Ere Perez is an Australian owned company that makes natural skincare and makeup and nail colours. They are Choose Cruelty Free accredited and none of their products are manufactured using child labour. Ere Perez say that they select their “natural ingredients with the greatest respect for mankind and the environment”. I love brands that think both about animal testing and their impact on the environment but I would love more info on their practices, just because I’m really interested in that sort of thing. Today I have a full review of some of the Ere Perez base makeup products including the Oat Milk Foundation in Latte, Arnica Concealer in Latte, and the Calendula Powder Foundation in Light. I have previously done blog posts on Ere Perez so you can check out my Pretty Chamomile Eye Palette and Roma Bronzer review or my review on the Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar.
I’ll start the reviews with the Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation in Latte as this is a new formula from the brand. Ere Perez previously made the Oat Milk Foundation in a different formula that has been discontinued. The old formula came in a bottle with pump and had 4 shades – light, light medium, medium and dark. The new formula comes in a squeeze tube and has 6 shades in the range, Latte, Honey, Chai. Caramel, Brew and Mocha. The new formula blends in to the skin a lot nicer than the old formula did. I have a swatch comparison of the old light shade compared to the new Latte shade, so that you can see the difference in colour. The new formula is much less yellow, which is good for me as the previous version made me look a bit like a banana.
Now I will just be referring to the new Ere Perez foundation formula. Ere Perez describe the Oat Milk Foundation as being a cream foundation that is buildable and can create a medium to full coverage. They say it is suitable for sensitive skin, long-lasting, non-greasy and has a natural finish. They have included natural oat milk in the foundation as it is “considered to help balance the pH level” of skin, and because it contains “gentle natural exfoliating properties to assist with skin tone”. Vitamin C from sunflower seed oil is also included for its antioxidant and moisturising properties. The ingredient list also says that it may contain titanium dioxide (a physical sunscreen), but I can’t find an SPF mentioned anywhere for the Ere Perez foundation. I like to start my makeup routine with a luminous base by using something like the Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar. The Oat Milk Foundation applies well over this and the luminous base shines through for a nice dewy look. I do however like to apply a pore filling primer first, as this foundation can slightly emphasise pores and texture on my skin. It can be applied with fingers, but I like using a brush, and the Ere Perez Eco Vegan Multipurpose Brush is a nice one to use. It’s a small flat top brush that works well to buff foundation into the skin in circular motions. I have tried to layer the Oat Milk Foundation on multiple occasions but I just can’t build up the coverage of it. Two layers is the maximum coverage it will give and then all of my freckles and dark spots are still very visible but redness is slightly dulled. The natural dewiness of the foundation gives it a beautiful luminous look to the skin, but it can be mattified with the powder if you prefer that look. Using the Oat Milk Foundation with the Arnica Concealer and Calendula Powder will create more coverage.
I have a swatch comparison of the Ere Perez Foundation with many other foundations including other natural ones and ones from mainstream brands. This is a colour comparison only, the formulas are very different. The Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation is compared to Josie Maran Cosmetics Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid in RG5 Dynamic, Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup 0.5, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Snow, Colourpop Cosmetics No Filter Natural Matte Foundation in 20, Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Blanc, Elate Cosmetics Full Tint Foundation in Ivory, La Mav Certified Organic BB Creme in Light. I have found that the Ere Perez foundation dries darker than it first applies, so it ends up being a bit too dark for me once it has dried down. Hourglass Blanc is the best colour match I have at the moment as most foundations that light are either very drying or really yellow. So I would love to see the Ere Perez foundation line expand to create a lighter pink colour as they’re just so hard to find.
The Ere Perez Arnica Concealer comes in 6 shades to match the Oat Milk Foundation – Latte, Honey, Chai, Caramel, Brew and Mocha. The concealer in Latte is actually slightly darker than the foundation in Latte. So for me, the concealer can work with the foundation if covering blemishes, but it doesn’t work well under the eyes, as that’s where you want extra light, not darkness. I really hope a lighter shade is made, as that would be more suitable for me. Ere Perez designed the Arnica Concealer as a cream concealer that can cover both dark circles and blemishes. Arnica is included for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties so that the concealer will calm inflamed skin whilst also covering it up. The Ere Perez website says it is best applied with their Eco Vegan Lip and Conceal Brush, but I actually prefer to use clean fingers. My fingers help to warm up the concealer as it is being blended in to the skin, which creates a more flawless result – I do this with any cream concealer that comes in a pot. As with most pot concealers, the Arnica Concealer can dry out slightly on the top layer, so I just swirl my finger around to break that up and get to fresh product underneath. The dry layer is so thin, so you may not even notice that it’s there. The Arnica Concealer is more matte than the Oat Milk Foundation. It is very easy to apply and move around on the skin when applying it, but it exaggerates the fine lines and dry areas around my eyes. I tend to therefore just use it on red areas and blemishes which it works nicely over the top of, but it doesn’t completely cover. It’s not a full coverage concealer as it is claimed to be, but it will cover slight imperfections whilst still looking skin-like.
I have swatches comparing the Arnica Concealer in Latte to other natural concealers as well as concealers from some mainstream brands so that you can get a good idea of the colour. This is just a colour comparison, not a formula comparison. I have compared the Ere Perez Arnica Concealer in Latte to Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Fair Neutral, Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Fair Beige, Colourpop Cosmetics No Filter Matte Concealer in Fair 06, and Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer in Porcelain. The Colourpop and Elate concealers are the colour the best suits my skin tone, so you can see that Ere Perez is quite a bit darker than that. I can still get away with using the Ere Perez concealer if that is the only product I’m wearing, as my face looks darker than it is due to redness. However if I’m wearing an sort of BB cream or foundation, then the concealer is too dark.
The Ere Perez Calendula Powder Foundation is described as a “weightless powder foundation designed to even your skin tone”, that no one will notice you wearing. It’s a light to medium coverage breathable formula that can be layered to build up coverage. It has a talc-free formula and contains natural calendula, as it is a healing ingredient that is gentle enough for sensitive skin. Ere Perez say that this should be applied with their Eco Vegan Kabuki Brush, I don’t own that so I use my favourite Furless CB4 brush, that works so well with anything. The powder is certainly buildable. It can be applied with a small amount for a light coverage or it can be layered to get a good medium coverage. It can be built up to a higher coverage than any other mineral powder I have tried previously, you just have to be aware that it does start to look powdery if too much product is applied. It can be used by itself, or over the Oat Milk Foundation to add more coverage. I prefer to use it was the Hourglass Mineral Primer as my pores are still visible when I just use the powder alone, so it works really well in combination with the pore filling primer. The powder is matte but it has micro sparkles in it, which give it a luminous appearance. Being matte, I thought it would really emphasise the dry areas on my skin, but it works well for me. It will however have build up on skin flakes, as most powders will.
Ere Perez have done a great job with consistent packaging across their whole makeup range, the white packaging looks sleek but the products are still easy to use. I love the rounded shape of the powder container, but there is one problem I have with the packaging. There is no way of closing the sifter of the powder foundation, like you can with the Eco Minerals Perfection Mineral Foundation and La Mav Anti-ageing Mineral Foundation powders. The open sifter results in the top part of the container being filled up with powder, which then goes everywhere when I open the container to use it. A twisting sifter would make the packaging a lot better, as it would reduce mess and make the powder travel friendly.
I have swatches of the Ere Perez Calendula Powder Foundation compared to other natural mineral powder foundations and mainstream powders so that you can get a better idea of the shade. I compared the Ere Perez foundation in light to Australis Cosmetics Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder in Light Beige, Charlotte Tilbury Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder in Fair, Aura Makeup Evolved Pressed Mineral Foundation in Shell, La Mav Anti-ageing Mineral Foundation in Light, Eco Minerals Perfection Mineral Foundation in Vanilla, and Elate Cosmetics Fix Pressed Powder Foundation in Ivory. Eco Minerals is my favourite mineral foundation formula, and the shade works well for me. You can see that the Elate and Ere Perez powders are very similar, and are both shades that work well for me too.
All Ere Perez products are formulated to work with sensitive skin, and I haven’t had any issues with irritation with a single Ere Perez product. I am conformable using Ere Perez products on my rosacea and facial eczema as I know they won’t cause any problems. Many of the Ere Perez makeup products are also made to be used with acne and blemishes, as they have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic ingredients to help treat the blemish whilst also covering it at the same time. The new Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation has a lovely luminous finish giving the skin a youthful glow. I haven’t been able to build the coverage up, but I still like the look of it on my skin, even though it has less coverage than claimed. I like wearing products with a lighter coverage all over my face and to just spot conceal where need as I think it is what looks best for my skin, so this sort of product works well in that routine. I would love to see a lighter pink colour created, as it would be good to re-try it with a better colour match. The Arnica Concealer is a great product to use over breakouts to help reduce their appearance and soothe them at the same time. The lightest shade, Latte, is much too dark for my skin, and it emphasised the dryness and fine lines around my eyes. I can use it as a spot concealer to help reduce, but not completely cover redness, but it doesn’t work as well on dark spots and pigmentation. The Ere Perez Calendula Powder Foundation has buildable coverage, it can be used sheer or built up to a good medium coverage, which is more coverage than any other mineral foundation I have tried. It is matte, but it doesn’t dry out my skin and it still gives a luminous appearance duo to the micro sparkles in the formula. The only flaw with this powder is that the sifter doesn’t close, so the lid easily fills up with powder, which I then get everywhere. Despite that, I still use this powder fairly regularly and just remember to keep it flat on a surface, I would however love to be able to put it in my bag and take it with me if the sifter is changed. I spent a lot of time getting comparison swatches of each product for you, so that you have a good idea of the shades, so I hope that is helpful. I can tell that Ere Perez have put a lot of thought in to what ingredients they are using and what benefits they will provide. You can purchase Ere Perez products from the Ere Perez website, Flora and Fauna (affiliate link) or Nourished Life (affiliate link). It doesn’t cost you anything to use my affiliate links but you help me to keep this blog running when you use them.
I would love to know if you have tried any Ere Perez products and what you thought of them, or if there are any on your wish list. When I get a chance I really want to try their Carrot Colour Pot cream blush in Harmony, the Olive Oil Lipsticks and the Lovely Eye Palette. I will have a post coming up on an Ere Perez nail colour, so stay tuned for that. If you want to keep up with what I’m posting, then you can sign up to email updates to get my blog posts sent to you inbox, and you can also find me on social media – Instagram, Facebook. Twitter and Pinterest.