Arbonne Nude Lip Polish

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 8 - 2010

Arbonne… you won’t find them on the high street, their products are sold through a network of independent consultants… like the old Avon lady/Mary Kay situation, but with a 21st Century twist.

The Swiss brand are particularly well-known for their skincare, with an almost cult fanbase in some countries.  More well-known in the U.S, Arbonne have only been active in the UK for a couple of years.

Now, the products aren’t cheap… and I’ve so far experienced some rather (how can I put it delicately) “full on” interactions with Arbonne consultants over the internet.  They come across a bit ‘motivational video/live your dreams/come join us and be happy!’ for me and I find it off-putting.  It’s a shame that you can’t just bypass the whole independent consultant bit… but it is what it is.

Having said that, I’m rapidly falling for the products I was sent to try, and one in particular…. the Arbonne Nude Lip Polish.

Exactly the same size as a Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss, 5.9ml is a pretty average quantity.  Sadly, Arbonne’s version will set you back £16.  I did say it wasn’t cheap.  What I didn’t say, is that in the week I’ve been wearing it, it’s quickly become one of the nicest products I’ve ever worn on my lips.

It’s semi-sheer… but where most lipglosses aren’t buildable (unless you like 7 inches of gunk stuck to your lips) this somehow is.  I usually apply 2 or 3 layers and in doing so, I achieve a more opaque finish without the product becoming denser and gloopier.  On my lips, it feels like a cross between a lip gloss and a lipstick with a satin gloss finish as opposed to a glassy one.

I guess what I’m saying is… if you don’t generally like lip glosses but kinda wish you did, there’s a very good chance that you’ll love this.

The packaging feels pretty luxe, with a nice weight.  The applicator is your standard doe foot affair, and the colour in the tube is true to life.  It’s also extremely long wearing… 2 cups of tea, 2 4 chocolate digestives and a cheese string later and it’s still holding on!  Oh, and another thing I’ve noticed that I’m really impressed by is Arbonne’s comprehensive website.

I can’t link you directly because it’s (stupidly) built in flash… but if you click through to “lips –> lip polish”, not only do they give you a full ingredient list… but they also state the purpose of each ingredient present in the product.  An extremely worthwhile addition to the website in an age where consumers are so information driven and ingredient conscious.

I love doing heavy eyes, so the Arbonne Lip Polish in Nude is pretty much the perfect accompaniment.  I’m still trying to make peace with the price tag and I guess compared to Beaute’s Weightless Lip Creme (around £20) I’m getting a bargain.

Anyway, wanna see?

You can see the satiny finish and how it’s glossy but without being pornstar full-on sucking on a greasy pork chop… (that’s not a euphamism btw).

I’m also wearing Arbonne’s eyeliner in Plum on my eyes and whilst it’s perfectly lovely… it’s also £15.  There’s no way I’m gonna attempt to justify that when I can buy almost 4 GOSH Velvet Touch eyeliners for the same price.  It’s nice… but it’s not £15 nice yano?

The Nude Lip Polish?  Definitely is.

Arbonne products can be purchased through a consultant and you can find your nearest consultant, here.

Have you tried Arbonne?

27 Responses to “Arbonne Nude Lip Polish”

  1. Shifa says:

    You look so pretty in the pic Chalotte! I looove this lippy on you :)

  2. VexintheCity says:

    That FOTD is lovely!

  3. You look fantastic in this FOTD photo! Very fresh and radiant!

  4. beautyh2t says:

    that look is GORGEOUS, huge fan, I too have a bit of aproblem with the whole Arboone consultant thing, all a big odd, but that nude might just have won me over…..


  5. Thom_cat says:

    Oh wow, that sounds really interesting, might have to have a look at that

  6. Your FOTD is so, so, so pretty. That nude is the perfect shade.


  7. Looks like a beautiful lipgloss and the nude color is just right for fair skin like myself :)

  8. Sydney says:

    Once again you look fantastic!
    I love that when you like a product you can tell just by the picture of you, and you do look lovely in this one – makes me consider parting with the money and buying the product just to look as happy as you :)
    Keep up the good work, hope you’re well xo

  9. Sophie says:

    You seriously look stunning there, and the lipgloss looks amazing :)

  10. Sarah says:

    love your little reviews, even im not faffed about the product your reviews do have me giggllling!

    fyi you look fabulous thur! xxx

  11. Mary says:

    I know you can get a discount with membership. My friend has one and she is not a consultant. I guess for a Swiss natural brand we have to expect to pay a little more. Good to know you think the gloss is worth it.

    Thanks for the frank reviews!

  12. Rachel says:

    The wonderful thing about Arbonne is that you can become a ‘preferred client’ and get a 20% discount on all products for a whole year – so that lipstick would come down to a more palatable £12.80…

  13. Sue says:

    Wow, the nude really looks good on you! I like the plum eyeliner on you too! I’ve never tried the nude as I thought it would wash me out, I like posh, raisin, and brown sugar. I’ve been mostly a black eyeliner girl lately, but that plum looks so good on you, I’ll have to try it. Thanks for the review!

  14. Dava says:

    Thanks for the review! Your photo is beautiful! I’m a U.S. consultant, and haven’t tried the lip glosses yet. (What?) You’ve convinced me to dig out a sample and put some on right now! :) And I’m sure you know, but just in case…if you want a discount, but don’t want to be a consultant, try the Preferred Client option.
    Thanks again!

  15. Ooh, this looks amazing! I have so much trouble finding products that tone down my natural lip color without making me look dead – you look quite fresh and alive!

    Also, your cheeks look divine here.

  16. That’s beautiful in fact the entire look is gorgeous on you. I’ve never come across Arbonne before, I’m not sure how I fare with a pushy consultant though!

  17. gio says:

    Love the FOTD! You look so pretty, fresh and chic.

  18. Corrie says:

    It is lovely on you! Keep in mind you get what you pay for! Arbonne’s products are all natural, vegan, and eco-friendly. No animal by products-when you consider how much lipstick women ingest in a lifetime, isn’t it nice to know it wasn’t once roadkill!

  19. Rebecca says:

    You look absolutely fabulous in your FOTD!

  20. Nicole says:

    I know it’s about the gloss (and yes it’s a quite nifty nude on you) however! That FOTD… that plum liner is freaking amazing on you!

    Actually, looking at that pic again, that whole FOTD is amazing on you! But I still like the liner the best o.o

  21. Fei says:

    This looks lovely on you, gorgeous packaging as well x

  22. liloo says:

    oh my. you look sooooooooo sexy in the picture. woah.

  23. Kerry says:

    Who cares about the lip gloss?! Your eyes look FAB here – love the purple on you!

  24. kiki says:

    You look very beautiful in this picture

  25. Roz Powell says:

    I “sell” Arbonne but not the “pushy” way..I joined for the discount and am considered a “consultant” I love the skincare and makeup so for me it was worth it and that way my friends can get it with me…you can contact me if you want to order and can just order online on your own with my number…that is pressure no worries!! :)

  26. Bledi says:

    I just want to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you’ve gotten here on this post.

  27. […] pushy, and from what I’ve read online, the people who sell Arbonne can be very pushy (see this post from Charlotte @ Lipglossiping which, granted, is about 18 months old). The idea that someone would […]

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