A Step Into the Wild and How to Get the “Perfekt” Body Glow
Somehow I also ended up at Sephora again and was looking to buy the Korres Ginger & Vitamins Foundation SPF 10. (See below post to see how my Korres eye makeup turned out). The last time when I went to get the primer sample, I asked to try this product out too. It turns out the color is a good match and the coverage is very natural. The Sephora I went to did not carry the Korres makeup line anymore, just their skincare so I was not able to purchase it.
However, this guy overheard my conversation and jumped in by saying that I may like his brand’s foundation. This guy was a representative for Per-fekt, which I have heard has an amazing face primer. Can I just say he was probably one of the best looking guys I have met IN MY LIFE!!! He was tall, dark, and extremely handsome (I really think he was straight too)…so I gladly followed his direction. I was very tempted to ask if they were hiring at all but restrained of course. BACK TO THE MAKEUP ;)…
He explained that their foundation is an all-in-one product that has primer mixed in it and doesn’t need a powder to set it. He quickly had me roll up my sleeve so he can test the product on my hand. I have to say it was very silky and felt just like a primer but with coverage and a nice matte finish. I’m sorry but $57.50 is a bit steep for a foundation that I have never used before. There are also only four shades.
In addition, I am a bit skeptical of an all-in-one foundation because I don’t believe foundation is a one step process. It’s kind of like a shampoo conditioner, this is a one step process but it’s really not as effective as using two separate products to do the job. I honestly don’t mind layering my face products individually if I know it’s going to make my skin look as flawless as possible.
Afterwards, he shared with me they also make a body perfection gel and went ahead and rubbed the product on my arm. He used the darkest shade, called, “Exotic” which looked very dark but it blended perfectly. WOW was I sold in an instant.
I like my body to look tan but I refuse to use self-tanners…they scare me! They are typically too blotchy, orange, and don’t blend evenly. Plus, who knows what kind of harsh chemicals are in it to change your skin color. I’ll also never step foot in a tanning salon…skin cancer, NO THANKS! Excessive sun exposure is also not an option, I’m a total sunscreen baby.
This product is “Per-fekt” for many reasons:
- It’s long wearing and transfer resistant meaning it won’t rub off on clothes
- Dries instantly onto the skin
- Looks super natural with a little bit a shimmer but not overkill (I HATE body bronzers with shimmer overload, it gets everywhere!!)
- NOT orange
- It still looks like my skin but with a slight tanning effect
- It blends nicely with no blotchy spots
- Fragrance, talc, and paraben free!
I ended up walking away with this and cannot wait to use this throughout the summer to give my body that nice sun-kissed glow minus the skin damage.
As I had mentioned, I wanted to share a look with the new Korres makeup I got from the Makeup Show. The shadows have great pigmentation, blend like silk, and are longwearing. I still prepped my lids with MAC’s Soft Ochre paint pot but otherwise, the entire look was created by Korres. I love the colors too!
Here is a list of the Korres products I used:
- Sunflower and Evening Primose Shimmering Eyeshadows:
- Plum 77S – On the whole lid
- Grey Brown Base 18S – Blended into the entire crease
- White 10S - Lightly dusted as a brow highlight and inner corner
- Dark Gray 54 S – Outer crease to create more smokiness
- Soft Eyeliner Pencil in Black 1S – As a top and bottom eyeliner
- Abyssinia Mascara in Black 01
I’m also wearing the primer and foundation on the face set with MAC Mineralize Loose in Medium. If you can see the blush, it’s MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle.