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Korres Mango Butter Lipsticks. Comparison with Revlon Lip Butters

June 22, 2012

I got some Korres Mango Butter Lipsticks in the mail the other day, and I refused to wear them until I did a blog review on them. I was tempted to buy bright corals and oranges, but I don't have many nude/work appropriate colours so I bought 13 Natrual Pink, and 33 Nude. The concepts of these lipsticks are that they have a sheer colour, have a high shine, are highly moisturising because they contain mango butter, and are SPF 10.  I bought these for $15 each at Strawberrynet but you can also get them in Australia at Kit Cosmetics for $35.99.

My first impression of these are that they feel like a better quality version of Revlon's lip butters. The main difference between the two products are:

Korres Mango Butter Lipstick
  • Slight fruity scent
  • Have no shimmer
  • SPF 10
  • Contains 3.5g/ 0.12Oz of product
  • Better quality packaging
  • Colour range of approximately 12
  • Costs $35.99 in stores in Australia (or $15 online)
Revlon Lip Butter
  • No scent
  • Has a lot of shimmer
  • No SPF
  • Contains 2.55g/0.09Oz of product
  • Fun packaging, but slightly bulkier
  • 20 different colours
  • Costs $21.95 in stores in Australia
Korres lipsticks are much more expensive in stores, but can be bought for nearly $7 cheaper than Revlon lip butters online. I would much prefer to use the Korres liptsicks, they smell nice, don't have any shimmer, and contain nearly 1 gram more product than the lip butters. Another huge difference is that the Korres lipsticks are much smoother than lip butters. I never thought the lip butters were sticky, but when I compared the two, I was surprised to notice that lip butters were significantly stickier than the Korres lipstick. I would only recommend lip butters if you love a lot of shimmer (but even then, some of the Korres lipsticks contain shimmer).

The packaging is different for the two lipsticks I bought, I believe the white is the newer packaging and the brown is the old packaging. The containers are nice and heavy and feel like they are good quality. They also make a nice click sound when you close them

Swatches of 33 Nude and 13 Natural Pink. Left photo is without flash, right photo is with flash

As you can see from the photo with flash, these lipsticks have a high shine, and they are also quite sheer. I am loving the nude colour, I think it is the perfect nude for me. The pink looks brighter than I expected, but it is still a very wearable colour.

Swatch of 33 Nude without flash
Swatch of 33 Nude with flash

This is a very sheer nude, but is my new "my lips but better" lipstick. My lips are quite naturally dark, so normally nudes make me look a little dead. I was happy to see that the sheerness of this colour prevented that dead look. Yay I have finally found a wearable nude! Also my lips have been horribly dry lately, but this lipstick actually makes them look like they are good condition.

Swatch of 13 Natural Pink without flash
Swatch of 13 Natural Pink with flash

I'm not normally a pink lipstick kind of gal, but I really wanted a nice muted pink colour to wear to work. The photo without flash is a truer representation of what this pink looks like in real life.

Comparison with Revlon Lip Butter

Just for a quick comparison here are swatches of Korres Mango Butter Lipstick in 33 Nude next to a swatch of of Revlon Lip Butter in 095 Creme Brulee

The first swatch is without flash and the second is with flash

The Korres swatch is the one on the left, and the lip butter is on the right. These isn't much of a difference in these swatches, except that you can see that Nude by Korres is a slightly pinkier colour, whereas the lip butter in Creme Brulee is more orange/brown. The photo with flash shows that the Korres lipstick is slightly more sheer and less shimmery.

Korres Lipstick 33 Nude (left) and Revlon Lip Butter in 095 Creme Brulee (right) without flash
Korres Lipstick 33 Nude (left) and Lip Butter in 095 Creme Brulee (right) with flash

The swatches on the lips show that the Revlon lip butter is a lot more shimmery than the Korres lipstick, it also highlights dry areas of the lips more. I am not a big fan of the amount of shimmer that the lip butters have, and is why I haven't jumped on the praising band wagon. I find the shimmer makes the lips look lighter and slightly more dead. I think overall the Korres lipstick makes the lips look healthier than the lip butter does.

I am glad I have found these Korres Mango Butter Lipsticks before I invested in more of the Lip Butters. Lip Butters aren't cheap in Australia, if they were as cheap as they were in America then I would get many more. These Korres lipsticks are significantly better quality, and are $7 cheaper than Lip Butters, so how can you go wrong?

See review of Korres Mango Butter Lipstick in shade 24 Purple here


  1. Hello from Greece! i love that you love korres! their cosmetic line is much better than their skincare line. if you can, try apivita skincare, an other greek brand.
    The brown packaging is the newer and the white is the older. it's so ridiculously expensive in your country, i can't believe it! it's nice that you can buy them cheaper online!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment and your suggestion. I will try to find apovita skincare. Thanks again, it was great to hear from you!

  2. Oh great post! The korres mango butter lipsticks look amazing! I don't know if i can get them in the UK Though! Would love to try them out! XXX

    1. do strawberrynet ship to the UK. I wish I were in the UK, you have such good make up!


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