In Our Makeup Bag: Korres Raspberry Liquid Lipsticks

[Is it just me or is there another “revolutionary” new makeup product introduced every freaking day?! Just walking into Ulta or Sephora (or even Walgreens!) sends many chicas into fits of hysteria, reaching for the nearest brown bag to regulate their breathing. It’s all so overwhelming.

So how can you know which product – among the sea of thousands – is the best? Which does what you need it to do? Which ones are worth the extra money? Let me help. I don’t know every beauty product out there, but I’ve tested a lot of them and I’ll let you know which are worth the money and which are not.]

(Disclaimer: This product was provided to me for review purposes)

What it is: Korres Raspberry Liquid Lipsticks

“Cooling, water-based liquid lipstick rich in line-smoothing, antioxidant Raspberry & Pomegranate extracts to protect against free-radical damage and smooth lip lines for softer, more youthful looking lips.” Comes in 5 shades.

Why this should be in your bag: I love lipstick and lipgloss and this new product by Korres is almost a hybrid. Korres is known for putting out great quality products using lots of natural ingredients, Raspberry Liquid Lipsticks included. They’re chock full of antioxidants and extracts to keep you looking your best. More compact than a lipstick, but delivering super intense color, they are a great option for those on the go. I also find they apply easier than a lipstick and, similar to lots of glosses, don’t require a mirror or intense concentration to apply. They leave your lips colorful and super-shiny.

How to use it: Like I said, these require little concentration and can totally be applied on-the-go. One swipe on the lips gives great color payoff. Although despite the diversity of the 5 shades, I do wish there were more everyday pinks. With the lighter shade I tried (30 – Nude Beige), I would pair an intense smokey eye and bronzer. The bright shade (54 – Fuschia) is totally stand-alone and will work well with cat-eye liner and a hint of blush. Slip them into your purse for touch-ups during the day!

(30 – Nude Beige)

(54 – Fuschia)

CC Rating: A

Although I love the idea of a liquid lipstick, it takes a bit of getting used to. I find myself overlooking these, as they are too shiny for a “true” lipstick and too pigmented for a true gloss. I also wish there were more shades, but perhaps Korres will fill in the gaps eventually. However, when I do reach for these, I’m always pleased with the results. You will have to do a few touch-ups, especially after eating or drinking, but the ease of use ensures that you’re not constantly reaching for your mirror. You get 0.20 ounces in every tube (compared to 0.1 ounce with normal MAC lipsticks), so the value is pretty much bang on. Overall, I like the Korres Raspberry Antioxidant Liquid Lipsticks and will be purchasing when they come out with a wider range of shades.

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