recently i have the opportunity to try some products from arbonne. having never heard of nor tried this brand before, i’m quite impressed with some of the products, especially the eyshadows. very silky and pigmented!
i had a look i wanted to do when i chose the products. however things didn’t go according to plan. because these colors are earthy tones they’re very versatile and i have done a few looks with these eyeshadows.
first, a bit about the eyeshadows,
Arbonne’s mineral-infused range of catwalk-inspired Eye Shadows leads the way in rich natural and botanical tones, working to highlight and define the eyes with colour whilst providing health benefits for the skin. Each powder shadow is infused with Vitamins A, C and E as well as Polypeptides which help to maintain the skins moisture and support the skin’s natural structure.
arbonne eyeshadows are individually packaged.
let me bring your attention to the compact design. just push the button and the lid is opened. this is an impressive feature considering i often open lids with my nails and break them (and cry not being able to swatch nail polishes).
i chose the colors via arbonne’s website. it’s mostly guess work since the images were small and color descriptions weren’t available. the colors received weren’t what i had in mind. one was darker than expected and one was too light. nevertheless they are nice colors. the website has since updated with bigger images to give a better idea of colors. it’d be nice if color descriptions are included.
chocolate is a very dark matte brown. there are golden flecks but the color is not shimmery. you need to be warned that this is very very pigmented. perfect for smokey eyes.
sand is a light tan color, just a tad darker than my skin tone. just a wash of color across the eyelid to give that perfect no-makeup makeup look. this is a color i didn’t think i’d like but fell in love. i’m so into no-makeup makeups recently because of it and it has become my most frequently used eyeshadow.
this can also be used to contour the side of the nose (if you have flat nose like mine) and under the cheek bones without the obvious contour effect. perhaps a perfect contour for those with very pale skin too.
color swatched on my arms. 1 swipe of chocolate and a few swipes of sand as the latter is quite light.
did i say i’m impressed? the quality of these eyeshadows are better than the mac eyeshadows i owned. the texture is very silky, smooth, and easy to blend.
it’s quite long wearing too. on my oily lids with 2 layers primers applied, it lasts all day and color still look like it was applied. just make sure you do not over blend to avoid creasing.
arbonne eyeshadow is available in 20 safe and wearable shades.
if you’re looking for products that are free of parabens, phthalates and talc, this is for you.
retails at aud$27, arbonne eyeshadow is available from independent consultants or from arbone’s website.
products were sent for consideration.