Korres Sugar Plums Set Swatches and Mini Review

November 17, 2008
Korres Sugar Plums Set
($41 value for $21.50)
What it is:
A limited-edition kit with a lip butter, a lip gloss, and an eyeshadow.

What it does: Korres Sugar Plums Kit has all you need for a dewy, flawless look. Plum 27 Cherry Lip Gloss is a sheer, high-shine, color lip gloss. Cherry oil hydrates the lips while vitamins E and C offer antioxidant protection. Plum Lip Butter is a buttery balm that melts on the lips and offers a shiny, tinted finish. A mixture of Shea Butter and Rice Wax offers deep hydration and softness. Plum Sunflower & Evening Primrose Shimmering Eyeshadow is a velvety, easy-to-apply, pressed eyeshadow with sunflower and evening primrose oils that care for the sensitive eye area.

What else you need to know: This Sephora-exclusive set contains products that are dermatologically tested and are mineral oil, silicone, propylene glycol, and ethanolamine free.

Swatches (L to R): Plum eyeshadow, Plum lip butter, Plum gloss

Korres’ approach to skincare and beauty is simple: using natural ingredients to create effective and affordable products. With a philosophy like that, what’s not to love? While I’ve had my eye on several Korres products since their launch at Sephora some time back, I only made my first Korres purchase (not this set but you’ll find out what it was soon enough) days ago. But enough about that–onto this set!

Korres’ Sugar Plums Set is a trio of plum products that all contain wonderful skin-nourishing ingreidents. This set is a way to indulge your love of beauty while also indulging your delicate lip and eye areas in a little TLC: the shadow contains nourishing sunflower and evening primrose oils, the lip butter has shea butter, and the gloss has cherry oil for hydration (as well as a slew of other great ingredients).

How was the pigmentation you ask? Well as you can see in the swatches above, it was pretty wonderful! The Plum shadow is a rich plum shade with shimmer interspersed throughout, and has a beautiful velvety consistecy that not only feels great going on but has good staying power. The Plum lip butter has an “oooh my lips feel so great and non-waxy” consistency and provides a slight tint to boot, and the Plum gloss has an almost liquid-lipstick like look to it.

While this set isn’t for the faint of heart, combine all three products and you’ve got a wonderfully dramatic holiday look. I highly recommend checking it out for yourself!
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