Monday, April 4, 2011

Arbonne: Eye Shadow and Lip Polish, Step Five.

For more information on how my Arbonne cosmetics guide got started, please visit the initial post!

So today I am doing part three of from "Fresh Faced to All Ready to Go."

Remember, all products I show here can be found at my Arbonne website.  (Go to the SHOP ONLINE TAB at the top of the home page to see all of the products for sale--cosmetics are under the Arbonne Cosmetics.)  I am an independent consultant, so while not completely unbiased, I do have a lot of information I can impart to you all about how to use the individual products (or at least how I use them, lol).  I have also started to add links to the Arbonne cosmetics ingredients PDF files, as I think it is very important that you all see what goes into your cosmetics when you purchase from Arbonne.

Here is a reminder of what the cosmetics guide collage looked like (and it allows you to get a sneak peek of what the next steps are...if you roll like that)...

Fresh Faced Photo:
This is meant to be the "control" photo so you can see what I started out with...there is NO photo-shopping, etc., I promise.  I would look way better if I used photoshop, trust me.  ;)

To see steps one and two, please visit this post. 

To see steps three and four, please visit this post.

Step Five: 
I am not a big eye shadow person, but I do really like how saturated the color is in the eye shadow Arbonne makes.  Again, this eye shadow is going to last far longer than I will be able to use it (I will have to throw it out before it is gone as I try to follow expiration dates closely).  This creamy white color is called vanilla and is just a shade darker and yellower than their snow, which is another color I have and like quite a bit.  In fact, the only reason I ever use eye shadow is to bring the intensity of the eyeliner down a notch, so the line seems less harsh.  So once I have applied the eyeliner, I usually sweep a light shade of eye shadow upon the whole lid, including the eyeliner portion.  I feel like the lighter color also lifts the eye a bit, and coupled with the mascara, helps create for my face a younger appearance.

The lip polish, on the other hand, is my #1 I "must have" on a daily basis bit of color.  Even if the only other cosmetics I use are mascara and makeup primer, the lip polish gives my lips a little "something something" to help me face the day.  The color I use most often is posh, as I like how it is my lip color, just darker and glimmier.  (Is glimmier even a word, lol?)

I know that many a woman is a fan of the lip polish.  It is like lip gloss, but without the sticky/really fast to fade ratio.  I know that my least favorite thing about lip gloss is that it is so pretty initially but then my hair gets stuck to my lips and then it disappears before I even make it to wherever it is where I am trying to impress people.  The lip polish has a low sticky factor and a high staying power, in other words, exactly. the. formula. I HAVE been looking for since I was 14.  (Not even kidding.)

I enjoy mixing the colors, and have had great results with mixing posh and pearl.  :)

Eye Shadow PDF Ingredients List.

Lip Polish PDF Ingredients List.

I hope that this has helped you all learn a bit more about the fifth step towards having an all made up look!  :)

You all have a great night and thank you for visiting my blog (if this is your first time here)!