A few years ago I worked as a bank teller in a really affluent Massachusetts' town and I was hustling to burst out of there. For a hot second I was courted to become an Arbonne saleslady.
Yep, you heard it here first.
Long story short a customer had sold me on a few products; cut to me attending an Arbonne sales consultant event with said customer in attempt to serve me some Kool-Aid. In the States, if you hit your sales goals they give you Tiffany jewellery. That's right, give.
But I saw through the pyramid scheme and even had a moment when my mind flashed back to Roald Dahl's The Witches. My mind jogged to the part where the boy spied the witches convening at the hotel -- one second they were these miserly women and by the next second they had peeled their masks off! I kept waiting for this to happen, but it never did.
Every time I hear or read the name Arbonne I instantly think of The Witches, which I realise is unfair, but the mind (mine especially) has a funny way of working.
Arbonne's (C)omplexion (C)ontrol Cream promises to "mattify, moisturise and prime all at the same time." While I did share a similar experience to Arbonne's claims, I wasn't prepared for the CC Cream to slip and pool within my pores after a few hours of wear. Initially the coverage was smooth, but something gave way and forced Arbonne's variant to make my pores appear larger than life.
If it hadn't been for Arbonne's migratory flight pattern, I could've gotten on board.
If you think the 10 benefits Arbonne promotes for using their CC Cream (Primer; Protector; Concealer; Hydrator; Mattifier; Brightener; Blemish Cover; Pore Refiner; Comforter and Complexion Controller) outweighs my own personal user experience, then head on over to Arbonne to check out the other three shades (fair, medium and dark) available for purchase.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Arbonne's CC Cream:
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 3 out of 10 bags — meh, I'll go back to using my Jane Iredale Foundation
Would another purchase be on the horizon?:
- Arbonne has an amazing eye cream, but I can't seem to find it on their site.
*PR sample provided – Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.