I’ve heard a lot about Arbonne in the last year. They are a direct selling company (like Mary Kay) with natural products in the areas of skincare, cosmetics, bodycare, haircare, and more. Founded in Switzerland, one of their key selling points is that their products are free of numerous chemicals that are banned in European countries but exist widely in North American products. They are also vegan which was definitely of interest to me!
I attended an Arbonne party last year, and was since contacted by one of their Independant Consultants, Anita Wieringa who met with me to tell me all about their product lines and gave me a ton of products to try out. I’m slowly making my way through them and today wanted to share with you some swatches and first impressions of their Lip Polishes.
Available in 7 shades, the 5.9 mL product retails for $30.00 CAD.
I swatched and tried out 6 of the 7 shades (I wasn’t given the clear polish). See below for swatches:
Pearl is a beige-y nude that works well on its own or paired over a lipstick.
Nude is an opaque beige shade that didn’t look particularly good on its own with my complexion. It may be better suited for someone with a darker skin tone and/or applied lightly over a lipstick.
Posh is a medium bright pink that shows up sheerer on the lips than in the swatch above. It was my favourite of them all.
Raisin is a very pigmented dark purple that looks beautiful on its own for achieving a vampy, dramatic look.
Coral looks quite opaque and orange-based when swatched, but on the lips it’s a sheer peach and is surprisingly versatile.
Brown Sugar is a wearable brown shade that looks like a dark nude on the lips.
Overall, I liked these lip glosses. They went on smoothly, had a nice, moisturizing, thick texture, were super glossy but not sticky, and lasted for a few hours. The consistency is really nice and some of the shades are lovely. They are far less sticky than MAC Lipglasses. I do wish these came in a broader shade range and that the price was lower, but quality-wise I don’t think $30 is outrageous.
Arbonne Lip Polishes are available at Arbonne.ca, or through an independent consultant. Anita is extremely knowledgeable about Arbonne products and responds quickly to emails and inquiries, so feel free to email her at ajw [at]cogeco.ca and shop her page on the Arbonne site.
What’s your favourite lip gloss? Have you tried out any Arbonne products yet?