Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer
On my recent trip to Sephora, I decided to try the Korres Pomegranite Mattifying Primer ($33). If you’ve never heard of Korres, it’s a great skincare brand dedicated to using natural ingredients. Having heard so many good things about how great they smell and how effective their products are, I decided to give Korres a shot. I’m currently using the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation primer and I love how it creates a smooth canvas for my foundation, but I’m all for finding a better makeup primer.
You all know how annoyed I get how oily my skin gets at the end of the day, so when I find the word “mattyifying” on any product, I’m all ears. The first thing I notice with this primer is the smell. The scent is not exactly fresh or fruity, and doesn’t smell like pomegranate to me—I definitely could do without it. The application isn’t exactly impressive either, I find that my foundation doesn’t blend well with this primer. I even used my all time favorite foundation (Make Up Forever HD, which blends like a dream!) with this primer and my foundation looks as if it’s sitting on top of the skin.
The texture is creamy and pretty thick, so it feels like a lotion with a peach tint. The tint is much lighter than my skintone and I’m not a fan how it creates a mask on my face when I apply it. It probably doesn’t make huge change in my skintone, but shade and tone are some things I look for when choosing a foundation, so when I choose a foundation, I expect it to stay that shade and I don’t want other products to alter the shade. The primer didn’t exactly control my oil production either, if anything it made my foundation look cakey and patchy.
After hearing so many great things about Korres, I’m disappointed how the first product I tried from their line was a huge fail. I’m hoping their skincare products are much better than their makeup line.
-Horrible primer (foundation fails to blend)
Have any of you tried Korres products?