I'm a blush fiend, and I'm sure a lot of you can relate to that. I have an entire craft drawer devoted to blush alone. There's just something about it. Even though truthfully so many look the same on me there's just something about a giant pan of beautiful pristine color that speaks to me. Among my favorite brands are MAC and Cargo, and now that I've tried this Korres blush, I feel like I'm going to need to start a second drawer.
Before I go any further I just want to mention to you guys that at KorresUSA.com you can get 20% off your $35 order with the code BEAUTOPIA. This code is good till May 20, which will be great for Mother's Day and for self-gifting if you catch my drift. I'll be getting my mother-in-law some stuff and some things for little ol' me might find their way into my cart...
Additionally, three of you are going to win a Korres Zea Mays Powder Blush in Pink! Read on to see how...
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This giveaway will end at midnight on 22 May and is open to only US residents because it is brand-sponsored. I'm sorry I'm neglecting you international beauties again, but I promise there's good stuff for you on the horizon!
Korres is a Greek brand dedicated to natural remedies. I'm veering closer to natural products and remedies these days; maybe it's my age or maybe it's just that as time goes on I see more of a connection between the things we put in and on our bodies and the effects that they have. When your doctor tells you you need more calcium, you add more milk to your diet. Lots of people are using yogurt or honey masks, making their own body scrubs with sugar and olive oil, and it just seems like there's not a problem that nature can hand you that she can't give you the remedy for as well if you just look for it. It's with this new open-minded approach that I've been looking more closely at natural products lately.
Over the past couple years I've tried a lot of Korres products; body butters, shower gels, shampoo, mascaras, lip butters, face creams, eye creams... but I'd not tried any of their proper color cosmetics, so I'm happy to be able to tell you guys a bit about them. So the Zea Mays (corn starch) blush in Pink is .21 oz of beautiful creamy perfection. It's a beautiful pink slightly on the cool side with a gorgeous radiant pink sheen. I'm not huge on shimmery blushes, so I've pretty much cut those off completely, but a sheen my slightly enlarged pores can handle.
The packaging is simple but attractive; a glossy white square compact. There's a big mirror inside and the designs and graphics on the compact are so simple and gorgeous. I found that this lasted well for about 6 hours at full strength and started to fade a tiny bit from there. This doesn't sound like much but normally on my oily skin even the best blushes only last till about midday on me. I don't know if it's the corn starch that helps to absorb the oil and keep the blush hanging on, but I can only assume that's what's going on.
It's quite pigmented but it's not quite to the level of pigmentation as brands such as NARS. You can swirl your blush brush instead of lightly tapping the surface with a fan brush, and I actually like that because I feel like I'm going to have a better opportunity to blend it.
Overall, I really like this blush and am anxious to try some of the other shades! Natural, Peach, and Coral are calling to me!!! Who has tried these? What do you think?