Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Korres #22 Rose Guava Lipstick
Korres #22 Rose Guava Lipstick

The Spring Season: Korres #22 Rose Guava Lipstick

Korres #22 Rose Guava Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a beautiful shade of medium pink with golden shimmer. It reminded me of a seriously muted version of Guerlain Giulette Lipstick. It could also double as MAC Nympette Lipglass in lipstick form. It has a beautiful muted medium pink base with golden shimmer and a light sheen. Korres’ Guava Lipstick is incredibly moisturizing and glides onto lips easily. Guava Lipstick wears well (four hours for me) and looks soft and smooth without being creamy–so they don’t slip on the lips.

Is this the right sheer lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Korres #22 Rose Guava Lipstick

Korres #22 Rose Guava Lipstick

Korres #22 Rose Guava Lipstick

Korres #22 Rose Guava Lipstick

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26 thoughts on “The Spring Season: Korres #22 Rose Guava Lipstick

  1. Oh wow… this is so gorgeous! I just wish Korres made their Guava Lipsticks with a little more bang for your buck. I hear such great things about them but they’re so tiny…

  2. Lorna

    it looks very golden in the tube but then sort of like a blue based pink on.

  3. Jenny

    This is a gorgeous color! :)

  4. Fifi

    I have used this before but wont repurchase since the price is inhibitive. Most lipsticks are 0.12-0.14oz so on an equivlent scale this is a $44-$51 lipstick, one of the most expensive lipsticks on the market.

  5. Hm. Might pick this up during some FF sale. It definitely reminds me of like Nyphette in an intense form!

  6. Anitacska

    Wow, this is a gorgeous colour!

  7. Catherine

    So gorgeous, I immediately thought of Nymphette when I saw it.

    The size/price though…WOW!!! I’m glad someone pointed it out. I can’t justify spending that much on so little!

  8. That’s a very pretty colour. On the lips it looks so different than in the tube.

  9. This is a really beautiful color! I also agree with Fifi that it is a little expensive for the amount of lipstick that you get.Thanks for the review!

  10. AnGeLwInGz

    I’ve always wanted to try Korres lipstick, and this color looks like a good place to start. Thanks for sharing this one Christine!

  11. I love your lipstick swatches, but I can honestly say that it was the first one that I saw, wrote down the name and immediately went online to find. I had to have it because I love the look of the little silver particles in it that make your lips look so pretty. It’s like the pink shoes with silver heels by Chanel a couple of years ago…I could not wear them but I couldn’t take my eyes off of them. This lipstick is like those shoes melted into a lipstick…so so pretty and I cannot wait to receive it. Thank you SO SO much!

  12. muffingrl

    very pretty color, lots of dimension and great texture, but i don’t think i can deal with the hefty price for so little product. i get the feeling i’d be done with this lipstick in two weeks if i wear it everyday.

  13. WOW! I love this colour! I’ve never tried Korres, but this colour and shimmer is stunning on you!

  14. Luisafer

    that is pretty!!!

  15. joolz2u

    Gorgeous color! I’m going to run out and try it tomorrow, it’s so fetching! I’m curious too about the size of the product.

    • joolz2u

      Well, I tried it today and for me it was difficult to get color payoff. I applied 3 coats before I could see some color, plus I think I would apply a primer first. Oh well, maybe I’ll try MAC’s Nymphette!

  16. Hilana

    Stunning. I love it!

  17. Amelie

    This is exactly like Fabby, the frost lippie by MAC :] beautiful colour, a blue based mauve-pink with gold shimmer ^^

  18. Ashley

    Hi Christine… I was wondering if the Korres compares to MAC Cute ster lipstick from Hello Kitty. I’ve been searching for a dupe. Thanks.

  19. I love the gold shimmer! What do you think of Korres’ other lipsticks? I love the Korres products I’ve tried, and I have been wanting to try the lipsticks as well.

  20. vikaki

    this shade is incredibleeeeee!!!!!!!!
    but i am sooo angry!!i live in greece (korres is a greek brand) and we don’t have that shade!!!!!!!:(((((