Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sephora Deal: Korres Smoky Eyes Eyeliner Trio

Every so often, Sephora puts out these super cheap sets that turn out to be an amazing deal on high end products. This particular one includes items from the Korres line. It's called the Smoky Eyes Eyeliner Trio and consists of 3 Korres eyeliners for $10. Considering each one of these pencils usually retails for $16, I'd say that's a pretty good deal.

During my last purchase, I picked these up to try.
Even though it is a special set, the products are in their full regular sized boxes and packaging which I appreciate.
Packaging is your fairly standard pencil packaging. These have a very slight pencil scent, but it's not nearly as bad as the Cargo ones I had previously purchased and returned since the smell was so strong.

The set comes with 3 different colors:

Soft Eyeliner 3S Light Blue - A matte pale baby blue
Soft Eyeliner 5S Silver - A metallic silver
Eyeliner 10 Blue Black - A matte deep navy

As named, these pencils are soft and creamy, gliding onto the skin effortlessly and very pigmented.
Pretty, no?

Unfortunately, these smeared even after I gave them about a minute to 'set' which they don't do. Still very pretty and probably great for the waterline and/or tightlining, but they seem like they lack in the staying power department.
That's rubbing my finger twice across the swatches. I think the silver is perhaps the best contender when it comes to the possibly of sustaining color on the upper lid and the navy is probably the worst. Still pretty colors and for the $3.33 per pencil, I'm not sure if it's worth returning. I'll play with them a bit on the eyes and report my findings.

Have you tried this set or other Korres pencils? What did you think?


Lillian Funny Face said...

Wow the colours i so pretty, shame they smudged though. I want a Sephora in the UK! DX

Jeweled Thumb said...

@Lillian: Yeah, it is a shame but I wasn't terribly surprised as they aren't advertised as long wearing.

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