Going Lip Balmy – Korres ‘v’ The Body Shop

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To most people a lip balm whichever it is is just that …. a lip balm. Not overly important in the scheme of things or thought much about until you get to the ridiculously expensive ones like Nuxe’s Reve De Miel Baume or Dior’s Creme De Rose. I on the other hand couldn’t live without lip balm and wouldn’t be able to think about lipstick without treating my lips first.

The body Shop v korres lip balm plum

On one hand I want to take care on the other hand I have to cost things out and I go through lip balm too fast to spend lots on it. I am however picky what I use in the way that if I don’t like the scent or the texture or even the tint it just will get thrown away. So it’s good to be not always going for the most expensive just in case.

Onto the comparison, to begin with I do like them both but as you can see I’ve made much more use of The Body Shop version. This is partly to do with convenience as I always prefer bullet style balms. They are easy to use , quite hygienic and in this case rather nice on the lips. The plum is very much there both in scent and the shade is more of a reddish plum but it does colour the lips rather well. It’s not sticky or overly glossy which for me is a big no no and my lips feel nicely soft and protected for a few hours. At £3 its hard not to like and since I picked it up it’s after the Korres it is down to about a third left.

The other side to this is the Korres this cost around £5 I think from T.K.Maxx and is normally £8. It is very stylishly packaged which is what drew me too it but a little big when you realise how much is just plastic. This has a much stronger scent and is a little bit nicer. This can be worn quite sheerly and it mattes down or layered up for a nice pop of plum but can if over done be sticky and will transfer quickly so I prefer the first way. I use this at home as I know my hands are clean and can dip my finger in to use it. It’s very moisturising and lasts maybe 3 hours before I would wish to re-apply. I this case use a mirror as you can accidentally go over and the shade doesn’t lend it’s self to not being noticed. This for me fell out of use so it is now on my bed side table so I get some decent wear out of it.

P.S My latest lip balm for work is actually a Nivea Lip Hydrocare and cost just 75p and I do rather like this for work, has no colour and stops the dry air giving me dry cracked lips. I apply it alot more often at work so the price suits the speed at which I will use it