Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer Review and Swatches

As an eyeshadow junkie, eyeshadow primers are a must to keep my eye makeup bright and long-wearing. And recently, I came across Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer, a primer that claims to also double as a corrector and anti-aging product for the eye.

Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer
Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer

The key features/benefits are:

• Enriched with quercetin and oak extracts, a powerful anti-oxidant, to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for softer skin while visibly improving skin texture.
• Built-in apricot undertone that instantly corrects darkness and imperfections on the eyelid and underneath the delicate eye area.
• Crease resistor to ensure long-lasting, crease-proof eye shadow and concealer wear.
• Does not contain parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.

The primer comes in a tube with a sponge-tipped-applicator that is easy to use and travel-friendly. But like the original Urban Decay Primer Potion, it is difficult to get to the product at the bottom.

The color is a pale peach that is just a teeny bit lighter than my NC30 skin. It did not cover up the discolorations on my eyelid completely but does blends well into my skin.

The primer has a slightly drier texture and leaves behind a velvety finish. While shadows do apply smoothly on top, they only stay on 5-6 hours before I notice creasing and fading. I also find it too dry to be used as a primer for undereye concealer and did not see a difference in terms of overall skin texture.

Overall, I am pretty disappointed. Back to my favorite NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base!

Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer
Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer applicator
Swatch of Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer
Swatch of Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer

Overall Rating:

Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer is available at Sephora and for $21.

Disclosure: The product in this entry was provided by the manufacturer with compliments from BeautyStat.com for consideration. Please see my Disclaimer for more information on my posting policy. For more information on the KORRES™ products, please visit www.korresusa.com.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Yeah…almost every single Korres product I’ve tried has been pretty bad. =( So I’m assuming that the Nars eyeshadow base is a lot better? I’ve been trying to hunt for a good base that isn’t too drying.

    • Mmm so far I’ve only tried two Korres product…. this and their lip balm and the lip balm was alright.

      The NARS is definitely wayyyyyyyyyyy better. It’s not drying at all and my eye makeup stays on a good 12 hours with it. You should definitely try it!

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