as satin. Our dreamy foundation protects, moisturises and creates the look of
firmer skin. Minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while
providing medium to full coverage.”
After being approached last month by an Arbonne rep to
try out and review one of their current products, I decided on a foundation: the Perfecting Liquid Foundation, in Alabaster to be exact! It was difficult to decide, they have a lot
of lovely looking products on their site – I have to admit I wanted to try them
Part of the reason I agreed to do it is that although
I know my reviews are really thorough and (I hope) useful, I think I have
chosen a lot of products that are already hyped and well known. Arbonne is a
brand I’ve been aware of for a while but have never tried.
I’ve been using the foundation for the last 3 week,
for at least 4 days out of 7. As I went, I was jotting down notes at various
times of day; when I applied (usually in the morning around 6:30am), anything I
noticed during the day (around lunchtime) and when I was makeup-removing at the
end of the day (around 10pm usually).
I was writing short, bullet-ed points each day so I decided they should be the main points of the review, with a little more explanation
|The redness from my spot was completely covered, but my freckles still shone through – Win!|
“Shade – Alabaster (closest to MAC shade NW13)”
the shade to be almost identical to my MAC Mineralized Foundation in the shade
NW13. They offer this foundation in 15 shades, with varied tones. I think they
have a great selection and unlike a LOT of brands (even high-end ones) their
lightest shade (the one I tried) was definitely a true, very fair porcelain. Win!
This is a BIG factor for me in Autumn & Winter.
“Very good first impression!”
this three times on the first day! I hold my hands up, I didn’t have a clue
what to expect when trying this foundation, or the brand in general, but from
the first application, I was very impressed, as you’ll see…!
me wrong, I’m a lover of the natural glow, but I think we’ve all been guilty of
taking it a little too far in the name of ‘dewiness’, but this foundation gave
me such a lovely natural glow! Usually this comes with a super-light (or at least
light) coverage, but as this stuff is medium-full coverage, I was amazed at the
skin-like look it gave me! Even with my dry winter skin setting in a now.
“Didn’t oxidise during the day (didn’t turn darker or orange-y)”
Time after time I apply a new
foundation and feel a wave of joy when it ticks all the boxes at first, but a
wave of disappointment when it starts to darken/oxidise during the day, and
develop the horrible dried, orange look that’s particularly an issue with higher
coverage foundations and conconcealer. But this one really didn’t! I was
holding out extra hope for this one, as the shade was perfectly light enough
for my pale skin on first application. Luckily I didn’t notice any colour
change throughout the day, which I was ecstatic about.
always the best at remembering SPF, although I know I definitely should! I
think this is because applying a pre-foundation product with SPF can sometimes
mess with and weight down the foundation application, or worse, make it slide
and slip during the day. So when I noticed there was an SPF of 15 in this
Arbonne foundation, it was an immediate plus point, for time-saving and
application, as well as lasting wear!
“Medium to full coverage – build-able and
favourite type of coverage – medium build-able! I’ll admit, there are times when
barely-there light coverage is a must, but mostly I like the flexibility of
medium build-able. This foundation was really true to description in terms of
coverage, and too boot, it was really lightweight and not at all thick! Love.
not something I look for enough in my makeup but it’s definitely becoming more
and more of a requirement in the beauty world – and rightly so!
“Easy to spread/blend; I tried with beauty
blender, brush and fingers.”
is normally down to coverage level with a lot of foundation, but as I mentioned
earlier, this blended beautifully! And although I almost always use my trusty
beauty blender to apply foundation, I thought it would make the test fairer to
try with a brush and using fingers too. Second from the Beauty Blender, I’d say
using my fingers was my close 2nd favourite. Using a brush was still
effortless but did require a once over with my blender when I built up the coverage
to full; this is fairly standard though.
Have you tried anything from the Arbonne range yet? Let me know what you tried & your thoughts in the comments!