers a shiny tinted finish. The combination of shea butter and rice wax offers deep hydration and softens. Ideal for chapped lips". Well, that comes in handy because my lips definitely need some hydration and softening. When I twisted the jar open a beautiful deep red color revealed itself and I was anxious to try it.
The lip butter has a neutral scent but I can definitely smell a bit of rose in there, but it is so subtle that it does not bother me. On the pictures below you will find the swatches. First, I tested it on my arm. The swatch on the left is one layer and the one on the right is two layers. The color isn't that reddish anymore, but has become a dark pink slightly purple color. As you can see on the next picture, my lips could really use some magic and the third picture shows what the lip butter looks like with it on my lips. When putting it on in the bathroom with yellow light all around me, this lip balm just made my lips look healthy with just a bit of color. When looking at my lips in white light or day light, the purple color would definitely shine through a bit more, giving me more than just healthy-looking lips but also beautiful and subtle painted lips. This was only one layer of the lip butter spread out evenly on my lips.
What can I say? I am in love. This lip butter is one of the more subtle ones I have, but that in itself is a good thing! I do not always need to wear bright colors. Instead, a color that make my lips look healthier is perfect for everyday wear! Does it also make my lips more hydrated and softer? Yes, definitely. I notice that it heals my lips, but not as quickly as it does with vaseline.. but that is because I tend to add way more vaseline (especially during the night) than I did this lip butter. Such a lovely product should be treated with care and not wasted! So I will not be using it as a lip balm.. but as a lip butter! A jar contains 6 grams or 0.21 oz worth of lip butter and you can easily control how much you want to apply with a lipstick brush. The only downside I could think of might be the price. It might be a bit expensive for some, but for a first buy I am very satisfied.. and keep in mind it does not just heal your lips but also makes them look healthier. Korres can be found in pharmacies world wide and this lip butter cost me €9,95. Are you in love too? Ever tried a colored lip butter that comes in a jar? Tell me what you think!