“Direct Selling” in a Recession: Pink Truth Has a Voice!

The CBS affiliate in Philadelphia ran a story yesterday about women doing direct selling in a recession to “supplement” their income. Of course, Rhonda Shasteen of Mary Kay got to have her say…. telling the world that women will spend money on lipstick even when their finances are tight. The …

Spotlight on MLM – Arbonne International

Search the Direct Selling Association’s member database for sellers of skincare and cosmetics, and you’ll find 55 members. Multi-level marketing companies selling beauty products are a dime a dozen. Arbonne International is one of the better known beauty MLMs, right along with Mary Kay and Avon. But it’s very typical …

Arbonne International Background Information

Arbonne Internationalis yet another cosmetics multi-level marketing company (MLM). The company’s claim to fame is that the products are “botanical”. They market themselves as “different” from the other cosmetics MLMs, particularly Mary Kay. The bottom line, however, is that Arbonne is just another product-based pyramid scheme that relies on an …