In Our Makeup Bag: Korres Zea Mays Blush

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What It Is:
Korres Zea Mays Blush in 18 Peach.

Why This Should Be in Your Bag:

In my opinion, blush is the secret ingredient to a beautiful makeup look. It instantly brightens your face and gives you a healthy, youthful appearance. My favorite blush finish has a slight shimmer, which catches the light and gives you a natural glow!

With their Zea Mays line of blushes, Korres has delivered just that. Colorful blushes with hints of shimmer that lend themselves to a beach goddess look. And, as Korres is an all-natural company, they’ve left out the scary stuff like parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and phthalates! I tried out shade 18 Peach, which is a beautiful coral-pink (even though the picture appears slightly more orange).

(Photo 1: swatched and slightly blended on skin, Photo 2: swatch to show the shimmer and sheen!)

How To Use It:
Applying blush can be tricky. Most people believe that you should smile and slap it on the apples of your cheeks. If you’re in clown college, then yes, go ahead and do that. However, the proper way to apply blush is by smiling and dusting it along your cheekbones, which are closer to your hairline. Then, blend the deposited blush inwards, towards your nose, but leave a space that is approximately two fingers wide between your blush and your nose. This way is much more natural!

CC Rating: A

Overall, I really like the Korres Zea Mays Blush. I wasn’t blown out of the water, but it’s a nice blush option and within the price range of other comparable brands. What makes this one stand apart is the fact that the blush is natural. It’s a great perk and will definitely appeal to customers who are trying to go more green!

I’m excited to try out the other 3 shades in the range, but wish that it was a bit wider. The blush has such a beautiful sheen to it and would be gorgeous in a purple shade. However that’s probably the only downfall of this blush. Besides being great quality, the packaging is very sturdy and there is a mirror included in the compact — both of which are pluses in my books.

I highly recommend checking out the Korres Zea Mays Blush selection, particularly shade 18 Peach, for a gorgeous, beachy glow!

[Need some new makeup but not sure what to buy? Check out Alex’s other beauty reviews here.]

COLLEGECANDY Writer
COLLEGECANDY Writer
I love my little hometown and all that goes with living in the Great White North - snow, skiing, hot chocolate, bulky knit sweaters. I'm passionate about a lot of things, but you'll most often find me writing about books, makeup and fashion. As I like to put it, I've got beauty AND brains.
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