I had reviewed a nail polish by Korres in the past, but since then my collection has grown a lot which is a testament to
how fond I am of them. After I finish presenting all 21 of them I will finally announce my first giveaway.Yay!
They are perfect for those looking for more muted tones. Their more winter colours have a characteristic and unmistakable muted quality to them which makes even the more unusual colours look very chic and wearable.
They are 7-
free, i.e. they contain no silicone, acetone, phthalate, formaldehyde, camphor,
tuolene and xylene. Their smell is really inoffensive, there’s hardly any of
it. They also contain myrrh extract, provitamin B5, and oligoelements.
contains 11ml and the brush is medium sized and flat, not as bit as an O.P.I.
brush, more like an Etude House one.
feels different to other polishes, they are easy to control, apply very smooth
and level very well. They don’t tend to pool at the sides at all even when I
applied a thick layer (see the yellow below).
They are easy
to remove and do not stain the nail.
were taken without a top coat.
All of them
were bought with my own money. You can find more of them at the company website
47 – Apricot: in the bottle in looked more
pastel, but it a dries a little darker, to very cute apricot colour. It’s a cream
that levels nicely when applied and requires 3 thin layers for full opacity.
13 – Sweet Pink: a salmon pink with the
familiar silver sheen. It feels very romantic and autumnal. Opaque in two
34 – Pastel Lemon: as with most yellows, this is applies a bit patchy. It’s the only one of the lot that I had any problems with though it was fine with 3 layers. It also has a sheen put it’s completely undetectable.
The golden sheen is apparent in the bottle, on the nail it's a different story.
17 – Candy Pink: the most appropriate name
for this vibrant blue toned pink. It has a slight golden sheen that is very
typical of Korres’nail polish, but in this case it is not really visible on the
nail. It needs three thin layers to reach full opacity.
22 – Flashy Fuchsia: again, a very
correctly named colour. It, too, has the golden sheen only in this case it is
more visible, but not distracting from the colour. It’s in the same family of
colours as Essie’s Rose Bowl, only this is a deeper vibrant colour. Opaque in
51 – Tempting Coral: this is a jelly-like
(a crelly maybe?) polish with the same golden sheen. The sheen is not visible
as a golden colour, it just makes the polish more vibrant. A very summery
colour, deeper and more orange than both Ciaté Mistress and Snatch and with the
same type of opacity. Even with 3 layers on I can detect a VNL, but I still
like it for its juicy look.
20 – Pink Azalea: a muted berry pink.
Perfect in 2 coats and super smooth to apply. There’s also a deeper and redder
version of this that I saw in the shop the other day and I know I need to get
28 – Disco Purple: Another colour that
makes you think of the late 70s disco craze. I can’t help but think that this
is a nod to the classic YSL Fuchsia. It’s a medium pinky orchid with a pink
flash. Opaque in 2 coats.
32 – Light Mocca: this one has a silver
sheen, too, but it’s almost undetectable even in the polish. It’s just there so
that this beige colour won’t look flat. Three layers for full opacity.
33 - Metallic Sand: a light/medium sand
colour. It has a light silver sheen to it that is visible when the light hits
it. A good work-safe colour. Opaque in 3 layers.
65 – Metallic Bronze: a medium and rather
cool bronze colour. It applied a bit streaky, like metallics do some times. It is such a pigmented colour that you could get away with single coat, though I
obviously did two for the swatch.
61 – Metallic Taupe: a silver-brown taupe. 61 is not as streaky as in looks in the picture and it looks more brown under natural light. Opaque in 2 layers.
I love both 61&65 cause they have a very
vintage feel to them with 61 being the late 70s Bianca Jagger in studio 54 kind
of colour and 65 being early 80s Crystal Carrington from Dynasty type of colour,
equally unique in my collection as colours and textures.
That's it for today. Tomorrow it's going to be all about the cool colours!