It’s review time! As promised in my last post, here is my first review on Arbonne cosmetics. I don’t actually own any products yet…I’ve got an order coming in the post (should arrive this week!!). However I have borrowed Bella’s (she is the consultant who got me onto Arbonne) kit a couple times for makeup parties now so while I had her makeup I took the opportunity to do a few swatches for you. I decided to include the prices for Retail, Preferred and Client so you can see how much cheaper it is to be a preferred client or consultant 🙂 I am going to start with Eyeshadows. I have 8 to review today.
Java. A medium dark brown with a matte finish. Chocolate is one of my favourite colours in the eyeshadow range. The gold flecks add a nice sheen to the shadow. Two pretty purples 🙂 Divine Plum isn’t so highly pigmented, I did have to work at building it up but I love the colour. It would look great with green or brown or even blue eyes. Cabernet would look best with blue or green eyes 🙂 Titanium is a nice silver colour, perfect for creating a silver smoky eye! Smoke looks kind of brown in the photo but in real life it’s more of a silver/taupe colour. Midnight is a highly pigmented blue-black colour. One of the girls at my makeup party wanted to do a blue smoky eye, she used blue slate on the lid, a navy blue in the crease and darkened the crease up with midnight, looked amazing! I really like how smooth and almost creamy feeling (with the exception of chocolate which is a tiny bit grainy but that is due to the gold flecks) these shadows are. The Essentials: $26 Retail Client Price. Lip Gloss: The lip glosses are beautiful. Very creamy, not sticky and really pigmented. My favourites out of the above are Brown Sugar, Pearl and Posh. Brown Sugar is a perfect light brown colour, I’ve never worn brownish colours on my lips before but this looks great! Pearl is an awesome nude lipgloss, looks great with a dark smokey eye, and posh is a pretty candy pink. The Essentials: $36 Retail Client Price Cheeks: Dusty Rose looks awesome on fairer skin tones and Apricot is perfect for those with a more tan/olive complexion. Very smooth powder blushes, Dusty Rose is matte while Apricot has a pretty shimmer to it. Dusty Rose is very similar to my favourite blush by Zuii – Melon but without the shimmer. The Essentials: Price: $40 Retail Price. I don’t use bronzer but this is a nice one that can be used for contouring as it doesn’t have a lot of shimmer. It looks quite light in the photo but it’s a bit darker in real life. The Essentials: $46 Retail Client Price. Foundation/Primer: LOVE!!! This primer is amazing!! It literally makes your skin feel like silk…and it has vitamins in it too, so not only does it make your skin feel smooth it’s actually good for your skin, win-win 🙂 I dare you to not fall in love with this product when you try it out haha. This is a must buy if you want to create the perfect base. The Perfecting Liquid Foundation is one of the main reasons I decided to go with Arbonne. I love it 😀 The formula is so light, it doesn’t feel thick and cakey on your face, it really does feel like you are wearing nothing! But at the same time the foundation provides a really nice coverage, evening out redness and hiding blemishes really well. I used these foundations at a makeup party on the weekend and all the ladies loved it and were really surprised at how good the coverage is for such a light-weight foundation. Oh and it has SPF 15 🙂 What Arbonne says about this foundation: “Arbonne’s Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15 is the ultimate in liquid foundation technology with polypeptides, gliding seamlessly onto the skin creating an even smooth tone. The Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15 with light reflecting properties is delivered effortlessly through the airless pump, resulting in a flawless finish, whilst maintaining moisture levels for a smooth and healthy skin tone. The exclusive Optilight Technology helps ensure that the product is non-comodogenic, enhancing breathability and reducing the chance of pore clogging and skin issues.” From left to right:Toffee Bronze, Rosy Beige, Neutral, Honey Beige,Buff, Soft Blush, Fair, Alabaster. There are another 7 shades that I will photograph once I’ve bought them. 15 shades is a pretty good selection 🙂 Will hopefully have the whole range within the next few months but the 8 shades I’ve listed above are going to be the most popular I reckon. I’ve been trying out the colours on myself, trying to find a good match. It is so much easier to match someone else than yourself! At first I thought I was Buff and then I decided I was Soft Blush…I’m still not entirely sure ha ha. Will have to get someone to help me decide 😛
The Essentials: Price: $55 retail price.
That’s all I’ve got to review today. As I add to my kit I will write up more reviews 🙂