Arbonne Sheer Finish Tinted Moisturiser

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 31 - 2010

The day that I get my concealer application down to a fine art is the day that I go ALL out on tinted moisturisers.  I love the more natural finish, but hate compromising on coverage.

Arbonne are quite new to me and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the products I’ve tried.  I’ll probably never feel comfortable with the way in which you need to purchase the products through consultants but that’s just because I’m an old fashioned girl who’d much rather be able to pick up her makeup whilst out shopping!

I received a sample of Arbonne’s Sheer Finish Tinted Moisturiser in Fair.  Arbonne offer an impressive 6 shades within their tinted moisturiser range.  I’m used to seeing Light, Medium and Dark… so such a wide selection caught my attention early on.

Packaging is SLEEK!  I know they’ve recently revamped their entire cosmetics line and the dirty pewter finish is lovely!

The texture of the tinted moisturiser is quite fluid… which makes it easy to spread and blend, there’s plenty of slip which makes for quite a fool-proof application.  It’s definitely more like applying a moisturiser than applying a foundation.

It’s a dewy finish that would benefit from a little powder over areas that are prone to shine.  I usually powder my nose, chin and forehead after applying this.  It evens out my skintone nicely but doesn’t provide any coverage for blemishes.  It also doesn’t completely cover redness, but as a tinted moisturiser, it probably isn’t meant to.

It moisturises well (something that most tinted moisturisers actually fail to do!) but the flipside to this is that it leaves my skin feeling slightly tacky to the touch, another reason to set with powder.

At £24 for 50ml, this is high end.  Not as expensive as Laura Mercier’s cult offering or Bobbi Brown’s tinted balm, but more expensive than many high street alternatives including Clinique’s Almost Makeup (which I love for the winter).

Longevity is good, it does slip around my nose by mid-afternoon… but that’s where I’m at my most oily and I don’t use any kind of mattifying products in this area.

Final Verdict – If you’re looking for a sheer tinted moisturiser in a wide variety of shade choices, Arbonne’s Sheer Finish Tinted Moisturiser may be for you.  If you’re prone to oily skin or don’t need so much moisturisation… consider other options first.


10 Responses to “Arbonne Sheer Finish Tinted Moisturiser”

  1. Well it looks really really good on you!

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  2. Phoebe Dixon says:

    This sounds perfect for me, but wouldn’t pay this much, especially when there are cheaper alternatives that do as good a job.

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    • Yes but with petroleum products and maybe animal parts in it.

      This product is WONDERFUL and all Natural plant products are used into making it.

      Did you know most mascara has Bat Feces in it?
      that is what thickens your lashes.

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      • Anne says:

        Mascara is not made with bat faeces (correct spelling) in it. It’s generally thickened with beeswax or a chemical copy of the same. You may be pro-Arbonne but please don’t go spreading fear and nonsense.

        If you really want to get educated about cosmetics, read some of Paula Dorf’s books. Then go read some actual chemistry text books. Then go read the ingredient lists.

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        • katherine says:

          faeces and feces are the same word. you are probably from the UK; in the US we spell it as “feces”, so there is absolutely no need to be a c**t about it.

          bat feces has been known to be in some mascaras, although not all; and even so, beeswax is still an animal product, therefore it is not vegan.

          a chemical copy is just as bad. this is why she is recommending all-natural, vegan products. not some rimmel bullshit nonsense.

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  3. liloo says:

    i am fascinated on how you managed to take a picture of before and after with same pose and same lighting. this is major skillz. love it x
    this is a silly question but i promise there is method in my madness. do you think they do tinted night moisturisers, aka, a tinted moisturiser which does not count as makeup, and you can still sleep in but which offers coverage or is it automatically makeup as soon as there is colour/coverage in it? I am thinking for those moments when you dont want a special someone to see you bare skin

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  4. Kelly says:

    Thank you for posting this review! I’m a new Arbonne consultant and have been wondering what beauty bloggers and other makeup addicts think of Arbonne products. I’m glad you like the tinted moisturizer!

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  5. Shifa says:

    I love how it looks on you! So pretty

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  6. Donna says:

    “I have also been asked about whether it is true that all mascaras except Arbonne’s contain bat excrement. Yes, you read that correctly. It seems many Arbonne salespeople are telling potential customers that their mascaras contain this substance, along with the untruth that their lipsticks contain road kill remnants. I wouldn’t mention these tall tales if it was a few isolated incidents, but dozens upon dozens of women have contacted me asking for the truth behind these ludicrous claims. Just to be clear, cosmetic chemists are not venturing into dark caves to collect bat excrement or picking up carcasses of animals on the side of the road all in an effort to save money and create harmful cosmetics. And you have to wonder: if Arbonne products are so wonderfully effective, why do they need to sell themselves using scare tactics about what every other company’s products supposedly contain?”

    http://www.cosmeticscop.com/bulletin/062107-full.htm

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    • Heidi says:

      That is the unfortunate thing about network marketing. Arbonne doesn’t endorse these claims but individuals often find scare tactics “work” on people. The first time I heard about bat poo was actually from my mom, who doesn’t sell any makeup, it’s an old story that doesn’t mean anything any more. Just remember, there are bad reps for any company, network or not. Don’t let silly people scare you away from a legitimate product, just find another rep who’s professional!

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