Face of the Week – Korres
This little lot was supposed to be saved for a makeover, but when it arrived I fell in love with some of it so much that I had to give it a trial run for myself:
I’ll talk more about the foundation and mascara (at the back) later, but I wanted to talk about the shadows today, they’re lovely. I got 77s Plum (on the left) and Base 12s which is a pale taupe colour, with a twist, here’s how they look in the pan:
(top – with flash, bottom – without)
I’m not sure how visible it is in the pic there, but the pale taupe has a gorgeous – and unexpected – hint of iridescent pink, and I was delighted with it. The shadow had been a little banged up in the post, so I’d had to smoosh it back down into the pan a bit, hence why it’s looking a bit bumpy there. It was during this that I discovered that these are really silky soft, buttery-smooth shadows, much silkier than anything I own from, say, MAC for example.
Here’s how they swatch on the skin:
(Left – with flash, right – without)
They start off pretty sheer, but the colour is buildable. I’ve swatched them here on bare skin on the left of each pic, and over base on the right.
I used the 12s as a colour wash all over the lid, and added the plum on the outer corners and worked it into the crease, I found them very blendable, and loved how my eyes looked after, so much so, that I’ve worn this look a couple of times this week already!
The eyeliner is really very soft and blendable too, I got the blue-black shade, and it’s very beautiful, but I couldn’t pick up the gorgeous colour on these pics for some reason. I’ll try and post pictures of it that actually do it justice next time I use it. Please enlarge the collage to see the colours.
Korres Cosmetics are available from Liberty, or online at ASOS.