Korres Cheek Butter Review & Swatches

Korres is releasing three shades of Cheek Butter shortly. Although I’ve never thought about it, I think somewhere in my subconscious I’ve always wished for some sort of cream blush from Korres.

Wish no further, granted!

These are incredibly cute. I got my hands on one recently and just got all girlishly excited about the cute little pot. Although flatter and more compact in style the pot reminds of the Korres Lip Butters. So cute, so portable, and a whooping 0.21 oz in size.

Sadly, the pot does say they are good for six months. I’m a little skeptical if anyone can make a dent in this much blush in as little as six months. Not sure if the formula will become unstable or dry after that period as I’ve only had the pot a few days but just thought I’d mention it anyway. I think this is particular cause for alarm if you’re a typical beauty junkie that has hundreds of blushes to get through.

The formula, although I imagine some of you are kinda wishing it was, isn’t like a Korres Lip Butter. It balm-y in nature, dense to the touch, and has an emollient, hydrating texture. Dry skin will soak it up as the formula glides on very nicely but the dense nature of the balm does make it a little difficult to build up and a little tugging is involved to get it situated on your skin. I find it applies sheer at a swipe or two and will get more intense around the fifth or so layer. The good news is no matter how many layers you apply it does remain fairly lightweight and never looks overly done. It gives cheeks and face a glow and a very natural flush of color.

The shade I tried was Philia Rose which is a beige, dusky rose. It should suit most skin tones but might prove a little too sheer for super dark complexions.

I didn’t love that it gave my cheeks a bouncy, dewy finish. It kinda looks like like I’m sweating or having an oily moment. I’m not sure how the finish will work for oily skin but perhaps with better blending it might prove more natural but I will say I blended the hay out of it and it still had a fairly dewy, tacky finish. This wasn’t necessarily unpleasant just not the finish I was after.

Overall, Korres Cheek Butters are quite darling. At this point I’m not really sure if I love them or not. I’m a little on the fence about the finish but I can’t deny they are a cute little creamy balm type blush that gives cheeks a very natural flush of color. They could prove an ideal pick to add to your Summer wardrobe. This one I can’t recommend as I feel like they are something you have to try yourself and decide if they are a love or not.

(That’s five layers of blush on my cheeks)

They’ll be available for $25 each shortly at Sephora, Sephora.com, and www.korresusa.com


This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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  • 4/17/12 20:36 Anna:

    Tempting, but I’m gonna stick to my bobbi brown pot rouges =) old formulation, the ones with TONS of product ahaha.


  • 4/17/12 22:23 Brent:

    You look so pretty lately girl! You’ve been killing it with your photos! Le swoon! Xoxo


    • 4/18/12 9:42 the Muse:

      awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww thanks brent! you’re way too KIND! hugs!


  • 4/17/12 23:43 Sara elisabeth:

    Are these at all like convertible colors from Stila? I wonder if they would keep longer in the fridge.


    • 4/18/12 9:27 the Muse:

      mmm sara yes kinda…! I’d say the formula is VERY similiar to Stila’s version but a little (a very little) creamier.


  • 4/18/12 0:03 Mallory:

    Thank you so much for the honest review. It really makes me appreciate your reviews that much more when I see the product has been sent by PR and you’re still not afraid to say that it didn’t work for you. This blusher looks beautiful, but I think I’d feel the same way about the dewy finish. Thanks, Muse!


    • 4/18/12 9:47 the Muse:

      but of course mallory!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kinda would suck if I said it was awesome and you brought it for $25 bucks and was disappointed with it and me ;-D I’m not sure it’s dewy..more tacky and kinda looks like I’m sweating?! I didn’t think it flattered my fuller face :(

      My pleasure hun!


  • 4/18/12 0:38 Dovey:

    Hi Muse,
    Thanks for an honest review as always! I’m smitten with the packaging— but I’ll have to think about the product inside! I think I might be able to handle a bit of shine, but we’ll see!


    • 4/18/12 9:41 the Muse:

      hey dovey! aw my pleasure! I LOVE the packaging and I can’t even understand why ;-D it’s not terribly special but for some reason I adore it, so cute ;-D I dunno, it made me look like I was sweating kinda…which was a little odd :-/


  • 4/18/12 6:06 Jane:

    I think it looks lovely on you. But, for the price and feel (tacky) pick up an all over color stick from ELF at a whopping $1.


    • 4/18/12 9:40 the Muse:

      aw thanks jane! ;-D


  • 4/18/12 8:40 Joan:

    I think it looks very pretty on you. I like the shade. I’d like to check out the coral shade also that you showed previously. I have cream blushes, but tend to always reach for the powders. I never really got that good at applying creams. I always get a little frustrated applying them.


    • 4/18/12 9:40 the Muse:

      thanks joan! me too, sadly sephora doesn’t have it yet so just waiting. I’m the same…sometimes in the Summer I wear them but wear time is always iffy with creams so just stick to powders for the most part!


  • 4/18/12 13:34 Harshleen:

    Thanks for the honest review Muse! I was so looking fwd to try these out but not anymore……the color looks pretty on you though!


    • 4/18/12 13:39 the Muse:

      aw thanks harshleen! I know, formula seems a little disappointing :( surprised as Korres normally rules!


  • 4/23/12 14:34 martha:

    I want one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • 4/24/12 13:09 KristyQ:

    Personally, I think it looks awesome on you! I just stocked up on Josie’s color sticks so I don’t need another cream-ish blush for the summer, but I was totally curious on these. Have a great Tuesday! :)


    • 4/24/12 15:26 the Muse:

      aw thanks kristy! you’re a gem ;-D I love the josie ones!!!!!!!!


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