Review: KORRES Multivitamin Powder in MVP7

21 Aug

What: KORRES Multivitamin Compact Powder in MVP7. A sheer, oil-free pressed powder enriched with vitamins (description and ingredients available on KORRES website).

Price: € 27,50. $25 – $30 in Canada and U.S. (this product is not available on the Sephora website).

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Although summer is coming to an end, I was still on the hunt for the perfect bronzer. My requirements were: matte, not too dark and with no hints of orange. I didn’t have anything by KORRES and I was a little hesitant to purchase this, but since my last foray into a new makeup brand (the amazing CARGO) was such a success, I decided to go for it.

Boy am I glad I did! This powder is buttery and beautiful! Amazingly, its even replaced NARS Laguna in my makeup bag. This also contains more product, with 10g of powder (NARS Laguna is 8g).

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This is a pressed powder that is meant to be used to set your foundation. I bought it a few shades darker than my complexion and it works great as a bronzer. It’s matte but also sheer, which makes it perfect for contouring and creating a naturally sun-kissed look.

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Formula: Gorgeously silky to the touch and blends beautifully. It’s also oil-free, which is a must for me during the summer. This powder is made with vitamins E and C and other natural botanical ingredients, and you can tell from the scent. Not an irritating chemical makeup smell; it’s a wonderful fresh scent that feels like you’re stepping outside. You can just tell this is high-end makeup.

Pigmentation: This powder is meant to be sheer, which is ideal for setting foundation. Since I bought a darker colour it shows up subtly, but you can build up the colour. I really like the sheerness of this powder; it makes it more wearable year-round. Since it’s matte and sheer it’s almost impossible to go overboard.

It’s great for all over bronzing or just to contour. Be careful not to over-blend when contouring, you can lose the definition you’re trying to create.

Longevity of wear: This has worn beautifully on my skin on very humid days with no fading. I think the hydration from the natural ingredients will make it wearable in the winter as well.

Packaging: Very chic, its made from brown plastic with a subtle sparkle, similar to Laura Mercier products. The only thing I don’t like is that the pan flips up so there is room for a sponge underneath. It is a good idea if you were using this on-the-go to touch up oily spots, but I personally have no use for it.

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Overall: Extremely happy with this purchase, its fast becoming an everyday staple of mine. Anyone looking for a great matte bronzer should check this out. It’s compact and versatile; you can use it as a bronzer, a contour or to blend out your eyeshadow.

I’ve been reading about more KORRES products and their lip butters seem to be a favourite among beauty bloggers. Have you guys tried them? What do you think?

- Julia

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9 Responses to “Review: KORRES Multivitamin Powder in MVP7”

  1. Jeni Johnson August 22, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Luv that on your skin tone! Just the right shade of bronze. Thanks for the review :)

  2. Amanda (Mae) August 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    Beautiful for your skin tone! Flawless, love it!

  3. Frances August 28, 2012 at 1:38 am #

    I saw one at Winners for 7.99, Yonge n Hwy 7, go grab an extra one!

  4. Roha September 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    do you think this color is suitable for shading the NC40 skin?

    • chatoyantmakeup September 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

      I don’t think this shade would be very useful as a bronzer or contour for NC40, I am NC20 and this gives me a little glow. Depending on your undertones, you may be able to use it as a finishing powder as it is sheer and is oil-free. Hope that helps!

  5. Anastasia February 18, 2013 at 12:42 am #

    Hi! Do you think it’s good to wear it without foundation or primer, just by itself? need for every day use:)

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