A couple of weeks ago, an Arbonne PR emailed me and asked if I would like to select a couple of products from their website to test and review for the blog.  After a quick browse through their website, I discovered that Arbonne are an established US brand who have lines in skincare, health & well-being and cosmetics.  How could I refuse?  There was such a wide selection to choose from but seeing as I only have one face and a gazillion skincare products still to use, I decided to choose a couple of lip products from their cosmetics range and today, I am going to review Arbonne Lipstick in Vintage Rose.

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Lipstick Swatch

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Vintage Rose swatches as a mauve shade…but on my lips, it’s a different story.  I found it very difficult to capture the true colour from my camera as it looked so different in every picture I took – it ranged from soft pink to dark lilac!  Pretty cool huh?

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My Opinions

The packaging is pretty – I am a sucker for the embossed Arbonne logo on the box and I also love the sleek gunmetal-coloured lipstick casing.  I would definitely not be embarrassed to be seen using this in a posh toilet in a high-class restaurant (not that I ever go to any, but you never know…)

Arbonne Lipstick in Vintage Rose is highly pigmented and I only needed one swipe to get colourful lips.  The formula is matte and it picked up all the wrinkly lines of my lips.  I would definitely recommend prepping lips first with a lip wrinkle filler.  Or if you’re like me and don’t own such a product, exfoliate lips and then apply a conditioning lip balm before lipstick application.

The matte formula was surprisingly moisturising and didn’t dry out my lips – but if you want a touch of shine, apply gloss on top and your smile will be dazzling!  I was impressed with the long-lasting performance of this lippy – it survived a lunch session of noodles and green tea.  The BEST thing about Arbonne lipstick is that it is unscented.  I could not smell nor taste it – which is a BIG thumbs-up from me.

Likes :  Sleek packaging, unscented, super pigmented, moisturising
Dislikes :   Nothing

Although I couldn’t find anything I dislike about the product, I will say that it’s a bummer that you can only buy Arbonne products online or via an Arbonne consultant.  I enjoy going into make-up stores to browse their range and test products.  Arbonne Lipsticks retail at $30 AUD which I think is reasonable for a good quality product.  I’ll blog about the Lip Polish next week so keep an eye out for that.

Disclosure :  Product was sent for review and has not influenced my opinions whatsoever, which is in accordance with the Disclosure Policy of The Best Beauty Blog.  I also want to add that Keri, the Arbonne PR is one of the loveliest and most helpful PR’s I have dealt with.  Thank you.

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11 Comments on Arbonne Lipstick Vintage Rose – Review & Swatch

  1. emmabovary
    02/08/2011 at 2:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Gorgeous piccies! Love a matte lippy that isn’t drying =)

    • Ling Tung
      02/08/2011 at 2:50 pm (6 years ago)

      @emmabovary, Thanks lovely!!!! Now, why haven’t you emailed me yet? Is it because you haven’t read the Giveaway Winner post below this…??? 😛

  2. Celeste @ Becoming Beautiful
    02/08/2011 at 6:33 pm (6 years ago)

    If emma doesn’t want her prize…..

    anyways! This lippy looks good, I like how luxurious it looks too. Mmmm.

  3. ksuan
    05/08/2011 at 12:03 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey Ling! That really is pretty! Can’t wait for the lip polish review. 🙂 Whereabouts are Arbonne products available in Australia?

    • Ling Tung
      05/08/2011 at 9:02 pm (6 years ago)

      @ksuan, I believe it’s available to buy online only. I haven’t seen it stocked in any shops. It’s similar to Avon, methinks.

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