Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Butter Makes Everything Better, Of Korres

I'm sorry. I had to.


Cheesy titling aside, recently I've been enjoying the Korres Eros Coral Cheek Butter and Raspberry Lip Butter Glaze. Fortunately (or unfortunately?), neither made of real butter. 

L-R: Eros Coral Cheek Butter, Raspberry Lip Butter Glaze

I used to be a staunch powder everything girl. Certainly, my powder stash is still much larger than the rest, but I think it's about time I expanded on the cream front. There will be a separate post on this, but let's just say creams can be much more varied in feel and texture than I previously thought, and I find that discovery very exciting.

As far as the Cheek Butter goes, I'm used to much more... well-oiled textures from my cream blushes. In comparison, Eros Coral feels dry (let me clarify that while it feels dry, it's not actually dry) and oddly like powder as soon as you apply it to the cheeks. A finger dab's worth is all you need for each cheek, though you can always layer for more intensity. For best results, your first point of contact should be where you want the color to be most intense, then blend out from there. 

Eros Coral is a bright coral pink. When blended out, it produces a healthy, natural flush.

peeled lips (weakness, sorry!) make for patchy application

The Lip Butter Glaze is a follow up to their signature Lip Butters (for the uninitiated, they are potted balms that come in various shades and scents). To me, that suggests that it's more balm than gloss, but I think it works well as both. (Side musing: what category does glaze fall under? It's glossy but not gloss-like. I always found anything named "glaze" looks more watery, whereas glosses look stickier. Does anyone know what I mean?) The color of the Raspberry glaze is actually darker than what you see in my pictures. For some reason, gloss just doesn't translate well in pictures. 

This lasts for about four hours, but any food and drink in between will completely wipe it off. It also smells a bit like crème brûlée on the lips, and the fragrance doesn't wear off till much later. I wasn't affected by the scent, but I thought you'd want to know.

Korres Eros Coral Cheek Butter and Raspberry Lip Butter Glaze retail for $25 and $14 respectively, and are available at Sephora.

The products in this post was sent by the company for editorial consideration

19 comments:

  1. I love the cheek butter! The packing is so nice and old-school (kinda reminds me of tiger balm if you know what I mean. That's probably the least romantic association anyone can make)! I still haven't tried any makeup from Korres, but I think I will soon since apparently it's fab!

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    1. HAHAHA TIGER BALM. Yes, I know what you mean. Is Korres available where you are?

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    1. Yes, they are! I bet they work on everyone too

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  3. Oooh, the natural look! So pretty, Wandz! I love that cheek color on you. It's so soft and subtle, but still...defined. Or something. ._.

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  4. I think the blush looks beautiful and very natural on you! I love the Korres brand - the colors are all very wearable and versatile and I love the scents/flavours they use.

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    1. The blush makes me look like I've been out for a run! (which is dangerous because then I'll never go out for a run...)

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  5. Love the shine on your lips! It's shiny and natural. Kind of like when I eat a buttered bagel. Except you look beautiful!

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    1. Ahhh I haven't had a bagel in forever. Need to rectify that

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  6. I love the Lip Butters and have been meaning to try the glazes but haven't yet. Also LOVE the look of the Cheek Butter--I was scared it might be too creamy/balmy for my oily skin but it looks like it would be a really good product for me during the fall/winter! Must def check them out!

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    1. I have oily skin now but it still works great! It's not my absolute favorite cream cheek formula, but we'll get to that soon ;)

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  7. I love Korres' "butters"! All of them! :D The lip butter glazes are such an amazing thing for winter!

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  8. The cheek color is very pretty and natural looking on you. Do you find the lip butter glaze moisturizing?

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  9. LOL I love cheesy word play! More, do more!

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  10. LOL - post title, but how you could not say this, right? sadly, korres makeup line doesn't work for me (not even the lip butters). I am better off if I mix my own 'cheek butter': my fav lipstick + vaseline. I feel like everything is called lip stain, bb cream ..... and butter, lol (lip butter, cheek butter, hm) / Claire

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  11. Damn, sold me on the cheek butter. I was so sure those were super creamy/shiny suckers like you thought they were going to be. That's how my fave By Terry feels and I was at a loss as to what the next cream blush was going to be.

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