Saturday, 22 June 2013

Arbonne Make Up Review

Today I'm going to share with you a review of a brand that I've been trying out for the first time called Arbonne.  At the meet up, we were treated to a talk from Keil from Arbonne which detailed a bit of a background to the company and then we were given some products to try out in our goodie bags


I received a Creme Concealer, Lipstick and Blush, all of which I've been using for the last couple of months and now I'm ready to give you my opinion on them.

Arbonne Creme Concealer in Medium


The Arbonne Creme Concealer is designed to mask imperfections, fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.  I have it in the shade medium which, when I've got my foundation on, should be an ok match for my make up.  However the colour is far too orange.  After looking on the Arbonne website, there isn't a vast shade range- light, medium and dark, all of which are very yellow-orange toned so I don't think that everyone will find a shade to suit them.

The concealer has a lovely creamy formula and feels lovely- very soft and smooth.  It dries to a powdery finish which I really like as I have oily skin so I prefer products that dry powdery and matte rather than remaining creamy and tacky.  It isn't transfer proof either.  I like make up like the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and concealer that doesn't transfer easily if I hug someone, for example, but this one transfers really easily.  I think that it is the powder finish on the product that comes off.


I find that this concealer really settles into the fine lines around my eyes.  It does a good job at concealing dark circles but when the product dries down to its powder finish, you can really see the fine lines around my eyes and they are accentuated using this.  I've also tried to use this to conceal blemishes but it is very much wipe on, wipe off as I found that it wouldn't stick to the area and was therefore, pretty useless.  The Creme Concealer didn't have much staying power on my skin as I found that it wore off quite quickly throughout the day.

I do really like the packaging of the Arbonne Creme Concealer, it is matte black with a window so that you can see the product through it.  It's simple and effective.

The Creme Concealer costs £18.  Personally, I wouldn't recommend this concealer but just because it didn't work well for me, doesn't mean it wont for you!


Arbonne Lipstick in Shell


Arbonne Lipsticks are designed to be long wearing, feather resistant, full coverage, conditioning and hydrating.

I have one in the colour Shell which is very similar to MAC's Creme D'Nude.  It is very creamy and glides onto the lips, making them feel soft and conditioned.  It is incredibly pigmented and very full coverage.  I can't use this direct from the bullet as it produces a severe case of concealer lips.  However if I apply a lip balm first and then dab this on with my finger then it does provide a pretty wash of nude colour on my lips.  I don't find it to be particularly long lasting but I did find that it wore off pretty evenly.  They look glossy and shiny when applied.

The thing that I like the most about this lipstick is the packaging as it is very sleek and classy.

The Arbonne Lipstick in Shell costs £18.  Whilst I wouldn't recommend this shade, I do like the formula of these lipsticks so I would definitely consider trying some of the other colours.  They have one called Coral Reef which looks to be a beautifully creamy true coral.


Arbonne Blush in Merlot


Arbonne blushes are suitable for all skin types and are designed to be light weight, mineral infused pigments that create natural looking blush to highlight the complexion.

The Arbonne Blush that I have is in the shade Merlot which is a deep, dark red.  It is very highly pigmented so it needs to be applied with a light hand and it feels quite creamy to the touch which is great as I hate chalky products.  It doesn't apply particularly evenly as I find that the pigment clings to the drier areas of my skin so it needs a little careful attention when applying it to my cheeks to ensure that it looks even.  Like the Creme Concealer, this blush isn't transfer or hug proof either.  Whilst I do quite like this blush, I wouldn't repurchase it as it isn't a colour I would get much use out of.

The Arbonne Blush in Merlot costs £20.


All Arbonne products are available on the Arbonne website here.  If you've got any questions about Arbonne, you can contact Keil directly using his email address keil@myarbonne.co.uk or on twitter @keil1683.

What products have you tried from Arbonne?  Which products would you recommend?

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3 comments

  1. I got really excited when I saw this post as I have never found anyone else in the UK who has used Arbonne stuff! I've not used any of the products above but what I would seriously recommend is their primer. It is literally amazing. I get shiny and it helps with that a lot and the finish it gives is so fantastic. It leaves your skin matte and so soft feeling. Really couldn't recommend it enough. I didn't realise you could find this stuff in the UK, I've not had any since I came from Canada and ran out so thanks for the heads up, I will be popping to their website to purchase some straight away!

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  2. Great post. Thanks for an HONEST, thorough review of these products!

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    1. Thank you :) I always say exactly what I think- whats the point in a dishonest review?! xxxx

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