Ere Perez Review and Swatches – Bronzer, Blush and Highlight

Maybe sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and play your favourite music because this will be a long post. Here I’ll go through all of the Ere Perez products I’ve purchased over the last year or so. To keep it as short as possible I’ve divided them into face products and eye products.

I’ll add new reviews of the lip colours I’ve tried in a separate post (in the works!)

Ere Perez are an Australian owned company, but many of their products are made in Mexico. They have a full range, so you can easily find products to transition into a greener, more natural makeup. Please note that not all their products are vegan. I have listed which items specifically contain beeswax in my Cruelty Free but Not Vegan Organic Brands post.

Keep reading to see the products I have purchased so far.

Organic Certification:

Rather than writing about any certifications for individual products, I will mention that first. As mentioned not all products are vegan and Ere Perez does not carry official organic certification, for any individual products or as a company.

They do commit to not including harmful ingredients such as parabens, talc, petrolatum, propylene glycol, BHT & BHA, Imidazolindinyl Urea, Paraffin, Lead, DMDM Hydantoin, nano particles, synthetic fragrances or mineral oil. They are also not tested on animals.

Versatile Vanilla Highlighter in Sun Halo

A golden sister to Falling Star, new Sun Halo will gently illuminate the skin with a soft golden glow. Perfect for all skin tones, the new golden shade gives a sun-kissed look to fair skins and for highlighting already tanned and olive or darker tones

Ingredients:

Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Olive Oil, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Cocoa (Theobroma Cacao) Butter, Ozokerite, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Vanilla, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
May Contain: CI 77019 / Mica, CI 77891 Titanium Dioxide

Expiration:

Not specified on packaging

Pricing:

$31.95 AUD for 11g or 0.39oz.

Packaging:

The cream highlighter is packaged in a white, round compact, with open and close clasp. There is a nice sized mirror on the inside of the lid, with the product in the bottom of the compact. Their logo it printed on the top, with a sticker with additional information on the bottom

Scent:

I find the vanilla scent to be overpowering and sickly sweet. It’s in the title, but I was not expecting it to be so cloying. It also doesn’t dissipate.

Texture:

The texture is creamy, with absolutely no chunky glitter. You also only need a little bit, as the addition of olive oil and ozokerite thicken it up.

Application:

I find that if it’s not warmed up enough, it takes a little work to smooth it down and it really needs to heat from your finger to be sheered out.

Opacity:

Applied thickly will give a higher impact of shimmery gold. It sheers out to give a slightly, wet glow.

Colour Purchased: Sun Halo

As you can see, applied thickly it’s bright and extremely shimmery. The colour is a stunning gold, with a hint of pink. I do find that this sticks on my fingers, rather than being easy to transfer to my cheek. If I rub too hard I feel like I just rub off my foundation. It’s better being warmed up between your fingers and then patted on.

PROS:

  • Colour is so gorgeous
  • Good ingredients
  • Compact is very travel friendly and handy
  • Multi-use for eyes, cheeks, lips, chest or collarbones
  • A lot of product
  • Vegan

CONS:

  • The smell. My goodness … the smell.
  • Product is a little thick and hard to transfer without a little rubbing

Final Word:

If you have no aversion to vanilla, then I would highly recommend the product, because of the texture and the effect it gives. I actually love it the most applied to my eyelids and inner corners of my eyes. It brings such beautiful light and warmth there.

This colour also suits warm skin tones, so if icy or silvery toned highlighters don’t work for you, this would be a great one to try.

Personally, I hate the scent so much I don’t use it at all. It was even a struggle to keep it on as long as I did for the photos I took. I really wish I could but it stays hidden with my unused makeup.

Pure Rice Powder Blush 

both

Ingredients for Bronzer Tones:

Native Rice (Oryza Sativa) Starch, CI 77019 / Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Laurate, Triheptanoin, Potassium Sorbate, May Contain +/-, CI 77491 / Iron Oxide Red, CI 77492 / Iron Oxide Yellow, CI 77891 Titanium Dioxide

Ingredients for My Blush:

Native Rice (Oryza Sativa) Starch, CI 77019 / Mica, Zinc Stearate, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Triheptanoin
May Contain: CI 77491 / Iron Oxide Red, CI 77492 / Iron Oxide Yellow, CI 77891 Titanium Dioxide

Expiration:

None specified on either packaging

Pricing:

$37.95 AUD for both. Each compact contains 15g or 0.52oz

Packaging:

Each pan is housed in a white, oval compact with a open and close clasp that clicks shut. There is a mirror provided in both. It has the signature Ere Perez logo on top, with the shades on the bottom.

Scent:

None

Texture:

Both sides are pressed powders and I do find that a lot is kicked up when you run a brush over the light side. The micro glitter is milled finely enough to give the overall product a nice golden sheen. The darker side however does not kick up much product and is much harder to pick up with a brush. Even when you run your finger over the top, not much product comes off.

Application:

I use the Bdellium Tools Pink Bambu in 942 for the bronzer. It really helps to apply it down my cheek bones. For blush I use the 945.

I don’t believe you need a light hard, not only do the brushes not pick up an excess of pigment, it also applies sheer. It lets you work in layers and add a little at a time.

Opacity:

A light application is quite sheer. You always can build the intensity up. It’s foolproof in the sense that it’s almost impossible to look like a clown, because you will have to be layering a lot to make the pigment garish.

It’s makeup suited for a more natural subdued look. If you’re interested in high impact, bright colours then they’re probably not for you.

Colours Purchased: Bronzer Tones and My Blush

Bronzer Tones

Look no further than this premier natural bronzer for golden highlights and pure bronze tones. Super-fine pressed powder, utilising the natural properties of rice for smooth adherence and silken texture.

Sorry for the light swatches, but this was as dark as I could make it. As I said, the pigment is quite sheer.

I have used the lighter side so much, that the pan is starting to poke through. I really do enjoy the lighter colour as it’s not too orange. The golden sheen is very natural and the colour brightens up my complexion as opposed to looking muddy.

The darker side, I have tried as a contour colour and it’s not a terrible colour. It’s just so much harder to pick up with a brush. You might be able to see, I’ve even dug into it on the edge to try and loosen it up. I don’t know how two colours in the same pan have such different textures. Even if I break a little bit off, the product just sort of clumps together and doesn’t smooth out to give a nice even swatch of colour. I’ve given up to be honest.

When I finish the light side, I will crush it and try and use it then but at the moment I don’t want to risk ruining the other side.

My Blush

Natural rice particles combine for smooth adherence and silken texture in a universal super-fine pressed powder. Add colour and life to your face with pure powder that reduces the appearance of tiredness and drab, dull skin.

I could only take a swatch of both colours mixed as this is the state the pressed blush is currently in.

My Blush also has a dark and a light side, with the same formulation problem as the bronzer. When I first bought the blush, I LOVED the lighter pink. It was so fresh and light on my skin. Blending it out over my cheeks left such a beautiful flush of colour that was smooth and somehow made my skin look better.

I don’t want to ruin the light side of bronzer because that’s exactly what happened to my blush. (Not intentional on my behalf).

I loved it so much, I had it in my handbag. Then I opened it in the car one day and chunks of shattered product fell out over my lap. I was devastated. Not only at the mess, but my favourite product was ruined. It also meant that the two colours had been mixed, changing the texture. I’m still using it at the moment, as it’s my only matte blush colour but it’s so messy. I’m pushing myself to finish it, even though I hate opening the compact.

PROS:

  • Pressed powders so they are not too messy (as long as they stay in one piece)
  • Lighter colours have good pigment, good texture and apply very nicely
  • Light colours suit my skin tone
  • Products allow me to have fresh, soft makeup that’s not too obvious
  • The clasp on the packaging is strong so no fear of it opening accidentally
  • No scent

CONS:

  • Darker colours are not the same as their light counterparts. Hard to pick up, hard to blend
  • I would say they’re good for travel but as the blush broke, I would be too worried it would happen again

Final Word:

Even though it’s useful to have two colours, the darker shade is almost unusable. Since it’s happened in both items (and I also purchased an eyeshadow years and years ago that had the same issue) I don’t believe it’s an anomaly. Would I repurchase? I’m going to have to say no. I want to travel with it but there’s that fear it will crumble again. I also don’t want to purchase a product that I’m only going to use half of.

Product information and descriptions taken from their official website.

That’s it for the face products that I own. Find my review on some of their eye products here.

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