Back in September one of my friends introduced me to this amazing skincare/makeup brand, Arbonne. I totally got hooked on their products and philosophy. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Arbonne, it’s a green, vegan, cruelty-free company from Switzerland. It was created in 1975 by Petter Mørck in tandem with biologists, herbalists, and biochemists with a vision of providing clean, effective, safe botanical-based products to the world. Similar to brands like Mary Kay, you can find Arbonne cosmetics online, or from an independent consultant. Today I want to share with you my review on one of my favourite products from their makeup range the Smoothed Over Lipstick.
Let’s start off with the packaging, it is simple yet sophisticated. I absolutely love the logo stamped on the bullet. The packaging itself though could have more of a high-end feel for the price (28$ each). It is a bit too plastic-y in my opinion. The lipsticks smell amazingly – like Gingham apples.
The Smoothed Over lipsticks are available in 16 vibrant shades that range from nude, subtle, bright, deep and sultry to match all your moods. As you can see from the swatches I have 6 which are (from left to right): Magnolia, Dream, Guava, Peony, Camellia, Aster.
Those lipsticks are super pigmented, and offer long-wearing colour, while still maintaining hydration and comfort for all-day wear. They’re infused with fruit extracts to help naturally plump and volumize the lips while providing moisture to the lips. They’re incredibly smooth and have a creamy, satin finish. If you prefer more subtle /mate looks you may want to try Kat Von D Studded kiss Lipstick– which are one of my favourite lipstick brand too.
The Smooth Over lipstick glide on effortlessly, have amazing colour payoff, and look so beautiful on the lips. I didn’t find that they settled into the lines or dryness on my lips, but actually left my lips feeling more hydrated after! I was positively surprised by the quality of those lipstick and how much fuller my lips look when I wear them. I love the fact that they stay put for at least 4h because on me lipsticks usually disappear within one hour. I think it is safe to say that the the shades Dream and Peony are my absolute favourite at the moment. The only bad thing I have to say about those lipstick is that due to the extremely rich formula, the do not like warm temperatures-I’ve learned that the hard way- while I was doing my swatches,my Camellia broke (yeah it suck!) it’s stil works just fine though… But from now on you can be sure that I am definitely going to store them in the fridge…
Overall I really love the Smoothed Over Lipsticks, I love the formula, I love what they do to my lips, I love the fact that it is 100% vegan, and I will definitely continue using them. Have you ever tried anything from that brand , what do you think of Arbonne, what do you think of the lipstick? Let me know in the comment section down below!
Love, Helene Xx