Here's my fourth foray into the Korres Wild Rose range of products, let's see... I assume this is a finishing powder, but I can't find anything on the site or on the packaging to tell me that unequivocally. After using it, however, I sort of feel like it's more of a light-to-medium coverage foundation. It felt a little too heavy on my skin over foundation.
The packaging on this powder was surprisingly bulky, but it does reveal a secret compartment under the powder that contains a nice substantial sponge that has a flocked side. A "flocked" sponge is almost like super short fur, not the terry cloth type, and with powders it provides an amazing flawless finish. Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier make these flocked sponges so if you're interested in those, I'd recommend checking them out. Anyway, back to this powder. Inside you find a nice big mirror, the secret compartment and .35 oz of powder. There doesn't seem to be a huge amount of product so I'm interested to see how long it will last. A little bit will go a long way, though, so don't rule it out completely yet.
It's very finely milled and smooth, so it applies flawlessly. The color selection is a bit lacking, but like the foundation, this powder blended in and matched my skintone perfectly despite looking significantly more yellow than my skin in swatches.
The coverage is beyond decent when used alone, and controls oil pretty well. I do prefer the finish and oil control of MAC Blot, but when it comes down to actual powder foundations, this is much more natural and forgiving than MAC Studio Fix and not quite as powdery as Make Up For Ever Duo Mat. I love the fact that this is packed with natural and healthy for your skin ingredients, whereas I know MAC and MUFE both have enough chemicals and preservatives to keep Cheetos crispy for a year. Don't get me wrong, I still love and buy MAC and MUFE products, but I love having a natural alternative that is of equal or better quality.
The price is similar to other higher-end brands, and the quality is wonderful. I think the packaging is a bit large and unwieldy to be taking with you on a regular basis or when travelling, but it's quintessential Korres, straight to the point, and minimalistic. It's all about what's inside.