“Hey Temeka, do you think you could review some Arbonne lipsticks for your blog?”
Imagine my surprise and wonderment when I was approached by ARBONNE Consultant and friend Kalenea Johnson to review a couple lipsticks! I was elated to think that someone wanted my lip wear opinion. Now, I know that you all like hearing (or reading rather) what I might have to say, but to want my opinion? That’s kindness. I had never really tried any lip-wear made by ARBONNE, so I couldn’t wait. That being said, this post will be a little different because it will highlight the lippies I got to try instead of the goodies in the make up drawer. Please note: these goodies are now in the makeup drawer!💃🏾
I was sent the options of lipglosses and lipsticks and there were two in particular that caught my eye. The first one I chose got me with the title of the lipstick line. I love names found on the bottom of lipstick (or any make up really, but this is a lipstick blog, so let’s stick with that). It’s like the last creative element the company added for our lip-wearing pleasure. Smoothed Over Lipstick in Peony is this beautiful in-your-face-Pink. It is moisturizing with a hint of shine and true to it’s name it is smooth indeed! It goes on easy without any pull and lasts a lot longer than I initially thought it would. I decided to teach in it soon after receiving it.
While I teach, I often get hungry and need to wet my whistle while explaining the various sections of the English language to my beautiful students. I often munch on something small or drink a couple glasses of water here and there. Thus, I need the lippie of choice to last at least through the lesson, especially since we’re zooming everywhere and features online do not come across the way they do in person.
I was pleasantly surprised when Peony did wear off that it left a nice even stain across both of my lips. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. This, you’ve got to try!
My second choice was a fun cheat because it’s two in one. That’s right! I have two lip glosses in one hand. As you can see in the picture below, one side is a matte pinky mauve named Bloom and the other side is a gloss with the same name. What’s great about this one is that you can wear each side individually or pair them together. Let’s call them Matte Bloom and Glossy Bloom for now. I love options, especially when I have the option to choose both!☺️
I found Matte Bloom to be rich in colour covering my two-toned canvas evenly the way I like, but a little drying. Not to worry though because once I added the gloss on top it added the needed moisture without stealing any of the Matte colour. Glossy Bloom is also a great moisturizing clear pinky-mauve-tinted gloss on its own. Another great option! They also come off easily with some warm water or your favourite remover. No fuss here.
Now for the best part. Mix it all up, baby! Yes, I added this Glossy Bloom to Peony and found a new ARBONNE favourite. I’d like to call her Glossy Peony and the combination of the intense colour with a hint of visible moisture has me feeling myself even in my teaching sweats and no-where-to-go-self.
Well, I pray this was enlightening and perhaps you’ll give your ARBONNE consultant (or Kalenea, @livoutloud) a call, to find your new favourite lip-wear. The catalogue they offer for lip-wear alone is a thing of beauty. So many to choose from! Thanks Kalenea and ARBONNE for letting me wear great lip-wear even indoors. No matter which colour you go with or what brand you buy, remember it’s confidence in knowing you are dressing up what was already wonderfully made. so #wearitlikeYOUmeanit and mean it when you do! 💋💄
If there is a brand you think I should review, let me know by slipping into my DMs on the gram, @thelipstickblogger or by sending me a message here. Or maybe you don’t have your own brand, but you’d like my perspective anyway. Let me know which brand suits your fancy and we’ll see if it’s already in the make-up drawer. See you soon. muah!