Sunday, 27 June 2010

Arbonne Liquid Foundation SPF15

RRP: £29/30ml
# of available shades: 15

--What does the promo say?--
"Multitasking liquid foundation with skin-firming properties helps lift the appearance of facial contours, smooth and even skin tone, while providing sun protection."

The plastic bottle scores well for travel but not so much for sophistication. However, the sophistication level is compensated for by the chic slate-grey shiny lid and the overall minimalist design. The transparent pump-action bottle means it's easy to see how much foundation remains, and the rectangular prism shape is unusual too.

Only squeeze out a very small amount of foundation onto the back of your hand, as very little is needed. Stroke and blend onto face using fingers or a brush (sponges are evil and must be destroyed).

The shade I possess, Alabaster, is exactly perfect for my skin tone, providing an even and unified look as promised. Imperfections are concealed successfully, building on the previous work of concealer and primer, and the look overall is natural and beautiful. Less is definitely more with this.

--Texture and consistency--
Super-smooth and runny without being watery or uncontrollable. Blends extremely well and very little is needed (think a large pea-sized blob) to cover the face adequately.

As previously mentioned, excellent. Makes skin look a lot better and so confidence is increased as a result :)

--Value for money--
While this is certainly expensive, you easily get what you pay for, with one bottle lasting many months and offering excellent coverage every time. You are easily into the luxury target market here, and despite being a lesser-known brand, Arbonne's foundation does not disappoint. Price-wise it is on a par with companies such as Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Chanel, Clarins, YSL, and Dior, and with the SPF it also offers similar features. Even though this costs a bit more than I would normally spend, this foundation would make a superb gift as well as an indulgent treat for yourself.

perfect partners
Sheer Glow Highlighter, £29
Bronzer, £19
Sheer Pressed Powder, £25
Blush, £18
Crème Concealer, £16


Rebecca said...

praying they have this in my skintone!

Storybird said...

Their Mineral Powder Foundation is amazing too!

BiancaP said...

Good to hear Storybird! I also have the Mineral Foundation from them but have not tested it yet. Stay tuned :p

-laura. said...

this is such a good review, im thinking about getting this! great blog, loves x