I finally got around to trying this after another of my lip balms ran out.
What do Korres say?
"A buttery lip balm that melts on the lips and offers a shiny, tinted finish. The combination of Shea butter and Rice wax offers deep hydration and softness. Ideal for chapped lips."
What do I say?
The packaging first, is different to any balm/butter that I've ever used, I quite like this.
There is a lot of information to take in, so much so that Korres had to print on the inside of the box:
The first thing that struck me about the lip butter was the pigmentation in the pot, it was a really bright reddish colour which I didn't think would suit me at all.
I swatched some on my finger and it was just as bright.
I whacked it on my lips and it applied a bit sheerer than the initial swatch on my finger and the colour is quite wearable.
Another thing I liked was the fact that the colour was sheer but that there was still enough pigmentation in there to make my lips look better than their natural self. After application, my lips were pretty smooth looking and they also looked glossy, I could use it as a lipgloss replacement.
It stays on for an age, I put it on in the morning and it is still there by the time my lunchbreak rolls around which is pretty impressive for a lip balm/butter.
It does everything that it claims to do and for me is a winner.
However, it's not without its faults. The packaging is a bit decieving as a the tub is a fatter than it looks from the outside so you could get more product for your money if it was a bit thinner. Also, despite being this thick, it still feels pretty lightweight which could be both a blessing and a curse.
I would buy this because I use it as a no fuss lip colour. It stays on for ages and the colour works really well on my lips. Plus, it's excellent at moisturising and keeping my lips nice and soft. It costs £6 but I get quite a fair bit of usage out of the product. If I used a lip brush then I'd get even more usage but that's a bit of extra fuss and the finger technique does me fine.
You can buy this here.