Korres Sunflower and Evening Primrose Eyeshadow in Ivory Review

by Surabhi S on January 31, 2013 · 40 comments

Korres Sunflower and Evening Primrose Eyeshadow in Ivory Review

Hey All,

Hope you all are having fun! I am back from a week-long vacation in Gujarat. We went to Rann, attended the Kutch festival (Rann Mahotsav), Diu, Dwarka and Somnath and also did lots of shopping in Bhuj. All in all, it was a true vacation with loads of time with family, sight seeing, photographs, shopping and discovering!


Sadly, we all fell ill after returning home. God knows why each time I go to mainland, I fall sick. Well, reports show that people who stay in remote areas in Andamans, they develop cough when they move to metro cities.  In Andamans, and particularly in my place, there is no pollution, of whichever kinds.

But as I recover from my viral fever and get back on routine life, I have a review for you guys, Korres eye shadow in ivory color.

Product Description:

Velvety, easy to apply pressed eyeshadow, with sunflower and evening primrose oils that care for the delicate eye area.

Korres 2


Approximately $15 but the price varies from store to store.


Talc, Mica, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl, Stearoyl Stearate, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil Glycerides, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja Oil. [+/- (May Contain) CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77163, CI 77007, CI 75470, CI 77510, CI 77288, CI 77289].


My Take on Korres Sunflower and Evening Primrose Eyeshadow in Ivory:

Though I am not fond of light shades on eye and I do have an ivory shade in an eye quad that I already possess, I think Korres ivory is very different from that one and it is much better as well.

The shade is creamy off white and looks pretty on the eyes and I guess it would make all eyes look pretty. The color is not too pigmented. One has to put around 3-4 swipes to get a coat of color, but since it is naturally made, it is very easy on eyes.


I have sensitive eyes and even a bit of chemical in any eye product causes a boil kind of thing on my eyelids even though it disappears in a while, but I have started shunning eye products now for the same reason. Thankfully, Korres saves me the luck.

The packaging is super cute as seen in the pics, though there is no mirror in the pack, nor an applicator.


There is a little fall out of the color as well, but still I am very pleased with it as I truly like the shade. Also, it has a decent staying power. It stays for about 3-5 hours on my oily eyelids and that too without a primer. If you watch closely, you can notice the fall out around. The picture is unedited and as it is.

[pic – swatch]


Let’s go through the pros and cons:

Pros of Korres Sunflower and Evening Primrose Eyeshadow in Ivory:

  • Very pretty shade.
  • Stays on for decently enough time.
  • Very easy to apply.
  • Super cute packaging.
  • All natural color, so doesn’t cause any irritation to eyes.

Cons of Korres Sunflower and Evening Primrose Eyeshadow in Ivory:

  • Color is not too pigmented.
  • A little fall out is there.

But I am in love with this shade. It really sits well on the eyes and give a subtle color to the eyelids.


Sharing with you a few pics from my vacation. Hope you guys like these.

This is the bag that I picked up for my friend. She loved it. Bhuj is a paradise for such bags/jholas.


That’s our suit in Diu. It was sea facing and had a beach to its name. We loved the jhoola. We had our breakfast and morning/evening teas here on the jhoola enjoying the view.

view 1

View 2

And that’s the view from the bedroom. The best thing about this room was that we could see the sun rise and the sun set from here! 😀

view 3

In our safari in Gir National park, we even spotted a lion sleeping lazily. This giant lion is the head of his territory and has 32 lions and lionesses in his family!


And finally, that’s me! Clockwise – I was caught dreaming across a window, my hubby says I was standing there for many minutes oblivion to their calls and the world around; playing with my favorite companion Pahal (pic taken at summer house, Diu); Standing on top of Kala Doongar (it was so sunny there) and I clicked it last evening during at-home party on R-day!

PicMonkey Collage

Hope you guys liked the pics. With love, Surabhi.

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jomol January 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

Beautiful trip pictures Surabhi. We had gone to Gir and then to Somnath temple two years ago. I loved the sea at Somnath and the aarthi was truly divine. The view from your room is awesome 🙂


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 11:14 am

Yeah Jomo.. the aarthi is indeed divine. You won’t believe during the aarthi at Somnath temple, I had tears in my eyes.. God knows why..! It was kind of a spiritual awakening. I loved attending the aarthi at Somnath and the sea.. my god.. it looks even better than Andamans’ sea 😀


jomol January 31, 2013 at 11:19 am

Yes, Surabhi, I have never seen such a violent sea……it seemed very powerful and magnificient, and the aarthi I would never forget 🙂


Poo January 31, 2013 at 11:09 am

Hey Surabhiii.. The window pic from teh room is just mesmerizing.. u must had a great time there.. I have never been to gujarat and now I really want tooo.. 🙂


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 11:16 am

Thanks a lot Poo.. yeah, we had a lovely time. I was sad at leaving Guj and moreover when I travel to a place, I like to travel like a traveler as in eating at deli shops, shopping from streets, talking to strangers.. and all this made the trip a lovely vacation. You must go to Gujarat… it is a very colorful place.


shilpi January 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

you seem to have lots of fun..beautiful clicks!!


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 11:17 am

Thanks Shilpi, yeah, had a great time.


Tanvi January 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

Lovely pictures Surabhi.. Had been waiting for a post from you for long now.. 🙂 Lovely view.. And I wish I spot a tiger or lion someday..


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 11:18 am

Tanvi.. how you doing sweetie? No news from you. Send me an email.. wanna know all. 😀 and go to Fir.. it has a good number of lions. 😀


Rama January 31, 2013 at 11:13 am

loved the pix surbhi..looks like u ahd gr8 time..hey BTW i’m coming to ur place, this sunday morning..
a week long trip… 🙂


Rama January 31, 2013 at 11:15 am

and the bag..is so nice..
wat all can i shop frm A&N..?I’m so eager… counting hours to board the flyt..heheh


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 11:23 am

is it? wow.. have a lovely time here. Had I been living in PB, would have come to meet you but I live about 250 kms away from PB.

Anyway, there is not much you can buy from Andamans as Andamans does not manufacture anything on its own but there is a shop called Sagarika (near Bengal club) it has a good collection of souvenirs and offers them at a decent price as it is a Gandhi gram shop. You can collect some sea shell things (they come from TN) or else you can buy some stuff made up of Padauk (Andaman’s indigenous wood). Padauk stuff is actually the only real-Andaman stuff. And dont forget to eat sea food. They offer the freshest sea food here.. 😀


Rama January 31, 2013 at 11:28 am

Sagarika is in the trip plan on the alst day..I hope i buy few gifts for friends.. 🙂
and sea food.hahhaha..i m a pure vegiiee..my friends are sea food lovers…


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 12:03 pm

okay.. but there are good veg restaurants as well but hey keep in mind that Sagarika is open only till 6:30 or 7 pm. So reach there well before time. 😀


neha January 31, 2013 at 11:27 am

I love the first pic with u in yellow near the window
hello hi vidya ji 😀


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 12:05 pm

hihihihi.. just that Vidya Balan is a little slimmer than me.. 🙁


Parita January 31, 2013 at 11:50 am

you reminded me of my childhood trips to gujarat..have been to daman n diu and also gir forest since my mom is from probandar and many of my aunts are settled in gujarat places like rajkot, surat, ahemdabad etc so we always visited them in our summer vacations 🙂 Dwarka and Somnath were a must visit whenever we visited porbandar.. 😀 I so want to visit them again..its been a very long time since I visited Porbandar..may be in coming year i’ll plan along with hubby 🙂 thanks for reminding me of my childhood memories 🙂
The eyeshadow is gorgeous neutral n would look lovely with a winged liner 🙂


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Hey Pari..

So happy to read your comment. I loved every bit of Gujarat except the kachra that I saw every where on the roads and streets of all Gujju cities and towns.. 🙁 But other than that, Guj rocks! I had an awesome time.. wish you visit the place again.

And see an advice from an expert.. about the liner. But mujhe toh abhi normal eye liner bhi sahi se lagana nahi aata.. 🙁


kalps January 31, 2013 at 11:50 am

Hi surabhi, lovely pics……must have had GREAT TIME…..jhoola in a hotel room… wonderful……


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Yeah,.. and Kalps.. you are right.. that Jhoola.. I told Sanjay.. I want a similar jhoola in my home in Delhi.. 😀


Shilpa Shri January 31, 2013 at 11:56 am

U know surabhi your trip reminded me the ad of amitabhji where he shows diff. places of Gujarat like somnath temple, kutch …. I wish I could visit Gujarat some day. And your pics are really heart touching 🙂


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm

hihihihi… yeah.. Amitabh motivated us also to visit Guj.. hihihi. ANd thanks for liking the pics Shilpa. You must visit Guj. Its a lovely place.


Dipti January 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm

aww such cute pictures Surabhi… <3


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Thankyouuuu Dipti.. <3


Nidhi R January 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Such nice pics Surabhi. You ‘re looking beautiful and the scenes are awesome. Reminded me of my recent Puri trip. Miss the sea


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Hi Nidhi, thanks so much sweetie. Glad someone noticed me.. 😉 hihihi


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 12:22 pm

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Shilpa Shri January 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Nidhi r u from orissa?


aparajita January 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm

hey surabhi! awesome pics! loved the view from ur room… i soooo want that bag! i love ethnic bags of ths kind 🙂


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Hey Aparajita,

Thanks for mentioning the bag. I liked it as I wanted a green bag! Wish I had brought one for you too.. 😀


Manisha January 31, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Lovely pictures Surbhi 🙂 I like the jhoola & ethnic bag most. Curving for a ride in swing lol .. somebody stop me 😉 Bestestttttt trip pictures & sorry for forgetting the eyeshadow 😉

It can be used as a highlighter.


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Hey Manisha…

Yeah, the jhoola stole my heart too.. 😀 and thankssssss for liking the pics.. thankoooooo :-*


aru January 31, 2013 at 2:14 pm

what lovely pics..the view is breahttaking. so calm and serene..something about the sea and the sound of the waves is just calming. and the jhoola? that must have been fun. i can just imagine sitting with a cup of coffee or tea on the jhoola looking ut the window..

that forest must have been a fantastic experience I bet. thanks for sharing the pics with us.

And the eyeshadow looks so wearable, brightens up the eye. can it be used as a base?


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Hey Aru,

The view was super awesome.. watching sunrise in the morning and sunset in the evening. I had my morning tea and breakfast on that jhoola only. And Gir was fascinating.. saw many wild animals..

And I love the eyeshadow.. dunno if it can be used as a base.. I am very bad at eye makeup.. 🙁


sweta January 31, 2013 at 2:24 pm

loved your trip pics Surbhi ji…. 🙂
the suit looks awesome… I can imagine myself sitting on that jhoola and admiring the sea … hehehe 🙂

You know every time Amitabh bachan ji invites me to Gujarat I feel like going… and now tho i definitely wanna go to Gujarat at least once


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Yeah.. I did just what you imagine Sweta.. and now you should listen to Amitabh and do as he says ‘kuch din toh guzaro gujarat mein..’ hhiihihi


Nafisa Ali January 31, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Love th pics Surabhi! I seriously need a vaca.. Plus drs so much beauty in apna dess, its beyond worth exploring! Thankz for sharin 🙂 jst watchin thm was a treat, i can imagine how wonderful it mst b to jst b dr!


Surabhi @ Womanatics January 31, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Yeah..!!! you must visit the place Nafi.. and you are right.. our country is so diverse that if we go on exploring it, we wont feel the need to go abroad ever.. atleast not for seeking natural beauty; we have ample of it.


neetu aadya lohani February 1, 2013 at 1:15 am

aww.. loved all ur pics.. pahal is soo cute cute cutiepie god bless.. <3
Ur pics are tempting me to go for vacation now.. 😛 such eye pleasing pics know!!
totally forgot abt eye shadow..:P


Surabhi @ Womanatics February 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

hihihi.. if you forget about the eyeshadow this means you actually liked the pics.. which is a bigger compliment.. hihihi


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