Friday, November 18, 2016

Review | Arbonne It's A Long Story, Mascara

I had heard of Arbonne over the years, mainly in regards to skincare, but I had never tried them out. I heard that they made high-quality skincare and were cruelty-free, both high on my list of things that I look for. But, I had no idea that they also sell makeup, hair care, body care, health products, and more!

Turns out they are an eco-friendly and socially responsible company too.

From Arbonne: " It’s not just what we put in our products that makes them superior. It’s what we choose to formulate without. We integrate the most beneficial botanical ingredients from nature with the principles of green chemistry — we craft products with integrity, expertise and innovation. And we do it responsibly, taking care of our earth at the same time."

I was so excited to get the chance to try a few of their products out thanks to one of their fabulous representatives, Sarah. - Thank you again, Sarah!

Sarah sent me a few samples, one of which was this full-size "It's A Long Story, Mascara." This tube has 12 grams of product, which is a generous size. I find most mascaras have around 8 grams of product. This mascara is also ophthalmologist tested and made in the USA. It's also Clinically tested and formulated to be water-resistant and long-wearing. It retails for $48CAD.

My Verdict:

It's quite a wet formula but it's on the thicker side, so it applies easily and one coat is really enough. It wears well and I had no smudging or flaking by the end of the day. I like that it is removed easily so I don't lose any lashes when I take it off at the end of the day.

I have very hooded eyes and I had no issues with the mascara transferring to my upper lids during application nor later on during the day.

In the first picture, I am wearing one coat of the mascara (top lashes only). In the second picture, I have two coats on (top lashes only). I applied the second coat after the first coat was completely dry, which was fine, but I find that I get even better results when I apply the second coat before the first one dries down completely.

Note: I am not wearing any eyeliner on the top or bottom of my eyes. The only other eye product that I'm wearing in these photos is a matte taupe eyeshadow in the crease of my eyes.

As you can see, the mascara alone gives my eyes quite a lift and creates a lot of impact.

Arbonne Mascara- One Coat

Arbonne Mascara- Two Coats
Overall, I am really impressed with this mascara. I love the impact that I get and how it adds both length and volume. It really seems to lift my lashes, which gives my eyes a real lift, which I can certainly use!

I hope to share some more reviews of Arbonne's products. I have a lipstick by Arbonne that I'm currently testing out as well, and it's definitely worth sharing with you too!

Have you tried any products by Arbonne? What do you recommend?


*Product was sent to me for consideration. All opinions are my own. No affiliate links are in this post.


  1. This mascara looks pretty good - though I do prefer more lengthening mascaras. I've never tried Arbonne, but it sounds like a decent brand! Thanks for the review!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    1. I'm really pleased with this brand so far and I can't wait to try more of their products. I'm glad you found this review helpful. Thanks for coming by!

  2. I have heard about Arbonne in the past as well! I have yet to try anything from them though....might have to give the mascara a go after seeing it in action! Great product review girl :)

  3. I used to love this mascara, I haven't used it in years now though....

  4. Great review Amy - I've not tried any Arbonne products, but this mascara looks like its well worth investigating. I need lift, volume and length, and from your lovely pics, this might be the one! ♥♥♥

    1. Thanks, Kats! I love this mascara! Pricey, but if you can afford it, it's worth it! xoxo


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