Korres Multivitamin Compact Powder in MVP2 and MVP7 - review and swatches | KITSCH/SNITCH

Korres Multivitamin Compact Powder in MVP2 and MVP7 - review and swatches

October 11, 2012


I recently bought these powders on strawberrynet.com, I bought the shade MVP2 as a replacement handbag powder (as my Laura Mercier for setting my foundation has nearly passed away), and MVP7 for contouring/bronzing. It was a bit of a risk buying the dark shade without testing it, but they were on sale for $11.50 each (plus my 10% off discount), and these normally sell for $55.95 in Australia at Kit Cosmetics, so I thought I would take my chances. It's good to note that there is also a shade MVP8 which is darker, so if you have dark skin and struggle to find a setting powder then this couple be a good option for you.



The packaging for these are quite bulky, but the do contain a mirror in the lid and the pan flips up and has a sponge. I do think these could be streamlined a little... the compartment for the sponge could hold the sponge and loose change, it's so big.
Swatches without flash: MVP2 and MVP7

Swatches with flash: MVP2 and MVP7

Both these powders are matte, and blend quite well. They are pretty sheer so this is more of a setting powder rather than a powder to give you coverage. I like that the darker shade isn't at all powdery looking, so it would suit darker skin tones very well. I would like my powder to have more coverage, but this is good enough for touch ups during the day.

Does MVP7 work as a contour/bronzer? Yes, it is a little yellow for a contour but with a light hand it works really well. I have been using this as a contour for the last two days and it works fine.



I decided to do quick comparison to MAC's Harmony, which is one of my go to contour colours. Both are quite a similar product, and as you can see from the photo above, the Korres powder contains a lot more product (10g for the Korres versus 6g of the MAC blush). The main difference between the two blushes is that the Korres powder is slightly more yellow and Harmony is slightly more pink toned. This Korres powder doesn't give an orange stripe down your face, but it would suit more tanned skin or yellow toned skin. A light hand is definitely the key to make it work well.


6 comments

  1. I love strawberrynet for their cheap makeup but I'm not always convinced on authenticity. Have you ever tried to buy korres from asos?

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    1. I havent bought Korres off Asos because it has a smaller range and costs more than strawberrynet. I have never had a problem with strawberrynet, and I am very picky with what I receive. I know that if you are unhappy with a product they will refund with no questions asked. Also Korres isn't a big enough brand to warrant worrying about fakes... MAC yes, Benefit yes, Urban Decay yes... but Korres is not popular enough. I think strawberrynet has such good sales because not many people buy the Korres products from there. When they aren't on sale, they are pretty much the same as US prices, so people from the US wouldn't bother buying them

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  2. Wow, these look lovely. Your post reminds me that I need to try some Korres makeup - I only have their lip butters!

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    1. Keep your eyes out for the strawberrynet specials - they ALWAYS contain a korres product or two, and they end up being super cheap - eg these powders are still on sale (all shades) and you can also get two lipsticks for $14 at the moment too... annoyingly they are two of the same shade, but I am planning on going halves with a friend and getting a couple of shades each

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  3. Hello, please can you state the ingredients in Korress MVP 7 as I cannot find anywhere the ingredients listed. Also , is the MVP 7 WILD ROSE MULTIVITAMIN POWDER?

    Thanks

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    1. The ingredients are listed on the Korres webiste. http://www.korres.com/default.aspx?page_id=256

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