Arbonne is my kind of brand. Cruelty-free, vegan and with a banned ingredient list longer than my wishlist, I jumped at the chance to work with Arbonne Consultant, Sophie, to review a selection from their make-up line.
I’m particularly passionate about women changing their life though a little side-hustling, and Arbonne provides an opportunity for consultants to develop a thriving small business with all the benefits of a large and established (and ethical) company. So when you make a purchase, your chosen consultant does a happy dance!
I’d not tried Arbonne’s make-up before and I asked Sophie to select the products on my behalf. Why? Because as a trained consultant, Sophie knows her products and her customers, I completely trusted her expertise.
Sophie pulled together a full face of products that are perfect for summer. Her top picks included:
Intelligence Pollution Defence CC Cream in shade ‘Light’
A broad spectrum SPF30 CC cream that is quick and easy to apply and looks great. Oily and congested skins will benefit from non-comedogenic properties – helps with those summer heat breakouts.
Starlight Glow Palette (Limited Edition)
Gluten free and infused with cucumber seed, vitamin E and mallow flower leaf extracts, your skin will certainly glow!
Eyebrow Gel in ‘Clear’
Infused with proteins, moisturisers and aloe vera, both skin and brow hair is cared for as your ‘Cara Delevingnes’ are held firmly in place. (This is Sophie’s make-up fave!)
Smoothed Over Lipstick in shade ‘Gladiola’
Bursting with hyaluronic acid, this satin-gloss lip pigment with leave lips softer, looking fuller and feeling super-kissable.
A dual function spray that helps your finished make-up sit tight whilst keeping pollutants at bay. (Feels great too.)
I was really impressed that all of Arbonne’s make-up is formulated to have key benefits for your skin. Gone are all the ingredients that dehydrate and irritate. Arbonne products are infused with goodness!
I can’t tell you how hard it is not swatch and try making-up when it arrives. The frustrations of having to keep everything picture perfect until photographed. I did try the spray and the eyebrow gel so that I could include information on how the products hold up under the normal conditions of long hot summer days.
My make-up ethos is all about quick, easy to apply looks that enhance and elevate the way you look and feel without trying to cosmetically alter your features. I apply make-up that suits my mood and outfit but in the summertime, I’m all about streamlining the steps and making the most of the glow. Heat and heavily applied make-up are not made to work together. Saying that, it doesn’t need to look ‘barely there’ either. The key is to find products that are high quality, highly blendable and in shades that work for you.
The Starlight Glow Palette is such a great buy, it’s so versatile and I love the four shades. The bronzer is warm, without a hint of orange, yet is a perfect depth of colour for light to medium deep skin tones. (Every time I wear this to work I get comments that I’ve caught the sun – the shade is that perfect)
I didn’t have to work too hard to blend either. The combination of shimmer and matte powders mean you can use both colour and texture to mix up you summer look. Using the same tone to enhance the eyes and bronze the skins creates a natural look that’s easy to wear. Plus, I’m the queen of multi-use palettes – frees up much-needed bag space!
Recreate the Arbonne Look
The finished look is easy to apply and easy to wear – I’ve created a handy video for you to use with your own Arbonne purchases. Brushes at the ready.
It has been such a pleasure to apply and enjoy the make-up range. The quality really does show through with the ease of application, skin benefits and formulations. It’s so inspiring to see what cruelty-free can be.
Head to Sophie’s Arbonne shop to explore the full make-up line.