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Korres swatches : Quince , Nude and Rose..

I asked you guys which items from  a recent haul you wanted me to swatch , so after the suggestion of makeupobsessions , here I am ….

They are 3 Korres Lip Products.  Korres Lip Butter in Quince, Korres cherry lip gloss in Nude and Korress Mandarin Lip Butter stick in Rose

I am verry happy to do this swatch. Its the only Greek brand of cosmetics that is popular outside Greece, and is actually is very good (and popular). So, I m taking my proud look and swatch them for you 🙂

They are  also cheaper here (compared to some US prices I saw), the Lip butter is around 6€ the cherry lipgloss is around 10-11€ and the lipstick is about 4.5 €

My bare lips (they are very pale, and NOT pigmented)

Korres Lip Butter:

First, I bought the one in Pomegrande. I have also bought another lip balm in pomegrande,too.  I realised that something caused my an allergy (actually, it might be visible in some of my photos here, cause I have the same reaction with other ingridients,too) and after tests its the pomegrande. I don’t have problem eating it, just in cosmetics….Bizzare…

Anyway, I had to buy another color so I chose quince :

 

And here is Quince on my lips…

I love this Lip butter. It has very nice smell that isn’t strong, it gives a very very very natural color to the lips, and moisturizes. Its not that is the best moisturizing lip balm out there, or your savior  once your lips get chapped, but does the work if you want them not to dry, and look nice. Its decent for dry lips and for every day moisturizing.

The only thing, as most of us don’t like is that is in a jar. Its unhygenic, and kinda gross to put your finger in there.

Korres Cherry Lip Gloss:

I forgot to get a picture of the tube, so I ll use a random from google search. I only took a picture of the aplicator.

 

And  here is Cherry Lip gloss in Nude on my lips:

 

I am so-so-so-sooooooo Loving it ! First of all IT DOESN’T STICK! I love it when Lip-glosses doesn’t stick. Also, it smells great. The cherry smell isn’t the fake plastic one, but smell like real cherry. And also, it looks great. It’s not as ”brown” as it seems in the tube, at least not to my lips. Its a bit sheer, but gives me a more rosy shade. Has a decent stay power too, something that I don’t really care anyway :p

And Korress Mandarin Lip Butter stick :

I ll post how the typical stick looks like, and the rest are from the one I have, which is special edition…

And this is how it looks on my lips:

 

I will be honest. I love the color. I also love how natural and nicely red it makes my lips. For an every-day light lipstick is okay. That’s all. It’s not something that good for lipbalm. I mean, its not bad, but just doesn’t really do anything to my lips. It give the ”shine” of the lip balm, but its not that soft when applied. Just not what is made for, I guess.

Bottom line,  I love all three. First and second, I love them of what they are made for, plus they give a great color. The last, I love as a lipstick but not as a lip balm..

I am thinking of all swatching them in the arm, if you ask… I can just edit my post…

I hope you liked my swatch. Feel free to comment, ask or tell your opinion:)

Enjoy your holidays….

Ho-Ho-Ho

V.

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Seventeen nail polish No.504

Well… Some small notes before my swatch:

– I really-really DON’T paint my nails with dark colors when they are long. This is something I do NOT like…

But… This is the first time in my life that my nails are so strong and they don’t break.. I have them long for a long time now.. But….

Its winter, Christmas is coming, and I can’t really have them french manicured all the time, or pinky summer colors…

If you don’t like long nails with strong colors, yeah , we are on the same boat, so… just an exception for this time…

– The brand is called Seventeen. I always thought that it was an international brand, but only recently I realised that I haven’t seen them anywhere else except Greece. And its bad cause its a good brand, have a big variety of colors (especially in nail polishes) and have some of my favorite products (eg. the concealer stick)

So……

Seventeen nail polish no 504 :

seventeen 504 nail polish

seventeen 504 nail polish

I ll be honest here. I just wanted to buy a black nail polish and I was in hurry. The blacks were not in stock (didn’t notice) so I grabbed what it looked like black in my eyes ….

When I got home, I realised that its not black. Well it is, but also has shimmery red in it.!

So, I tried it ! I loved it in instance, and I think that is a very suitable color , especially for that period of time….

Its a black color, with red shimmery. What is amazing, is that in the sun, it gives the gold effect, that I love..!!!

With no direct light and semi-direct light

seventeen 504 nail polish

seventeen 504 nail polish

Direct light (the gold effect) :

seventeen 504 nail polish

A small Greek note:

Εαν θέλετε , μπορώ να κάνω τα swatches και στα Ελληνικά!