Love Lula: Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation, Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream SPF15

Love Lula: Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation, Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream SPF15
Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation (Haze)
This is one of two new foundations from Ere Perez and there has been quite a buzz around them. There is no denying that the product is presented beautifully in a frosted glass bottle with a pipette applicator. Quinoa Water Foundation currently comes in three colour shades and I have the lightest. I'm never sure how products like this are expected to match all skin tones, that seems impossible. Haze seems to work with my skin tone but as you can see it's on the yellow side and I often favour pink tones.

As the name suggests this foundation has a super runny texture which dries to a natural finish. I wanted to love this foundation but I can't get on with it. It just doesn't sit well on my skin and often clings to dry patches. I personally find it hard to work with and I simply don't have the patience. I've tried applying with my fingers, brushes and a sponge but it comes off streaky. The foundation is similar in consistency to the Green Booster Serum and I'm beginning to realise my skin definitely prefers a creamier product. The coverage is light which I have no issue with but I imagine if you have insecurities about your skin you are going to need a concealer. I am curious to see how the Quinoa Water Foundation compares to the Oatmilk Foundation so I may try that out in the future.

Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation, Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream SPF15
Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream SPF15 (Light Beige)
If you've been a reader for some time then you'll know I'm a fan of Madara Moonflower Tinting Fluid. I use it on a daily basis but the only element this product lacks is SPF. This is where the Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream takes it to another level. This CC cream is a thicker consistency to the Tinting Fluid which I'd expect from a product with natural SPF but it doesn't feel greasy or heavy. I can wear the CC Cream alone or under powder foundation to give a medium coverage. It evens out my skin tone but I would suggest any imperfections or pimples may require a touch of concealer. I'm happy with SPF 15 for daily use because I work in an office so my exposure to sunshine is limited to brief periods. I know some readers may prefer a higher factor but I not overly bothered. The alternative would be Madara Plant Stem Cell Age Defying Face Sunscreen SPF30. Back in the day I religiously used Clinique City Block and struggled to find natural alternative but Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream is the perfect replacement. The minor criticism in comparison to the Moonflower Tint is the CC cream contains beeswax. I was torn when ordering because in recent times I have tried to make a conscious switch to vegan suitable skincare. Overall I'm very happy with Madara Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream and I would be tempted to purchase again. If you are spending longer in the sun then you should be applying a suncream (SPF 30 is the recommendation*) and Madara CC Cream isn't intended for that purpose.

Have you tried any of the products mentioned? What are your thoughts on them? If you missed last month reviews for Love Lula then follow this link - Ere Perez SOS Marmalade & Green Booster Serum, Sukin For Men Shaving Gel

Sarah x

*As a side note if you have any questions about sunscreen then I will direct you to The British Association of Dermatologists sunscreen fact sheet

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