Korres – Twist Lipstick (Grace)

product-informationOnline Description:

RICH COLOR / GLOSSY FINISH / SKIN NOURISHING A pencil-style lipstick for intense, glossy color. This all-in-one lipstick is formulated with antioxidant rich raspberry oil to instantly moisturize and protect, while providing rich, long-lasting color. The twist-up pencil makes it easy to achieve ultimate precision and soft silky lips over time. Formulated with moisturizing raspberry seed oil for antioxidant protection so lips feel instantly hydrated, soft and smooth over time. Free of mineral oil, propylene glycol & ethanolamines. KORRES Color follows the same formulation principles as our skincare products, replacing synthetics with natural ingredients that are beneficial to the skin to deliver high performance cosmetics.

APPLICATION:

Apply as a lipstick to bare lips. Build color and coverage as desired. Reapply throughout the day for added moisture & shine.

(sophisticated brown pink)

My Thoughts:

I got this as a full-size from Glossybox & I LOVE it! It feels so amazing on my lips and it’s the perfect everyday lippie. What I mean by that is that its opaque enough to wear with a full-face of makeup, yet when applied lightly, can work great as a tinted balm. After my amazing experiences with their Quercetin products, I was not only excited to try this, but impressed that they remained consistent to their quality and reputation of honest products with respectable practices and business ethics. It’s refreshing to see a company stand by their promise to maintain quality while not selling out to make a bigger profit and not caring how they compromise the risks to clients from cutting corners on production methods. I was a tad disappointed that this doesn’t smell like raspberries. Was I the only one made to assume that ‘raspberry’ being in the name meant that was probably be the key ingredient and would be the smell of this? It’s not worth being that bummed about considering it has no smell at all which is way better than a product that wears beautifully but smells like concentrated migraines. Although I expected this to be sheer, I’m glad that assumption was wrong because I get to add another color to my collection of natural-looking lip colors.

Performance/Wear:                          ★/5

I think I have an addiction to dusty-rose-colored lip products. Seriously, I pretty much own mostly this color in lip products in slightly varying shades. It works well for me personally, because I prefer wearing a more natural look on a daily basis. When I first researched this, I got the feeling that it was more of a tinted balm than an actual lipstick because a lot of reviews states that this wasn’t as opaque and pigmented as expected, but I have to disagree with that. This is WAY more pigmented than I expected with a heck of a lot of shine for a lipstick. Reviewers weren’t kidding when they said this shines like a gloss. When I want a bolder lip, I will use this to top another color to give it that eye-catching shine, without the weight of a gloss. We all know that dreaded feeling behind most glosses; heavy, goopy, and feels like it is slowly slipping down your lips and onto your chin. That can’t just be me, y’all! That feeling is specifically the reason I normally avoid glosses, but I have found some that luckily don’t have that affect. Anyways, this has the shine power of all your favorite glosses, without that weighty, sticky feeling. Oh, yeah, this feels surprisingly lightweight for as moisturizing as this is. Now this doesn’t beat out my favorite YSL cream lipstick, but this is still pretty great. That one is versatile, but I save it for special occasions since it is more expensive to replace, and this I use pretty regularly. It is so quick and easy to apply because of its stick form being so sturdy and the moisturizing consistency. I never have to worry about any tugging or stress on my skin because this has all those beneficial ingredients and my lips feel healthier when I’ve used this for consecutive days. When you’re in a pinch, this also doubles as a cream blush if used sparingly because of the intense pigment. This doesn’t bleed, but it does smudge and transfer, so keep that in mind when drinking throughout the day because you will need to be touching this up. When using as a cream blush, this gives a sheer, dewy finish that seems to melt on the skin and feels just as great on my cheeks as it does on my lips.

Price:                                                   ★/5

Not bad at all. Compared to drugstore brands, yes, it’s more expensive, but compared to other luxury brands, this is a steal. There’s more product in this than most other lipsticks by other brands sold at Sephora for way less. Honestly, I was surprised that Korres had the price this low on such a great product because their prices were pretty average on other products I’ve bought from them. (Korres, please don’t increase your prices because of my comment. KTB. Still love this, though!)

Packaging:                                          ★/5

So, the lid/cap isn’t the best because it slips off pretty often. My best suggestion for that is use a bag that has a pencil pouch in it to store this that way it won’t jumble around and make a mess everywhere. I LOVE the fact that this is a twist product and not a sharpening lipstick. I loathe products that require sharpening because I feel like we waste half the product that attaches to the shavings as we sharpen them. To say I was ecstatic to see that this didn’t require sharpening is an understatement! The name may be self-explanatory, but honestly, I expected that to mean there was some color fusion effect in the product and that’s what they meant by ‘twist,’ but I’m not disappointed by any means that my assumption was wrong. The lettering doesn’t last very long if you bring it with you because pretty much anything will rub it off. At this point, the lipstick has almost none of the white coating from the lettering left on it. So, if you do fall in love with this, write it down somewhere what it’s called so you can have it for reference to purchase when you run out. Maybe I’m the only one who needs that kind of reminder because I’m pretty forgetful? Either way, overall, the packaging gets a thumbs-up from me.

Ingredients:

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Squalane, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triisostearin, Diisostearyl Malate, Microcrystalline Wax, Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Polyamide-3, Mica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Flavor, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Linalool, Tocopherol, [+/- (May Contain): Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Red 7 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 22 Lake, Blue 1 Lake]

Pros:

  • Very pigmented
  • Doubles as a cream blush
  • Twist to get more product (No sharpening!)
  • Neutral color
  • Great quality ingredients
  • Plenty of product for the price
  • Lightweight
  • Very moisturizing
  • Lips feel healthier after using this
  • No scent

Cons:

  • Lid/cap falls off easily

Texture:                                  Cream stick

Scent:                                      None

Recommend?                         Yes

Repurchase?                           Yes

Retail:                                     $18.00

Size:                                         0.09 oz.

Want to try this for yourself?

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊

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