Having not tried Arbonne products in a number of years, I thought it only fair to try them again now that the formulas have been updated.
This is the All In The Eyes vol 1 palette that I borrowed from consultant @samasurihowes for a couple of days. (contact Samasuri directly if you’d like more info, to try it out, or to buy).
+ easy to blend
+ easily wearable selection of earthy-toned shades
+ no fallout from shimmer shades
+ cruelty free
– matte shades had a lot of fallout – inconsistent pigment. Some shades are less pigmented than others. The dark brown shade I used needs a lot more packing on for a deep smokey eye. Whereas the red shimmer shade was really pigmented.
– price point… £50 for 12g of eyeshadow is very high. Even if you’re a Preferred Customer and pay the £40, it’s still too high for what you get in my opinion.
In comparison, you get 17.2g in a MAC 12 palette (not cruelty free though) for £39.
If you want to compare with a cruelty free brand, compare to the @viseartuk Neutral Matte eye palette. 12 shades, 28g of product, for £63. Arbonne £4.17/g, Viseart £2.25/g. For those not in the know, Viseart are literally holy grail eyeshadows for professionals in the makeup industry.
[Disclosure: Not purchased. Palette borrowed from consultant @samasurihowes]
Verdict – yay or nay
So my verdict… Overall it’s a nice palette in terms of quality and shade range. The premium pricing really puts me off though, especially when compared to other brands, like Viseart (literally the Holy Grail of eye palettes) in terms of quality and value for money.
The deets: Arbonne All About Eyes vol 1, rrp £50, 12 shades (4 matte, 8 shimmer), 12g total product weight. Available from your local Arbonne representative or @samasurihowes