Sephora has the exclusive on these new eye palettes from Korres and they're purty. There are four different palettes to choose from, and I received the Natural one to review for you guys. Overall, I like the palette... There are things that I like about it and things that I don't, but the positives outweigh the negatives.
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First off, the palette itself is basically four single shadows glued to a hefty piece of cardboard, and that's where we come to the first con in my book. I like that they thought outside the box on this one, and it really is eco-friendly packaging, but when you open a shadow, you grip the cardboard while you pop the clasp with your other hand, and one of the shadows is starting to become a bit loose.
Also, while it's cool that you can open one shadow at a time, sometimes I like to see all the shadows in the palette at once when I'm thinking about which shade I'll put where, and this means you have to open not one, but four items to see it all.
Those are the negatives... now let's talk about the positives! Aside from the fact that it's packed full of good-for-your-skin ingredients that are both hydrating and anti-aging, the colors themselves are gorgeous. They're all on the warm side, and they're richly pigmented and smooth.
The top swatch is Korres blush in Pink
Bottom: Rose Pink, Brun, Light Pink, Golden
Rose Pink: is a peachy light gold that reminds me a little of MAC Melon pigment, but not as flashy. This makes a wonderful wash of color.
Brun: a warm red-brown shimmer. Reminds me of a MAC Lustre finish. Looks almost bronze on my skin which sets off my green eyes wonderfully
Light Pink: This reminds me of an eye-shadow version of Chanel Volage Glossimer, a light pink with a brighter pink sheen.
Golden: This is the ivory-with-golden-shimmer that I usually shy away from, think MAC Nylon... it doesn't look good on me, but I know others love them. This one is very smooth and nicely pigmented.
My thoughts on this palette are mixed... I don't love the packaging, but I appreciate what they were trying to do. I love the ingredients and the shades, and I'll be honest... I just like the fact that Korres is getting into the palette game. Palettes are one of my favorite makeup purchases, and I'm glad that Korres has some available. I like natural and healthy choices being available for color fiends.
What do you guys think of this palette? Will you be trying one of them?