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