Friday, January 24, 2014

Korres Lip Butter "Wild Rose"

korres lip butter wild rose

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. 


korres lip butter wild rose
korres lip butter wild rose
korres lip butter wild rose


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.

korres lip butter wild rose swatches

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!



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  1. oooo a lip butter with red tint! thats a first, well at least for me :) i havent seen anything like it and i love lip butters. im currently using one from body shop, i wish it had tint too, so my lips can look healthier even when im just at home.

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    1. yeah, if I want to moisturize and nurture my chapped lips I usually put on lip butter with a tint so it adds some color to my face! Which one are you using by TBS?

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  2. Wauw, ziet er goed uit! En helemaal niet duur!

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  3. Hey Natasja, I'm glad to hear you like this so much! I had the Guava one, but I prefer to use anything in pot exclusively at bedtime (so I don't have to dip a not-so-clean finger in there during daytime). The formula is indeed very moisturizing! I like how the little tint can instantly makes you look healthy as well :)

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    1. Hi Sunny! I definitely want to try the Guava one too! I understand about the pot, but I definitely won't be dipping my fingers in any tinted lip butters, so a lipstick brush is necessary which makes it more hygienic for me during the day. I'm happy your pleased with yours though.. can't wait to try it :D

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  4. Ik kan begrijpen dat je verliefd bent! Alleen de potjesverpakking vind ik een minpuntje, maar verder klinkt dit echt super. En dat beetje kleur is echt mooi.

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    1. Ik was juist erg enthousiast over het potje haha, maar ik gebruik wel een kwastje ervoor! Dus het raakt mijn vingers niet aan :D Jaa, prachtige kleur he! Couldn't agree more.

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  5. Weeral een erg goede review! Wel verrassend om de kleur te zien als ze eens op je lippen is.

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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    1. Dank je wel, Karen! Ja, heel anders dan in het potje!

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  6. Wat een mooie glans geeft deze zeg <3 Bijzonder kleurtje en ik snap ook helemaal dat je hem zo mooi vind :D

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  7. Hij klinkt wel heel goed! Ik heb alleen nog maar een nagellakje van Korres geprobeerd ;)

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  8. Kende het nog niet! Vind het een mooi kleurtje geven ook :)

    Liefs,

    Maria

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  9. Nog nooit van gehoord, maar heel mooi! X

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  10. Looks nice, I will buy one if I spot it somewhere in a shop.

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  11. Lip butter, sounds interesting! Never had fun coz I just settle with my red lipstick and usual lip balm. LOL! I love shea butter, it smells so good that you'd want to eat it. Hehe :)

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    1. That works just as fine too! I tend to do that a lot as well :D the options are limitless right! ^^

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  12. Ik gebruik ook altijd Lip Butters in de winter, zo fijn! Mooie kleur heeft deze ook!

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  13. Prachtige lipbutter! Mooi subtiel kleurtje ook! Zou perfect zijn voor mij op dit moment :D

    Liefs,
    Karlien

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  14. Ziet er mooi uit, ik heb nog nooit iets getest van het merk, moet ik eens doen :)

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  15. Dit product geeft echt een heel mooi effect bij jou! :)

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  16. Ik dacht dat ik al gereageerd had maar toch niet. Ziet er heel erg goed uit!

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    1. Had je wel gedaan hoor ^^ maar ook dank je wel voor deze!

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  17. Mooi mooi mooi, ik hou van rood. Helaas een beetje aan de dure kant.. (:

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    1. Kan ik begrijpen, maar zeker het proberen waard!

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  18. Mijn lippen zijn op dit moment echt volledig kapot, dus deze zou wel welkom zijn! Ik ga er eens voor kijken!

    Liefs,
    Marlies (www.goldenmirrorsandpinkbows.be)

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  19. Ik wil ook al zo lang eens een lip butter uittesten! Dit ziet er alvast veel belovend uit
    xo

    www.Cwithoutshoes.blogspot.com

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  20. De lipbutter ziet er fijn uit! En wat zijn je foto's mooi zeg! Doing good work girl!

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  21. prachtige lipbutter ziet er fijn uit liefs, x

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  22. Ziet er leuk uit! Heb zelf Sleek Pout Polishes thuis; ook heel fijn :)

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  23. Die lipbutter ziet er heel fijn uit!
    liefs x

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  24. I've heard plenty of great things about these lip butters (a friend who's a massive fan), but I've yet to try one because it's quite pricey! Definitely want to try 'Guava' because of the name, but for tinted lip balms, I have a massive stash of Baby Lips I need to get through, haha. c:

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

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  25. leuk ! ik heb de nude kleur, breng hem ook bijna altijd met een kwastje aan, uit hygiëne maar ook omdat ik lange nagels heb haha

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