Monday, September 6, 2010

Korres Smoky Bronze Eye Look

Hope everyone is enjoying the last few hours of Labor Day. It's back to work tomorrow!

Here's a quick daytime smoky-brown eye look using Korres' Smoky Bronze kit ($29.50) (I ordered this from the Korres website here but you may still be able to find it at your local Sephora). The set comes with a travel-size black mascara, a black pencil liner and two eyeshadows:  #36 Brun: a dark warm brown with a very slight amount of reddish-toned shimmer throughout, and #31 Bronze Brown: a medium-toned shimmery golden-beigey-bronze.

I had a considerable amount of fall-out with the dark brown shade, but then again I didn't use a base. No fallout with the lighter golden-beige shade. The texture of these is a little dry and powdery and somewhat sheer, but buildable. I think these kits are a pretty good value for the money, but definitely not a must-have as these colors are very basic and I imagine a lot of people already have very similar colors in their stash.  I don't have a lot of experience with Korres products, but I do like the small package size of their products and the colored labels on the back of their eyeshadows make it easy to identify shades quickly. (Also shown below is the Natural Coral eye kit which includes the same black mascara, but comes with a brown liner instead of black.)

Korres Smoky Bronze Kit

Above is the smoky bronze look using the light shade on the inner corner and crease and the dark shade on the outer corner and along the lashline, over the black pencil eyeliner. Korres brown pencil on lower water-line. No base or primer. Black mascara: Make Up Forever Smoky Lash mascara.

Whenever I wear just brown on my eyes I feel a bit boring, but on the plus side it coordinates well with any shade of lipstick! (Forgive the brows, I hope they don't look too bad--I don't get them done by a professional as you can tell, they are mostly au naturel!)

Korres Natural Coral Kit


  1. You have absolutely lovely eyes. And don't worry about your eyebrows. There's nothing wrong with a less contrived; more natural look. The deep gold color of your brows works beautifully with the shadow colors you selected.


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