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authentically beautiful

The goddess that is Lara Ekuwa Baidoo shared with us her wisdom around shining your unique truth and living a life of complete authenticity. Lara is passionate about creating safe spaces for strong women of colour to help them heal from past trauma and guide them into stepping fully into their unique and authentic magic – all through the power of storytelling. Lara has created a beautiful online space and coaching course which supports the challenges faced by women of colour on their healing journeys. Through sharing her own experiences and healing journey, Lara shows just how magical it is to be real, raw and unapologetically authentic.

all about this beauty: translucent corn powder

Banish shine with this ultra-light translucent powder that naturally absorbs oil from the face. Made with corn, there’s no better way to combat excessive moisture from the skin’s surface. It’s multi-functional, so you can use alone to control shine or over foundation as a finisher. Use lightly over eyeshadow and lipstick for prolonged wear. Apply with the Ere Perez Kabuki Brush and keep with you throughout the day..

get gorgeous

Do you wear eyeshadow? Do you know that we have three colour palettes you’ll love? Do you know we are so eco-friendly & aware of your wallet – you can buy your favourite shades individually when they run out? Chamomile Eye Palette – gorgeous is much-loved and you should know all about her. She has six eyeshadows in neutral and earthy tones. Including three shimmer shades + three matte shades. Formulated with calming chamomile, so natural & friendly to sensitive eyes. We’ve all looked in the mirror after a few hours of wearing eyeshadow, only to see red, unhappy eyes staring back. Gorgeous will not do this to your precious eyes! The colours in this palette are named after some of Ere’s favourite women: AYLIN – warm sand * FAY – autumn hues * ANA – light terracotta KAT – bronze goddess * VICKY – golden olive * ESTELLE – deep brown

moringa mornings

For busy mornings, shared mirrors & skin that’s in need of a little lovin’… If you start the day with exercise, a swim, a surf, road-running or wake-up with dry skin, our moringa all-beauty crème will give your skin the pep it needs. This moisturising cream is versatile and designed to care for all skins, men included. Men’s skin can tend to be thicker and in need of a real boost of vitamins and hydration. We’re glad it’s 2019 and men can take care of their skin, spend a little money on products that make them look and feel good, and also – prevent damage from sun exposure, pollution and the weather. Switching to natural skin products can alleviate many common skin complaints, including dryness, redness and breakouts. And we all know that limiting our consumption of chemicals – both internally and externally – is a good thing.

goddess nectar

The in-between seasons can affect skin just as much as winter and summer. The only difference is, sometimes we forget this! When it’s not icy cold of blazing hot, we can feel like our skin is taken care of as its not assaulted by the elements in extreme ways. We can relax a little in our skin routine and beauty rituals. We are all about a fuss-free lifestyle, but our skin needs our attention all year round. In spring and autumn/fall, we still need to nourish our skin as it recovers from what has just been and gets ready for the season ahead. In fact, often the prep work we do at these times can see our skin through a snowy winter or a humid summer. You may not need an intensive night cream or lip treatment in these months, but an all-purpose facial oil is perfect for lighter weather.

trouble spots

We all want beautiful skin. Even if you sleep well, drink water, cut caffeine & alcohol, exercise, eat clean & green, cleanse, tone, moisturise – you can still end up with something you don’t like about your skin. These days, social media can make us feel like our skin is flawed. We have to remind ourselves most of what we see online is edited, photoshopped, airbrushed, filtered and often involves a hundred products to get that one shot. We know this, but still, we all want perfect airbrushed-in-real-life skin! There’s redness, dry patches, dark circles, pregnancy pigmentation, hormonal breakouts and those weird giant spots that pop up out of nowhere… welcome to reality and real skin. Through all of these little changes, or issues that can feel like big problems as we struggle to resolve them – we have to love our skin.

combat shine

Life is busy, life gets messy, sometimes – it gets sweaty! We can all be prone to feeling like our skin is a bit hot and sticky, or even more shiny than we like it. This can be caused by humidity, temperature, hormones, stress & anxiety or natural oil production. Our corn translucent powder – one for all is the ideal pressed powder for the complexion & finish you’re after. Can be applied when you put on your makeup as a finishing and setting powder, and throughout the day. A quick dab will calm your shine! Corn for Cover moringa all-beauty crème – quinoa water foundation – haze – arnica concealer – chai –   carrot colour pots – holy (cheeks & lips)  –  chamomile eye palette – lovely  –  aloe gel lash & brow mascara – clear  –  vanilla highlighter – falling star  – corn translucent powder – one for all

from mum to daughter

I remember when I was a little girl and I used to watch my mum doing her makeup. I was amazed. I loved the colours, the powders and the sparkles. I can say that the person who started me on makeup was my mum. And I’m very thankful that the person I love the most is a connection to my passion When we are young, the moment we start using makeup is as important as the day we buy our first bra or our first pair of heels. We all remember the first time we applied liner and the fear we had of poking our eye. So what´s better than taking this step that connects us more as mother and daughter in a fun and relaxed way. That´s why I’m going to give you some tips to guide your daughter to a clean, conscious & curious beauty lifestyle. First of all, it is important to leave prohibitions aside. Since I was young, makeup has been a way of expression and I´m thankful that my mum …

all-time beauty

Beauty exists at every age – and don’t you try and tell us otherwise! Some of our greatest style icons & beauty influencers are timelessly elegant and gorgeous whether they are 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and beyond. It was Oprah Winfrey who famously once said that 50 is the new 40. This is for faces that have lived, for skin with character and adventure at the edges. We want you to feel sassy, confident and beautiful, from here on in. If you are facing your 30th or just had your 47th, if you are worried that 25 feels suddenly too old… we got you. Time is one thing we can do nothing about, but we can do a lot to nourish and care for our skin along the way: Switch to natural skincare and makeup products. This will help your skin and your health. Hydrate your body with water, and your skin with moisturizing products. It’s never too late – or early! – for an eye cream. Our tip is to use your …

love your foundation

Foundation, if you think about it, is a really interesting word we use for a makeup product! In the beauty bizz, it means the first layer of makeup you apply to your face, which you then layer with colour, powders, mascaras – all the fun thing! But foundation is the beginning… Celebrating mothers, women, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts this month, got us thinking about the foundations of these relationships. And mainly – it is love! In many ways, love is the bond we share in our relationships. This doesn’t mean however, that relationships aren’t also: challenging, upsetting, frustrating, disappointing, hard and sometimes – just really too much. The ups and downs we go through in our lives as we grow are all part of the process of being human. With family (the ones we are born into and the ones we find for ourselves), love brings us back. To gratitude, forgiveness, healing, second chances, care, hope and renewal. Above all else, if we can remember love as our foundation, it can get us through …