Saturday, April 16, 2011

Korres Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder

Some bronzers run the risk of turning my face a horrible shade of red.  This was the case with my MAC Cosmetics bronzing powder, which, when I applied to my whole face, made me look extremely hot.  The giant particles of unflattering glitter didn't help, either.  And so I began a search for a new bronzer that will give me color without making me look like I just ran a mile.  I believe I found a winner in Korres Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder in 2 Sunglow Warm.

Korres is a natural beauty brand from Athens, Greece.  That means this bronzer is made without parabens, mineral oil, or any other synthetic ingredient that will irritate your skin.  Monoi oil, in case anyone was curious, comes from the petals of Tahitian gardenias soaked in coconut oil.  I found this interesting.  I was first attracted to the pretty color of the bronzer; it's a pretty gold shade that is mostly matte (there is a minuscule amount of shimmer in the actual powder that doesn't show up on your face) without being chalky.  There are no red undertones, which makes me extremely happy.  I know this will probably sound strange, but the powder actually smells good.  It smells kind of nutty, but reminds me of vacation.  When I apply this bronzer to my whole face, I get a pretty, subtle glow that doesn't look like I've piled on a ton of product.  I use the bareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush to apply.

The packaging of this product is okay, but nothing too exciting.  I find the plastic to be a little flimsy, like something you'd find in a cheaper brand from a drugstore.  I do like the large mirror inside, though.  Even with the less than stellar packaging, I would still recommend this bronzing powder.  It retails for $28 USD for .39 ounces (a decent amount of product).  You can purchase it at Sephora by clicking here.

Korres Bronzing Powder on my skin; subtle, but very pretty.

1 comment:

  1. Good recommendation, I always have trouble finding a brozner that isn't too ruddy. =) thanks!