Thursday, June 27, 2013

Spotlight: Arbonne

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Arbonne

Last weekend, I applied makeup to someone who has allergies to parabens and gluten. She shared with me that she rarely wears makeup, because she doesn't know which brands are safe for her skin. Parabens are chemicals that are often found in cosmetics for use as a preservative.  As anyone with allergies, or concerns about what potentially harmful chemicals are in our beauty products knows, finding good quality products that are also free of these irritants can sometimes prove challenging.  I recently tested out a gluten-free and paraben-free personal care brand called Arbonne. Not only are they cruelty-free, but all of the skin care, makeup, bath & body, hair and fragrance products from this brand are completely vegan! Intrigued? This brand, which is on PETA's "Companies that do not test on animals" list makes high quality makeup and skincare that are just as beautiful as they are green.  Arbonne's products are available through independent representatives who chose to pursue a home-based business.  If you prefer, you can also shop online by visiting arbonne.com.

Here are some of the products I've tested:

Foundations: Arbonne offers everything from tinted moisturizers to  mineral powder foundation.  
 Sheer Finish Tinted Moisturizer contains broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen, and provides natural-looking coverage while keeping skin hydrated. The coverage is sheer, so it evens out your skin tone, while still allowing your natural skin to show through.
Perfecting Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen is an anti-aging foundation which contains skin-firming properties, and nourishing ingredients to protect, and perfect the skin.  This is ideal for those who need more coverage than a tinted moisturizer alone provides.
Natural Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen is ideal for those who prefer a powder foundation, but still love that lit-from-within glow.  This is a lightweight powder that provides buildable coverage.  The light reflecting particles give the skin a radiant luminosity.


Liquids:



 Pictured Above (from left to right): Perfecting Liquid Foundation in Porcelain, Sheer Finish Tinted Moisturizer in Fair, Perfecting Liquid Foundation in Soft Blush, Perfecting Liquid Foundation in Alabaster, Perfecting Liquid Foundation in Earthy Beige, Sheer Finish Tinted Moisturizer in Medium Beige, Perfecting Liquid Foundation in Buff, Perfecting Liquid Foundation in Deep Beige, Perfecting Liquid Foundation in Toffee Bronze, Perfecting Liquid Foundation in Deep Bronze and Sheer Finish Tinted Moisturizer in Dark 

Powders:




Pictured Above (swatch): Natural Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation in Light


Pictured Above (from left to right) Arbonne Natural Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation with SPF 15: Dark, Medium Dark, Golden Tan, Tan, Medium Beige, Medium, Light

For my skin tone, I wore Sheer Finish Tinted Moisturizer in Fair and topped it off with Natural Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation in Light for added coverage.  The mineral foundation has very fine light reflective particles in it, which is great for those who like a dewy, fresh-faced look, but prefer foundation in a powder format.  I really like how the combo worked with my skin, which can be quite sensitive at times. My skin is prone to breakouts, but I didn't experience any problems with these bases at all. 

Blush: Arbonne blush comes in 8 different shades and offers both matte and shimmer finishes. The shade I tested is called Sunset.  It is a beautiful matte peach color that would look great on a variety of skin tones. I am really impressed with the packaging. The compact is a reflective gunmetal gray with a window on top so you can see which color you are reaching for. It has a push button lid, making it easy to open without breaking a nail!






Bronzer: Summer is all about bronzer. While I generally prefer a matte bronzer for contouring, it is also good to have a satin finish bronzer in your makeup stash.  Today's HD cameras often read truly matte makeup as flat rather than matte.  Arbonne bronzer has a satin finish which helps create that sun-kissed look without leaving behind any heavy glitters.  The result is a natural looking tan, that comes across beautiful in photographs and video.  This shade works for a multitude of skin tones and feels very light on the skin. The color lasts all day and applies evenly. I even blended a little through the eye socket to add some definition to my eyes.


Eyeshadow: The eyeshadow I tested was in the shade Moss. It's a matte mossy green shade that applies smoothly and has nice pigmentation. This mineral-infused eyeshadow is easy to blend and includes polypeptides and cucumber extract for added benefit to the eye area.


Mascara:  I personally have not had much luck with vegan mascaras. I've tried a few, and just have not been happy with most of the offerings on the market. I was really pleasantly surprised by Arbonne's It's A Long Story Mascara. The formula is safe for contact lens wearers, and contains polypeptides which help promote the appearance of longer lashes. Those with sensitive eyes will really appreciate this mascara. It adds nice length to your lashes without them sticking together. It also feels really light on the lashes, and I didn't experience any flaking or clumping of any kind.  



Foot Creme: With summer upon us, that means sandals and flip flops by the pool. To keep your feet looking smooth and cared for, Arbonne has created a Cooling Foot Creme with fresh kiwi cell extracts and Moisture Fresh Complex.  This light cooling gel-cream hybrid absorbs into the skin nicely without any greasy after feeling.  It contains AHA and salicylic acid to help exfoliate feet, so your skin looks smooth and clean.


I hope you enjoyed this look at Arbonne.  I am so impressed with the quality of these products. It is really nice to have a vegan makeup brand of this standard available to me that is free of so many irritating ingredients. Again, all Arbonne personal care products are vegan certified (contain no animal products or by-products), contain no parabens, contain no synthetic dyes and are gluten free.  I honestly don't know why I never tried this brand before, but I am so happy I discovered them!

For more information, or to order any of the products seen here call 1-800-ARBONNE or visit their website at arbonne.com

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*This post contains products that were sent for consideration by the company or PR firm. This in no way alters my review. All products are personally tested and I only recommend products in hopes of helping you make good purchasing decisions. All opinions are my own.  I do not get paid to write reviews.  I do not get any commissions or payment if you purchase any of these products.

22 comments:

  1. Our products are mineral oil free as well, so we are truly anti-aging and clean.

    Thanks for the write up!

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  2. I'm a consultant and just saw this - glad you loved the products as much as I do :D

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    1. Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed the post!

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  3. Super write up, and because of what they don't do or put in their products it is why I made the switch as well as become a consultant, I mean why pay full price ;-)

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    1. Yes, I frequently come across those with allergies, or people who can't use parabens in their products. So nice to know all of these products are safe to use for them.

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  4. Super write up, and because of what they don't do or put in their products it is why I made the switch as well as become a consultant, I mean why pay full price ;-)

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  5. Super and informative write up, thank you! It is because of what Arbonne don't do and don't use that I became a user and consultant, after all if you love something why pay full price ;-)

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  6. I am an Arbonne Consultant from the UK living in the USA. The products are incredible. So much research goes into each product to make sure that it meets extraordinarily high standards and maintains the Arbonne philosophy of Pure, Safe & Beneficial.
    Thank you for writing this article Liza, such a great review.

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    1. Thanks for reading. So happy you enjoyed the post. I'm really happy to have discovered this brand.

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  7. Is there any place to get ingredient list for any of the products? I

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    1. Looks like others here have offered to help. However, if there is a specific product you would like an ingredients listing for, please let me know and I can check the package, my catalog or ask for you. Happy to help! Let us know if you pick up anything you like!

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  8. Is there any place to find an ingredient list for this line? It is not on their website. Im intrigued there might actually be a makeup line that wont cause a reaction for me.

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    1. https://www.arbonne.com/products/
      There is an ingredients guide. When you click on a product it should tell you the key ingredients as well. If you need help idbe more than happy to. Mrs.pelton09@gmail.com My name is Silvia id#12837184.
      These products changed my skin and I fell in love, So I became a consultant. I feel in love with the people and company as well.

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    2. I would be happy to help. You can email Mrs.Pelton09@gmail.com my name is Silvia id#12837184

      https://www.arbonne.com/products/

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  9. jlynne,
    Any current consultant can get a list of ingredients for you. Anyone of of us who has commented here can help you.

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  10. jlynne,

    Any of us consultants who have commented here can help you get an ingredient list.

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    1. Thanks Eva. Nice to see everyone being so helpful!

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  11. Thanks for all of your help ladies. I have another Arbonne post coming up soon. Currently testing a few more shadow shades and some lipsticks. Don't forget to check back! Also please be sure to enter my latest giveaway. One lucky winner will get a Stila Cosmetics prize pack!

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  12. The blush looks really beautiful! Sounds like an amazing company with amazing products!!! :)

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    1. Really amazing company!!! The most fun you will ever have making an income.
      Add me on Facebook if you want to know more RENE LOWBRIDGE

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  13. I love this, also just to add I too am a consultant. I love reading rewiews and knowing that Im not the only one enjoying these products!

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