sometimes I become a renegade and have a flirtation with products that contain such ingredient
but it normally ends up with a nasty rash and tears...mmm sexy!
So when my friends rant and rave about butters of any cosmetic variety a little part of me dies inside
as I know I can't apply such products without turning into a monster of the rash-y variety.
Can you imagine how blinking excited I was when I learnt that Korres Lip Butters have no cocoa included
but are in fact an concoction of Shea butter and rice wax,
I have went a step further for you all and included the full ingredient list
Korres Lip Butters come in two formulations one that is soft and potted, which are slightly easier to source
and a hard almost lipstick type of formula that is a little harder to track down (try Amazon).
Admittedly the latter is more hygienically sound but potted lip products don't really phase me at all.
I understand it is normal to be concerned about germs but as long as you don't share the product
and keep your hands clean before application I don't really see a problem occurring.
I guess if it really bothers you, you could use a lip brush to apply.
As well as being available in two formulas they also come in a range of scents/shades.
The selection isn't exactly vast but there should be a shade/scent to suit the majority of people.
I settled on the shade/scent Jasmine for my first purchase which is a nude beige tone pink,
that some what reminds me of Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls
not an exact dupe but a more affordable alternative.
There isn't much I can really say about the scent of the Jasmine Lip butter
other than it is very synthetic and borders on smelling like plastic, nothing at all like Jasmine.
Luckily the scent is not strong and hardly detectable once applied
other wise I doubt I could actually use the Jasmine lip butter.
However what it lacks in scent it makes up for in formula!
It is super soft and literally melts on contact with the skin,
it feels luxurious and is the right constancy where it feels moisturising yet not heavy.
I don't find these as healing as say Carmex etc but they do a great job of keeping the lips
moisturised and comfortable throughout the day.
I find one application lasts just over a hour so they are not the longest lasting lip product available.
Korres Jasmine Lip Balm is not sticky at all yet it delivers a high sheen finish with a hint of colour.
It is not the most pigmentation shade in the world but it does deliver a little colour
which particularly looks good layered over another lip colour to add a dose of shine and moisture.
I found the Jasmine shade to work particularly well over Revlon Mauve it Over Matte Lipstick
not only did it change it from a matte formulation to a gloss finish but it also muted the shade a little.
Round Up - A soft soft lip balm that does not heal but instead adds a hint of colour and keeps the lips soft throughout the day.
Best For - Those who like tinted lip balms and do not need a balm to heal, shade wise it is a possible dupe for Nars Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer.
Pigmentation - (2/10) The shade Jasmine in-particular is really sheer and works best in terms of colour layered over another lip shade.
Availability - You can buy these from feelunique.com - link for £5.40 and Asos - link for £6.00 (£5.40 with student discount.) 6g of product.