Korres cosmetics & giveaway

Friday, December 18, 2009

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)

84 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Shifa said...

I want some Korres!



Jo said...

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

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

Makeupaholic said...

I want some Korres
adelelemasurier@msn.co thanx

Liparazzi said...

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

K-HART said...

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

Have a nice christmas! x

Mz. More said...


VexInTheCity said...

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

Nina said...

I want some Korres!

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Katy Wilko said...

I want some Korres


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Melissa said...

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

melissahopenice [at] gmail [dot] com

amynicola_ox said...

ohh i definitely wouldlove some korres :)
thanks so much for this generous giveaway

~Blissfully Irregular~ said...

I Want Some Korres!


Sirvinya said...

I want some Korres!!


TalluluhBella said...

The eyeshadow looks gorgeous!

I want some Korres :)


Mona said...

I want some Korres! thanks for the giveaway!

totally agree about the white casing, not a fan

Shortiee31 said...

I want some Korres please :)


VexInTheCity said...

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

Cheated Hearts said...

I want some Korres :]



Sarah x said...

I want some Korres (please).


Thank you!

*Rosie* said...

I want some Korres (please!)


Deborah Jones said...

I want some Korres!!!!!!!!!!!!


Louise said...

I want some Korres
pootle28@hotmail.com x

Paula said...

Fab Giveaway

I want some korres please hunnie :D


SparklesandLipgloss said...

I want some korres :) please? sparklesandlipgloss@googlemail.com

Kerri said...

I want some Korres.

Tia said...

I want some Korres!

Becky said...

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

sarahlou said...

i want some Korres =) smcgartland83@hotmail.com Happy Christmas everyone =)

Bicky said...

I want some Korres. ;P

Lydia said...

I want some Korres! ;)


Ms.Jenn said...

I want some Korres!


Pinkalishy said...

Thanks for this... I want some Korres :-)
pnariny@hotmail.com Pinkx

afrodeutsch said...

I want some Korres;-)

Happy Holidays

Aarti said...

I want some Korres! :D


thankssssss :D

lalaland said...

I want some korres :)

Rhamnousia said...

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.


mindy said...

i want some korres thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

♥lipgloss86 said...

I want some korres :) please :)

amy_lou_1234 @ yahoo.co.uk

babysaffron said...

Want to try Korres also...


cdziuba said...

I want some Korres!

thanks for the chance to win.


Rachael said...

I definately want some Korres!!
thanks for the giveaway!
Rachael W

Shaim said...

I want some Korres please (110)
I post about it here

Good luck all

Lauren Loves... said...

oooh I want some Korres
Thank you for hosting the giveaway x

elsabiniali said...

I heart your blog!! I want some Korres!!

Kels said...

i want some Korres! Please and thank you!!


=*[Sammie]*= said...

I want some Korres!

lashaddict said...

I want some korres!!!


Jywoi said...

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 :(

Thank you !

fashionbytes said...

I want some korres (pretty pretty please) lol!

Anne-Marie T said...

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

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

Ooh fab giveaway, "i want some Korres".


Sadie xx

Tanya said...

I want some Korres



Hope said...

I want some Korres!


SoFrolushes said...

I want some Korres


cstironkat said...

"I want some Korres".

Butterfly Jones said...

I want some Korres!


p.s. My beauty/make-up spend has rocketed since stumbling on your blog! Love it!

Nicole D. said...

I want some Korres

rhaindropz said...

"I want some Korres" sweetie..

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

ClassyDea66 said...



Luna W said...

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

omobolanle said...

I want some Korres please!


cbsg5861 said...

for all of you enjoying Korres products, please visit 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 ;)

Ana Rita said...

I want some Korres


Thank you for this opportunity! =D

The Shabby and The Chic said...

I want some Korres!


Bluebell said...

I want some Korres!


Thanks and Merry Christmas xx

Cynthia said...

I want some Korres!!! Thanks so much,


DMC said...

I want some Korres!!!

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

wendy said...

I want some Korres!

madamerkf at aol dot com

Jessica said...
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ellie said...

I want some Korres!

eswright18 at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I want some Korres


Susy said...

I want some Korres

email: susanasilva_605@hotmail.com

Fee said...

Hi there! I'm a follower and I want some Korres! :)


Marianna said...

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

Cynthia said...

"I want some Korres"

Meri L said...

I want some Korres :)


JustScarllet said...

Iam a follower!

I want some korres :)


Tralhas Online said...

I want some Korres!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Dainty*Dollymix* said...

I want some Korres please :)



annalene said...

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 ;)

email address is visible in blogger profile

zachsgran said...

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

tmc480 said...

I want some Korres!!
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Fatima said...

I want some korres


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