Saturday, 20 April 2013

REVIEW | Arbonne Cosmetics

I've been trying out a NEW makeup brand (new for me, anyway) for a couple of weeks now and I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with you guys on here.

(couldn't help the reflection, sorry!)

The hot brand of interest today is Arbonne Cosmetics, a company created in Switzerland and based from natural botanical ingredients. Arbonne Cosmetics is sold through  'at-home' consultants, similarly to Avon. Now onto the products!

Arbonne Cosmetics 'Blue Slate' Eyeshadow

Arbonne Cosmetics 'Lilac' Eyeshadow

These eyeshadows are mineral based and very soft to the touch.
Both of these colours have shimmery finishes and can be used wet or dry. I was experimenting with a look (see here) where I used the blue eyeshadow with a damp brush and the colour came out so strong and metallic, I was really impressed! The lighter purple colour was one that I thought I wouldn't get a lot of use out of, but over the last few days I have been using it as a shimmery base colour and a nice inner corner highlight. The Arbonne eyeshadows don't crumble and fall all over my face when applying them either, which is a huge winner in my books. With the amazing powder formulations out in the market at the moment, no eyeshadow should EVER crumble onto your cheeks! These eyeshadows retail for AUD$26, which is pretty reasonable if you consider that Illamasqua eyeshadows retail for AUD$24 and MAC eyeshadows at AUD$33. So the Arbonne ones sit nicely in the middle!

Arbonne Cosmetics 'Blossom' Blush

Like the eyeshadows, I loved the Arbonne blush too! 'Blossom' is a peachy-pink tone with a slight gold pearly finish to it. Right up my ally! The finish reminds me of NARS 'Deep Throat' blush, but the colour is still more on the peachy side. But be warned, just one touch of your brush into the product and you definitely have enough for your face! The only downside to this blush is the price. The blushers retail for AUD$40. Other rave blushes on the market at the moment include Illamasqua's, which only come in at AUD$28. But in saying that, the NARS blushers are always popular and retail for AUD$44, so I guess it's just about what you're willing to pay. I will say though that the Arbonne products are all free of parabens, phthalates and talc, so you're paying for that positive factor too.

Arbonne Cosmetics 'Candy' Lipstick

This is one of the more sheer lipsticks I have tried. I love the colour but I was hoping it would be a little bit deeper. On my lips it looks very natural, like I haven't got anything on! However, it's pretty and I like the feel and the sheen. These retail for AUD$36 and come in a thin, compact package making them great for on-the-go.

It's really nice to research new products and brands and I'm happy I got to give these products a go! I'm sure they will feature in some more of my themed looks in the future.

Have you ever tried any of the Arbonne Cosmetics products before?

*These products were kindly provided for my consideration.


  1. Oh wow, they look very pigmemted!

  2. Blue slate looks gorgeous. I've never tried Arbonne before, but maybe I'll have to sometime :)

    I enjoy reading your blog a lot, so I nominated you for a Liebster Award over on my blog!

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    Thanks for the post!

    -Julie ♥

    1. thanks lovely!

      I had never tried them before either so it was a nice surprise

  3. I've never tried Arbonne before, but it sounds good. I especially love the colour of that blush!

    PS: I'm hosting a Suigo hair pack giveaway; hope you enter:

  4. they look crazy pigmented!

    I just tagged you in the Liebster Award!

    Sophy xo