Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry » Barnsley Makeup Artist & Beauty Writer

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  • Hello beautiful…

    **Booking now for Halloween 2015!** Welcome to the home of Rachael Divers Makeup Artistry. I am a professional Makeup Artist, Makeup Tutor and Beauty Writer based in Barnsley. I am fully insured and a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology. I like to make people look and feel beautiful - or terrifying and gory depending on the time of year!

Why is my Halloween makeup more expensive?

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I’m currently compiling posts based around some of the most common questions that I have come across on forums and other websites and the issue of cost is something that tends to crop up a lot. “Why is my Halloween makeup more expensive?” is a prime example.

I can only speak for myself as I have no idea how other artists run their business or the reasons behind it, but the reason my Halloween makeovers are more expensive than another artist who might live in the same area is a question of materials, experience and professionalism. My work is also mostly prosthetic rather than straight up face painting.

Here are a few factors to consider when debating the cost of your Halloween makeover this year.

The SFX Materials
Most makeup artists offering SFX work will probably be offering looks using Liquid Latex and tissue paper – the cheapest material you could probably buy in. For my Halloween clients, I flit between liquid latex, a silicone modelling compound, Prosthetic Adhesive, Spirit Gum and Rigid Collodion alongside my usual makeup in my professional kit. A silicone set will usually last for me for around two clients, whereas a liquid latex batch can last me throughout the whole Halloween season just to put it into perspective. So why don’t I use liquid latex on all of my clients if it lasts longer? Three reasons – the overall finished effect, the allergic reactions it can sometimes cause and the application process. I can get a much cleaner, professional effect with silicone for some looks and it’s less likely to cause an allergic reaction, it also has a much quicker drying time meaning I can fit in more clients thus disappointing less of my regulars who I probably wouldn’t be able to fit in should they choose liquid latex.

The prosthetic pieces that I buy in or make for my clients are also expensive and take a lot more time and skill to apply and blend onto the skin. You can buy cheaper prosthetic pieces but they look unprofessional and don’t adhere or blend to the skin properly so you run the risk of the piece peeling away halfway through wear which, to me, is unacceptable.

Halloween makeup at the studio

The Makeup Materials
For SFX work, I tend to use colour palettes that are more expensive than a regular makeup base. They are purpose made for media makeup and are all high performance materials from grease paints and cream paints and water paints. Amongst these products are names such as Ben Nye, Kryolan, Graftobian and Mehron. As well as the stage makeup, I also have my regular MAC, Make Up For Ever, NARS and Illamasqua makeup that is frequently used in the makeover process. And alongside all this is the fake blood and props (like fake spiders and flies, Swarovski elements crystals or cotton wool and yarn)…from coagulated blood and stage blood to silicone flow blood and simulated blood, it’s not just a case of buying a cheap tube from a supermarket and whacking it on. Quality products make a huge difference to the overall look and bring realism and added gore, you also want to make sure the products won’t stain the skin and linger around afterwards. A lot of my products are sourced from America and it’s been a huge learning process in identifying the best products for the job over the years.

The speciality
Not everybody offers SFX makeup alongside their usual makeup artistry – it’s a specialist area that takes a lot of time and practise to master. I still learn new tricks every day and spend each evening and sometimes allocated time throughout the day to train and learn new techniques and looks. The time, effort and investment I put into each one of my looks means that I can offer a more unique service to my clients to help them stand out from the crowds.

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When a client comes to me for their Halloween makeovers, they are visiting a fully insured makeup artist who will ensure that their safety needs are catered to. In the relaxing environment of a professional studio, each client is required to fill in an information sheet along with an allergy and contraindications form. Each client must sign a contract put in place between myself and them before I will even so much as touch their face. It’s important to remember that people have skin allergies just as people have allergies to food and something you put on somebody’s face could cost them dearly. It’s important to have a professional practice in place and legalities dealt with before any makeover takes place. As a makeup artist, you may think this sounds extreme, but consider whether you could afford to be taken to court over neglect – do you really want to risk the cost and the massive dent to your reputation? And as a client, would you really want just anybody applying prosthetics to your face and running the risk of them causing damage to your skin if proper procedures weren’t followed? I certainly know what I’d rather do.

There are many fabulous Halloween/SFX makeup artists out there who don’t use overly expensive materials and do a great job, and it’s the clients prerogative who they decide to have their makeup applied by, however, there are a few out there who are in it for a quick buck and don’t care about the repercussions. Consider your options carefully and make sure you have an amazing Halloween to remember!

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September Beauty Favourites


I’m always glad to see the back end of September purely for the fact that it means October has arrived along with orange leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, crisp mornings and dark berry lipsticks!

Autumn beauty is always a firm favourite of mine and the fall influence has been slowly making its way into my favoured beauty products throughout September. So, here are my September beauty favourites – some beauty, some not. Enjoy!

Urban Decay’s Medium Matte Bronzer
When I first purchased the Naked On The Run palette back in 2014, I instantly loved the matte bronzer. It was enough to either contour with, add to my eyeshadow colour as a transition shade or simply to add a little more colour to my face and warm up my complexion. Every now and again, I like to rotate my makeup and revisit old favourites which is exactly what I did this month with this lovely palette. I also love the packaging of this palette and it always makes me feel happy inside seeing it inside my makeup drawer every morning (I love makeup, okay?!)

Arbonne Lip Liner in Peach
After my friend introduced me to Arbonne’s makeup and let me test out his products, this became a favourite. It makes overlining lips a doddle and looks lovely and natural while staying put all day even after eating or drinking. The roll up design makes it convenient in the respect that you don’t need to hunt around for a pencil sharpener every few days and the stick is really firm yet has a good color payoff. I like to wear it with a little gloss over the top so that it doesn’t feel too drying as I’m prone to getting chapped lips if I don’t keep them moisturised.

Urban Decay Mascara in Perversion
“Bigger. Blacker. Badder.” Again, another old favourite I got in the Naked On The Run palette that I found in my makeup trolley and decided to try out again. I’d forgotten how lovely this little mascara is! A creamy, lengthening and volumising formula which contains Hairdensyl – a blend of proteins and amino acids including marine glycogen – and won’t clump on the lashes even if you go for a triple coat. I love the sleek packaging and the fluffy wand!

Eylure Shape and Shade Brow Pencil and Tamer in Mid Brown
I originally bought this pencil for my brows but still preferred my old faithful No7 pencil (which is now shorter than my little finger). But this month, I’ve been loving this pencil to draw in and use as my base for a cut crease. It’s the perfect texture to draw in the crease then blend out.

Marks and Spencer La Maison De Senteurs Verveine Citron Verbena candle
This gorgeous candle was gifted to me from a bridal client as a thank you for her wedding day makeup. I burn it when I’m working to help me relax and create a nice ambience to my makeup room. The candle smells beautiful – the scent is really different from the sugary sweet scents I usually go to which makes it feel all the more like a relaxing spa candle to me and a little treat. The fresh aroma is scented with lemon verbena which helps to awaken and revive which is probably why I enjoy burning it as I’m working so much.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
I can’t even tell you how excited I was for this delicious drink to come back to my local Starbucks. Starbucks blend their signature espresso and milk with flavor notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to make a spicy, warming drink that’s just perfect to take along on autumnal walks. I love mine with the Guatemalan beans and a dash of whipped cream for an extra special treat.

Autumn Wreath
A few years ago, I made an autumn wreath full of beautiful orange leaves, berries and dark black leaves for a halloween contrast. Each year, I put the wreath on the door on the day of the Autumnal Equinox and I always so look forward to doing so. It’s so lovely to arrive back home to see the wreath hanging on the door. It was the first wreath I ever made and most of the products came from either Country Baskets or eBay. Hello autumn!

What are your September favourites?

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Last appointment left for Halloween makeovers in Barnsley

One appointment left

This year my Halloween bookings have gone absolutely through the roof and I’m already almost at full capacity for the actual day (Saturday 31st).

I have one last appointment left for Halloween makeovers in Barnsley this year and as always, my appointments are all first come first served and require a booking fee to secure the time and date. If you’d like to snap up the last appointment, please do contact me as soon as possible and we can discuss your requirements.

For those of you celebrating before or after actual Halloween, I do have some availability left so please do message me with your enquiries!

For the full information and terms and conditions of booking, please see my Halloween/SFX PDF here.

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October 3, 2015 - 3:21 pm

carriann - Hi
Has the space for halloween gone?

October 3, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Rachael Divers - Hi Carriann,

Yes it has I’m afraid, I’m fully booked up for the 31st but do have some spaces left either side of Halloween xoxo

Arbonne Clear Future Acne Skincare Review

Welcome to my Arbonne Clear Future Acne Skincare review! Throughout my school years, I was never one to really suffer with my skin in terms of acne. The occasional breakout would sometimes grace me with its unwanted presence, but after a little time and care from good old salicylic acid, it would clear up and disappear leaving my skin smooth and blemish free once again.

Entering my 20’s, I was still lucky enough to have great skin when it came to breakouts, I’d suffer the odd humongous spot (typically right before an important event or night out) but nothing out of the ordinary.

At the age of around 25, I started with adult acne. I was so stressed and upset and didn’t really know how best to deal with it seen as I’d never had this happen before. My confidence plummeted, I felt ugly and ashamed of my bare face. I tried acne medication in the form of Tetracycline but it didn’t work for me. I also tried numerous skin treatments from the likes of Dermalogica and Clinique. Slowly, with time and learning how to de-stress and changing my diet, my skin began to clear again. I felt such relief and was so pleased to have overcome it for the time being. If you’re an avid reader of my blog, you’ll have seen my post on my struggle with acne that you can catch up on here.

Anyway, as you’ve probably guessed, my happiness with my skin didn’t last long. Soon again, sure enough, the acne came back with a vengeance and once again I hotfooted it to the doctors surgery to get more medication, this time Lymecycline. It did help, but still to this day, my skin is so unpredictable and sensitive that I’m still trying to find a happy medium.

Arbonne Clear Future packaging

I recently switched to Paula’s Choice skincare which I feel has really helped my skin a lot, it’s helped to calm and soothe my breakouts immensely. However, I was recently given the opportunity to try some of the products from Arbonne’s Clear Future range, so naturally, I jumped at the chance. Clear Future is a brand new addition to the Arbonne range which helps to fight acne blemishes and restore balance to the skin in turn helping skin look smooth, clear and glowing and with controlled oil production. Arbonne claims that pore size will also reduce, but this is not something that can really be achieved – pore size is genetic, however, you can help the pores to ‘appear’ smaller by keeping them clear, exfoliating or using a product such as Retin-A which is available on prescription. All of the acne formulas are powered with salicylic acid, along with a unique blend of efficacious botanicals, to calm and soothe skin. It’s important to remember that Salicylic acid can cause sensitivity to the skin so please do remember to wear an SPF daily to protect yourself. The key ingredients from the Clear Future collection include:

White Willow (Salix alba) Bark
Boosts exfoliation to reveal a fresh layer of skin

Sage (Salvia officinalis) Extract
Skin conditioner; calms and soothes

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
Skin conditioner; cleanses

Alpha-glucan oligosaccharide
Derived from bio-fermentation and natural sugars, helps mattify and moisturize skin

Derived from marine algae, helps mattify skin and control sebum by absorbing it at the skin’s surface

Naturally derived polysaccharide, rhamnose, glucose, glucuronic acid
Derived from bio-fermentation and natural sugars, protect the skin’s moisture barrier

First before I delve into the products, I want to share the images below with you to show you how my skin looked at the beginning of this week compared to how it looks now. Let me tell you, it’s far from easy to share these images – as I wrote in my last picture post on my skin, acne causes such a battering to your confidence that it’s almost like having a bully in your head constantly pulling you down, making you feel like everybody is staring at your face and thinking how disgusting you look. But I’ll tell you something else too; they’re not thinking that at all and they probably haven’t even noticed. As a makeup artist, it’s important for me to feel confident with my skin and my makeup and for it to look good in turn, after all, my clients look at my face first to get an idea of the kind of artist I am.

Skin before and afterAs you can probably see from the images above, there is a positive improvement to my skin that I attribute to a few things:

  1. Less stress – as you may well know, I’ve just had a massive home and business move as well as a break up. My skin is starting to settle down now after the stress and upset caused by each of the above.
  2. Better diet and water intake – getting back into the swing of healthy eating has helped me to feel healthier on the inside and look healthier on the outside. What we put into our body shows on our skin.
  3. The products – of course, I believe that the products have absolutely helped in reducing the blemishes on my skin and calming my breakouts. I’m fully aware that five days isn’t long enough to give a thorough review or assess my skin, but I can certainly give you a good idea on how my skin has reacted so far.

So, here are the Arbonne Clear Future products that I’ve been using and what I think to them.

Deep Pore Acne Cleanser £25 for 118ml
Arbonne Deep pore Acne Cleanser What Arbonne says: “Start fresh with this gentle cleanser that removes excess oil and reduces shine without stripping skin of natural moisture, leaving it feeling soft. Salicylic acid reduces the number of acne blemishes by exfoliating dead skin cells and penetrating pores. Over time pores can appear minimized, creating a more even-toned complexion. Sage extract also soothes and conditions.”

My thoughts: A really gentle slightly foaming cleanser that helps skin to feel soft, supple and cleansed. It does have the scent that most products with salicylic acid contains but I think this adds to the ‘clean’ and ‘good for my skin’ feeling so I quite like it. Arbonne recommends that you use this product just once daily at first to introduce your skin, however, my skin is already used to treatments containing salicylic acid after changing my skincare so I went ahead and used it morning and evening and didn’t have any excess drying or discomfort to my skin. There is some debate over whether cleansers using salicylic acid actually work – the theory being that the salicylic acid doesn’t stay on the skin long enough to have any impact. Arbonne don’t state just how much salicylic acid is present in the cleanser on the tube, but usually, it would be between 1-3% which research suggests just isn’t strong enough to make much difference to the skin, it would need to have contact for a much longer time which is why it’s better to use salicylic treatments after cleansing.

Exfoliating Blemish Pads (Part of the Clear Future set which retails at £113)
Exfoliating Blemish PadsWhat Arbonne says: “Exfoliate dead skin cells, wipe away surface bacteria, and penetrate pores to clear up acne blemishes and reduce excess oil, which can result in diminished pore size. Contains soothing botanicals to calm skin.”

My thoughts: A nice addition to the Clear Future products – this is almost like a toner in a usual three step routine and really helped my skin to feel extra clean. The pads remind me of the Oxy pads that I used to use as a teenager which I actually really like. Each tub comes with 60 pads and there’s plenty of product on one pad to sweep across the entire face or to simply concentrate on problem areas.


Intensive Acne Spot TreatmentIntensive Acne Spot Treatment (Part of the Clear Future set which retails at £113)
What Arbonne says: “Target blemishes with a fast-acting formula that penetrates pores to dry up acne blemishes, resulting in improved appearance of skin tone. Salicylic acid exfoliates and reveals new layers of skin without over-drying, while helping keep skin clear of new blemishes.”

My thoughts: Another nice addition to the collection – a targeted formula made specifically for problem areas that will help to dry up acne blemishes. Again, I didn’t experience any excess drying after using both morning and evening.


Mattifying Acne Treatment Lotion £29 for 50ml
Mattifying Acne TreatmentWhat Arbonne says: “Salicylic acid in the formula dries and clears acne blemishes, joining forces with a lightweight, non-oily lotion to add moisture without shine, absorbing oil while soothing and preventing dryness.”

My thoughts: Sometimes mattifying products can feel a little drying on the skin but this lotion doesn’t have that same effect. I found it to stay quite dewy which I thought might disrupt my foundation or cause it to look a little shiny on my skin, so I waited a good 20 minutes to apply my makeup after using this in the mornings. My face felt a little tacky for a while, but smoothed out quite nicely and didn’t look any more shiny than it usually would throughout the day. I think the treatment lotion is a good addition because it’s important to add a little moisture back to the skin to keep it hydrated and plumped. The best part about it is that you only need the tiniest amount so the lotion will last well.

Overall, I have really quite enjoyed using this skincare. Although I feel the products have helped my skin in terms of calming the redness and blemishes, it’s important to note that other factors do contribute to the appearance of our skin such as keeping hydrated on the inside, a healthy balanced diet and staying as stress-free as possible. A lot of breakouts are caused by hormonal factors so sadly, whatever we put on our face won’t make a great deal of difference until the underlying cause has also been dealt with – but for keeping skin on an even keel, reducing redness and ensuring the skin is hydrated, I feel that the products really help.


Statistics on Clear Future from the Arbonne website

Statistics on Clear Future from the Arbonne website taken from a survey of 30 participants

Cons: I prefer to start with the cons first so we can end on a positive note. The biggest disadvantage to me is the price – the Clear Future set retails at £113 which is around £47 more expensive than my current skincare products. 

Pros: Gentle and effective skincare with ingredients proven to help improve acne and blemishes. Nice packaging and easy instructions on how to use. Plenty of extra information online for those who would like to know more about their skincare.

As I’ve only been able to test these products over five days rather than months, I can’t give a comprehensive review, but I can say that they have only improved my skin rather than caused any extra problems. I’m interested to see how the products go down amongst other beauty bloggers and acne sufferers alike as I think they’re very gentle yet effective.

To find out more about the Arbonne Clear Future range, see here.

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Arbonne makeup review

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A few days ago I was lucky to receive a makeup case full of lovely Arbonne cosmetics to try out and review on my blog. As any makeup artist or makeup lover knows, there’s nothing that quite gets us going than a shed load of products to swatch and trial to our heart’s content!

True to form, I was in the makeup box as soon as I got it home alongside my mum who showed an unusual excitement to the products – my mum just doesn’t quite seem to understand my obsession with makeup and makeup brushes. She even once uttered the words “It’s just a brush, Rachael.” I’m still not quite sure whether I’ve fully forgiven her for this unspeakable faux pas.

Anyway, back to the products. In case you aren’t already aware of the brand, Arbonne is a company that thrives on being green:

“The idea to provide skincare products unparalleled in quality and effectiveness developed in Switzerland in 1975, when one man, Petter Mørck, together with a group of leading biochemists, biologists and herbalists, fulfilled his vision and founded Arbonne.

Arbonne skincare products, based on botanical principles, became a reality in the United States in 1980 and are now shared throughout the world through the Arbonne network of Independent Consultants. Building on these same founding principles, the product line has since grown to include both inner and outer health and beauty products that are unparalleled in quality, safety, value, benefits and results.” – Arbonne

With all this information in mind, I went into testing with an open mind and chose a selection from the cosmetics to wear and review over three days. Below, you can see the makeup that I picked out especially for review but there were some extras that I didn’t include (different colours in eyeshadows, blush and lip liners etc – some are pictured in the makeup look images below).

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  • Makeup Primer
  • Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15 in Alabaster and Soft Blush
  • FC5 Mattifying Powder
  • Blush in Taffeta
  • It’s a long story Mascara in Black
  • Lip liner in Tulip
  • Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Calla
  • Golden Coast Palette featuring Paradise Blush Bronzer and four eyeshadows in Sunshine (Rich bronze), Beach (yellow gold), Shell (shimmering deep taupe) and Sandbar (off white).

Makeup Primer
One of Arbonnes’ cult products and an absolute firm favourite of many a beauty fanatic, the Arbonne makeup primer feels lightweight on the skin with the lovely smoothing pearl feeling that primers are so famous for. Not too dissimilar to the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, perhaps a little creamier, it feels comforting on the skin but not too heavy. On a day to day basis, I wouldn’t wear a primer as I prefer to moisturise then apply my foundation but I did enjoy using this for the past three days. My skin felt soft, smooth and luxurious.

Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15 in Alabaster and Soft Blush
Out of the colours in the sample kit, I chose to mix these two together to create a healthy shade for my face. Although Alabaster is a perfect match for my casper complexion, I decided to warm it up a little so I didn’t look quite so like my ghostly self! The foundation applies nicely and covers very well, I’d class it as a medium to full coverage on the skin. I really like that the foundation has a built in SPF too – if you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know just how precious I am about skincare when it comes to the sun! The other thing I like about the foundation is the packaging – you can see exactly how much foundation you have left thanks to the clear bottle, and the pump dispenser makes it clean and hygienic to use. The foundation claims to protect, moisturise and give the appearance of firmer skin. It did last well throughout the day but I did have to smooth it over a few times during wear time as it appeared a little shiny on my skin and seemed to break up a little bit – this could be down to the fact that it’s an older sample and the fact that I did a lot of running around that day! The newer packaging is now rounded so looks a little different to the ones pictured.

Some people have expressed a worry for the use of Dimethicone in the foundation which is a man made silicon oil that is frequently used in personal care products as skin protectant and conditioner. It helps to give products that creamy slip onto the skin. Some reports suggest that Dimethicone can actually make dry skin worse over time as it forms a plastic-like barrier on the outside of the skin rather than sinking in and nourishing like a regular moisturiser would – however, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved the use as Dimethicone as a skin protectant ingredient in over-the-counter products and the CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel) has also assessed it safe to use in personal care products. It’s also the same as you’d find in MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid foundation, Tom Ford’s Traceless foundation and Charlotte Tilbury’s Light Wonder foundation to name just a few – look out for it and you’ll be sure to notice it in a whole host of foundations. Personally, it doesn’t bother me and doesn’t irritate my own skin.

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FC5 Mattifying Powder
As a girl who likes to use MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus as a finishing/mattifying powder, I wasn’t such a fan of this one. I found it a little chalky on the skin and it made my under-eyes appear like crepe paper (see the last makeup look image) which isn’t ideal. However, as the day went on and the foundation and powder settled into my skin, the initial overpowdered finish diminished. It reminded me too much of the Collection setting powder which I’m really not keen on so I wouldn’t purchase this myself. However, this powder has it praises sung by many a makeup lover so as with any product review, what doesn’t work for me may well work for you.

Blush in Taffeta
A vibrant blushing pink which is wonderfully pigmented and applies nicely! I used this blush for both eyeshadow and for its intended use as a blush and I can’t really fault it. I like the finish and the wearability but make sure to use a light hand to apply to get the best effect.

Golden Coast Palette
Throughout trying these products, I’ve used each eye shadow shade in this palette (and the Country Garden palette which is not pictured) and found that they are all really highly pigmented with a lovely buttery finish. They do tend to fall out quite a bit when you apply so make sure to tap any excess off the brush before applying them to your lids. The ‘Beach’ shade is a dead ringer for MAC’s Fluidline in Rich Ground but in a powder form and the Beach shade is very similar to Urban Decay’s Half Baked shade. Sandbar is great for highlighting under the brow or as a neutral wash of colour over the whole lid. The set does come with a dual ended brush – brush on one side and a sponge applicator on the other – but in my honest opinion, you’d be much better investing in a proper eyeshadow brush as you simply cannot apply and blend effectively with most tiny brushes that come in sets like these.

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It’s a long story Mascara in Black
The first thing I noticed about this mascara was the smell – it has a really strong scent which I find to be a little overpowering and unpleasant. I applied the mascara with a spoolie and liked how the mascara coated my lashes quickly and evenly. I really liked the application but I found that I was sensitive to the formula and had trouble with my eyes running for the whole day until I removed it again in the evening. On the plus side, the mascara didn’t run at all which is some achievement considering just how much my eyes watered. If you want an alternative to this, I’d recommend Urban Decay’s mascara in Perversion which seems to apply, coat and wear almost identically but without the strong scent.

Lip liner in Tulip
Probably one of my most favourite items of the kit I was given to try, this liner has a lovely pigmented colour which looks exactly the same as the colour on the tube – something that doesn’t always ring true. I like the roll up design which saves sharpening, but there is a sharpener on the end of the roll in case you’d like to sharpen to a finer point – good for hygiene purposes if used in a makeup artists’ kit. The colour lasted well pretty much all day even after eating and drinking. I think this would be great for brides or ladies who simply don’t have the time to touch up their makeup throughout the day.

Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Calla
My second favourite item I sampled – this gloss is more like a highly pigmented lip lacquer that feels really strong on the lips. Lovely dense colour without the overly sticky feel – I really enjoyed using this and think it would be a hit with my clients too. I can’t quite place the smell but it’s really not unpleasant at all.

Below, you can see the three different looks that I wore with the Arbonne products from extremely natural to a little more dramatic.

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Products used: Arbonne Makeup Primer, Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus, Arbonne Country Garden Palette, MAC Zoom Waterfast Lash Waterproof mascara, No7 Brow pencil, Arbonne Lip Liner in Peach, Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick in Magnolia.


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Products used: Arbonne Makeup Primer, Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, Arbonne Natural Radiance Mineral Powder, Arbonne Country Garden Palette, Arbonne Blush in Apricot, Arbonne Mascara, No7 Brow pencil, Arbonne Lip Liner in Peach, Arbonne Lip Gloss in Hazel and Calla


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Products used: Arbonne Makeup Primer, Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation, Arbonne Mattifying powder, Arbonne Golden Coast palette, Arbonne Blush in Taffeta, Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, No7 Brow pencil, Arbonne Lip Liner in Tulip, Arbonne Lip Gloss in Calla

Overall, I’ve enjoyed trying out some new products and also being able to work them into my usual daily routine. Products which I feel are certainly worth a second look are the foundations, the lip liners and the lip glosses. If I were to add any of these products to my kit, I’d more than likely start with a few of the glosses and see how they get along.

I hope that you enjoyed reading my Arbonne makeup review and that it’s inspired you to give their products a try too!

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September 24, 2015 - 11:57 am

Vicky Arundale - Oooh I always love finding a new beauty brand. Think I’ll try some of the glosses too :)

Btw Rachael your skin is flawless! I’m a fellow ‘Casper’ my foundation is MAC’s 2nd lightest shade!

Love the looks you created, will you be doing some Autumn ones soon?

September 26, 2015 - 10:58 am

Rachael Divers - Thank you so much Vicky! I have to attribute the skin to good foundation and lovely natural lighting :)

I’m planning some gorgeous deep, rich autumn looks very soon which will be perfect for our fair skin tone! :) xoxo

September 26, 2015 - 8:14 pm

julie - Love reading reviews on what people think of the arbonne products. I love them and enjoyed reading this. x

September 29, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Rachael Divers - Thank you Julie! I really, really love the lip products – they lasted me all day without a top up. I’m sure my bridal clients would love them too! xoxo