Arbonne Primer, Foundation, & Bronzer

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Hello Beauties! I’ve been meaning to post about a few Arbonne products I’ve had in my makeup pile for a while now. I’ve tried several products from their FC5 skincare line, a few bath/body products, and some makeup products. Today I’m talking Arbonne’s liquid foundation, primer, and bronzer!

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Oh Arbonne, I have a such love hate relationship with you.

I have a problem with products that you can only buy from your local representative, no matter how good or useful they are. I am the ultimate consumer. I want to be able to buy what I want when I want in the most hassle-free and convenient way. It bothers me when I am required to buy a membership for the privilege of buying a product…It’s paying for the ability to pay for something.

Anyway, enough about the business model. I won a giveaway draw at a bridal expo a while back and got to try out some of their products that I probably wouldn’t have tried on my own.

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Arbonne Makeup Primer
$46CAD 

The more recent Arbonne containers have gotten a little makeover since I received this. They are now cylindrical instead of rectangular, but as far as I can tell it’s the same product. (To see the product I have linked select your country/language and then the link should should redirect).

I use this primer all the time, and it works well. I use it as an eye shadow primer as well sometimes. My eye shadow lasts all day with this primer without creasing. This also makes a good base for powder foundation!

A little goes a long way. It’s silicone based and spreads easily while holding your makeup on all day. I love this type of dispenser, It’s so much easier to use a product with a pump than to try and tip it upside down or squeeze the last little bit out.

I love this, even if I don’t like purchasing from consultants. My only concern is that the sales rep was harping on how natural these products are, yet there are sure a lot of ingredients I can’t pronounce…

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Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation $53CAD

This was the last liquid foundation I used before I switching to powder. I found this product frustrating to work with in all honesty. It had good coverage, but it didn’t blend well and applies a little bit cakey. I think part of it was that the consultant strongly urged me to get the shade Buff, claiming she was an excellent colour matcher. I should have gone with my instincts and ordered the lightest shade they have as that is what I am in most foundations. This was a good two or three shades too dark for my skin. It was alright for going out in the evening, but I could never pull off the wrong shade in natural light.

It contains SPF so you won’t need to double up on sunscreen, which I appreciate. Just like the primer, the bottle design will get you every last drop of the product.

I won’t be buying this again, I’m not a fan of the formula. It’s a tad on the oilier side, which doesn’t work for my t zone at all. The price doesn’t help a girl on a budget much either!

Arbonne Bronzer $40CAD

I only started liking this bronzer recently, and I think a large part of it is the brush I was using. You need a nice big fluffy brush to apply this. I was using a cheap little brush the first few times that I tried it and it always left a giant streak of pigment on my face that I couldn’t blend with said brush. When I got a real makeup brush set I decided to give it another whirl and was amazed at the difference. With the right brush it blended seamlessly for me giving me a nice radiant glow. I wish they had a lighter shade.

I love that the compact has a mirror, I wish all my products had mirrors! It would make everything so much easier! Last but not least, some swatches:

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The Liquid foundation on top of the primer.
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Bronzer over the primer and foundation
Bottom:
The bronzer on it’s own.

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What do you think of Arbonne and the consultant based sales model? Do you love them? Hate them?  Let me know!!

 

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6 thoughts on “Arbonne Primer, Foundation, & Bronzer

  1. I have been thinking about trying some Arbonne products but the prices kill me! I would rather spend money on things I KNOW I love rather than products that I hope I like! Great post though! I may try out that bronzer! It looks like a beautiful shade! 🙂

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    1. I definitely get that, if I hadn’t got the products in a giveaway I never would have made this purchase for myself. It’s the worst spending money on something that might not work out. Thanks for reading! =)

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