Korres • Mandarin Lip Butter Stick • Lip Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Love love love love it! My friend bought this for me from Germany and I've been using it non stop ever since. The colour I've got was Purple and it gives a beautiful matte-ish look on the lips. I just need this (thank goodness for the SPF) and filing in my eyebrows and I'm good to go. :)
Onto its moisturizing properties, it's not as good as the lip butter in the pot but its convienient. Ive never had cracked lips before so i dont know how well would it soothe crack lips but for lips that have been in the aircon for too long it works wonderfully(for the day, I don use this at night bc of the SPF) It stays on my lips for 3-4 hours max but since I have a gazillion more lip balm to go through I'm fine with it, just prefer that it's more readily accessible here. Will recommend and repurchase :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I like SPF protection and the colour payoff, which is pretty good for a lip balm. Too bad that as a lip balm, it's not so good. Goes on a bit waxy then ends up drying my lips and making them crack, and I live in a humid country!
I thought this would be like the lip butters in stick form, but no..
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this in Purple and I probably won't repurchase, even though I like quite a few things about it. The shade is nice (although a tad warmer than expected) and colour payoff is good for a tinted balm, but this just dries my lips out. I don't even mind the smell, it's pleasant if anything, but having to put a moisturizing lip balm under another lip balm is just too much.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I read the reviews before buying, so I was expecting an awfuly tasting lip balm, but that wasn't the case. It doesn't taste as nice as the lip butters in the pot, but I think it's still pleasant. It's not as moisturizing as the pots, but it deposits more color, similar to a sheer lipstick. I got Rose, which turns out to be very similar in color to Dr. Pepper lipsmacker, but with much more pigment. It looks like I've been eating a cherry Popsicle. It has SPF, which is a bonus for summer. If you love the pots for the balmy effect, you might be disappointed with the sticks. However, they make up for it in convenience and color payoff.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have the purple one, and I really enjoy it.
It works great on dry/chapped lips, has a very nice little scent, soothes lips a bit, but I still can't say that this is a 'butter', as Korres claim. They already have a great lip butter in a jar, and that one is far more soothing and creamy than this tube version. But despite the fact it's not super creamy, this lip butter still manages to be a great treatment for lips.
On me the purple lip butter comes out as a very nice neutral brown with a hint of coral, and the key word here is 'neutral', it makes gorgeous lip makeup, because, surprisingly, it stays in place for a very long time (for a lip butter).
I've been using this one for a couple of month or so, and I am definitely going back to grab more colours.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this at the airport, i was intrigued by the SPF and the fact that i claims to be "natural", and the cute packaging. It made my lips so dry, they cracked. My lips usually never do that. Another thing is, even though i applied the thinnest layer possible it still made my lips white. Maybe it was the SPF. I don't know. Won't repurchase, or try out any other thing from that brand. Cute packaging or not.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This product is simply enough, it gives a nice subtle colour, is light and (hopefully) isn't too harmful with its ingredients (I use it at work). It also has an SPF protection (15) which is great if you live in a hot place.
Update: I gave this butter stick to a male friend of mine and he absolutely LOVES it.. he says it has made his lips softer, got rid of the cracks and he wants to make out with himself :p
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've been using this stick for about 6 months. I love it! It isn't greasy or thick on application and it leaves a beautiful, natural tint to my lips so lipstick isn't necessary. I carry this with me everywhere! I love that it has an SPF. I live in Australia so sunscreen is very important. I re-apply a few times a day and it does the trick!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I admit that I'm a Korres fanatic. Whenever I find out that a new product is coming out, I run to check it out.
But somehow, when I heard about these new lip butter sticks, I wasn't impressed, not even curious enough to check them out.
But, a few weeks ago, while having a cup of coffee with a friend of mine, I couldn't help but notice a wonderful lip tint she had on. I asked her what it was she was wearing and she reached into her purse and lo and behold it was one of these lip butter sticks I never cared to try out!
Next day found me in my local pharmacy, buying the Rose one.:P My friend had the Purple one and I tried it out at the pharmacy, but it didn't really show up on my lips. I've got to say that I'm always looking for a great lip balm that will actually moisturise and nourish my lips, not just coat them with a goopy, sticky film and I can say with confidence that this IS really moisturising. It goes on smoothly and creamy and leaves a light (or darker depending on how many layers you apply), yet noticeable true red tint on the lips. I actually like the fact that this is already rounded, it's easier to apply that way. This lip butter has a very very light scent to it that resembles a little the Jasmine lip butter and I cannot detect any taste whatsoever which is a plus for me as I have a tendency to lick off my lips any yummy flavored lipbalm!
Overall, I highly recommend this lip butter stick for it's moisturizing properties, wearable colors, natural ingredients and reasonable price(costs 4 euros here in Greece which is approx. $ 5,50 ).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
This lipbutter feels very smooth and creamy, doesn't tug my lips during application. I also love the packaging, it comes in a tube like a regular lipstick. I prefer this over regular lipbalm type containers. I find the cap hard to come off at times ie. Burts bee. I also liked the design of the packaging.
Does not contain petrolchemical, mineral oil or parabens. i got it in the color purple, I love how it adds a lovely tint on my pigmented lips. I usually apply a thin layer of this and top off with a glossy balm as this is not shiny. This has a very light, pleasant scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
Wow, I don't know why this product is so low-rated. I think it's the best lip balm in stick form I've ever used - however, as a caveat I believe that stick lip balms are inferior to balms in pots and squeezy tubes. If I want a balm to use overnight, or if I have very chapped lips, I'll use those rather than a stick. To me, a stick lip balm is a convenience, to be taken with you when you're out and about. I have this in Pink, which if you know the original lip butters, is like a cross between Jasmine and Guava. It's a lovely light pink. It looks great over lip liner or lipstick, and adds some subtle colour. The balm also melts very easily on my lips and leaves them looking glossy. I do notice a smell, but to me it's quite pleasant. I know that smell in lipsticks/balms can be a very subjective thing - I love the smell of MAC lipsticks, but Lancome and Laura Mercier lipsticks and The Body Shop's hemp lip balm make me want to throw up. I don't notice a taste at all from this. I really love that this has an SPF too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This product is ok, but nothing to write home about, or in my case, even repurchase. I got it in peach, which is a very nice, natural peachy pink, and because this balm is actually quite pigmented, it's very visible on my lips; almost as if I was wearing a light, moisturizing, semi- matte lipstick, but for a fragment of the price that would cost. So this balm is a great, very convenient alternative to lipstick, when you want subtler but very noticeable color, which can be touched up at the drop of a hat without a mirror or anything.
It feels nice and smooth when applied, and has a pleasant, velvety texture. It also has a light cocoa butter/vanilla scent, that reminds me of MAC lip products. For me, it's not very moisturizing though. I have come across balms that do tremendously more for my lips.
So far, so good. However, there's a deal breaker for me, and that's the taste and aftertaste of this. I suspect it's the SPF that makes it so unpleasant, because come to think about it, I have similar problems with every lip product with an SPF I own. This balm is the last straw, no more lip SPF for me ever. It tastes somewhat bitter, but the worst part is, using this leaves a very bad, bitter, chemical taste behind which can't be avoided no matter how careful I am not to get any in my mouth. This ruins it for me. To be realistic, a product like this in meant to be used daily as a go-to, so to serve this purpose it should at least not be unpleasant.
To sum things up, if your lips are in good shape (meaning they don't need heavy duty hydration) and you're sure you can deal with the taste of SPF, this could even replace your everyday my lips but better lipstick. It's not for me though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Very disappointed with this product. Doesn't last long on the lips and leaves an awful bitter taste in the mouth.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My friend gave me this in Rose, the red was too intense for my liking :( Also there is a petroleum kind of smell in it which turned me off. I know this is a lipstick but does it have to smell like that? I love the faint mandarin smell in this but the petroleum smell is kinda overpowering it. Also the stick comes in the form of a round-shaped tip and it's very hard to apply with precision. I would love to try the one in Peach though but that's it, this product is not impressive by any standard...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This is a fairly new stick lipbalm by Korres, in a handful of shades and scents like the pot lip butters. Due to the SPF 15 and the stick nature of the product, it is a harder and less moisturising product, in lieu of the convenience of a portable stick.
I got Peach, which is a light warm pink/peach/nude. Compared to my Pomegranate lip butter in the pot, this deposits less colour. Scent is a light vanilla.
I would buy this again due to this product being convenient for me to purchase, as well as it being, I feel, more superior to MAC's tinted lipbalms which always felt waxy to me. I love the convenience of the stick, and it's nice to use when I've forgotten to carry around lipstick in my handbag.