Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara delivers pigmented volume, while Ere Perez Jojoba Eye Pencils give a beautiful glistening creamy finish.
I’ve been enjoying the green beauty goodies from this Australia brand for a while now; while mainly their makeup products, I’ve started adding skin care products as well, and so far, I’ve been impressed with all of them; thanks going to, of course, Ere Perez for creating such beautiful products and to Love Lula for spoiling me by offering Ere Perez products.
So far, I’ve reviewed their light Quinoa Water Foundation, the cute and multitasking Carrot Color Pots and the beautiful Eyeshadow Palette. Today, I’ll review their waterproof mascara and two beautiful eye pencils.
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While green beauty has come a long way in providing safe and high quality makeup products, including mascara, waterproof mascaras may still be in minority as far as finding a non-irritating waterproof mascara that actually delivers. After using Ere Perez Waterproof Mascara, I can easily say you may not have to look any further.
The wand’s bristles are lined (not over-lapping) and quite sturdy, but not very plentiful, however, they still reach all the lashes and application is quite smooth from the roots of eye lashes on. The lashes are easily separated and coated with a richly pigmented black color. One layer of this mascara will achieve a quite natural look, with lashes nicely separated and richly colored. For a bigger volume, at least one more layer is needed, and that won’t pose an issue, as the mascara separates the lashes even with more than one layer. Where the Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara does not deliver the oomph! result is with lengthening of the lashes; sure, the lashes are a bit longer, but if you’re decisively looking for a mascara, which will make your lashes much longer, this one might not do the work.
The Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara performs best when warmed up, so for best results, as inconvenient it may be, especially when in a rush, it’s best to warm the mascara in your hands for a while, or place is on radiator (of course, during Winter, hehe). When not properly warmed up, the mascara tends to act up a bit, and its performance goes up and down: sometimes, you get a smooth, rich application, and sometimes you get a bit of a dry and non-cooperating one. I would highly suggest you make sure your eyelids are not oily and that you coat your eye lashes with a powder before applying the mascara, so that the lashes are dry and mascara “hangs on” better and stays on longer.
How waterproof is it? Quite (again, if you’re used to conventional waterproof mascaras, it’s unfair to compare the Ere Perez one with them), and thus great, especially, during hot weather, but also during windy weather, if your eyes tends to get teary. Its staying power aligns with most natural mascaras I’ve tried over the many years: after about six or so hours, it starts disappearing, especially on the ends of lashes, however, the rich color is still prominent and visible. The good aspect of this mascara is that you can easily remedy this by applying another layer of mascara, and the lashes will still be nicely separated.
Another great aspect of this mascara is that it can be removed easily and quickly, without any pulling and tugging of the eye lashes and eye lids. I’ve been using it for many months now, and I can’t report of any irritation, which is not only a plus, but also – a must when it comes to mascaras.
As always, I suggest a good eyelash curler before applying mascara, and Ere Perez also offers one. It’s a sturdy, strong and precise.
A tip: when your mascara starts getting dry, add a tiny drop of vegetable oil in it; olive oil works nicely, and so does – avocado – so specifically, for the Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara I would suggest adding the vegetable oil this mascara is based on, and that is avocado. And of course, warm up the mascara, and drag the wand up and down several times to mix the contents of the tube.
How about the ingredients?
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Ingredients: Carnauba (copernicia cerifera) wax, palm kernel (elaeis guineensis) wax, soybean (gyicine soja) seed oil, dimethicone, calcium stearate, mamey (pouteria sapota) oil, sweet almond (prunus amygdalus dulcis) oil, sopropyl palmitate, avocado (persea gratissima) oil, palmitic acid, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), orange (citrus aurantium dulcis) oil, lemon (citrus medica limonum) oil, bergamot (citrus bergamia) oil, iron oxides
Pouteria sapota oil is an emollient. It contains linoleic acid. It revitalizes and smoothes the skin. Sweet almond oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in essential fatty acids (especially linoleic acid) and Vitamin E. Great for sensitive skin. Avocado oil, is rich in vitamins (A, B1, B2, C, D, E, and Beta Carotene) and fatty acids; an emollient, which revitalizes the skin. Orange oil has antiseptic and anti-toxin properties. It rejuvenates the skin and acts as a natural exfoliator. Lemon oil has astringent, anti-irritant, anti-bacterial and anti-toxin properties and it promotes cell regeneration. Bergamot oil has astringent and antiseptic properties.
Potentially problematic ingredients?
- Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), antioxidant, which can be human skin toxicant and allergen. Tocopheryl Acetate is a more stable Vitamin E, possible human toxicant and possible carcinogen, a skin sensitizer that can instigate immune system responses such as itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin.
- Dimethicone, a silicone, can be drying, irritating and comedogenic.
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A while ago Love Lula had one of their many generous discounts on Ere Perez Eye Pencils, so I had to take advantage of the discounts and grab two of the eye pencils: one in color gold and the other in color copper; two very beautiful colors.
The Ere Perez Jojoba Eye Pencils are creamy and more on the soft side; primarily, these eye pencils are not so much as eye liners in lining your water line. They are more like creamy eye shadows, and thus very gentle and soft on your eye lids. With these eye pencils, you can achieve many looks: you can apply several layers for a rich and glistening finish or you can smudge it to make it a bit more foggy and a bit more darker. Likewise, you can combine the eye pencils with powder eye shadows, either by lining them as close to the eye lashes as possible for a colorful yet minimal and non-harsh look, or you can apply a bit wider line over a lighter eye shadow. It goes without saying that these eye pencils work in perfect combination with the Ere Perez Chamomile Eyeshadow Palettes!
The two Ere Perez Jojoba Eye Pencils that I’ve picked are Gold and Copper. The gold one is a beautiful true gold, though it does have a tiny and distant pinkish undertone. The copper one is a stronger and darker color; it falls in a mixture of somewhere between dark berry, bordo and brown, with a glistening finish, of course. With the gold one, you can go for a more bolder look as far as combining it with a darker, more berry lipstick and maybe even more berry blush (the Ere Perez Carrot Color Pot in Holy would be a great choice). With the copper one, a lighter look would be suggested by me: less mascara, gentle blush and lips as natural as possible.
And if you can’t decide which of these two beauties to use, you can easily use both and mix them together: a bit more gold one and a bit less copper one, and you get another beautiful color. If you smudge them with your fingers, the colors won’t be as pigmented and as glistening, but if you don’t, the creamy rich colors will be popping! Versatile indeed, are these eye pencils.
Given these eye pencils are on the creamy side, they may not be suitable if you have very oily eye lids; you can circumvent this by applying a translucent powder before applying them. Also, when the hotter weather comes (whenever that may be with this strange weather, ugh!), these creamy eye pencils will make a way for powder eye shadows and I’ll get back to them in Autumn.
Make sure you also get an appropriate pencil sharpener for these eye pencils.
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How about the ingredients?
Ingredients: octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, coconut (cocos nucifera) oil, C10-18 triglycerides, hydrogenated vegetable (olus) oil, mica, carnauba (copernicia cerifera) wax, candelilla (euphorbia cerifera) wax, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, oryzanol, jojoba (simmondsia chinensis) seed oil, tocopherol, glyceryl caprylate. May Contain +/- iron oxides, CI 77891.
Coconut oil is hydrating and excellent for dry skin. It has anti-fungal and antiviral properties and is rich in Vitamin C and A. Olus oil is an emollient; a hydrogenated/expressed oil of vegetable origin. Olus oil is a natural equivalent to petrolatum, for smooth and soft texture. Jojoba seed oil is an emollient, natural to skin’s sebum; it soothes the skin and promotes collagen production. Rice bran oil is an anti-oxidant and it fights inflammation.
Potentially problematic ingredients?
Polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate can be comedogenic.
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My final word?
Out of all the Ere Perez products I’ve tried so far, none of them disappointed me; the same goes for their waterproof mascara and eye pencils: they are high quality, richly pigmented, with a good staying power, and the colors of the ye pencils are really beautiful.
The cost of Ere Perez products falls somewhere in between, with a bit on a more expensive side. The Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara goes for £22,50 for 10ml, and the Ere Perez Jojoba Eye Pencil goes for £17,50 for 1,1g. Given these eye pencils are creamy and soft as opposed to harder eye pencils, they do tend to get used up sooner as well. Nonetheless, the Ere Perez makeup products deliver results, so a bit of a higher cost is justifiable.
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Have you had the chance to try any of the Ere Perez makeup products? Which ones? Which is your favorite natural waterproof mascara? 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 Avocado Waterproof Mascara, Jojoba Eye Pencils, Eyelash Curler and Pencil Sharpner have been provided to Nature of Europe by Love Lula for the purpose of an honest review.
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