The Arbonne lipstick is unlike any other lipstick I own, packaged in a sleek little matte black tube squared off at the edges, kind of like the Revlon lipbutter shape but a lot slimmer. I say this every time, but Arbonne packaging is so classy and looks like it costs gazillions!
I received the shade Strawberry, a vibrant red. When I first swatched it on my hand I was blown away, the pigmentation is out of this world. It has the most beautiful opaque finish that I have ever come across and means that this stunning blood red shade literally takes the spotlight no matter what other makeup you have on your face. I don't think I have ever come across a red lipstick that has this same effect, it is the richest most eye-catching shade.
You can eat and drink as much as you like, but even once the lipstick itself seems to have worn off it leaves a lovely stain behind.
This lipstick has no scent and in terms of texture does actually get a little dry in the bullet and can be a little tricky to apply. It certainly requires time and effort during application as a result of its insanely pigmented nature. I personally would apply it with a lip brush, however as it is such a thin bullet it can be quite precise straight from the tube.
On the lips it is neither glossy nor matte, just an in-between kind of finish. The way I wear it, as a stain, can be quite drying so I apply either a balm underneath or gloss on top, but when wearing it as intended dryness is not a problem.
I am blown away by the incredible quality of this lipstick and how beautiful the shade is! It is not cheap, at $37 but if I wanted to splurge on a lipstick, this would be it. I have checked out their range multiple times (which consists of 14 lipstick shades) and can easily say that I have fallen in love with the shade Coral Reef, as modelled by Tram over at Beauty with the Beautifool.
I give this product 9 out of 10.