As we get more ingredient savvy with our food and skincare, why not expect more from our makeup as well? Why wear a mascara that isn’t rich in vitamins? Why gloss your lips with anything that’s not nourishing us with oils? Not only is multitasking makeup ideal for time saving, space saving in our handbags and holiday luggage, but it's also better value for our money and better overall for our skin.
I agree with whoever first coined the phrase "I like my products like I like my people - non toxic."
And Dr. Peter Matravers, Arbonne Sr. VP Product Development, is all about that. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with more than 30 years of skincare experience, working as VP of Research & Development at Aveda for 13 years, and 8 years at Neutrogena. He holds numerous patents, and uses cutting edge technology blending western science and Chinese/Ayurvedic influences to create products that really perform.
And he's doing a good job as Arbonne's cosmetic range contains “a mix of moisturizing botanicals and age-defying ingredients," as an extension of skincare to help skin feel nourished, pampered and beautiful. "We continually look for ways to make our products better and better,” Dr Peter says.
So expect more from yours.
You are indeed worth it.
Here's 6 of my multitasking faves from Arbonne to invest in to ensure
your skin looks good and feels even better:
VITAMIN INFUSED MASCARA
This is truly a high-performance lengthening mascara for ultra-dramatic lashes whilst being Ophthalmologist-tested safe for such a sensitive area where so many people experience irritation (including me, pre this mascara).
• Polypeptides contain skin-conditioning amino acids
• Pea and bamboo extracts condition lashes
• Panthenol, also known as pro-vitamin B5,conditions lashes to help them look soft and smooth
SPF MINERAL POWDER FOUNDATION
Transform your complexion to flawless, naturally beautiful skin with this silky-smooth, feather-light mineral powder foundation that conceals imperfections and provides buildable coverage. This “no makeup” feel formula also helps prevent moisture loss, creates a shine-free finish, and offers SPF 15 sun protection.
• Linseed extract helps moisturize, restore suppleness, and control oily shine
• Rice lipids help hydrate skin and provide a healthy-looking glow
• Ribose helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and promotes skin’s natural radiance by delivering moisture
HIGHLIGHT + CONTOUR GLOW STICK DUO
Arbonne weren't kidding when they coined this product 'the highlight of your day,' as it is multitasking in design and ingredient benefits to the skin. This dual ended, silky highlight stick accentuates and defines as it glides gently over foundation adding radiance without streaking. Blend ever so lightly with the fluffy end of the concealer brush if needed and you'll be all sorts of #litfromwithin.
• Sunflower seed oil delivers moisture for aconditioning effect and smoother-looking skin
• Grape seed extract, with antioxidant properties, helps contribute to a healthy-looking glow
• Sustainable shea butter, harvested with fair trade principles, delivers moisture
MINERAL POWDER + BUFFING BRUSH
This luxuriously soft, dense brush tip holds powder in place without a mess and the dome-shaped bristles are ideal for applying loose powder evenly. But it's also perfect (I've found) as a liquid foundation blending brush for a natural, flawless look. If you have super dry skin, add a few drops of the Intelligence Facial Oil to your foundation on the back of your hand and the foundation will glide on oh so smoothly while still looking #truetoyou.
• Designed for use with Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation but works with Liquid Foundation too
• Dome-shaped bristles are ideal for even application of loose powders in general, including setting powder or loose highlighters
• 100% vegan and cruelty-free
POLLUTION DEFENSE CC CREAM BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30
This little guy packs a powerful punch with 13-in-1 benefits! This lightweight CC Cream contains mineral SPF and creates a breathable second skin to protect from everyday pollution as small as PM 2.5 microns, which lingers in the air and can stick to the skin’s surface. Otherwise known as Complexion Correction it camouflages skin imperfections with medium coverage (in 4 all colour correcting shades) for a radiant finish.
DUAL TIPPED CONCEALER + BLENDING BRUSH
Hands down my favourite makeup brush right now...hence why I have 3! This dual-ended brush offers versatility with the flat, tapered tip providing concentrated coverage - great for precise application - while the larger brush end helps blend makeup and provides an airbrushed finish.
It's the perfect brush to use with The Real Conceal Liquid Concealer for dark circles to blemishes, and was made as the ideal tool to help hide any imperfections. But that also applies to blending shadows, highlight and contour and anywhere else you want a seamless finish. And, like all Arbonne products, it too is vegan and cruelty-free. Now you can see why I stocked up. 😉
So tell me, what's your favourite multitasker?!
Holla in the comments below, and here's to thoughtful designs everywhere!
*This post first appeared on samanthaclark,com.au
1. WASH YOUR MAKEUP OFF BEFORE BED
After a long night out, it can be tempting to head straight to bed and decide to wash your face in the morning, but there are plenty of reasons why that’s a bad idea. For one, by not removing your makeup, you’re committing yourself to a breakout in the morning. Leaving makeup on overnight clogs your pores and prevents your skin from renewing itself while you sleep. Even worse, if leaving your makeup on overnight becomes a habit, it can do long-term damage, leading to wrinkles and skin that looks more aged than it should down the track. Remove makeup with a deep cleanser suitable for your skin, followed by a gentle exfoliating cleanse and/or toner if wearing a lot of makeup. At the very least, use a gentle but effective makeup wipe in upwards motions to remove makeup before bed - even better if they are compostable!
"Makeup is not a mask that covers up your beauty; it's a weapon that helps you express who you are from the inside."
2. CHECK THE EXPIRY ON PRODUCTS
Unfortunately, makeup doesn’t last forever. Makeup does have an expiry date and using old products can pose a health hazard, as there’s a greater risk of bacteria settling in. While some makeup products do offer expiry dates on their packaging (look for the little tub icon with a number on it), manufacturers aren’t explicitly obliged to provide one, so it pays to know some general guidelines. Here are some useful time-frames provided by choice.com:
3. DON’T SHARE YOUR MAKEUP
4. CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES AND BAG
Your makeup brushes and bag are two places where bacteria can very easily collect, yet they are items that are rarely cleaned. In one study from Loyola Marymount University, after just one month of use, uncleaned makeup brushes contained so much bacteria that the researchers couldn’t measure it all. 60 percent of women, however, say they’ve never cleaned their makeup brushes or makeup bag.
Make sure you clean your brushes and makeup bag on a regular basis (ideally once a week). For cleaning your brushes, there is a multitude of specialist brush cleaning products on the market, but I love a good clean baby shampoo, warm water and the palm of my hand. Cleaning your makeup bag should also be relatively simple; in general, hand washing it with a damp cloth and some dishwashing detergent, or an anti-bacterial wipe will do the trick.
5. SHARPEN PENCILS AND LINERS
Sharpening your eyeliner pencils has more benefits than simply giving you a refined eye line – it’s also a quick and easy way to protect your eyes from harmful bacteria. By sharpening your eyeliner pencil each time you use it, you’re shedding any germs that were residing on the surface of the pencil. To be extra careful, it’s also worth making sure your pencil sharpener itself stays clean by using sanitiser mist or wipes on a regular basis.
6. STORE YOUR MAKEUP APPROPRIATELY
The more exposed your makeup products are to heat and moisture, the more susceptible they will be to the growth of bacteria. Keep your makeup products in a cool, dry place (preferably in a drawer or cabinet). This will also help to ensure the longevity of your products (makeup stored incorrectly may expire quicker). It’s also important to make sure your beauty products aren’t left half open or exposed. This is like an open invitation for bacteria to get into your makeup and find themselves a home...that might just show up on your face!
Do you regularly check and clean your beauty products and tools?
Let me know how you got on in the comments below.
PS. Sharing is caring - who needs to hear this?
x SAM x
*This post first appeared on samanthaclark,com.au
The new Pollution Defense CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 provides protection from three culprits of early skin aging: pollution, sun and environmental aggressors (wind, dirt, dry air). Get ready for this this clean beauty to be your daily go-to in your makeup bag.
Pollution Defense CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
THE ARBONNE ADVANTAGE
Makeup that cares for your skin with moisturising botanicals and age-defying ingredients, enhancing what’s already beautifully yours.
OHHHH EMMMM GEEEE! How freaking cute are these??!
The next best thing to laying out on a remote island is here! Introducing the Arbonne® Makeup Staycation Mini Stick Set. Consider it the wanderlust edition of healthy living inside and out — all the glow, without the plane ticket. But only available for a limited time, while supplies last.
This sun-soaked set includes four multipurpose sticks:
Botanical oils like apricot, coconut and peach — unique to each product — help promote the appearance of healthy-looking, glowing skin.
Whether you have dry skin and prefer the smooth feel of cream makeup products, or you just want to capture that summer glow no matter the season, you don't want to miss these!
A great work to play makeup bag addition
A great travelers companion kit
A great gift!
ADD TO CART! PRONTO!
(I got 2....I just know someone my sister will love them for her birthday!)
Happening now and for a limited time/until stocks last is Massive Makeup Discounts with up to 50% off selected products!
Makeup Wipes and Setting Spray have arrived and they're as awesome as expected!
We're just a tad bit excited!!
It’s every makeup lover’s dream come true!
Dissolve the Day Makeup Cleansing Cloths
Let It Set Refreshing Finishing Spray
How to Use the Makeup Setting Spray & Wipes...
ENJOY THE SALE & THESE TWO MUCH ANTICIPATED
NEW ADDITIONS TO ARBONNE'S BEAUTIFUL MAKEUP RANGE!
MAKEUP SALE INFO: Hurry, this offer won't last long and is while stocks last so snap up your favourites now! *Product discounts vary and are up to 50% off RRP. Consultant & Preferred Client discounts apply on top of the already discounted price. Not all makeup products are discounted. Some products may have less than three months until expiry
I create a really natural and glowy evening makeup look for an event where I was wearing all white. I used mostly Arbonne makeup which is botanically based, safe and vegan, plus a new Stilla Liquid Eyeliner and the Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Highlighter.
#REALLIFE: I've learned my techniques from beauty school and adapt and practice on myself and clients to suit the face in front of me, the event type, and the products I am using. If I was wearing this makeup for more than the 2hrs the event did go for, I would finish with this setting powder to keep it in place all night: http://bit.ly/2eJTi2E #MIXITUP: If you do want a little extra colour, this natural base with a bold red (like this: http://bit.ly/2uhIzhF) or pop of pink lipstick (like this: http://bit.ly/2gFRy7x) would look glam without being too OTT. I wore this more subtle due to the nature of the event I was going to.
Arbonne Makeup Primer: http://bit.ly/2wEJ8GP
Arbonne Liquid Foundation - Nuetral Beige: http://bit.ly/2wGpiJt
Arbonne Real Conceal Liquid Concealer: http://bit.ly/2f29tW7
Arbonne Glow On Bronzer: http://bit.ly/2wGzVfo
Arbonne Blossom Blush: http://bit.ly/2vKEDs0
Arbonne Eyeshadows (similar): http://bit.ly/2eDTehg
Arbonne Long Story Mascara: http://bit.ly/2wcid6d
Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick - Lily: http://bit.ly/2j2Kt5w
Arbonne Hazel Lip Gloss: http://bit.ly/2uKYtpP
Arbonne Cosmetics Brush Set: http://bit.ly/2gJlcMS
Arbonne Concealer Brush: http://bit.ly/2wEc8yd
I create a 5 minute no makeup day face with only 5 products. This look would be totally suitable for the gym, school or running errands if you simply cannot go without makeup but don't want to spend forever getting ready.
#REALLIFE: I learnt at beauty school that this very minimal type of look is referred to as Day Makeup and I am simply passing on my learnings using products suitable for me. Do choose products that are suitable for your skin type, tone and undertone...and DO YOU...if your idea of day face is way more makeup than this...go for it!
#MIXITUP: If you do want a little extra colour, the barely there with a bold red lip look and some undone hair is a classic, or go for the same colour blush used on your cheeks swept over your eyelids and more pink based gloss and undone hair for a very sweet, pretty vibe.
x SAM x