Today was such a busy day for me. It was on and off with non stop things to do. I was even envious of my hubs who went out with a good friend of his for dinner. He told me about this some kinda oven restaurant that made really good food at fractions of cost. His description of the food was like buffalo wings laced with pineapple sauce with Tabasco and bruschetta that sounded like a mix of sweet and soury Hawaiian style. I was just ready to smack him upside down for not taking me. JK! Hope he doesn’t read this.
But anyways, I found 2 luminizer/blush compacts from Korres, Magic Light Contouring Trio. They remind me of the sunset when you are the beach with the wind gently sweeping away.
The exterior box of the Korres Magic Light Contouring Trio compacts resemble stamps and postcards. Well maybe not quite but similar. I was thinking along the lines of a message in a bottle drifting in the sea or even flying out on vacation and sending a card back. But it could also serve as an envelope design too! Quite innovative with lots of imagination.
If you look at it in another way, it looks more or so a letter inside an envelope. Once you open the top it tells you to “Unfold carton to get the look.” However, if you simply look at the opposite side you can see the look on the face chart without destroying the box. But if you decide to unfold the carton or rather take it apart you will get the entire instructions on how to use the palette.
Moving on to the product… The design on the actual product is in a clear acrylic shell with a printed sunset at the beach scenery. It might also remind you of it being a postcard too because of the postal stamp marks. The 2 palettes share the same exact design, only differ by name, Santorini and Mykonos, both being beach islands of Greece if you don’t know already.
We will start with Santorini. Once you pop open this compact, you will notice that there are three different colors with embossed wordings and again postal stamp marks in the design.
The majority of the compact is made up of creamy beige whereas tan rose and smoky bronze comes next. The lightest beige and the contouring bronze do have a small amount of shimmer which are quite highlighting. I couldn’t make out the words in this compact could you? Below are some of the shots taken under different lightings – natural, camera flash and direct sunlight.
Swatching the compact really gave me a few thoughts. The colors are from light to dark with rosy in between. The pigmentation is somewhat sheer but goes on really smooth. Each of the colors looks very natural on the skin and blends in seamlessly.
The second compact is Mykonos. Instead of beige themed colors, Mykonos offers peachy pink, rosy pink, and light bronze for a flush of color. These colors are more rosier in look when contrasted to Santorini.
The characteristics of Mykonos is similar as Santorini but with less shimmer. The highlighting and contouring color are complete matte while the middle shade only contains slight shimmer. Pigmentation wise, Mykonos shows more color payoff than Santorini but it’s still on the sheer side. Both can be layered for more pigmentation.
Here you will see that the compacts side by side comparison showing you what they look like when put together. Probably only the bronze color looks similar but then Santorini is smokier where as Mykonos is lighter.
The last photo gives you a full spectrum of all 6 colors from the both palettes. You decide which one appeals more.
Aside from Korres formulating these compacts are made without the harmful substances, such as parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan. These 3 complexion enhancing powders together bring a sunkissed and natural looking skin. It also adds a healthy glow to the sculpted face. The overall product design sports a summer vibe making me want to take a trip to Greece.
Korres Magic Light Contouring Trio palettes are available at Sephora and online at www.Sephora.com.
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