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!
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.
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…
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:
The Liquid foundation on top of the primer.
Bronzer over the primer and foundation
The bronzer on it’s own.
What do you think of Arbonne and the consultant based sales model? Do you love them? Hate them? Let me know!!