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ALL ABOUT ARBONNE

Unlike other direct selling companies Arbonne have an extensive range of botanically based and vegan friendly skincare and cosmetics. They pride themself on combining the best of nature with leading science. Their principle being pure, safe and beneficial. 

The packaging of the products are clean and simple while still looking stylish. Their range is much larger than I initially thought. Including hair, baby, personal care and even nutrition  products. 

Today I’ll be talking about a few products I was kindly sent to try. 

  • Perfecting liquid foundation
  • +FC5 Hydration mask
  • Makeup primer
  • Shape it up brow pencil
  • Prime and proper eye primer
  • +FC5 Mattifying powder

  

PERFECTING LIQUID FOUNDATION SPF 15 RRP $61

‘Smooth as satin. Our dreamy foundation protects, moisturises and creates the look of firmer skin. Minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while providing medium to full coverage’ – Arbonne

 

Shade – Neutral Beige
 

I find it hard to fall in love with a foundation. There’s often something that’s not right, especially if you are ordering online. Whether it’s the shade, coverage, formula, finish or even packaging one little thing can make it not right.

Lucky for me the foundation shade I picked out was a good match. It applied smoothly and had great coverage. It was easy to blend and worked well when paired with the primer. The formula wasn’t too thick leaving my skin looking radiant not cakey. It’s a little bit more than I’d normally spend on a foundation but it did perform much like my high end foundations from Nars.

+FC5 INTENSE HYDRATION MASK (FOR NORMAL/DRY SKIN) RRP$56

 ‘When things are starting to look dull, this mask will help reveal more radiant-looking skin, restore essential hydration, and moisturise dehydrated skin’ -Arbonne

    

I’ve only recently started to use face masks more often and have found them to be the perfect end to a long week. After cleansing my face using a flat brush I apply all over face and leave for around 15 minutes. To remove I use a damp face cloth and follow with a moisturiser.

The first thing I noticed about this face mask was that it was clear. I’ve never used a clear mask before it was just a little harder to see when applying and removing. The formula was somewhat like a gel and had a slight tingle while setting but didn’t burn or irritate my skin. After removing it my face felt hydrated, smooth and plump. 

MAKEUP PRIMER RRP $55

‘Every artist needs to prep their canvas. This luxurious makeup primer glides on to visually diminish the appearance of fine lines and pores, creating a smooth surface’ – Arbonne 

 
I’ve tried my fair share of primers and don’t get me wrong I love them but a lot of the time I don’t notice a huge difference. Is it too much to ask for my makeup to look perfect all day! I love primers with pumps and this one intrigued me as it contained some interesting natural ingedients. (Green tea, Grapeseed and horsetail extract)

With a clear, smooth and lightweight finish this primer applied well to the skin. It had a velvety satin feel and very little product was needed to cover my face. I was surprised at how well my makeup lasted when using with Arbonne’s foundation. Which made me realise that primers will work better when paired with a foundation from the same brand! 

SHAPE IT UP BROW PENCIL RRP $46

‘Building a better shape is easy with these longwearing, smudge-proof, brow pencils. With larch & green tea complex to help brows look fuller, this retractable pencil comes in three natural-looking shades to match all hair colours and tones’ -Arbonne

 

Shade – Dark
 

I tend to use brow pomades and powders rather than pencils. Though pencils are great for touch ups and if your in a rush. This was a new release product from Arbonne so was keen to see how it applied.

The fact that it had a spoolie on the end was a plus for me. Yep I’m one of those girls who brushes their eyebrows and not their hair! Though the formula was quite soft which I found hard to work with. I did like that it’s retractable and contains nourishing ingredients.


PRIME & PROPER EYE MAKEUP PRIMER RRP $40

You’re primed for perfection with this creamy, conditioning formula. Water-resistant primer helps prevent shadows from creasing or fading, allowing colour to pop, while tensing the look of skin for a more lifted appearance. Jambu flower extract helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and smooth the canvas for crease-free wear’ -Arbonne

  

I haven’t tried that many eye primers before and have a habit of forgetting to use them. Since I have purchased some new makeup geek eyeshadows recently I thought I should start taking more care by prepping my bases.

Though it may be the smallest of the Arbonne products it is one of my favourites. With just a few dots on my eyelids the smooth but slightly sticky formula worked wonders.It instantly brightened my lids and stopped my eyeshadow from creasing. I also like to apply this on my laugh lines before foundation to stop my makeup settling into them throughout the day.

+FC5 MATTIFYING POWDER RRP $44

Going to the matte for you. This oil-absorbing powder helps minimize shine while concealing skin redness for a perfect matte finish. -Arbonne

  

I always set my liquid foundations with a setting powder. I find it makes my makeup last longer and gives a good base to blend other powder products such as blush and bronzer. I especially like translucent powders as they brighten the face and are light on the skin.

I have only ever tried loose setting powders so was interested to see if a pressed powder would measure up. I found the powder to be very smooth, fine and gave my skin a beautiful glow. It has a light green tinge to it which helps to conceal any redness. The mirrored compact was perfect for touch ups on the go. Though I’m not a fan of the powder puff it comes with, I much prefer applying with a soft face brush. You can really notice the difference in how fresh and matte your skin looks after using. This powder is definitly a new favourite of mine.

Overall I was pretty impressed with the quality and performance of all the Arbonne products I tried. I will be replying yes to the next Arbonne party I’m invited too!

To view their current catalogue please click Here!

Have you tried Arbonne before? What products do you like best?

-LOLA


*Products featured in this post were kindly provided. All opinions are my own and are honest.



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