a few weeks back, I received a sample of Korres Quercetin & Oak Eye Primer, courtesy of Beautystat. I used it for a few weeks in order to compare it with other primers I own. This retails for $21.00 for a tube containing 0.14oz. Let's get to the details...
Source Korres website
According to Korres (website), this primer features the following:
"A 3-in-1 Eye Primer, Corrector, and Antiager. Provides a 360° smooth canvas around the delicate eye area, ensuring crease-proof, long-lasting eye shadow and concealer wear. Enriched with Quercetin & Oak extracts, it smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to provide smooth, softer skin, while visibly improving skin texture."
- Corrector: Built-in apricot undertone instantly corrects darkness and imperfections on the eyelid and underneath the delicate eye area.
- Crease Resistor: Ensures long-lasting, crease-proof eye shadow and concealer wear.
- Anti-ager: Smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Quercetin & Oak Extract - a powerful antioxidant helps improve the signs of aging.
First of all, I want to mention that I was impressed with the lasting power of this primer, that mentioned, let's get to the details.
- Korres focuses on Homeopathy, and the offer natural cosmetics, thus decreasing the chance of possible irritation or reactions to the ingredients.
- It is around the same price as other leading brands.
- Also, the formula is very similar to the top 2 eye primers out there.
- This primer does slightly brighten the under eye area
- Most importantly, it DOES last a long time (i have oily lids)
- The biggest con for me is the packaging. We are all familiar with the doe food applicator in a tube, and that makes it very challenging to get enough product and to actually use it all up and not waste any of it.
- Another minor thing I noticed was the consistency. Although is similar to the leading brand, this one applies very smooth, almost like a cream-to-powder finish, and therefore, there is minimal tackiness (which can be an issue)
- Leading brand retails for less and has a net wt of .37oz (more than twice as much for about the same price) as opposed to .14oz
Overall, I like this primer. It does have staying power, and that is a firs for me (other than my HG primer). I use mostly lose, glittery pigments, which of course, have a lot of fallout, and this primer lacks that perfect tacky consistency that allows the pigment to be held in place and reduce the fallout. That alone, for me, is a major influence on whether I purchase a product or not. Also, I did not notice my pigments appearing more vibrant with this primer, it is not an issue for me, but I thought I should mention it.
After about 12 straight hours of running around in AZ weather (it is still warm here) this is what my eyes looked like prior to washing all my makeup off.
my eyeshadow did travel around and melted a bit, but keep in mind
this is after 12 hours of wear. also, i used a light hand when applying the pigments.
The other eye :)
** As stated above, this was a complimentary sample sent to me for review consideration. This does not influence my opinion, which are my own and 100% honest.