Korres has an illiminating collection out called Magic Light. It features two new Face Contouring Powder Trios in shades Santorini and Mykonos. And because I love the introduction about the collection from their press release, I am going to share it with you. It’s a lesson in Greek Mythology!
Reflected off the Aegean Sea, bathed across the Greek landscape, steeped in mythology and coveted in photography, Greece’s Magic Light is a phenomenon that brings beauty and brilliance to everything it touches.
The Magic Light of Greece is at its peak during the Alkionides days, also known as the halycon days – two weeks of calm seas and vividly bright, sunny weather in the midst of winter.
According to Greek mythology, Alkionides days are the result of an undying love between the goddess Alcyone and her husband Ceyx, who drowned at sea at the hands of Poseidon and Zeus. Distraught by the death of her love, Alcyone threw herself into the sea. Ridden with guilt, the gods morphed the two lovers into halycon birds, so they could be together forever.
To protect Alcyone’s nest so she could lay eggs, the gods provided 15 days of calm weather, before and after the winter solstice, enabling Alcyone to safely build her nest on the water without the winter winds. From this, the story of Magic Light is born.
They said it much better than I ever could have. 😉
Santorini is a nude palette that features three shades. The first is a light-diffusing powder in a very shimmery peachy/pink shade. Second is a light shimmery warm toned pink blush, and finally there is a warm-toned golden bronze with slight shimmer used for contouring.
The powders feel soft to the touch but are subtle. You won’t get huge payoff initially, which might be a good thing because you don’t want to go all crazy with dark contouring! They do build up a bit though, so you can add more as you please.
Here is another cool thing. In the box these come in there are instructions on how to use them. You simply unfold it and viola, easy instructions. Since I neglected to take pics of the inside I will share with you what it said about using this palette, in case you aren’t sure (I wasn’t completely sure myself).
1. Use an angled brush and sweep the sculpting powder (golden bronze shade) around the outside edges of your face and the hollows of your cheeks.
2. Using the same angled brush then apply the brightening cheek blush (middle pink shade) to the apples of your cheeks and lightly on your chin, tip of nose and forehead.
3. Then apply the light diffusing powder (lightest shade) all over your face blending out any obvious edges. Concentrate the powder on cheekbones and brow bones.
This palette reminds me of the quarter I spent in college studying Greek Mythology. Eight intense weeks of reading The Iliad, The Odyssey, Oedipus and others. That was THE toughest quarter I ever spent for my English BA!
Pricing: $28.00 for 0.30 oz.
Note: Korres is cruelty free.