Sunday, August 12, 2012

Review: Arbonne Cosmetics Lip Products

I was recently contacted by a representative of Arbonne Cosmetics, a brand I had never heard of before but was eager to try once I found out a bit more about them. They started out in Switzerland with high quality skincare products formulated by a group of leading bio-chemists, biologists and herbalists.

It's focussed heavily on providing high quality products based on botanical properties. The company is all about the environment, from the ingredients that are used in their products to their "green commitment" in the production processes of their products. 

They have since expanded into makeup which is focussed on bringing out your natural beauty while benefiting your skin. Their products are noncomedogenic, hypoallergenic, gluten free, nut free with micro sized pigments for improved textures and are formulated without parabens, talc and phthalates.

I was sent two lip products to try, a lipstick in Strawberry Fraise and a lip polish in Raisin. Here's what I thought!

Arbonne Lipstick in Strawberry Fraise

I'm going to start out by saying that this lipstick is without a doubt the most moisturising lipstick I have ever tried and judging by the fact that my lipstick drawer barely closes thats saying something!

It is a pleasure to apply and goes on very pigmented and glossy. Usually lipsticks, even moisturising ones, start to dry your lips out after about half an hour to an hours wear but this was just as moisturising after an hour as when I first applied it. It seriously felt like I could have been wearing a lip balm.

Being that moisturising you'd think that it wouldn't last all that long on the lips but I was pleasantly surprised as this lasted a good few hours on my lips before needing to touch up. I haven't seen how it holds up after a meal but I would usually re-apply anyway so that's not a big deal for me.

Lipstick in Strawberry Fraise

The shade Strawberry Fraise is a bright glossy reddish pink. Perfect to use as a statement lip colour. 

The lipstick is packaged in a thin sleek tube with a strong clasping lid. The bullet is on the smaller side which makes applying the lipstick a lot easier, especially for those with smaller lips like me. 

They are quite pricey at $36AUD each but when Revlon Lip Butters are $21.95AUD I think its bearable. I love my lip butter in Creme Brulee but I think if I found a similar colour in this range (I'm thinking Shell) I would prefer it as I find them to be more moisturising than the lip butters and longer-lasting.

Arbonne Lipsticks retail for $36AUD and come in 14 shades. 

Arbonne Lip Polish in Raisin

This is a deep purplish/burgundy lip gloss which is super smooth on the lips. It can apply a little streaky so if you are wearing this alone you have to be a little careful with application. 

The smoothness of this product is what blew me away initially. Years and years ago I had this lip gloss that was like silk on your lips, it was so so smooth and velvety (I think it may have been from Maxfactor but I'm not sure) but I hadn't come across anything quite like it until I applied this. It goes on so smooth and silky and has almost no stickiness. 

Lip Polish in Raisin

The lasting power is pretty good for a gloss without much stickiness. I was wearing this for at least an hour before having to touch up. It is pretty pigmented so you can wear this alone or it would look fantastic over a deep berry lipstick.

The packaging for these is super nice like the lipsticks and remind me of the Revlon Super Lustrous glosses but better quality. The applicator is a doe foot, which is my preferred gloss applicator as I find brush applicators transfer too much product onto the lips at once.

These are also quite pricey at $36AUD each, however they are a great gloss. They are available in 7 shades one of which is a really bright coral colour which I really want to try. 

L-R: Lip Polish in Raisin, Lipstick in Strawberry Fraise,

Arbonne cosmetics are available for purchase online through their website. The shipping to Australia is quite reasonable too. 

Have you tried any Arbonne Cosmetics?? What were your thoughts? Do you prefer to use natural products, or are you not bothered?

Hannah xox

**Products provided for review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest as per my disclosure statement.**


Star Vogue said...

The colours look really pretty will check them out!

Hannah said...

They are gorgeous! The other colours look really interesting too I want to try some more xo

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