Acing Your Base: Arbonne "Makeup Primer" Review

Wednesday 31 July 2013

Every product I've tried from Arbonne has been amazing! I love their lip products (their lipstick and lipgloss) and their mineral foundation powder is incredible. 

Today I'm reviewing their primer. Primers can make or break your base. Since my skin has been congested, it has been slightly bumpy in appearance. Sometimes foundation can make it even more noticeable, so using a primer almost daily has been important to me to give a smoother look. 

I prefer to use a creamier, almost moisturiser like, primer so I was really unsure about how I would like this. It's a clearish gel with a silicone feel. I've previously used a silicone primer and I hate it. It felt like a mask and I could feel it long after I had applied it, so I was really worried that this would be the first Arbonne product that I didn't love.

Thankfully after using it, I also fell in love with it. 

The silicone feeling makes it easy to apply into the skin. You only need a small amount to be able to cover your face (I normally use a 5c piece size) and I like to use my hands to apply it. Once you've rubbed it into the skin, you can't feel it. 

I find that this primer makes my foundation (or BB cream) easily sink into the skin, and it sets quickly. When I've used this primer, I find that my skin doesn't look as bumpy. The primer also helps to fill in fine lines (like the ones at the sides of my eyes) and makes my make up last from day to night. 

Sometimes I will use the Arbonne Natural Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation to set my BB cream, which you can see my review of here

I love the packaging. The pump makes it easy and hygienic to use. It also looks luxe. 

Like all Arbonne products, the outer packaging has all the information you want to know like how to use the products, how to store the product and the ingredients. 

Next I want to try out their liquid foundation (which you can see here). I've heard so many great things about it and love the fact that there are so many colours available. 

You can buy the Arbonne primer here for $51 for 30ml (If you're not from Australia, change the country on the right hand side for the price in your country).

Are you picky like I am when it comes to primers?

I was kindly sent this for consideration. All thoughts and views are completely my own, and are always 100% honest. See my disclosure policy here.

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  1. This is one of my favourites too! At first I didn't like the feel of it because I usually hate those kinds of primers as well, but it works so good so I decided to forgive haha! xx

  2. I haven't tried Arbonne before but I really want to!

    I love silicone primers, they always give my skin a silky texture. :)

  3. I haven't tried anything Arbonne before but this looks like a great one! I don't like primers that feel like a shield, I need it to sink in and be like a little barrier for the makeup I'm going to slap on. Xxx

  4. Jasmine... It's good to know I'm not the only one that finds heavy silcone primers odd.

    MM... You should!! They have amazing products. You should try out their mineral powder foundation.

    Ingrid... A shield! That's a perfect description of it. Luckily this primer doesn't feel that way :)

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