Review: Korres Mango Butter Lipstick

4 June, 2010

I am a sucker for great deals, and every week Sephora has one item that they mark down to a gotta-get-it price. This time? The Korres lipsticks. Usually retailing for $18, they were on for $8-and they had a coral, so I had to get it!

The lipstick itself has SPF 10 (which is awesome), mango butter (keeps my dry lips on the path towards hydration), and not only decent colour but a glossy, wet look that doesn’t look like plastic. It looks dew-kissed and fresh. It is also very natural for a lipstick-no parabens, GMO’s, or any of that bad stuff.

Put on the lipstick? It feels so silky and luxurious. It also is not terribly intense of a coral-while it does coat the lips well and leave a nice amount of colour, it’s still very muted, so this one would be good for those who want to take the baby steps approach to coral lips. The wet look also helps out, and as a bonus it doesn’t have as nasty of a fade as many of my ultra-pigmented lipsticks. So formula and looks-wise, this is a winner. I am interested in trying this over Cargo’s Evangeline to see how well it does, since Evangeline is more pigmented but it’s uber-drying.

Packaging-wise, it isn’t terribly bad, but it’s not special. It’s a white metal tube with some text on it about the lipstick, so to me it’s one that I can get dinged up and not feel too bad about, as opposed to many of my MAC ones. Nice and simple, though.

All in all, if you want lipsticks that are super-hydrating, or if you want some that are more for the natural look or something more “pretty” or dainty, go for these. Even if you are a bright lips all the time like me, you might like the coral or the fuschia as a topper or alternate on days when the lips scream “FEED ME!”.

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