Korres Lip Butter: Photos, Swatches, and Reviews

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You ever have those days when you have to go out and look even the slightest bit presentable, but you’re too lazy to put on any makeup and donning lipstick feels like overkill because you want to keep the rest of your face as bare as possible? I’ve been feeling like that quite often recently, and the first product I run to is the Korres Lip Butter.

The Korres Lip Butter inspired the Korres Lip Butter Glaze (read my review of it here), so expect that they have a lot of similarities. It just so happens that the Korres Lip Butter comes in a pot and lacks the slightly glittery shimmer the glaze version comes with. I guess you could say it’s more “no-frills” compared to its newer counterpart, as it’s more “lip balm” than “lip gloss.”

Korres Lip Butter: Quince, Plum, and Jasmine 1

Korres Lip Butter: Quince, Plum, and Jasmine 2

Korres Lip Butter: Quince, Plum, and Jasmine 3

Korres Lip Butter Review

Packaging: 3.0/5.0
Pigmentation: 4.0/5.0
Application: 3.5/5.0
Wear: 5.0/5.0
Longevity: 4.0/5.0
TOTAL: 3.9/5.0

As I had mentioned in the Korres Lip Butter Glaze review I made a year ago, Korres is a Greek skincare and cosmetic brand devoted to formulating effective products made with natural and organic ingredients. Their lip butter happens to be a cult favorite that’s unfortunately unavailable in local stores in the Philippines, but I was able to get my hands on them anyway. Again, if you’re interested in purchasing some for yourself, let me know so I can tell you where I got them.

The Korres Lip Butter is described as “a rich, buttery lip balm that melts on the lips and offers a shiny, tinted finish” that “leaves lips deeply moisturized, supple, and kissably soft” on the Sephora website. I’d have to agree, because the lip care product I use varies on how dry my lips are, and I use Korres Lip Butter when it’s really chapped and dry. Instant problem solver with a bonus, because I can wear it on its own outside without looking washed out at all!

Scroll down for photos of the individual products!

Korres Lip Butter in Quince ($12.00 for 0.21 oz)

Korres Lip Butter: Quince

Korres Lip Butter in Plum ($12.00 for 0.21 oz)

Korres Lip Butter: Plum

Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine ($12.00 for 0.21 oz)

Korres Lip Butter: Jasmine

The packaging got the lowest rating because the it’s a lip product and it comes in a pot. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again—products that come in pots are highly unhygienic, especially if you use your fingers to apply them. Make sure you sanitize your fingers (and fingernails, too) before dabbing them in the product! You can also drop using the finger altogether and just put it on with a lip brush, but that’s so much trouble just for the application, isn’t it? It’s a good thing it redeems itself on the application criteria by coming on evenly and blending well.

I found the Korres Lip Butter’s pigmentation better than the Korres Lip Butter Glaze, because it left a slight tint on my lips even after drinking water and eating. The glaze version came off so easily.

The wear got a perfect score because it does indeed feel like melted butter on your lips minus the greasy icky factor. It also succeeds on all it claims to do, as it gets your lips feeling soft and healthy during and after wear. As for the longevity, it’s quite good for a lip balm/gloss product since it didn’t start fading until after 3-4 hours and it wasn’t completely wiped off until after around 5.


The following are photos of Korres Lip Butter swatches! Like the glaze counterpart, it doesn’t appear as opaque on the lips as it does on skin. Swatches on the lips are to follow. :)

Korres Lip Butter: Quince, Plum, and Jasmine Finger Swatches

From L-R: Jasmine, Plum, and Quince dabbed on my fingertips

Korres Lip Butter: Quince, Plum, and Jasmine Skin Swatches

From L-R: Jasmine, Plum, and Quince blended on my hand


Overall, I think the Korres Lip Butter is a worthwhile purchase because you can wear it under lipstick (as long as you let it dry for around 15 minutes before layering it with something else) or on its own. I feel like you don’t need both Korres Lip Butter versions, though, because their differences are hardly noticeable. There are also cheaper similar items like them out on the market, but I don’t think I’ve ever used something this lightweight for something so moisturizing.

How about you, lovelies? Have you tried Korres Lip Butter and/or Korres Lip Butter Glaze? What are your thoughts on them and which do you think is better? Sound off on the comment box below!

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4 Comments

  1. Blondeofcarbs

    November 27, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I’ve wanted to try korres for a while and I love the look of these vibrant colours xxx

    • Erika de Jesus

      November 28, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Lucky you because I’m pretty sure you have easy access to a lot of stores that sell it! You should go ahead and give it a try. Even just one shade, then you decide if you want more. 😉

  2. Filipa de Curveira

    January 15, 2015 at 3:02 am

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! You can check it out here: http://averyfashionableblog.com/2015/01/14/the-versatile-blogger-award-engpt/

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