With sleek modern packaging and ingredients like oats, almonds, and chamomile, I could tell this natural makeup and skincare range was created with passion. It really caught my eye and the folks at Ere Perez were very kind to send me a few items to try. Over the past six weeks I’ve been really enjoying them, and I’m here to report my thoughts.
Chamomile Eye Palette
They offer these in four different color options. Beautiful, Gorgeous, Pretty, and Lovely. Mine is Lovely, which contains the shades Lydia, Aurora, Maura, Ere, Emma, and Karla. The color key on the box shows them as being a bit more of a vibrant sunset array, but Ere and Emma are less purple in reality. Still, they are a gorgeous six shades that do create a sort of neutral rainbow. These are exactly the type of shades I reach for on a daily basis, so I LOVE this color selection.
I’m also a huge fan of the fact that you can buy individual refills for the shades in this palette! Or, you could even buy shades from one of the other palettes and create your own combination. But really, if you run out of one shade first (don’t we always?) you can refill that pan instead of buying a whole new palette, which is good for your wallet and the environment. I also give the size of this palette a thumbs up. It is very compact for travel and contains all you need to create a beautiful day-time look or light evening look. Plus a fairly large mirror.
As far as the formula goes, it may not be what you’re used to if this is your first foray into natural eye shadow but it is a very clean formula and is ideal for sensitive eyes. I found that these don’t swatch very strong when using your fingers like some of the more conventional “buttery” shadows do, but they do blend into the eyelid beautifully with an eye shadow brush. They aren’t “dusty” like some of the natural shadows are, but they just take a bit more blending. The two outer shades are semi-shimmer and the four inner are matte. The formula contains Matricaria (Chamomilla Recutita) Oil (Chamomile flower) which has calming, anti-inflammatory properties. Instead of talc, they’ve used a non-GMO rice starch.
Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar
I may be a bit biased because I love face oils to begin with, but this one truly is something special. Not all face serums and oils are created equal and I’ve tried many, so when I say I like this one, I really mean it. It is light and silky and absorbs relatively easily. The scent is delicate blend of blue cypress, camellia, jasmine flower, and cedar. The jasmine flower coming through mostly, but it isn’t strong. It is just enough to entice you to inhale deeply for a bit more.
This formula contains natural antioxidants, non-oily radical hydration, anti-inflammatory properties & omegas to help smooth, moisturize, reduce signs of tiredness and aging etc. My combination skin loves it and I’ve been enjoying it morning and night. However if I apply it in the morning I do have to make sure to let it soak in long enough before applying eye shadow (or just don’t put it on my lids). Or maybe I’m just applying too much … it says use 2-4 drops. I use 6-8. It feels so nice on my skin and I use it on my face, neck, décolletage, etc. As far as a base before applying any concealer or foundation though, I feel like it makes a really nice, hydrated canvas of my skin.
Oat Milk Foundation
Ere Perez makes their Oat Milk Foundation in six shades. I tried Latte. Now, I know oat milk is having a moment right now with all the different brands of oat milk in the stores, and oat milk ice cream making an appearance recently, etc. But I genuinely really love oat milk. There is something so comforting about oats isn’t there? So, it feels like a bit of a novelty item for me to have foundation with this ingredient, but the combination of oat milk, peach & Vitamin E really do promote healthy skin.
It is a cream foundation that is hydrating and non-greasy and is relatively long-lasting. There is quite a lot of pigment to this foundation. If you’re skin is at all dry it will settle into fine lines so I can’t stress enough to make sure you’re skin is well moisturized before using. Latte is a great shade for porcelain skin, again as long as you are well-hydrated.
It is very buildable and I’d say offers medium to full coverage. I use it sparingly but you could easily use a damp beauty blender to layer up, while still allowing your skin to breathe. It is free from impurities and won’t clog your pores, and suits sensitive skin.
I very rarely do a full face of foundation so I absolutely love that this is packaged in a tube with small fine-tip applicator. I can just dot a tiny bit here or there to even out skin, or even just blend a bit where I’d normally use concealer under my eyes. I find that foundations with a pump applicator waste way too much product because I only ever need half of what it dispenses, so this is AWESOME!
Natural Almond Mascara in Black
This is the product that launched the Australian Ere Perez brand 13 years ago. It contains almond oil, which strengthens and lengthens lashes, while stimulating growth. I was really curious if it held up to claims to being smudge-proof and water resistant. It certainly is water resistant. To wash it off I have to dissolve with coconut oil. As far as smudging goes, I’ve only had it smudge if I have applied too much face oil beforehand.
I really love the wand on this brush. The bristles make it so that it separates and defines the lashes without applying too much product.
There are so many other great looking products in the Ere Perez line that I’d love to try at some point. Especially their lip products and other skincare items. I’m impressed with this company so far and would definitely recommend checking them out. My first impressions are very positive! Most of their retail locations are in Australia, naturally, but I see they do have a few in the USA. The closest one to me about 1 hour and 45 minutes drive, but I will definitely have to check that out next time I’m in Boston!
xo – Naomi