30 January 2013

Product Review: Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation

I am always looking for the perfect foundation. Something that will cover my increasing pigmentation, not settle into fine lines, and which will also stay put all day on my combination skin. Over the years I have tried countless foundations, some have been good and others not good at all, so the search continues!! So when I was asked to trial the *Perfecting Liquid Foundation from Arbonne, I happily accepted.




What They Say:
Multitasking liquid foundation with skin-firming properties helps lift the appearance of facial contours, smooth and even skin tone, while providing sun protection.


RRP: $55.00 (30ml) – Available in 15 shades from Arbonne Online


What I Say:
To be quite honest, it is only just recently that I have learnt of the Arbonne brand, and in fact, this foundation is the first Arbonne product that I have ever tried, so I did a little research.

Arbonne was founded in Switzerland, and all products are vegan-friendly and no products are tested on animals and do not contain animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.

All Arbonne makeup items are also formulated without parabens, formaldehyde donating preservatives, petroleum based ingredients including benzene, mineral oil, petrolatum, phthalates, toluene and PABA. I love the sound of that!!

The Arbonne cosmetics line has furthermore been tested with a third-party research group for clinical performance and user preference evaluation with consumers. Results were determined with instrumentation to measure breathability, long-lasting wear, and moisturisation levels of the skin.

The Perfecting Liquid Foundation demonstrated an immediate increase in skin moisture content. Thirty minutes after application, the product was wiped off and the moisture content of the skin was measured again, and it had increased by nearly 30% compared to no product applied. Breathability was also measured. Product was applied to the skin, and 10 minutes later, an instrument measured the skin, and the foundation was found to be as breathable as naked skin.

The foundation contains the exclusive Optilight Technology that “helps ensure that the product is non-comodogenic, enhancing breathability and reducing the chance of pore clogging and skin issues." Finely sized pigments deflect light from the skin, that creates a soft-focus effect that gives skin a flawless appearance, and simultaneously, allow skin to breathe, with a light as air feeling and a healthy glow.

I trialled the Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF15 in Buff, which suited my skin tone quite well. The tone of this foundation is yellow based, and it blends really well with my skin tone and also covers up any imperfections without the need to use a lot of foundation. So the coverage is absolutely fantastic from a just small pump of foundation, as it easily covered all manner of redness, blemishes and pigmentation leaving you with an even skin tone and natural-looking glowing finish – yet it is very light and non-greasy, and doesn’t feel thick and cakey on your face, it really does feel like you are wearing nothing!

Having combination skin, I usually have the problem, especially during the hot summer months, that the foundation starts sliding off my face at lunch time, and not to mention changes colour. Not the Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation, it simply stays in place all day without sliding off in the heat, settling into fine lines, rubbing off onto my clothing or changing colour.

At the same time as evening out my skin tone, it also gives my skin a nice glow, and with the added skin firming properties it helps to lift facial contours at the same time. Almost like giving your skin a facial treatment each time you wear it, how good is that!

Often long-wearing foundations are difficult to remove, but the Perfecting Liquid Foundation was quite easy to remove, using my cleanser and it came off almost immediately.
 
 



It comes in a handy plastic pump bottle which I really do like, as it is not only easy to use, but also very hygienic.
This foundation smells great too, as well as it comes with SPF15 which is always a plus for me. And it comes in 15 different shades, which is a pretty good selection, and should cover most skin tones without any issues.


All in all this is a fantastic foundation, I love that it has anti-ageing properties by firming facial contours, whilst softening and relaxing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so rather than accentuating my flaws, my skin looks immaculate. So I highly recommend this foundation to anyone looking for a reliable, long lasting, easy to apply foundation with anti-ageing properties. I only wish that I had discovered Arbonne earlier!!

*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever tried any of the products from Arbonne? What is your preferred foundation?

 

19 comments:

  1. I wish this product was sold in stores. I feel a bit odd ordering foundation online because I can't see the colours.

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    1. I agree, Im also hesitant buying foundation online unless I know exactly which colour I need. It is just so difficult to get the right shade from looking at a small colour swatch on your computer screen!

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    2. Hi Natasha,

      I totally know how you feel! You can request sample strips of every color of the foundation, so that you can find the color that best reflects your skin color :) If you are interested in the colors, I would be happy to send you a set of sample strips to try. My email is martha.a.knight@gmail.com if you are interested.

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    3. You can also email ARBONNE and ask for a consultant near you most consultants will have the makeup kit or able to get it so you can trial everything you can even have a party and get all your girlfriends to be colour matched and get awesome host rewards
      Let me know if you'd like to know any more
      danie.d-hay@hotmail.com

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    4. Ooh, if you're hesitant about shopping online, you'll love to know that Arbonne have a 45 day money back guarantee on all their products!!! So if something's not quite right, you can always exchange or get your money back :-)
      I am also an Independent Consultant with Arbonne, and as per the previous person's comment, you can go online (arbonneinternational.com.au) & find a consultant near you to get samples & try before you buy :-)
      Belinda Moreton
      Adelaide
      missb.arbonne@gmail.com

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  2. I have combination skin too and also find I look a bit streaky in the summer months xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. The very high heat and humidity is just the worst, makes my skin so greasy!!

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    2. Hi Beautyqueenuk! You absolutely have to try the Arbonne FC5. This will balance your skin and it will help with the greasyness. I too had the same problem. Not any more! We can organise to have samples shipped to you in the UK. or better still, why not become an Arbonne Independant Consultant? Arbonne is absolutely fantastic! Just log into the Arbonne website www.arbonneinternational.com and take a look. It is a fantastice business oportunity. Furthermore, send me an e-mail: bevypayne@hotmail.com. I would love to tell you how and why I became an Independatn Consultant!!

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  3. Sarah Mortensen4 February 2013 00:16

    I have recently become an Independent Consultant with Arbonne, as I have very sensitive skin and loved Arbonne's ethnics. This foundation is fantastic and I would highly recommend using the Primer before applying the Foundation to increase coverage. It makes your skin silky smooth! You can contact me through my website sarahmortensen.myarbonne.com.au

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    1. Sarah Mortensen4 February 2013 00:20

      *Ethics sorry auto correct

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  4. Thank you for reviewing this Arbonne product & sharing information about the Company with others. Arbonne offers a 45 day return policy - we want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. I totally understand the hesitation at buying foundation online but as Consultants we're happy to help you find the correct shade & replace/refund you if necessary. Arbonne will put you in touch with a local Consultant or I'd be happy to help you ~ Lyn, Independent Consultant, Arbonne www.nutritionspa.myarbonne.com

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  5. I got a sample of this foundation and loved it :) I'll probably purchase the full size, when I run out of my other foundations...(one day)

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    1. Im really loving it too, like I've loved the other Arbonne products I have tried. I can honestly see myself buying more from their brand!

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  6. As a huge fan of Arbonne's previously sold foundation - Line Defiance - I have to say I am not as impressed with this line as far as application and coverage. I like the old product much better - it goes on much more smoothly and covers better. They do however sell very nice makeup.

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    1. I do really like their products, and I cant believe that I've only just discovered them!!

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  7. Great post! I've never tried this foundation but I will look for it and give it a go.. I'm normally a MAC girl but always open to new suggestions. If anyone is shopping online and isn't sure what shade to get I quite like ps beauty website and their foundation finder I find it quite accurate so I hope it will help others too:)

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    1. Thank you! It is a fantastic foundation, definitely worth a try.
      And for the foundation link, I will definitely check it out!

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  8. I love that this product shows an immediate increase in skin moisture. Having very dry skin I battle to find makeup that doesn't dry out my already depleted skin. This foundation sounds ideal.

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    1. And at the same time, it is perfect for my combination skin.

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