|left eye : how it looks with one coat of mascara|
isopropyl palmitate, carnauba wax (copernicia cerifera), sweet almond
oil (prunus amygdalus dulcis), palm kernel wax, soybean seed wax
(gyicine soja), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), orange oil (citrus
aurantium dulcis), lemon oil (citrus medica limonum), bergamot oil
(citrus bergamia). May contain: iron oxides.
The translucent corn perfecting powder with SPF 15
It’s a light translucent finishing powder made with corn starch (the smell of corn is actually noticeable in the product too!). It’s a great multitasker : primer, finishing powder, mattifier.
I mostly used it as a substitute foundation for a light coverage. It manages to even out the skin tone naturally, without drying out the skin. I enjoyed it less as a finishing powder over foundation, as I thought it looked too heavy on me. According to their website, you can also use it as an eyeshadow primer, but I haven’t tried that yet.
Ingredients: Corn starch (zea mays), Hydrated magnesium silicate, Dimethicone,
Titanium dioxide, Zinc stearate, Carnauba wax (copernicia cerifera),
Potassium sorbate. May contain: Iron oxides, Mica, Nylon 12, Ci 77019,
Ci 12085, Ci 15985.
Rich olive oil lipstick in ” Birthday”
I got to try the shade “Birthday” which is a vivid pink coral. It lives up to its name, because it’s such a perky and flattering shade. At first impression, it’s not the creamiest formula, but it warms up and softens up upon several uses. Keeping lips hydrated and conditoned before application remains necessary to really benefit from the gorgeous color. However, I was particularly impressed by the wearability and long-wear: it lasted strongly for 6-7 hours. I’m used to lipsticks lasting 4-5 hours, so this is definitely an improvement.
Ingredients: Castor oil (ricinus communis), olive oil (olea europaea), candelilla wax
(euphorbia cerifera, ozokerite wax, beeswax, octyl methoxycinnamate,
shea butter (butyrosperum parkii), tridecyltrimellitate, neopentyl
glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, octylsalicylate. May contain: iron oxides,
mica, Ci 77891, Ci 15850, Ci 15985, Ci 15850:1, Ci 42090 and Ci
Beautiful Beetroot cheek & lip tint “Joy” (vegan)
The most intriguing product of the bunch. “Joy” is a deep and glamorous red made with natural pigments (beetroot), and it comes in a roll-on. It brings back so many memories and makeup nostalgia, since I used to enjoy those fragranced lip roll-ons when I was a little girl.
However, I wouldn’t leave this one in the hands of a child, as it requires a little bit of technique to apply the colour stain properly. Highly pigmented, it dries up at the speed of light, so it’s best to use it with caution and sparingly : I once inadvertently applied too much, and despite a vigorous blending, the “flushed cheeks” effect turned into a rather clownesque look. I had to apply powder all over my cheeks to soften the colour. Same applies for the lips, delicate application is key, otherwise it goes on a bit patchy. Instead of applying the roll-on directly on my lips and cheeks, I’ve found it easier to apply the product on my finger and then work it on my face. Last but not least, this is definitely waterproof, once the product is on, it stays put.
Ingredients: Water, Rosehip extract (rosa canina), Glycerin, Beet extract (beta
vulgaris), Polysorbate 20, Tocopherol, Methylcellulose, Titanium
dioxide, Sucralose, Potassium sorbate.
|Left: Ere perez lipstick “Birthday” & cheek& lip tint in “Joy”|
Overall I’m really happy I got to experience Ere Perez Cosmetics’ line. I thoroughly enjoy the creativity of this line. Like I said, not all products are vegan and preservative-free (none is above 3 on EWG though), therefore your thoughts about the products will depend on your ingredient preferences. My favorite product remains the mascara, as I was absolutely pleased with the volume and length it provided.
Have you tried Ere Perez Cosmetics? What’s your favorite product?