12 August 2016


Today I'd like to put focus on a range of makeup products from Arbonne. I have previously tried several products from the brand, both skincare, body care, haircare and makeup and so far I have been very impressed with the quality of all products.

Let me start with the Arbonne Makeup Primer, which I have actually previously tried and reviewed (you can see my original review here), and my opinion of this primer hasn't changed one bit.

This primer is light and instantly makes the skin feel silky soft and smooth. Using foundation afterwards makes it stay looking nice for longer, and I feel that I need to use less foundation to get an even look. I initially tried this primer in the midst of summer and know for a fact that it made my makeup stay put even on the most humid Melbourne summers day, so obviously it also performs well during winter.

The primer is light and leaves the skin feeling silky soft and smooth, and you can see the improvement in the skin’s appearance immediately as it hides flaws in the skin.

Following with foundation, it is not only easier to apply, it simply glides on so much easier, I guess as all ‘nooks n’ crannies’ have already been filled by the primer. But I also feel that I need to use much less foundation to achieve the same evenness of my skin and cover pigmentation, redness and blemishes, all thanks to the primer. With the primer, my skin is simply looking more flawless than I could ever dream off. Without a doubt one of the best primers I’ve tried, as it simply helps me extend the life of my makeup and give me a more even, and smooth complexion. Highly recommended.

I admit to usually preferring a medium to full coverage foundation, but on casual days, I do reach for lighter coverage, and the Arbonne CC Cream has been one of those. It boasts a whole 10 benefits, including prime the skin, mattify and brighten the skin with amore even skin tone while also conceal blemishes and dark spots, minimise appearance of pores, soothe and hydrate the skin with botanicals. Phew! And surprisingly, this light CC Cream does cover redness and lighter pigmentation, and can be built up slightly too where needed, all while still looking natural. And while BB and CC Creams usually leave my combination skin looking greasy and shiny by lunchtime, this one, with the aid of the Arbonne Makeup Primer, manages to stay put, looking fresh and matte throughout the day.

Next are the Arbonne It’s All in the Eyes Eye Shadows, which is a new line of mineral and botanically infused eye shadows. The collection contains 24 richly pigmented shades that include shimmer, satin and matte finishes for colour that lasts throughout the day. These eyeshadows contain among others hibiscus extract to help promote the appearance of supple and radiant-looking skin, as well as eyebright extract to help deliver moisturising benefits to soothe the eye area exposed to environmental dryness.

These shadows are beautifully soft to work with, are very pigmented, and blend really easy, for a result that stays put all day long without fallout or settling into fine lines around the eye. I love that can purchase the eye shadows individually, but also have the option of pre-paired duos, or you can simply make up your own combination in a magnetic quad case. As the quad I was give was already made up for me, I am actually unsure of the actual shade names, but they are shades I would have picked myself, matte dark aubergine, matte dark chocolate, satin apricot and a shimmery nude, all of which work beautifully both on their own for a simple look or in any combination for a more dramatic smoky eye.

And I do love that you can put together an eyeshadow palette exactly how you like it, so you don't end up shades that you don't like or don't use.

The It's a Long Story Mascara has been made with polypeptides, bamboo extract and pro-vitamins to pamper, condition and nurture the lashes, promising to promote the appearance of longer-looking lashes. I don't actually wear mascara every day at the moment, so it is therefore difficult to say if the mascara has made any difference to the look of my lashes, but regardless I really like this mascara. It easily defines and separates the lashes without clumping them together, and just one coat makes them look quite long and glossy, while a few additional coats easily builds up both length and volume. I also love that the mascara is waterproof and doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes.

Finally, the Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick is a moisturising long-wearing lipstick that contains among others botanicals such as edelweiss plant to soothe and moisturise dehydrated lips, and mix of watermelon fruit, lentil and apple extracts to give the lips a volumising effect. I tried the lipstick in the shade Aster, which is a dark and warm mauve-toned berry shade, the perfect shade for winter. And it is very pigmented, just one swipe gives you full colour payoff, with a nice satin-glossy finish and it really does feel lovely and soft on the lips. Unfortunately, as most other moisturising lipsticks, it doesn't have the longest wear, and it does transfer onto glasses and mugs when you drink, but without eating or drinking you do get 4+ hours of wear before its gone, and even so it does fade nice and evenly leaving behind a touch of stain on the lips. But it also leaves my lips feeling soft and nourished, so I really don't mind at all having to reapply.

Arbonne Makeup Primer - RRP $55 / 30ml
Arbonne CC Cream - RRP: $49 / 30ml
Arbonne It’s All in the Eyes Eye Shadow (available in 24 shades) individual shades - RRP: $25
Arbonne It’s All in the Eyes Eye Shadow Refillable Quad Palette - RRP: $13
Arbonne It’s A Long Story Mascara - RRP $49 / 12g
Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick (available in 16 shades) - RRP $41

Available from Arbonne 

* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.


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