Flew back in from Washington late last night and thought I would do a quick review on a few Korres products. I love the Korres brand at Sephora; most of their products I have tried so far are so gentle on my sensitive skin and I am a fan of their Yogurt Face Cream and their bronzers. I was excited to try a few of their other products, their Milk Protein Wipes ($12), Blush #18 in Peach ($29), Anti-ageing Face Primer ($33), and their Autumn Look/Cool Collection eyeshadow palette ($35).
(From the press release), these wipes are rich in essential amino acids and offer nourishing and moisturizing benefits; contains Aloe and pro-vitamin B5 to sooth the skin and reduce redness and irritation. Gently removing all traces of face and eye makeup.
My experience: The Milk Proteins cleansing and makeup removing wipes is for those with Normal to Dry skin which is great for me since my cheeks and nose are often dry. There are a lot of wipes in the pack and each wipe is softly quilted to provide gentle exfoliation and to ensure the removal of makeup. They have a soft scent and did a great job at removing my makeup at the end of the day. I brought these with me to Washington and it worked great, especially because it’s so cold over there, I was trying not to wash my face too much to avoid drying it out, so these wipes were handy and will last you a long time. I like these better than the MAC wipes and they smell better in my opinion, however I do like the snap top on the MAC wipes, however these Korres wipes have a resealable seal that prevents the wipes from drying out.
Milk in general is great for its moisturizing and nourishing properties.
Natural Anti-Ageing Quercetin & Oak Primer ($33)– Instantly fills up wrinkles and provides a smooth skin surface for lasting makeup application. The Hyaluronic acid forms a protective shield on the skin providing immediate moisture and elasticity. Quercetin is derived from Oak Bark and has been proven to boost cell regeneration containing over 50 powerful natural antioxidants.
My experience: Like other Korres primers, this has the same scent (smells like lemon meringue pie to me), it goes on smooth and does create a nice smooth primed surface for makeup application, however I didn’t notice it holding onto my makeup as well as I would have liked (as in most of the day or all day), but it does make your makeup look flawless when you first apply it (mineral powder and even liquid foundation). Since I do not have any wrinkles (yet!), it’s hard to tell whether it does a great job of filling in lines and wrinkles, however it received great reviews on Sephora regarding this aspect. It’s not an oily or slippery primer, it totally melts into your skin leaving it nicely moisturized and prevents makeup from “sliding off”. It doesn’t control oil, so don’t expect it to, but it’s definitely a decent primer to try out, and a little goes a long way.
Korres Zea Mays Powder Blush #18 Peach ($29)– Has luminous finish and velvety texture. Has zea mays (corn) particles for a nice effect. Available in 8 shades: 15 natural, 16 pink, 18 peach, 22 purple, 32 purple-brown, 44 orange, 45 coral, and 47 orange-brown.