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07th Oct 2019

I switched to ‘natural’ makeup for a week and here’s how I got on

I switched to natural makeup for a week and here's how I got on

I woke up like this…

Natural makeup is becoming increasingly popular in the beauty scene. People like Ella Woodward, Niomi Smart and Millie Mackintosh all incorporate natural beauty products into their glam routine and I wanted in on their glowing skin!

After reading Ella Woodward, or Deliciously Ella as she’s more commonly known, rave about Australian natural beauty brand Ere Perez, I penned an article expressing my intrigue.

I was kindly sent a few products by the brand and thoroughly road-tested them to see if I too could become a natural beauty KWEEEN.


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The foundation I used for the week was the oat milk one in the shade “Chai”, which ended up being a perfect match for me. It’s intended to be:

“A non-greasy, long-lasting cream foundation that provides a healthy, natural finish whilst helping to promote the overall health of skin. The unique hydrating formula helps to nourish and hydrate skin whilst also offering flawless colour with buildable coverage.”

I expected the formulation to be quite thin but was pleasantly surprised to find it was creamy and achieved better coverage than I had anticipated.


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from right to left: • latte • honey • chai • caramel • brew • mocha

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It achieved quite a dewy finish, which is something that I personally like, but if you have oily skin I’d imagine this might not be for you. The one excellent benefit of this foundation is that it didn’t oxidize at all throughout the day, most likely due to the absence of harsh chemicals in the product. While I don’t think it would be my go-to foundation for a night out, the oat milk makeup is certainly a new daytime fave of mine.


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colour pots full of carrot goodness ✨ cheeks, lips & eyes

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Next up I used the colour pot in the shade “Hello” on my lips and cheeks. This multipurpose product features many healthy ingredients like carrots, full of antioxidants, considered helpful in keeping skin soft and hydrated. It’s inspired by the poppy flower and gave a lovely “bitten-lip” effect. The pigmentation was exceptional, but personally, I preferred it on the lips instead of the cheeks.

On my lashes, I used the brand’s cult product – the Natural Almond Mascara. This was the star product that launched Ere Perez thirteen years ago. It contains almond oil, considered to strengthen and lengthen lashes while stimulating growth. It gave lovely length and didn’t smudge on me (absence of panda eyes = always a winner!)

Overall, while I won’t be ditching all of my traditional makeup I definitely want to incorporate more natural products and I think if you’re looking for a good induction point, Ere Perez is a great one to check out.

To read a little more about the brand and to check out how you can purchase them in Ireland, have a look here.