I recently got the chance to attend an Arbonne makeup party. Arbonne is a skincare and makeup brand that started more than 30 years ago and is sold exclusively through parties, much like Tupperware and Mary Kay. This was the second time I had attended an Arbonne party; I attended one over a year ago, where I purchased the Perfecting Liquid Foundation (you can read my review here). There were a few differences in the set up of the party, which I’ll explain below!
The first Arbonne party I ever attended was set up as a class; we each had our own brush set and mirror, and the products we applied were tailored to our skin type. We were taken through an entire skincare routine, with products tailored for our specific needs, and the consultant came to each of us individually and matched us up with makeup, taking into account our skin tone and type. We were encouraged to experiment with whatever products we wanted to and I personally found the day to be very informative.
This time around, the process was very different. We were shown a video from a senior Arbonne consultant and then were encouraged to try out the products on our own. To be honest, I preferred the set up of the first Arbonne party, as we went through an entire skincare routine and the consultant matched our skin to the makeup. The setting was more intimate and we tried products that we wouldn’t necessarily have tried on our own.
Anyway, I quite like the Arbonne brand and ended up buying the Perfecting Liquid Foundation with SPF15 in the shade ‘Honey Beige’. Because my mum and I combined our order, we were allowed to choose one free product up to a certain value. I chose the Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss in the shade ‘Primrose’.
|The Glossed Over Lip Gloss in the shade ‘Primrose’.|
|A swatch. Primrose is a beautiful rosy pink shade.
I’ve purchased this foundation in the shade ‘Neutral Beige’ previously, however the shade was slightly too dark for my skin tone so I passed it onto a friend. I remember trying this foundation for the first time and being really impressed with it. It gives the skin a really good coverage (medium) and the finish is satin like. It does contain an SPF so it’s not a great foundation to use at night (if there is flash photography). The shade ‘Honey Beige’ is a beige toned shade, as the name suggests. It has a slightly pink undertone so if you have strong yellow undertones I would not recommend this shade.
|The Perfecting Liquid Foundation with SPF15 in the shade ‘Honey Beige’.|
|It’s a good match for my light olive skin however it does have a slight pink undertone.
The pricing of the products are on the higher end however the quality is very good. Arbonne do offer quite good discounts, and if you become a preferred client you can save even more. It’s a good idea if you use the products regularly, but if you are wanting to simply try them out it can be a bit pricey.
Have you tried any products from the Arbonne range?