This is the third product I've tried from the Korres Wild Rose range of products, and it's been my favorite so far. Granted, the other two were skin care, but still, this foundation is blowing me away. First of all, I like that Korres products are natural. It makes me feel like I have less to worry about when it comes to adverse reactions and permanent damage to my skin. It's still possible for your skin not to agree with even natural products, but that's more of an individual issue that you really need to read the ingredients and know your skin to anticipate. If you're looking to fill your makeup stash with more natural options then you might be interested in looking into Korres.
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Let's talk about this foundation...
It's in a simple brown hammered metal bottle with the simple Korres logo and the straight-forward claims the product makes. It tells you it's Korres, it's a foundation, and it's long-lasting and gives you radiance as well as SPF 20. All these claims are true. There are no "hey I've got Super Mega Flex to keep this foundation plastered to your face for three weeks straight!" What you see is what you get. They mean it. I've got incredibly oily skin, if you have watched some of my YouTube videos or read my other foundation posts you'll know that it's at Defcon 1. I take my oilies personally and foundation is my skin's natural enemy. You know those oil cleansers that everyone will tell you breaks makeup up and cleanses like magic? Well, skin oils tend to do the same thing. It breaks down makeup in the blink of an eye and makes even the most transfer-resistant foundation into sludge. I can only imagine what this foundation would do on a non-oily person. On myself it is transfer-resistant which is a miracle! It's not transfer-proof especially after a few hours, but it literally doesn't rub off like most foundations do on me. It does repress oil a bit, but it still breaks through eventually.
As far as application, this foundation is a bit runny and requires shaking every time you use it. There's even a ball inside to aid in mixing the metal bottle full of awesome. So you shake it and then pour a little bit onto your hand or onto a palette and then use your favorite applicator to apply. I have tried with my fingers, a taklon foundation brush, and a damp sponge and I prefer the sponge for more natural coverage. The damp sponge also makes it a bit easier to blend because this formula tends to dry out on you pretty quickly. Blend fast! The coverage is medium to full and the finish reminds me of Make Up For Ever Face & Body with just a bit more coverage. It covers most of my red spots and discolorations and evens everything out gorgeously. It doesn't dry down powdery, there's a bit of dewyness to it. The shades lean a bit yellow, but my match WRF2 works wonderfully. It doesn't look yellowy once it's blended in.
Korres Wild Rose Foundation in WRF2
You get about 1 oz for $30 which really isn't all that bad. The packaging looks small, but it holds as much as Revlon Colorstay and perfoms far better for me. There's no pump but this natural product needs shaking before every use, so a pump wouldn't be practical. Like MUFE Face & Body the foundation would separate in the pump while it sat and you'd end up pumping out oils every time.
Here's my super happy self wearing this foundation.
Great oil control
Has SPF 20
Decent price for a higher end foundation
Runny formula can get messy when applying
Smaller color range
Overall, I recommend this foundation big time if you've got oily skin. If you're looking for a natural foundation, this could be a great choice.
Disclosures: The product samples reviewed in this post were received by PR for review consideration. Everything I review is put through the same types of testing, and is reviewed fairly, no matter how I come by the products. I don't "sell" products to my readers or viewers, I just want to help you make informed decisions when you research your beauty choices, and share my views on products I like and dislike with you. See the Disclosures page at the top of the page for more.