Arbonne Primer | Review

24 August 2016

Primers are something I've always wrongly neglected. I've never gone out my way to avoid wearing primer behind my full face of makeup, I simply just forget. This has definitely had a negative effect on my makeup's lasting power - my concealer creases, eye makeup drips and nothing ever sits perfect for an entire night. However, after finally getting into a routine of applying primer prior to my foundation, I've noticed a dramatic difference in the way my makeup holds throughout the night. Quickly, primer has become a staple in my makeup collection, making me constantly on the look out for the next best one. Here is my current favourite...

Arbonne is a brand I've discovered very recently, by my cousin who works as one of their independent consultants. In no way does this influence me to write a post, I just simply wanted to share my positive thoughts towards this product and what it has done for me. Anyway, Arbonne are sell botanical, paraben-free cosmetics, alongside skincare and health care products. Something that really stands out for me is that the brand is completely cruelty-free - no animals are harmed and no product contains animal by-products, which is amazing! Progressively, over the past few months, I've seen a lot of people in the beauty world turning to cruelty free products, simply from finding out brands do some incredibly brutal things to animals, harming them in the process. If you wish to read my first and all-round Arbonne post referring to their skincare and other cosmetics then click this post HERE for a more in-depth, universal post towards the brand.


One thing, which I regret to say, that steers me towards a brand, or product, is the packaging. I am a sucker for fancy packaging or quite oppositely, classic mature packaging. Arbonne's products are mainly contained in block colours - their makeup primarily being stored in a black coat, with white writing embossed on the front and their qwerky logo making an appearance somewhere. When discussing the primer's attire, I cannot get enough of the sleek, classy look of the tube. The bottle is very light, however you only need to apply a small amount to the skin - 30ml seriously goes a long way. Moreover, I love the fact the primer has a pump - I've seen many a primer and foundation that come with a lack of pump, or even worse, you have to BUY the pump separately?! Therefore, having a pump, for me anyway, is definitely an added bonus!


Formula-wise, the consistency is relatively thick and is similar to a gel. You only need a pea-sized amount for a single use - a little goes a long way. A individual coat of the primer gives a thin, smooth layer - the perfect base to apply your foundation, bb cream or concealer to. This primer significantly cooperates with my skin; the formula fills my pores to create an even layer, making my skin look flawless before applying a coverage product. Talking lasting power, if I apply my makeup at 9 in the morning, depending on what I'm doing, my face will stay in place for 8 hours. This time is somewhat greater than the usual, and rather poor, 3-4 hours before my makeup starts smudging and dripping off my face. 

Although this Arbonne primer is on the high end, more expensive side of the spectrum, at £29, it has been extremely impressive! I will definitely continue to repurchase this as I've never found a primer that holds my makeup in place for so long, alongside all the positive effects the product has on my skin. I know I'm not exposing harmful cosmetics to my face, which makes paying the money easier.

What is your favourite primer of all time?

Lots of love


This post is NOT in collaboration with any brands mentioned. All opinions are honest and my own.


  1. Great post, I agree with the packaging not the most cutest or sleek etc but I guess if the product is amazing then well we can see through that, if we have to lol. A little on the pricey side but I've heard great things about this brand

    1. I absolutely love their products - they are definitely a brand you should reach for. The primer is incredible, alongside many of their other cosmetics and skincare xxx


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