Saturday, 12 January 2013

Review: Korres Smoky Bronze Antioxidant Eye Collection

I swear I wasn't meant to write about Korres products in two posts in a row but I've been too lazy to take pictures of my other recent buys! One day as I was browsing through StrawberryNET I came across what I thought was a great deal- an eye collection by Korres which included two eyeshadows, a small tube of mascara and an eyeliner pencil. I kept telling myself that I did not need this collection but I convinced myself that $10 for 4 products was great value. So there it was, this Korres Smoky Bronze Antioxidant Eye Collection was in my shopping cart.

The Korres Smoky Bronze Antioxidant Eye Collection ft. my floral t-shirt :)

Sunflower and Evening Primrose Eyeshadow in Brun and Bronze Brown
The two eyeshadows in this collection were from the Sunflower and Evening Primrose range- a velvety, easy to apply pressed eyeshadow with sunflower and evening primrose oils that care for the delicate eye area. The two shades I got were Brun and Bronze Brown.



L-R: Brun, Bronze Brown
The retail price of these cute eyeshadows are $29.95 a pop in Australia, from kitcosmetics, so I must say I am very pleased with the price I paid for the eye collection with these in it! The photo above I have to admit is quite misleading, the colours of the eyeshadows are a little off and I tried my best to capture their true shade but it was difficult given the lighting- but both these shades appear much lighter than they actually are. The texture was nice, no fall out and easy to apply. In terms of pigmentation, they were just decent, nothing really amazing.

L-R: Bronze Brown, Brun
L-R: Brun, Bronze Brown single swatch- a better representation of the colours. Also forgive me for this bad photo, I am yet to master taking pictures of swatches!
The Brun shade actually worked well as an eyebrow filler, the colour was perfect for my eyebrows! I quite like Bronze Brown as it is a nice wearable, neutral shade. The formulation is nice, albeit I wouldn't spend $29.95 on them.

Provitamin B5 & Rice Bran Mascara 3.55mL in Black
I have far too many mascaras to be used but a small travel sized one will always entice me! Described as an easy-to-layer, creamy mascara for volume, extra length with provitamin B5 and rice bran to to strengthen the lashes and intensify the colour for a rich finish, who could resist? The full size of 9mL retails in kitcosmetics for $35.95.


Simple brush
To be honest I haven't tried this mascara yet as I have quite a few others to finish off first. I have a feeling it might not be anything special, but don't take my word for it until I try it.

Eyeliner Pencil in Black
Last item from the Antioxidant Eye Collection is the smooth cedar wood pencil. The key ingredients are 100% natural based, rich with herbs and vitamins with a lead diameter of 4mm. This surprisingly retails for $29.95 from kitcosmetics and I'm definitely face-palming at the ridiculously inflated Australian prices for cosmetics. From an instant look, I knew I wouldn't be too fond of this eyeliner- purely because traditional eyeliner pencils smudge like mad on me, no matter how much primer I put on beforehand and however much I surround it with concealer.

Simple black eyeliner pencil
After a trial, I indeed was right. Smudged like crazy and gave me panda eyes all day. Disappointing, and to think this eyeliner is retailing for basically $30 is insane! Application was terribly, dragged across my eyelid and pigmentation was mediocre. Nothing really good to say about this eyeliner. A much better option for a black eyeliner choice would be the Revlon's Grow Luscious Lash Liner which is absolutely creamy, super pigmented, doesn't smudge and retails for $23.95 which definitely can be cheaper if you buy it on offer.

Despite being on the fence about buying this Smoky Bronze Antioxidant Eye Collection, and the disappointing eyeliner pencil that was included, I am still quite satisfied with the purchase as the eyeshadows make the $10 I paid for (an otherwise quite expensive collection) worthwhile.

Have you tried any of these Korres products? Any tips that I can do to make the eyeliner pencil work?


56 comments :

  1. Those eyeshadows look so lovely! I've never tried anything from Korres but all their products are very appealing!
    xx

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    1. I never thought I'd get into the Korres brand as it is quite expensive but StrawberryNET has made it much more accessible and affordable! :)

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  2. omg wth haha how do you find these great deals! :P the eyeshadows seem really useful and versatile.. its good that you got neutral colors :D
    looking forward to your review on that mascara!

    www.twoplicates.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I'm glad to stumble on a few great deals here and there! :P I am quite happy with the eyeshadows :)

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  3. I love most Korres products, but I've never tried its make up range! These eye shadows look stunning!

    http://mymakeupcompulsion.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. I haven't tried any of their skincare products and I wonder what they will be like!

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  4. Wow what a bargain! Too bad only the eyeshadows really stood out - I was thinking the same that the darker colour would be good for brows. Bronze Brun looks a bit like some of the colours in the Naked palette as well. I dunno what to do about the eyeliner unfortunately .. I only use gel/liquid to line my lids and I've been using the Revlon Colorstay automatic eyeliner religiously on my waterline for years and years. Maybe you could smudge it out on purpose and use it as a base for a smokey eye look.

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    1. I quite like the neutral shades of the eyeshadows and I thought that Bronze Brown did look like something similar from the Naked palette! I guess I could use the eyeliner for a smokey eye look haha :)

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  5. The colours look nice, but I agree, looks like you can find those colours elsewhere for a better price :)xx

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    1. The eyeshadow shades are gorgeous :)

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  6. You got such a great deal! Too bad the eyeliner didn't work for you. The eyeshadows do look rather pretty, especially Bronze Brown.

    Love what you did with making your floral shirt a background! I should do that more often, makes the pictures less boring. :D

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    1. I need to find another shirt to use as a background for more photos hehe! I had a feeling already that the eyeliner wouldn't be anything spectacular so I guess it was expected :)

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  7. visiting here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =)

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  8. I familiarize Korres more so with their lip products and things like that, but have not heard much about their makeup line. With an eyeliner like that, maybe it's best to use it only for smudging? o__O You could try using it as a dark base for other shadows too I suppose.. at least that way you'd be using it and it wouldn't be a waste of your money.

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    1. I definitely agree, you mostly ever see their lip products and hear about a bit of their skincare but not really other makeup! I guess I could use it as a base, thanks for the suggestion!

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  9. oh I love Korres products!! it's so weird that strawberry.net is blocked here in Germany :( I think it has something to do with the custom etc etc :/ so sad because I'd love to order stuffs from the website..
    I have 1 korres single eye shadow and I love it ;))

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    1. I think it is harder to buy things online in Germany because your customs are more restricted (everytime I go on ebay it says delivery to Germany will take really long and that customs might seize the parcel!) and I wonder why! Australia has pretty strict quarantine but online parcels aren't as restricted :P

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  10. The eyeshadows sure look great, sorry to hear about the smudging. I'd then use it as a base for shadows for smokey looks or try powder beneath your eyes before using it on your upper lash line, that prevents smudging on the bottom!

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    1. Thanks for the tip, I might try using some powder under my eyes! I only apply eyeliner to my top lash line and somehow it transfers onto the bottom lash line :(

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  11. Haha Australian prices are ridiculous! I love the colours of the brown eye shadows though :)
    x

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    1. Haha they are definitely ridiculous :(

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  12. oooh, those eyeshadow look pretty nice! ^_~

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  13. I have never tried Korres make up, the shadows look lovely. x

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  14. Australian prices are downright laughable! Who would pay $30 for that single eyeshadow?! Eeeek. I like the colours of the two that you bought, but I think I could do without the mascara and eyeliner. Sorry to hear the eyeliner was such a letdown :( Hopefully the mascara fares better once you get around to using it!

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    1. I know, $30 is really stupid and I couldn't imagine that anyone would buy it for that much from kitcosmetics! Yes I am quite happy with the eyeshadows! I hope the mascara will be okay too :)

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  15. Hi,

    I love your blog, its so well written, and the content is always great.
    So much so that I nominated you for the Liebster Award :)
    You can find the details below. Well done hun!
    xxx

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  16. Hey, I am writing this on here because I couldn't find anywhere else. I have just come across your blog and I want to say I love it and I have read nearly every post without stopping.
    Member <3 I was wondering if you will do the same for me? member for a member? xxx

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    1. Aww thank you Charlie, you are too kind! :)

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  17. it's a shame the eyeliner gave you panda eyes :( i always get panda eyes too, so i need something that is super durable, waterproof and smudge proof! the eyeshadows look pretty nice, although $30 is way too pricey for them! i wish we had cheaper makeup prices like in the us :(
    http://oliviiaaaaa.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I know I absolutely hate panda eyes which I always get! Grrr :( $30 is just ridiculous and I don't think anyone would buy them haha :P I wish we had cheaper prices too!

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  18. The eye shadows look lovely, especially Brun. That looks beautiful.

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  19. the brun color is such a hype<3 love how it boldly colored!

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  20. I live in Australia too so I completely understand what you mean by the crazy prices!

    The eyeshadow colours look absolutely amazing!!
    I definitely need to check them out when I visit kitcosmetics next time :)
    Thanks for sharing this!!

    Followed :D

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    1. Thanks Cyndi! I've never seen Korres makeup anywhere before except online but maybe I haven't looked hard enough haha :P

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  21. $10 for 4 products is definitely a very good deal. Too bad that the eyeliner pencil doesn't stay on well. I suppose you can use it when you want to do smokey eye looks by using it as a base and layering shadow over it. Bronze Brown looks very nice.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes after more thinking, $10 for 4 items is a great deal haha! I love the look of Bronze brown too :)

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  22. Hi,

    Wow those eye shadows look amazing!!! By the way I am 12 years old and have started my own blog http://confessionsofabeautyblogger101.blogspot.co.uk/ I am also obsessed with your blog heh :)

    xxx

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  23. Love the shades!

    Much Love,
    Virginie

    http://vivinvogue.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hello.. Basically to congratulate you with your blog and to show how much I like it, I have voted you for the Liebster Award.
    Well Done.
    Follow the link to see more:
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    xxxxx

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  25. I had no idea Korres did makeup! Those shadows look beautiful! Great post!

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

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    1. Not many people know about it, not even myself until now haha :P

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  26. I always carry Korres lip butter in Guava with me. It really keeps my dry lips soft. I also adore their blushes.

    XoXo Chris
    http://myfashiontrendencies.com

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    1. I always have Guava with me too, it just melts into your lips! I didn't know Korres had blushes, I might have a look into it!

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  27. Hi. I just wanted to let you know that your blog is amazing. Do you maybe want to follow each other?? Let me know.

    xoxo

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  28. Too bad that the eyeliner didn't work out! The eye shadows look nice, though! Lovely post! <33

    XO,
    http://rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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  29. Wow, they all look like gorgeous products! ^^
    Urgh, I hate smudgy liner! -.-
    Especially if it's on trial and you go out with it on.. and then you look in a mirror, and bam! It looksl ike you've been punched! ._.
    Love your blog! ^^

    http://www.joyjoii.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, smudgey eyeliner is just awful! :(

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  30. this is such a great post! :)

    P.S. I have an ongoing giveaway on my blog, please join! x Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.com)

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  31. $30 for panda eyes eyeliner? That's super disappointing. What's more disappointing is when people don't tell you when you have smudgey eyes...

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. Oh yes the embarrassment of being in public with super panda eyes is awful! I wouldn't have a clue who would even consider paying $30 for this eyeliner!

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  32. I keep reading so much about Korres products! I really want to buy more... but they are indeed quite pricey >O<
    Btw, I nominated you for the Liebster Award ^^ You were probably nominated a thousand times but your blog is just so nice! :D

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    1. Thank you Jenny! They are pricey, and they're only great when you get a really good offer on them :)

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