Korres Lip Butter: Review

I got a bit of a bargain recently when I bought a Korres Guava Lip Butter in one of the lovely Cosmetic Candy‘s blog sales for only £3.00. It was brand new and totally untouched and came in a fabulous package along with the other bits I bought plus a lollipop (kept the boyfriend happy and distracted him from the fact I had bought more make-up) and best of all – a cosmetic candy badge. Yep, like a Blue Peter badge but for grown ups (who have an obsession with make-up).
Anyway, onto the review. It took me a while to use this lip butter for the first time as it looked all smooth and lovely and I didn’t want to ‘spoil’ it by sticking my grubby mitts in (no, there’s no logic there at all) I guess I can only liken it to when it snows and everything looks and perfect and white – till a big car comes along and spoils it by turning it to sludge. Kinda similar…

Anyway, when I got ‘stuck in’ I found a rather different texture to what I was expecting. I was expecting something similar to a standard lip balm, but instead found that the lip butter was thicker – although it wasn’t heavy or thick when applied on the lips. It was just quite dense and creamy rather than balm-like. When applied it feels creamy and really moisturises, rather than just coats lips a-la Vaseline. I find that using this keeps my lips soft all day with just a couple of applications.

My favorite things about the lip butter are the smell and the colour. The colour is creamy-white, and as it is tinted it acts as a sort of concealer for my natural lip colour – leaving me with pale/neutral lips – which is a look I love, especially since I tend to focus my make-up on my eyes. The smell is gorgeous – fruity and sweet, and reminds me of cocktails. Yummy.
The picture above was taken pre-use (so I can savour the smooth and perfect loveliness).
**The Small Print**
I bought this product with my own money and I am not associated or paid in any way by the brand or any company linked to the brand. All reviews are honest and imparital regardless of the source of the product.


  1. December 27, 2009 / 11:24 pm

    I’ve too have recently been introduced to Korres Lip Butter and really like it. I have it in 2 of the colors, Jasmine and Quince. The Jasmine gives me that nude look and the Quince is great for a pop of color.


    ps~ what nail polish are you wearing in this photo, its a great color!

  2. December 30, 2009 / 12:49 pm

    I just read another review on the Jasmine lip butter and love the colour, so hopefully going to get myself one of those too – for a change of colour!

    The nail colour is the infamous ‘Metro Chic’ by Sephora for OPI. I ordered from ebay – can’t remember the seller name, but if you are UK based and want to know i’ll check for you! They were really good – fast delivery!

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