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Lip balm pots worth dipping into

Like many people who pack away their summer clothes in zip bags & bring out their winter wardrobe, the other day I put away my stick-balms to hibernate and dug out my lip balm pots.

My perspective on lip balms in pot packaging has changed in the last month partly because my lips need something heavier duty in winter, and I’ve  re-discovered awesome products I’ve been missing out purely because I was deterred by the pot packaging.

To get the best results out of lip balm pots, use a cotton tip to scoop out a generous dollop, applying it religiously every morning, daytime (if I’m at home), and evenings.  I leave the pots at my bedside table with cotton tips within reach to make it easier for me to stick to this new routine daily.

And my lips have never cracked a day since. (Flakiness, however is another story that deserves its own dedicate post)

Here are my favourite lip balm pots worth dipping into, especially if stick balms aren’t cutting it for you this winter.

Best for the mornings / outdoors

Best for indoors / night time

What are your favourite lip balm pots? Do you also switch lip balms in winter?

KORRES Lip Butter – Guava


KORRES, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, Yishan | by — May 3, 2011

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Brand: Korres
Range: Lip Butter
Flavour: Guava
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Read my previous review of the Korres Lip Butter formula here.
  • Guava is a milky lip butter in guava scent, formulated without synthetic fragrances
  • As with all Korres products, they are formulated without mineral oil, silicone, propylene glycol and ethanolamine.
  • Verdict: Recommended for those that want to add a milky finish to their lips, or want a colourless option for night time.  In my opinion, Korres Lip Butters are one of those must-try-in-your-lifetime lip balms especially for lip enthusiasts.

KORRES Guava Lip Butter

Available at Kit Cosmetics (Australia)

This product was sent for consideration.

KORRES Mango Butter Lipstick SPF 10 – Pink #14

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KORRES, LIPSTICK, Yishan | by — March 22, 2011

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Brand: Korres
Range: Mango Butter Lipstick SPF 10
Shade: Pink #14
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Available in 11 shades, Korres describes their lipsticks as a “rich intense colour with a high shine and wet look” but I would describe it as a  a moisturising tinted lipstick.  It’s more pigmented than the usual lip tints, but sheerer and glossier than lipsticks.
  • Contains Mango Butter,  Vitamin C and E to moisturise & nourish lips
  • Dupe: The formula reminds me of Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipsticks.
  • Verdict: If you love pigmented lip colour but struggle with thick formulas, definitely worth trying this formula as it’s so wearable given the sheer finish. Personally I prefer this buttery formula over liquid lip tints which often requires blending with fingers.

 See what I mean by a pigmented yet tinted finish?
 Dermatologically tested and free of mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol & ethanolamine.
RRP: $35.95 AUD
Available at Kit Cosmetics (Australia)

This product was sent for consideration.

KORRES Cherry Oil Lipgloss – Nude, Coral & Light Purple

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guest, KORRES, LIP GLOSS | by — February 1, 2011


Brand: Korres
Range: Cherry Oil Lipgloss
Shades: Nude #33, Light Purple #23, Coral #45
Swatched by guest reader: Trinh from USA! Check out her blog Beautiful Canvas.
Thanks Trinh for the guest swatch! I’m totally loving the Light Purple shade!

What they say: 

  • Sheer high shine colour lip gloss, available in 13 shades.
  • Cherry oil hydrates the lips while vitamins E and C offer antioxidant protection.
  • Dermatologically Tested. Free of parabens, mineral oil, silicone, propylene gylcol and ethanolamine.
(Left to right): Light Purple, Nude, Coral
Light Purple #23

Nude #33

Coral #45

KORRES Mango Butter Lipstick – Coral


KORRES, LIPSTICK, Livia, NC30 | by — July 25, 2010

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Brand: Korres

Range: Mango Butter Lipstick SPF 10
Shade: Coral #45
Swatched by the lovely: Livia (Click to read her review!)
Available at Korres, Sephora, KitCosmetics (Australia)

What they say…
Lipstick with a rich, intense colour for a brilliant high shine and wet look. The mango butter leaves lips smooth and moisturised, while the Vitamin C and E help defend against premature ageing. Free of Parabens, Sulfates, Petro-chemicals, and GMO.