Monday, December 13, 2010

From Your Hive to Mine: Greece

Recently, I had the pleasure in taking part in a makeup swap with my friend from across the globe, the lovely Blushingloves!  She hails from beautiful Greece, a place I hope to find myself vacationing one day. She was in search of the elusive Wet N'Wild holiday palette in Sugar Plum Fairy, so we arranged a swap. In exchange for a few items only found here in the States, including the Sugar Plum Fairy Palette, I asked her to pick me up some items from Greece's premiere makeup brand, Korres- which is manufactured in Athens. Korres is actually available in the US, but since it is based out of Athens, it is far less expensive there than it is here. The contents of her amazing package included the Korres Red Bouquet set which contains the Sunflower and Evening Primrose Eyeshadow, the Guava Lipstick in Wine Red, the Mango Lipstick in Orange Red, the Lip Butter in Guava and a lip pencil #4. The beautiful thing about Korres is that the products are as natural as they are beautiful! You can read my review for the Korres lip butters here.

The Mango Lipstick in Orange Red is a sheer and creamy lipstick that walks the line between a lipstick and a lipgloss. It is precisely the kind of red that is beautiful on girls with yellow and warm undertones. While it does lean a little more towards a Coral-like red, it was more translucent and lighter than Viva Glam Cyndi. This lipstick was incredibly moisturizing and flattering. Bottom line? I just found my new favorite red to wear.

Interestingly enough, the Wine Red Guava lipstick is the creamiest most moisturizing MATTE lipstick I have ever had on my lips. Not once did the formula crack or feel dry on my lips and it still managed to have a gorgeous matte finish. The color is a deep berry that is sophisticated and classic at the same time. Bottom line?  This is the best matte lip formula I have ever tried.

For more from the Greecian goddess herself, visit my beautiful friend at Blushingloves! Thank you again!!!


  1. What a cute swap. :) Which of the Korres lip butters would you recommend?

  2. I love everything you got! Korres is awesome. Irene is so sweet too :)

  3. Aww!!hun I'm so glad you liked your Korres goodies!!
    I love Korres lipsticks too!This was a wonderful swap with you!I'm such a happy face!!;)

  4. ooo you got such nice things! i've heard of korres too but it is pretty pricey. i had no idea it was made in athens!

  5. u look lovely hun ,, and great stuff u got =)
    ive seen these MK lip butter ,, but never tried them ,, rate them for us plz ?


    and btw ,, sorry for not replying fast about the night makeup look ,,
    was busy with school
    send me and email ,, to ,,
    so i can send u back a picture of night time makeup ,, tho am not really that great lol .

    take care ,, hugs xx