Friday, 24 October 2014

Korres Make-up

I think I may be a little late to the bandwagon with this, but I have always heard of how amazing the Greek brand Korres is; people always seem to be raving about their little pots of lip butters, and I'm ashamed to say I have actually never even tried one, till now.
I never realised how much of a makeup selection they had till I started roaming their website, Korres have everything from nail polish, to foundation with a fantastic shade range to boot.
So when I got the chance to try some Korres makeup for myself I was delighted - I was kindly sent two lip butters in Pomegranate and Jasmine, Mandarin Lip Butter Stick in rose and a Volcanic Minerals Long Lasting Eyeliner in Grey.

Korres Lip Butter - Pomegranate and Jasmine

I can now see what the fuss is about with these lip butters. They have 6 gorgeous tints to choose from,  along with the most beautiful buttery texture and Vanilla scent..i think the packaging of these little pots are great too, the lid colour represents the butter shade inside, which makes selection easier.

These aren't gloopy or sticky what-so-ever which is what I look for in a tinted balm. They really feel like they moisturise and not just act as a barrier, this must be down to the lovely Shea butters and rice wax it contains.

I'm not a fan of lip glosses but if I fancy a bit of a sheen on the lips, I pop one of these lip butters over my lipstick, it works wonderfully and keeps my lips moisturised at the same time..Bonus!.
These are also brilliant when you are in a bit of a hurry and fancy a wash of colour on your lips, purely because you don't have to be as careful with applying it. Amazing if your on the go!.
I have been using these constantly on those early morning pre-school runs (that I'm trying to get used to haha), just so I look a little less shabby and more awake.

Top - Pomegranate swatched heavily Bottom - swatched lightly
Pomegranate has to be my favourite shade, it gives this nice slightly glossy, raspberry just-bitten stain to the lips, perfect if your a bit afraid of bold lip colours but still want to look like your wearing something.

Top - Jasmine swatched heavily Bottom - swatched lightly
Jasmine is the lightest shade of the collection as it just gives a very slight wash of pale pink, this would look great paired with a Smokey eye or just a flick of liner for that fresh faced look.

When I have fancied a minimal makeup look, I have used the Jasmine lip butter along with a little flick of Korres Volcanic Minerals Eyeliner in grey on my upper lash line- the subtle pink lip and not so drastic usual black liner just works perfectly together.

Korres Lip Butters £8.00

Mandarin Lip Buttter Stick - Rose

If your a little funny with sticking your finger in a lip butter pot, then the stick form is for you. I love the way this one is packaged, it has a Greek design to it which obviously ties in with the brand itself, then once you pop the lid off, it has this text around it showing the main ingredients such as sunflower wax, Shea butter and Mandarin oil.
I adore this shade, when I wear this I feel very snow white esq. This one comes out as a very sheer, true red, I'm usually pretty scared of wearing red lipsticks so I think this is a great alternative. Like the other lip butters I mentioned, its just as amazing and moisturising - pretty much the same, just in a stick form.

Top - swatched heavily Bottom - swatched lightly
Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick £8.00

Volcanic Minerals Long Lasting Eyeliner - Grey

I have never been one to use eyeliners, but recently I have been picking up a few. I have just been putting it on my upper lash line and smudging out a little, I've been loving this look recently!
I would usually opt for a dark brown liner if I wanted to go for a more natural look; never would I have thought about trying a dark, Smokey grey shade, but it really does work if you don't want something as intense as a black.
The Volcanic Minerals Eye Liner has one of the creamiest formulas I've come across, it glides on the eyes effortlessly without any pulling and tugging. It lasts pretty much all day on my horrendously oily lids which is frankly amazing..I'm really impressed with this and I quite fancy trying some of the other shades they have.

Korres Volcanic Minerals Long Lasting Eyeliner £9

You can purchase these Korres products on their site HERE, and other stockists like ASOS and LookFantastic.

Have you tried anything from Korres before? What are your recommendations? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading,
Love Zoe x


  1. Love all the Korres goodies and I also had no idea they had a whole range of makeup. I need to get me one of those lip balms I am a lip balm fanatic after all and they sound amazing! x

    Beauty with charm | TOOFACED GIVEAWAY

  2. Pomegranate looks really nice. But my favourite is the lip butter in Jasmine. It smells amazing!! You made me want to repurchase it. :) x

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY

  3. I have the rose lip butter stick and the guava lip better - I love both! x

  4. I didn't realise they did so much either! I love the sound of the pomegranate one though, yum! x

    tmzn loves / beauty blog

  5. I adore the packaging. It's always been one of my favorites. The lip butters look top notch! :] // ☼ ☯

  6. They all sound up my alley! Lovely packaging too. I think I'm going to need to get my hands on those lip butters though. I've heard so much about them! Nice review :) xx

    Emily ⎜ Daisy Locks

  7. Hey lovely! It's amazing isn't it, they have the nicest looking blushers... I'm a sucker for a blush haha, you need to try one they are beautiful xx

  8. Gorgeous aren't they ! I can't believe how nice they are ... I haven't stopped wearing them since I've had them xx

  9. They are brilliant aren't they ?! They give the nicest tint to the lips x

  10. Yeah so much selection! Pomegranate is gorgeous I realy recommend them xx

  11. Simple yet effective aren't they ... That's my fave kind of packaging haha . They are fabulous you need to try one ;) xx

  12. They are so so good, you need to try one, you'll be so glad you did ... Perfect for these colder months too ! Aw thanks lovely xx

  13. I didn't realise Korres did make up, these all sound lovely! I really like the sound of the eyeliner, it's such a nice shade :) xx


  14. I didn't know they have such a wide selection of makeup! Never tried anything from Korres actually so need to remember to check their website. The lip balms sound amazing! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

  15. The Graduate Goddess25 October 2014 at 18:24

    I don't like lip-pots so much - I hate how product always seems to get under my nails. I really like the stick version though, especially with the ingredients on the inside - such a sucker for cute packaging!

    Francine from The Graduate Goddess xx

  16. I love Korres, I have their Wild Rose Foundation and I adore it :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

  17. I love the Korres lip butters!

    Missmacbeauty | Missmacbeauty

  18. They are well known for their body bits but their makeup is just as impressive from what I've tried :) the liner is beautiful x

  19. Ooh yes the balms seem oh so popular .. Great for winter months to keep your lips hydrated while adding some pretty colour xx

  20. Yeah I know that's why some people would prefer the stick form and maybe that's why Korres created them ;) it's lovely isn't it ! Thanks for your comment :) xx

  21. Ooh wow I must check that out xx

  22. They are wonderful ! I can see why people love them x

  23. abeautifuldelight26 October 2014 at 23:27

    These look fab! I need to try the lip butters! Pomegranate looks amazing! Fab pist as always beaut xx

  24. Jasmine is just so pretty! I need to get on the Korres bandwagon.

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  25. The pomegranate lip butter is so pretty! Although I think the stick would definitely be easier for out and about application.

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  26. I have never tried Korres, as I just thought they did lip balms and I have literally thousands of them! I'd be interested to see the full range now!

    Anoushka xx

  27. I only have one of the butters and I can't decide whether I like it or not, but I feel like I want more after reading this! Aaah you're such a pusher, Zoe ;)

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

  28. The pomegranate lip butter is sooo gorgeous! :) Everything looks so good though. You make me want it all! Haha :)

    Jemma xx

  29. They are lovely Abbie :) pomegranate is such a you shade too xx

  30. It's really lovely !! Hah yes jump on the wagon with me lolz xx

  31. It really is, yea the stick is a lot more travel friendly I think x

  32. Oh really, they are such good quality Anoushka ! If you like liners you'll love those xx

  33. I've only ever tried one of the lip butters, but mine was like a neon orange so I didn't like it. I like the sound of the lip butter stick though, a lot more wearable xx


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