Korres cosmetics & giveaway

My love for Korres continues! I really like some of the Korres skincare products I’ve tried recently and now I’ve had the chance to play with their cosmetics.

I love the pretty outer packaging

Not so keen on the white casing…

…but all’s forgiven cos of the pretty shades and the e/s is shade 34S, not 354 as stated in the pic!


Eyeshadow shade 34s is a deep bronze shimmer which gives a subtle wash of colour over the eye. I noticed a bit of creasing when I tried this out so a primer is needed. It doesn’t show up on my skin as intensely as it does on my fingertip, but I guess it makes the shade more suitable for day to day wear. The formula is buttery soft and very smooth to the touch. Sunflower oil is one of the ingredients, said to be soothing to the most sensitive of skins.

The blush, shade 22 Purple isn’t what I’d call purple at all. It’s a dusty rose pink which give a beautiful luminous finish. Add NARS Albatross on top of this, as a highlighter and it’ll look amazing.

I also gave the Abyssinia Oil mascara a try. Described as volumising, lash conditioning and strengthening, I was hoping for good results. It lengthens very well, but I don’t think it particularly thickened the look of my lashes.

Korres Abyssinia Oil volumising/strengthening mascara

One thing I did notice is that my lashes weren’t crunchy when they had dried. In fact when I flicked my finger back and forth over them, it actually felt as if I had barely any product on them at all. I guess this was courtesy of the abyssinia oil which I could feel when I rubbed my fingers together.

I’d like to believe that with continued use, my lashes would maybe benefit from the presence of this ingredient, but who knows if it would make a long term difference. I chop and change between about 6 mascaras on a regular basis so it’s unlikely I’d ever use it for a long enough period to find out. The brush is quite small but good for coating each lash from root to tip with ease. I think the size of the brush contributes to its natural look as there’s not a lot you can do with it that would mess up your eye look. the bristles are pretty ‘safe’.

The mascara is fine for every day use and didn’t flake or smudge. It wouldn’t be what I’d reach for if I wanted the wow factor but for a day out shopping or a casual meal out with friends it’s fine.

And just because I’m nice and am (finally) in a festive mood, I’ve decided to give one lucky reader a couple of Korres products to play with.

Up for grabs is Abyssinia Oil volumnising/strengthening mascara (dark brown) and a lip butter (Wild Rose).


If you’d like to win these then keep reading:

* The giveaway is open to all my blog readers, both UK and International. However, I am NOT responsible for the prize once it’s posted! All I ask is that you have the courtesy to drop me a line letting me know that you’ve received it safe and sound.

* Leave a msg in the comments box, along with your email address saying “I want some Korres”.

* One lucky reader will be picked randomly and will win both items.

* Giveaway closes Friday 1st January 2010 at 8pm (GMT)

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84 Comments

  1. 18th December 2009 / 7:13 pm

    I want some Korres!!!!!! pjoanne81@hotmail.com

    Need to pick up that eyeshadow, thats another brown to add to my collection.

  2. 18th December 2009 / 7:22 pm

    I think you would really like the Pink & Peach Korres Blushers…and you would LOVE the Bronze, White or Silver Shimmering Eyeshadow. Try them out if you get a chance xx

  3. 18th December 2009 / 7:22 pm

    I want some Korres PLEAAAASE!!!!(kay81@hotmail.com)

    Have a nice christmas! x

  4. 18th December 2009 / 7:28 pm

    @Liparazzi – Oooh you enabler!! Stop rec'ing shades for me to buy!! LOL

  5. 18th December 2009 / 7:30 pm

    I want some Korres!

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

  6. 18th December 2009 / 7:33 pm

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  7. 18th December 2009 / 7:37 pm

    I want some Korres!! Please please please and thank you thank you thank you!!

    melissahopenice [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. 18th December 2009 / 7:55 pm

    I want some Korres! thanks for the giveaway!
    mona.p.wu@gmail.com

    totally agree about the white casing, not a fan

  9. 18th December 2009 / 8:06 pm

    @ Liparazzi – It's the Bronze e/s that I have! LOL

  10. 18th December 2009 / 9:31 pm

    Love the sound of the mascara. I want some Korres (please)!

  11. 19th December 2009 / 12:54 am

    I want some Korres!

    My email is rhamnousia84@hotmail.co.uk.

    I got the Korres pomegranate moisturiser sent to me for review and it's the best I've ever used! It really mattifies your skin.

    X

  12. 19th December 2009 / 1:14 am

    i want some korres thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

  13. 19th December 2009 / 1:16 am

    I want some korres πŸ™‚ please πŸ™‚

    amy_lou_1234 @ yahoo.co.uk

  14. 19th December 2009 / 10:47 pm

    I want some Korres!

    I've been wanting to try them for years but they are not easy to find and never on sale in France πŸ™

    Thank you !

  15. 19th December 2009 / 11:24 pm

    I want some korres (pretty pretty please) lol!
    fashionbytes1[at]gmail[dot]com

  16. 20th December 2009 / 8:05 am

    I am a follower
    I want some Korres!
    (amt at telus dot net)

  17. 21st December 2009 / 12:17 am

    “I want some Korres” sweetie..

    hugs and kisses,
    rhain (rescueta@gmail.com)

  18. 21st December 2009 / 7:19 am

    I want some Korres

    happy holidays!
    l u n a w h i s p e r (at) g m a i l (dot)com

  19. 21st December 2009 / 7:53 pm

    for all of you enjoying Korres products, please visit http://www.pharmacy4u.gr – really good prices for korres and other greek cosmetics brands (ex. 4.5 euros for any Korres lip butter, the equivalent of about 4 pounds), and ships worldwide for 9.99 euros per shipping. i guess that if you make a big order, it will probably cost you less.

    yeah, i'm not paid to promote this site, it's just that i'd like to share what i know and maybe it will help some of you — sorry for my English πŸ˜‰

  20. 22nd December 2009 / 9:40 am

    I want some Korres

    aninhax[@]gmail[.]com

    Thank you for this opportunity! =D
    **

  21. 22nd December 2009 / 8:13 pm

    I want some Korres!!!

    Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

  22. 22nd December 2009 / 9:31 pm

    I want some Korres!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  23. 23rd December 2009 / 5:14 am

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  24. 23rd December 2009 / 6:53 am

    I want some Korres!

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  25. 23rd December 2009 / 3:54 pm

    Hi there! I'm a follower and I want some Korres! πŸ™‚

    orangeinsanity((at))hotmail((dot))com

  26. 26th December 2009 / 3:03 pm

    I want some Korres!
    mannasweeps (at))) gmaildotcom

  27. 27th December 2009 / 6:42 am

    “I want some Korres”

  28. 28th December 2009 / 7:17 pm

    I want some Korres

    Thank you so much for the chance to win, absolutely LOVE Korres, but definitely have not tried enough of their products, I need to sample some more πŸ˜‰

    -annalene
    email address is visible in blogger profile

  29. 30th December 2009 / 3:36 am

    I want some Korres Please!!
    zachsgran1 at yahoo dot com

  30. 31st December 2009 / 12:10 am

    I want some Korres!!
    tmc480 at yahoo dot com

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