Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: Korres Lip Butter

I purchased the Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine a few months back after hearing so many great reviews online. During one of the Sephora VIB discount days, I decided to bite the bullet and try it out in Jasmine since I had never tried a nude-toned lip balm before. Now, the question is: are high-end lip balms worth it? Read on to see if this popular balm lives up to the hype.
Korres Lip Butter - Jasmine
See my video review here: http://youtu.be/O1OzzO5cq5o

Review Breakdown

Ease of Use: 6/10
The container is lightweight and the product isn't too sticky to use with a finger. More so a product to use at home or at a desk where you can keep your hands clean.

Lasting Power and Appearance: 7/10
Not the most long-wearing product but does look very nice on the lips when initially applied. Nice light vanilla scent and generally comfortable and moisturizing to wear.

Packaging: 5/10
The little pot packaging isn't hygienic and can get messy. There seems to be an excessive amount of container when compared to the amount of product inside. The plastic feels a bit cheap.

Price/Value: 5/10
Unless you're looking for a particular shade and find it within this line, I would not say this product is worth spending the money on. It must be used within one year of opening and does not have any kind of SPF or other unique qualities. Simply a comfortable buttery lip balm that isn't too glossy and provides decent moisture.

Overall, this lip balm receives a C+ rating.

For my final answer, I'm going to have to say no, this product is not completely worth $16 for 6g of product. In my opinion, all of the high end balms I've tried (Fresh Sugar Treatment, Dior Creme de Rose, Clinique, etc.) haven't surpassed their drugstore counterparts. Now, is this particular one a complete ripoff? No, it isn't. Particularly because it comes in some really unique shades which stick around for quite some time and do serve to nourish the lips.

Kisses!
Madeline
xx
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