Review: Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick in Rose
Despite bringing in Korres, Sephora Malaysia seems to have omitted the lip balms last I checked. So I had a friend get it for me from London. Since I have too many colourless once I opted for the Rose shade which would give some colour to my lips.
It's described as a lip butter with sun protection that instantly hydrates and soften lips. It's main ingredients being Mandarin oil which offers nourishment and long lasting care, and Shea Butter which soothes, irritated and chapped lips while moisturising it. It has SPF15 to protect lips from UV aggression.
I initially wanted to the the original lip butter in the pot but I really don't fancy dipping my finger in a pot. Besides the Mandarin Lip Butter Stick comes in a pretty and cool looking tube which color which colour coordinates with the shade inside. The writing on the inner tube just added to the cool factor. Yes, I'm such a sucker for such things.
Rose seems like an intense shade but went on sheer when I swatched it. The colour does build, and I notice so does the hydration, though not by much. It's lovely shade of sheer red. The colour does not last all too long and eventually comes off with drinking, eating etc. I like the fact that it doesn't stain the lips, so I can just reapply with it looking fresh.
The texture however is really light. It moisturises just not intensely. I find myself reapplying often especially if I'm in a air-conditioned room for long periods. Although my lips feel soft, I don't find it suitable for my very dry lips days. It's a nice one to carry around for some colour and light hydration though.
Korres products are formulated using natural ingredients. Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, triclosan.
This one was purchased from Liberty London for £8.00.
You can check out www.korres.com for other shades.