Hey everyone! I recently attended an Arbonne party and purchased some skin care and makeup. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this brand, the concept is quite similar to Nutremetics, where you attend a ‘party’ held by a consultant and guests are given the opportunity to try out the products before purchasing. It is actually a great idea as you can see what works on you and it takes the guesswork out of selecting the right shades.
One of the items I purchased was the Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation.
This has become quite a popular foundation lately; it has been featured on numerous blogs and youtube channels. It’s easy to see why. It has a creamy texture, satin finish and fantastic coverage. It also boasts an SPF 15 which makes it perfect as an everyday foundation. It really helps to make the skin ‘glow’, and give the face a flawless coverage. In terms of usage, one pump is usually sufficient to cover the whole face. I would say the coverage is medium to full. It covers most flaws such as pimples/scarring etc, but not in a mask-like way. The consistency is not too runny or too thick- somewhere in between. I like to apply it with a fluffy brush as that is what was recommended by the Arbonne consultant. I use my Real Techniques multi task brush.
There are quite a few shades in the range. I was initially stuck between two shades, but with the help of the consultant, we decided on the darker shade, which is Neutral Beige. This is a perfect colour for me when I am tan, however it can look a bit dark when I’m not as tan. I simply mix it with a lighter foundation to get the correct shade.
I have been thinking of buying the lighter shade so I can use it as an everyday foundation, as it would be perfect for work.
I have compared the Arbonne foundation to two of my most used foundations, the Sephora 10hr Wear Perfection Foundation and the Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation. As you can see, the Arbonne one is definitely the darkest.
From left to right: Arbonne in ‘Neutral Beige’, Sephora 10hr wear perfection foundation in ‘Clair Light’, and Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in ‘Beige Ivory’.
I would say that the Arbonne and Laura Mercier have a similar coverage, as they can be built up to a flawless finish. I believe that in terms of wear, Arbonne lasts the longest on the skin, followed by Laura Mercier and Sephora.
Has anyone tried the Arbonne foundation? What are your thoughts?