Mar 282019

While the month of March is nearly over (I know!), the Spring has just begun. A new month and a new edition of my first impressions on this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box is thus in order. This month’s Love Lula Beauty Box is a quite impressive one, containing 4 full-sized products and a stack of sample sachets. Of the 5 brands represented in this Beauty Box, only one brand is a new one for me, whereas the remaining 4 are brands I’ve been using for many years now and am a fan of them. As always, the actual value of the Love Lula Beauty Boxes far exceeds the paid price; with this month’s total value being a whooping £70,00!

So, what’s in this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box?

Love Lula Beauty Box March 2019

Hurraw! Lip Balm (4,3g/£4,99). Second time in a row there’s a lip balm in my Love Lula Beauty Box? Yes, please. The lip balm being from one of my all time favorite lip balm brands Hurraw!? Double yes please! The Hurraw! lip balm that I got is the almond one: a delicately but lastingly scented, smooth, nourishing, soft, moisturising. What else can I say about Hurraw! lip balms other than – I like them, a lot and have been for many many years now! I’ve reviewed a stack of them two years ago, so go ahead and have a read of my thorough review on these great lip balms + a shorter review of another Hurraw! lip balm from my Love Lula Beauty Box from a couple of years ago!

Love Lula Beauty Box March 2019

Madara Deep Moisture Fluid (50ml/£28,00). I do not mind Madara being quite often represented in Love Lula Beauty Boxes; I’ve tried so many Madara products and yet – there are so many that I have on my wishlist, so getting a Madara product I haven’t previously tried? What’s not to like? This one is a moisturizer of a clear gel texture and there’s a generous – 50ml – amount of it. With warmer and warmer weather (yes!), I’m planning on switching to lighter moisturizers, fluids, especially to be used under makeup. And – here comes a Madara fluid. It absorbs quite quickly, though for a bit while, there’s a bit of a sticky feeling – but it goes away. This one will be perfect as a primer in hotter days under mineral powder foundation, indeed. This fluid, with most of the ingredients, targets oily and combination skin – but then makes a bit of a wrong turn with the alcohol, which is drying, and oily skin reacts by producing even more oil; I’d gone on a small rant against alcohol used in Madara products a while ago. There’s another ingredient which I am not a fan of: propanediol. All in all, based on my limited testing time, it works nicely under liquid foundation and has a bit of a cooling effect immediately upon application – but upon a regular use of this Madara fluid, I will post a full and detailed review in the near future.

Inika Liquid Eyeliner (3,5ml/£19,00). And again, seeing Inika in my Love Lula Beauty Box – another treat, indeed! I posted quite a few Inika reviews so far and many more are coming soon, so you know I really like this Australian brand. While I do not wear a liquid eyeliner on a daily basis, it’s good to have one in a makeup purse, wouldn’t you agree? And this one, the Inika Liquid Eyeliner is of a high quality and high performance, no doubt about it. It’s wet and pigmented enough to achieve a pretty line with one layer (additional layer will make the line even richer), but not too wet where the line is too harsh or shaky. Speaking of shaky – the brush of this liquid eyeliner is also of a high quality: thin enough but not too thin and very stable and sturdy, which will come handy, pun intended, for all of us, who approach drawing a line with a liquid eyeliner with a bit of a shaky hand. This eyeliner also stays on for a better part of the day, though its finish is not glossy. If you ask me – great under an eyeshadow for a “smooth around the edges” look. Yep, even though I’ve already sung all the praises to this liquid eyeliner right here, I will post a review of it in the future. Oh, and the price is quite reasonable as well.

Love Lula Beauty Box March 2019

Sarya Couture Makeup Organic Eyeshadow (3,5g/£17,80). Sarya Couture Makeup is a brand new – brand – to me; it was recently launched at Love Lula and we immediately got a one of their products to try. When I sneaked and peaked around to see what’s in this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box and saw an eye shadow, I thought: cool! I saw a few brownish eye shadow colors and I think one blue? I though I hope I don’t get the blue one.; is there anything worse when it comes to eye shadows than a blue one? I digress. Luckily, I got the “Mocha” one, which is right up my alley: a mixture of medium gray and mauve-brown. The ingredients of this eye shadow are also a quite unique and interesting mixture, gotta say, with oils such as squalene, avocado and macadamia and shea butter. The texture of this eye shadow is very smooth and silky and there’s basically no fall-out. But holy moly! – is this eye shadow pigmented! I’m still testing and trying this eye shadow, as it’s quite tricky: there’s not much room when grabbing this eye shadow as it’s quickly too much and forgetting to tap the brush before you apply it! You gotta start with a very gentle application, just a bit of an eye shadow for the first layer and even that one will be colorful enough. A primer is most certainly a must. There’s a bit of a trouble with easy blending, but eventually, I’ll find the best trick to squeeze the best out of this super pigmented eye shadow. Will keep you posted – either in my next makeup routine post or maybe a full review. The price is a bit too steep for my liking, though.

Zuii Organic Sample Set contains tanning products: tan face and body lotion and luminising creme. Zuii Organic launched at Love Lula not too long ago; I’ve already tried a few of their products a while ago. Now, tanning I do not, but since Summer is almost around the corner, I am sure many of you will want to test these Zuii tanning products to see which one suits you. Given how many great makeup products this Australian green beauty brand has, I wonder if or when Love Lula will stock up with them? I am sure they would be a hit with the fans of green makeup.

Love Lula Beauty Box March 2019

This completes my first impressions of March Love Lula Beauty Box: it’s a great one for me, with many of my favorite green beauty brands + a discovery of one new brand to me, split between 2 makeup and 2 skincare products – all them them full-sized and a pack of tanning samples. Thumbs up, Love Lula, for throwing these goodies in my Love Lula Beauty Box while you were walking around your warehouse!

The value of all these goodies is, as mentioned above, a whooping £70. Why whooping? Because the actual cost when you subscribe to receiving Love Lula Beauty Box every month is £12,66 (or £16,60 for international customers) per month (yep, even less than it was before). You also get a discount on all the brands featured in a current Beauty Box and even this discount got even better – now you can get all the brands featured in a Beauty Box for 25% off! Don’t believe me? Visit Love Lula and see for yourself!

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How did you like this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box? Got any products you’ve had on your wishlist? Found any new brands or new favorite products? Let me know!

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Love Lula Beauty Box has been provided to Nature of Europe by Love Lula for the purpose of an honest review.

Nature of Europe is Love Lula’s Accredited Blogger.

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Mar 222019

Hello greenies! Spring is now officially here, even though she’s been peaking in for a while now; this past Winter has been mild, quite warm and quite sunny, so I took as much time as possible to sneak away, get lost in the most beautiful forest I’ve known since I was a few months old. I’ve been enjoying working around my country house and just seeing the work done and the beautiful nature waking up, flowers popping up, trees blooming…

So, yeah, one of the reasons I haven’t posted the discounts posts in quite some time was me enjoying the beautiful sunny weather and being slammed with many of the projects I am working on. But that is not the only reason. I’ve grown a bit tired of certain aspects of the so called green beauty community. It’s not just becoming rather indifferent to the growing ridiculousness of seeing, especially on Instagram (when I even have a moment to peak in), a post after post, day after day, of grown bloggers being obsessed, in love and what not with a new products every other day; and of course, they are able to give you an honest and based-on-experience review of each of those products they’ve been so thoroughly testing for a few days. I don’t think it’s just pure greed of some, who are unable to turn down (at least for the time being) a free product and they just keep on amassing tons of them and then are required to post about them as soon as possible. The other is also this feeling they have that in order to get free stuff, they must keep up with other bloggers who are doing the same thing. And then you have these new green beauty bloggers, who a year ago jumped on a bandwagon and had to quickly buy tons of products, and praise all of them in hopes that other brands will see what they’re doing and – get them free stuff or make them ambassadors (getting free stuff to promote and feel important by being an ambassador, whereas businesses laugh as they know how important such titles are to some).

And to piggyback on the above – the main reason why I’ve been a bit of a missing in action is the fact that along with that China the scary narc broad (who’s been stealing stuff from me), I’ve found out there’s another, even scarier one. She popped up as a green beauty blogger by shamelessly first stealing my Toxic ingredients list (basically, word for word, the format – you name it!), then stealing basically my whole posts – from my opinions, reviews etc – which are based on an amassed knowledge and decades of experience, expressions, posts formatting attempts to style photos the same way as I do,.. I mean I could go on and on! I’ll show you just how shameless this thief is when I get enough time to waste to create a Twitter thread on this. Reading a few of her posts, it’s clear she’s completely clueless about green beauty products; she’s only copying what others are saying. And not surprisingly, given the sate of the green beauty, such are the bloggers, who are now even invited to be on awards’ panels. When you have someone, who can only show what they’ve stolen, someone, who expertly claims that a “tonic” containing water and a few drops of essential oils is a great product – especially since it was given for free, I mean… She’s a permanent feature on my blog, stealing everything in sight. Despicable. I’ve talked to several brand owners and several beauty store owners, and their stance is they would never work with someone like that. Yet, there are still some businesses, which do, which leads me to the question: aside from stealing, are these businesses equally as clueless about green beauty to be working with those, who are?

It just goes on and on, this stealing from me, from the moment I’ve gone live with my blog (which was in the making at least 4 years prior to going live). Blog design, blog colors, post formatting, expressions, whole posts, collages, photo styling, guide posts, directories, you name it, they’ve stolen. And are praised for it.

So yeah, you can see how these thieves can make you think like I’d just delete my whole blog (even though, they’ve already stolen pretty much everything by now); how could it not?

My dear readers – you’ve been sending me messages “where are the discounts posts?!” for weeks now; I hear you! I know the discounts post idea has also been stolen, but then again, what hasn’t? Yet, you won’t find all the discounts, free organic beauty gifts and new launches as comprehensive as the one that I’ve collected bellow: should you need to re-stock or just take advantage of the great savings and free gifts – it’s all there and them some!

And in case you’ve missed, I’ve reviewed Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette this week; and for the next week, I’ve got my first impressions of this month’s Love Lula Beauty Box, and a few more posts focused on makeup for you.

And right now, I am sprinting out – the weather is just too warm, sunny and beautiful, not to hop around nature!

Happy Spring!


Weekly Discounts and FREE Organic Beauty Gifts #129




→ Love Lula has:

Love Lula Spring Sale












– 5% off when you spend £30 (code: GIVEME5). Valid till 29.3.2019
– 10% off when you spend £40 (code: GIVEME10). Valid till 29.3.2019
– 15% off when you spend £70 (code: GIVEME15). Valid till 29.3.2019
20% off when you spend £150 (code: GIVEME20). Valid till 29.3.2019


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FREE Karethic Douceur De Karite Sweet Lip Balm 15ml when you spend £40 or more on the Karethic range (code: SHEA)
FREE Botanico Vida Omega Balm 8ml when you buy any size Omega Oil from Botanico Vida (code: OMEGA)
FREE Gallinée Probiotic Hand Cream 50ml when you spend £30 or more on Gallinée (code: HANDS)
FREE Glossworks Cuticle Oil when you spend £20 or more on Glossworks (code: CUTICLE)
FREE Dafna’s Moisture Plus 10ml with any purchase of Dafna’s Purify Cleanser (code: PURIFY)
FREE Oils of Heaven Moringa Antioxidant Face Oil 15ml when you spend £15 or more on Oils of Heaven (code: MORINGA). Read my review.
FREE Nature’s Wish Natural Lip Balm when you spend £18 or more on Nature’s Wish (code: WISH)
FREE Mono Naturoils Rose & Cucumber Cleansing Oil 20ml when you buy any Mono Naturoils Facial Oil (code: CLEANSE)
FREE Ren Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm 5ml with any Ren purchase (code: RECOVERY)
FREE Beatitude 10ml JOY Bath Oil when you spend £20 or more on Beatitude (code: JOY)
FREE Sarya “Divaish” Lipstick when you spend £40 or more on Sarya (code: HELLOSARYA)
FREE Neek Mini Purse when you buy any Neek product (code: NEEK)
FREE CHOBS Organic Rice Bran Sheet Mask 25ml when you spend £20 or more on Chobs (code: CHOBS)
– FREE Alteya Organics Rose Hand Cream when you buy Alteya Organics Rose Otto Regenerating Concentrate
– FREE Bloomtown Red & Berried Tinted Vegan Lip Balm when you spend £20 on Bloomtown (code: BLOOM)
– FREE Jason C-Effects Super C Cleanser when you spend £30 on Jason (code: JASON)
– FREE Planted Orange Coffee Scrub when you spend £30 on Planted (code: COFFEE)
– FREE Aplle & Bears Mini Body Wash when you spend £10 on Apple & Bears (code: APPLE)

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→ Alyaka has:

– 20% off when you spend £450 (code: 20OFF450)
– 15%% off when you spend £250 (code: 15OFF250)
– 10% off your order (code: 10OFF)

Alyaka free gift















FREE De Mamiel Dewy Face Mist when you spend £85 on De Mamiel
– Newly launched Agent Nateur
– big discounts in their sale section

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→ Content Beauty has:

– 10% off when you buy 2 or more products from the BFFS Collection (code: NATURALBFFS)
– new cream eyeshadows from Kjaer Weis
– new Ilia Beauty Summer products
– newly launched Agent Nateur
– newly launched Ere Perez skincare
– newly launched Ilia Beauty foundation
– newly launched RMS Beauty lipsticks
– great savings in their sale section
– free gifts with purchase:

Content Beauty FREE gifts






FREE Inika Lip & Cheek when you buy 2 Inika products
FREE Agent Nateur Deodorant when you buy 2 Agent Nateur Deodorants
FREE Lina Henson Global Treasures Balm when you spend £70 on Lina Hanson

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→ iHerb has:

iHerb Discount






– 5% off your order (code: LBK652)
– 10% off on Bath & Personal Care 
– 20% off on iHerb brands
– 15% off on brands of the week 
– more discounts in the daily and weekly specials section

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→ FeelUnique has:

– great deals in their Skin Lab section (free gifts, 3 for 2 etc)
– FREE gifts with purchase
– newly launched RMS Beauty

RMS Beauty at FeelUnique







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→ Aillea has:

Aillea new RMS Beauty










– newly launched RMS Beauty Luminizing Powders
– newly launched Kosas Tinted Face Oil
– big discounts in their sale section

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→ Green People has:

– FREE gifts with purchase
– up to 60% off in their special offers section

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→ Integrity Botanicals has:

New at Integrity Botanicals












– Newly launched Earth Wise Beauty
FREE Earth Wise Beauty Marshmallow Cleanser when you spend $75 on Earth Wise Beauty (code: MARSHMALLOW)
FREE Kjaer Weis Deluxe Sample of the best selling Cream Blush in Blossoming, Polishing Cloth and Lip Brush (all as shown, a $50 value) when you purchase $120+ from Kjaer Weis (code: KWLUXEGIFT)
FREE Ayuna 5 ml Cream II (Rich) and 5 ml Essence with any Ayuna purchase (code: ESSENCE)
FREE Beauty Chef 100 ml Inner Beauty Boost in Collagen, Hydration or Antioxidant with any Beauty Chef purchase (code: COLLAGEN, HYDRATION OR ANTIOXIDANT)
FREE Rahua Full™ Hair Mask ($62 value) with any site wide purchase of $120 (code: COLORMASK)
FREE Kari Gran Retractable Rose Gold Lip Brush when you purchase any Kari Gran Lip Whip (including the Lip Perfector) (code: LIPBRUSH)

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→ Pharmaca has:

– 20% off your order (code: WELLNESS20).
Deals and discounts:
– Buy 1 get 1 FREE on Acure
– 25% off on Avalon Organics
– 25% off on Dr Hauschka
– 20% off on MyChelle
– 20% off on 100% Pure
– 20% off on Derma E
– 15% off on Weleda
–  free gifts with purchase

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→ The Detox Market has:

– 10% off when you spend $75 (code: BLOOM10)
– 15% off when you spend $150 (code: BLOOM15)

Detox Market FREE Gifts







– FREE gifts with purchase
FREE Lina Hanson Global Face Trio when you spend $65 (code: LINA)
FREE Kjaer Weis Lip Pencil and Deluxe Size Lip Gloss when you spend $150 on Kjaer Weis (code: KJAERWEIS)
FREE Alima Pure Matte Blush when you spend $70 (code: ALIMA)
– Newly launched Beauty Box

Detox Market Beauty Box














– Still available March Beauty Box

* in order for discount codes being properly applied, you have to click the offered links

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→ The Choosy Chick has:

– Big discounts in their sale section

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→ Fig & Flower has:

– big savings in their sale section 

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Happy Weekend!

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Mar 212019

Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette features 3 beautiful matte and 3 beautiful shimmer, earth-toned and golden eye shadows, each of them a stand-alone eye shadow, which can be combined and blended with each other easily.

Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette Review

I’ve been enjoying many Ere Perez goodies in the past year or so – both their skincare products as well as makeup products. Sometime last year, this Australian green beauty brand launched a collection of several beautiful 6 – eye shadow palettes and, naturally, I was eager to try at least one of them; I was, I admit, contemplating on getting a few more of these beautiful palettes, but thought I just might have enough eye shadows already; the one that I have, appropriately called “Beautiful”, covers all my desires for neutral, natural, earth-toned colors.

Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette Review

The Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette  comes in a minimalist, elegant white compact; it also features a mirror. There are 6 beautiful eye shadows, each 1g. Each of the eye shadows can be used alone or mixing and blending them in various combinations, depending whether you’re going for a darker or lighter look, day or evening look, shimmery or just matte or a combination of both – with 6 eye shadows – you can achieve many looks. These colors, being natural and earthly-toned, are perfect for those, who prefer a natural look, especially the one which goes perfectly with the color of your eyes.

The texture of these eye shadows differs based on whether they are the shimmer or the matte one: the shimmer ones have a more sturdy texture, whereas the matte ones have a more powdery texture, thus there’s some fall-out with them as well.

Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette Review

Colors from left to right:

The first one is a shimmery very light gold color – basically a champagne color – great for being the base color. It’s also a color, which can be used alone, if you’re going for a very minimalist look, using only a light color with a bit of a shimmer. This eye shadow is not as pigmented as the others in this palette, so in order to achieve a richer color finish, you may need to apply more of it.

The second one is a classical dark brown and matte color, with a very distant hint of dark green. This one can also be used alone: for a lighter look, thoroughly blend the eye shadow all over your lid (just don’t go too far up to your eyebrow, though – ever); for a richer, darker look, apply additional layers near your lashes or towards the crease. This one can be used as an eye liner as well – or even better yet – to be applied into the lashes, to fill out all the “blind” spots between the lashes.

Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette Review

The third eye shadow is a lighter brown, almost caramel and not as pigmented matte one. Used alone, you will achieve a very natural and light brown look; you can combine it with the previous one, the darker brown one, for a natural looking contrast of two brown colors, either for a smokey eye or with the darker all over your crease.

The forth one is a very pigmented, shimmery copper colored one. Again, you can use it on its own – first by blending it out for an even and light finished look, and you can also add additional layers for a richer copper look; the shimmer is also strong. Easily combined with the brown matte ones as well, especially if your apply it with your fingers on the top of the matte eye shadows and in the middle of your crease.

The fifth one is another shimmer color: almost a classical, a bit darker, gold one with a very distant hint of rose. It’s quite pigmented, though not as much as the forth one, and works nicely when used alone or easily combined with any of the previous ones: on the top of the matte ones or in the corner of your eyes. Should you wish, you can also use it on the lower eye lashes.

Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette Review

The sixth one is a rich true black, which is more pigmented in the pan and on the fingers as opposed to on the eye lids; there’s also the most fall-out with this one, but it’s still easily blended. If you’re going for a smokey eye, apply and thoroughly blend out this rich black color, and then apply several layers for a richer color to appear. You can combine it with a champagne color in the corner of your eyes and with any brown color to lessen the blackness or to mix it into an earthly color of black and browns. Of course, the black one can be used as an eye liner as well. Would I advise to spray your brush with a rose hydrolate (yes, I use a rose hydrolate for that as well) for a “wet” eye liner look? Sure, but I have single eye shadows for this, since the natural ingredients based eye shadows do not have the same (often toxic) preservatives as the conventional eye shadows, and when in contact with water, you risk bacteria and fungus infected eye shadow by dipping a wet brush into it. The preservative in these eye shadows is potassium sorbate, efficient preservative, but I still wouldn’t dip a wet brush into these eye shadows.

Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette Review

All these colors are easily blended with each other, but since, especially matte ones, are not as pigmented, I strongly suggest using some type of a primer on your eye lids before applying the eye shadows. The one I’ve found to work really well is the Dr Hauschka Light Reflecting Concealer (review soon!), which I use under eyes as well as on my eye lids; it makes for a perfect matte and smooth canvas and the eye shadows “stick” better and longer. These eye shadows from the Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette work really well for a lighter look, and are easily blendable, but are not very pigmented on the eye lids – especially the matte ones – so more than one layer application is needed in order to achieve a richer look.

Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette Review

If you’re a fan of multi-tasking beauty products, you can apply multi-tasking this with this eye shadow palette as well. The shimmer ones can be used as a highlighter; mixed with a light cream, you can get a creamy shimmer. The matte ones can be used for contouring. And if you mix the shimmer and a matte eye shadow, you can use the mixture as a shimmering bronzer. And yes, you can mix the eye shadows with a lip balm or a clear lip gloss as well; just tap and dab the eye shadow with your fingers on your lips.

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How about the ingredients?

Ingredients: native rice (oryza sativa) starch, mica, calcium silicate, zinc stearate, caprylic/capric/ lauric triglyceride, triheptanoin, chamomile (matricaria recutita) oil, carnauba (copernicia cerifera) wax, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), potassium sorbate. May contain: +/- iron oxides, CI77891, CI77019.

There aren’t many ingredients in this eye shadow palette; aside from the “powdery” ingredients (rice starch, calcium silicate, zink stearate) and colorants (iron oxides), the eye shadows consists of Vitamin E and soothing chamomile. Triheptanoin, an emollient, is a synthetic oil, derived from coconut oil.

Potentially problematic ingredients?

Potassium sorbate is a preservative, though a mild and acceptable one.

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My final word?

Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette Review

Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette in “Beautiful” is, indeed, a beautiful palette of natural, neutral earth-based colors: 3 shimmer ones and 3 matte ones. They can be all used alone or in many combinations with each other – either way, you’ll achieve a natural and beautiful look. You can also use these eye shadows for highlighting, contouring and bronzing. I’ve experienced no irritation with these eye shadows.

As with every makeup beauty product, having the right and of a good quality makeup brushes, is essential to get the most out of the product; having said that, you really do not have to spend a lot of money on good makeup brushes: I’ve been using the EcoTools eye shadow makeup brushes for quite some time now, and they work nicely.

Price? £29 (around €34), which falls somewhere in the middle – it’s not easily affordable, but keep in mind, there are 6 eye shadows in this palette, each 1g; we’ve all seen a single eye shadow going for around the same price, haven’t we? While you may need to apply more than one layer of some of these eye shadows in order to get a rich color on your eye lids, nonetheless, these 6 eye shadows will last you a long time.

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Which Ere Perez Chamomile Eye Shadow Palette do you have? Which one is your favorite? Let me know!

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For more information on Ere Perez, please visit their dedicated brand page.

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Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palette has been provided to Nature of Europe by Love Lula for the purpose of an honest review.

Nature of Europe is Love Lula’s Accredited Blogger.

The post contains affiliate links. For more info, read our disclaimer.

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