Monday, 16 July 2012

Korres sunflower and evening primrose eyeshadow

Korres is a brand that i have recently discovered thanks to my fiend Danielle who has been sending me some goodies to try. This product is  I was very excited about this eye shadow quad which contains four beautiful neutral eye shadows.

What they say,
"Korres Sunflower and Evening Primrose Eye Shadow. Velvety, easy to apply pressed eyeshadow, with sunflower and evening primrose oils that care for the delicate eye area"

Firstly i would like to address the packaging of this set, there are four separate eye shadows with individual lids which i found strange. When i have a palette i would like to be able to easily have access to all the colours at once without opening four lids. On closer inspection i found that these individual eye shadows glued onto a black base. There This really disappointed me, Korres have not even matched the plastic base to the colour of the individual pots, it makes the whole set seem cheap. I appreciate when a company takes attention to detail and Korres have skimped on this palette. As an individual eye shadow i quite like the packaging, it feels good quality and the closure is secure so no opening in your handbag. Individual eye shaddows can be purchased here for £12 each.
Brun - Golden
Rose Pink - Light Pink
The colours in this set are gorgeous, each one is usable and i find that unusual in a palette. Even my trusty Naked Palette has a few unused shades so i am thrilled to make use of each colour. I think the names of the shadows could have been a tad more inspiring - light pink does not sound fabulous does it?
The texture of all of the shadows are soft, smooth, velvety. Each has amazing pigmentation and only requires a small amount to cover the eye area and each one is easily blended. They are very finely milled and do not get cakey or flaky on the eye and have minimal fall out. The product boasts sunflower and evening primrose oil which is supposedly kind on the eye area, they do not crease and were kind to my skin but i am unsure of the real benefits of the oils.
I have seen some claims that these are very long lasting and i would say they compare to Urban Decay eye shadows, not quite all day but nearly there. I have used the colour Brun wet as an eye liner and it intensified the colour and stayed most of the day. Rose Pink is my favourite shade, more of a rose gold than pink it works great alone on a lazy make up day or fabulous blended with Brun for a little more impact and golden makes a great highlighter for neutral looks.
L-R: Golden, Light pink, Brun, Rose Pink
Golden, Light Pink, Brun, Rose Pink
This set retails for £48 but i have found ones on ebay for the bargain price of £12, BUY IT!
 I would love the chance to visit a store to swatch other Korres eye shadow shades as i think the quality is amazing and i could justify the £12 individual price for a 'must have' shade. 



  1. Wow these looks so gorgeous! You always make me want to splash out on make up lady!xxx

  2. They are beaut - i suggest you buy them hehe xx

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