Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Review: Korres Guava Lip Butter and quick giveaway update!

So, recently I went on a small shopping trip to Sephora, where I picked up Korres Lip butter in Guava and Tocca blood orange hand cream. I just wanted to do a review on the Korres lip butter because I love this shit. Seriously. Best. Shit. Ever. B.S.E for short. No picture nor swatches because.. well its a freaking lipbalm. No point in swatching right?.

Taken from Sephora.com

Lip Butter
What it is:
A buttery balm that melts onto the lips and cheeks for a pretty touch of color.

What it is formulated to do:
Korres Lip Butter gives lips a lovely, shiny finish and offers a natural flush when applied to the apples of the cheeks. Its shea-butter infusion conditions and heals lips and provides a softening touch to the skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens (all)
- Sulfates (all)
- Synthetic Fragrances (Guava, Wild Rose, Quince, Pomegranate)
- Synthetic Dyes (Wild Rose, Quince, Pomegranate)
- Petro-Chemicals (all)
- GMO (all)

 There are a bunch of different colors. I have Guava, which is the clear one. 

Packaging: I don't like the double layer of "boxes" that it comes in. One is enough. Also you don't know what color you're getting really. If I did know that they were colored, I would have chosen Pomagrante instead of Guava. I though that they were just smells! Besides that, it is a pot lip butter, which may turn some people off because of the potential "unsanitary" situation. As long as you're the only person dipping your fingers in, and as long as you don't like scratch your butt or use the bathroom beforehand, you should be fine. 

Smell: No offensive smells there. I like the buttery smell. But it's not really overpowering.  

Wear and Tear: This is really moisturizing. I use it day and night after showering/washing my face and my lips are so smooth. Before they were really gross and peeling because of the wind, but now they're so great. My lipstick also looks pretty good. You do need to wait a while for it to really sink in because it stays on your lips for a while. I have to wipe off the excess before I put on lipstick in the morning. 

Price: Ten. fucking. dollars. It's expensive. You can get the trio for 19.50 (usually retails at 30$ if bought seperately) but still, 10 dollars for a lip balm? It's very expensive considering burts bees is 3.49 or chapstick is like 1 dollar. I suggest that you buy it only when its on sale, when you need a few dollars to get free shipping, Sephora F&F sale etc. 

Recommended: Hell yeah. Besides the expensive price, its an amazing product. Personally, I might forgo some other things like eyeshadow so I can pick one up without killing my budget.  

Update on my giveaway: I will be adding the Victoria's Secret Secret Charm Shimmer Lotion to the prize giveaway because I hit 110 followers! I know that I said that I would add a new prize every 10 followers, but this is super exciting for me. Yes I get excited easily! Link is in the sidebar =) 



Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

I really need to try one of these lip butters! :) I ♥ Korres!


Y said...

Hehe you should! I am definitely loving the Korres line right now.

Tammy said...

I love Korres right now too! I really like their wild rose mask especially...but I must agree that the price is a big deterrent. In Canada, the mark up is even higher :(

Y said...

AWW thats sucks! I hate it when the prices are higher in other countries =(

intel said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this lip balm! It has a buttery-creamy texture and is super moisturizing, leaving your lips incredibly soft, smooth, and hydrated. I bought Guava because I was looking for a clear lip balm to use under lipsticks and lipglosses, but to my pleasant surprise, this lip balm actually delivers a tiny bit of a white tint. I personally like the muting effect of this product because it serves as a good base under lipsticks and lipglosses, providing a true color payoff. I also like this lip butter alone as well. It gives a pretty pale nude pout. Whether wearing this alone or under a lipstick or lipgloss, I absolutely love this lip balm and its moisturizing properties. This product is well worth its price and I would definitely purchase this again!

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Y said...

I totally agree with you!

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Creme de la mere lip balm is £30 which is around $40? That's too much to spend on a lip balm ;) x hivennn. p.s enter my giveaway?

naudii beautii said...

i would love to try the lip butters mmm lol