Thursday, November 15, 2012

Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Crocus

Korres Lip Butters exploded into popularity several years ago as Jasmine became the "must have" subtle lip shade for conditioning and a hint of color. The texture of these potted delights is unique in the world of balm formulations: soft, emollient and almost springy to the touch not unlike marshmallow. Though I don't particularly mind potted lip products as I'm very careful to use only clean hands when applying, I can understand concerns about being hygienic (especially after having lived in Paris ... potted lip products and le Metro just don't mix).

Though I've known of their availability for some time now, I hadn't yet sprung to purchase a Korres Lip Butter Glaze. These Lip Butters in a tube have essentially the same texture as their potted cousins, yet the packaging makes hygienic on the go application possible.

I purchased the shade Crocus after hearing Nikki Roth rave about the color. I enjoy subtle purple hues and the nature of this product ensured that it would be transparent and easy to wear on a day to day basis. Though it's already late fall the name and color remind me of early spring: there's something Easter egg like about the rich pink toned purple.

Because my lips are relatively pigmented, the purple glaze on top makes for a very unique but natural shade of fuchsia. Once applied Crocus reminds me a bit of my favorite item from the MAC Venomous Villains collection: a lip glass in the shade Revenge is Sweet.

(Left to right): Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Crocus swatched heavily, blended

Though slightly different from the original incarnation, Korres Lip Butter Glazes are a lovely alternative that give moisturizing your pout a sophisticated lip gloss twist! Almost all the original potted colors are available as Glazes with the addition of Crocus and Laurel. Slightly more expensive at USD $14 rather than USD $12 in the pot, the hygenic factor may make you want to spend the extra $2!

Have you tried any of Korres Lip Butter Glazes? What shade is your favorite?