Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Summer Glow: Korres Bronzing Powder and Blush


The Spring/Summer season is all about a gorgeous bronzed skin and a healthy glow. You don't have to be super tanned or layer tons of golden highlighters onto your face, but it is nice to add a little bit of colour :) 

Big Green Smile currently started stocking Korres makeup and I was kindly sent a peach Korres Blush and a Bronzing Powder to try out. They are perfect for creating that summer glow.



"Velvety blush with Zea Mays powder particles, for a luminous effect and a smooth and even finish."

The Zea Mays blushin shade 18  Peach (£17.50) is a very wearable shade and looks natural on my face. My skin has a light olive tone to it, but this colour would suit medium and pale skin tones as well. 
It isn't super pigmented, but that's what I like about it. I can apply it onto the apples of my cheeks, without worrying about looking like a clown. I always tend to use too much blusher :)

 There is 8 shades to choose from and I think that darker shades might be more pigmented than this one. Lasting power of this beautiful blush is quite good and I usually get 8 hours of wear out of it, before it starts fading.

The formula of the Zea Mays Blush is lovely, with a velvety texture and minimal fallout. It looks slightly shimmery in the pan (and swatched), but once applied it gives a luminous finish with no visible shimmer.

The main ingredient of this product is corn starch powder (Zea mays) known for it's moisturising and nourishing properties and a soft texture.
 

 The Korres Bronzing Powder* in shade 02 Sunglow Warm (£14.00) has a texture similar to the Zea Mays Blush, with a velvety feel to it and a luminous finish. It is also available in a lighter shade, but I went for the warmer option. I love the way it looks and feels on my skin. It is lightweight, doesn't clog pores and contains Monoi oil for deep hydration. 

The finish is a perfect combination of a matte formula with a delicate luminous effect and just like the blush, it is shimmery in the pan, but looks matte once applied onto my face. You can see on the photos below, that the shimmer is barely visible in the swatches, and totally invisible on my face. It is a lovely, natural looking bronzer and I have been reaching for it nearly every day in May. 


Overall, I am impressed with both products and I love their soft, velvety texture. The colour payoff is just right and the formulas are enriched with skin friendly ingredients.
I also love the packaging - it is sleek, with big mirrors inside, perfect to carry in your makeup bag.


wearing the Korres Bronzing Powder in shade Sunglow Warm and Zea Mays Blush in shade 18 Peach
Top: Korres Bronzing Powder in shade Sunglow Warm, Bottom: Zea Mays Blush in shade 18 Peach

 *PR samples


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11 comments:

  1. These look lovely! So tempted by that bronzer! X

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  2. The blush looks gorgeous! I would love to try it. Also the bronzer looks perfect for my skintone

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  3. They look lovely on you Sandra!! Is it bad that I want them more because of the box artwork? Haha.

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  4. These two seem to be the greek version of Orgasm and Laguna ;)

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  5. Wow, both are so gorgeous!

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  6. Oh that blush looks perfect! I'm such a fan of peachy blushes. I always forget that Korres do makeup too. I might have to check them out!

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  7. That blush is beautiful, I've never spent more than a fiver on a blush in my life but this is tempting me...

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  8. these look gorgeous 0 I love korres products x

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  9. Woww both are super pretty and I love the packaging!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  10. These look so pretty on you :) I'm such a fan of Korres, I'm loving their shower gel in Vanilla & Cinnamon at the mo, and their body butter in Fig :)

    Georgina
    www.makeup-pixi3.com

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  11. I really like the look of these! Korres is a brand I'm becoming more and more interested in trying :)

    Rachel//www.twentysomethingbeauty.com

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