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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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