Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sephora & Korres Haul w/ Swatches

I got two packages in a few days ago. One from Sephora, and one from I'm not going to swatch everything, because I feel like that would be a bit excessive. I will swatch and review the Korres eyeshadows from and the Korres blushes I got from Sephora.

Blushes (L-R): Orange, Purple-Brown, and Brown
Eyeshadows (L-R): Base, 24K, Orange, Golden Brown, Golden Bronze, Olive Green

Don't they have the most BORING names EVER?!

Swatches of blushes: (same order as above)
 First off, the packaging is really nice. It's simple, durable, and sleek. The blushes themselves are well-pigmented. The colors aren't exactly what I expected when I bought them though. The orange is simply scary in the pan. It's a bright Red-orange. It's actually really UGLY in the pan. However, with a light touch on the cheeks, the color is very subtle and gives a nice peachy-orange glow. Purple-brown is more of a rosey-plum color. I have yet to wear it, because it's not exactly my color choice. Brown reminds me a lot of Benefit's Dallas. It's a rusty brown-rose. I'm pretty sure I'll be using it more as a bronzer/contour. But hey, they were a steal at $10 a pop!

 Swatches of eyeshadows: (same order as above eyeshadow picture)
First off, these were a lot smaller than I had anticipated. They's cute little squares with 1.8 grams of product (bigger than a MAC shadow, but sure doesn't look the part). These were a hit or miss. Some had better color payoff than others. I'm reviewing them from the bottom of my arm. First color is base. Base sucks. You can barely see the swatch HUH?! It's kind of a weird grey-ish tan, and I'm not sure what to do with it. 24K is NOT gold. The name is very misleading. It's a pale shimmery beige, with just ok pigmentation. But, as we go to the darker shades, the colors get a lot better. Orange is actaully a peachy color with a golden sheen. Golden brown and golden bronze are exactly what theire names say, as well as Olive green. My fav by far is golden bronze. It's the most vibrant, maybe thats why they plopped it into different packaging??

Overall, I was a bit disappointed in the eyeshadows, but for the most part because I'm not digging the packaging and some of the sucky pigmentation. The blushes are simply OK for me. They're not the best colors (whatever happened to peaches and pinks?). Between the two, I say the blushes are a much better buy than the shadows.

Have you guys tried Korres shadows or blushes?


  1. omg that is a lot of stuff *_* xD
    the eyeshadows are so pretty :)
    never heard of this brand before

  2. Ditto!
    That's a lot of stuff!
    Sadly I haven't tried any of them...I think I'm a drugstore brand girl...but want to get into name brand!

    <33 Rena

  3. @Nicol: I believe they're a company rooted from Athens, Greece but they have stores all over the world. They carry the brand at Sephora =) theres a UK site too. They're most popular for their lip butters lol

    @Rena: I love drugstore makeup too! I've been into them more recently though, because I can find such great deals as opposed to name brands! =)

  4. Thanks for sharring!!Korres blushes seems better indeed!!!

  5. Jenny thanks for the swatches!

    I really do need Orange blush now, ahhhhh :D

  6. The Korres shadows look very nice and shimmery!
    I don't think they sell it in my country though :(



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