Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Review: Motives Cosmetics

 Hi everyone!
In my quest to experiment with different brands, today I bring you a review of Motives cosmetics! This line is created by makeup artist Loren Ridinger, and to be honest, I've heard very little about this brand in the online beauty community. Long-time Beauty Broadcast viewer Lauren Page happens to be an independent distributor for the company, and she kindly sent me several Motives products to try and review. Thanks Lauren! :) If you'd like to learn more about the line, click here and visit the beauty section. That will take you to Lauren's "store". I'll also have specific links to the products mentioned below. While I received these products for review, I'm not affiliated with the brand. Let's get started with the review! 
Motives Blush/Bronzer Duo ($22.50, Shop.com
This split-pan compact holds a pink blush and a light bronzer- both have a bit of a pearly/luminous finish on the skin, however there is no detectable glitter in this product. While you're seeing very concentrated swatches in the picture above, the color becomes much more sheer when applied to the face. The bronzer is very light and isn't something I can really use for contouring, however I did apply it sparingly all over the face to give my skin-tone a little color boost. The blush is a gorgeous, really pigmented and luminous shade- it's definitely my favorite part of this compact! It has the best color payoff. Just keep in mind- if you're using both the blush and the bronzer, you really need to use a light hand... too much of face products that contain a sheen can really accent pores and fine lines. I tried to make sure I didn't layer these products over the same areas to avoid that problem.  
Motives Luxe Cream Shadow in Gold Dust ($15.75, Shop.com)
Such an interesting, gorgeous product! The texture is kind of unique compared to most of my cream shadows... it's definitely lighter, creamier, and more "whipped" than the Maybelline Color Tattoos which are very solid. At a glance, this just looks like a white cream in the pot, but when you sheer it out, a gorgeous golden shimmer comes through. It's not an overly metallic gold, but kind of a soft buttercup-type gold, if you know what I mean. This shadow does not set to a completely budge-proof state, but even without a primer, I can use this as a base for a powder shadow and get through the day with no creasing (just don't put on too much of the product). For the look in this post, Gold Dust is being used as a base for a powder shadow. This particular shade is kind of a "shadow transformer" - I have applied various shadows on top it really seems to enhance the shimmer/shine. You can also get a bit of this on your finger and dab it on TOP of your eyeshadow look for a pretty golden shimmer. I'll even dab this on the center of my lower lip for a more shiny, plump effect. LOVE the versatility!  
Motives Eyeshadow in Bedroom Eyes ($12.50, Shop.com
Behold the gorgeousness of this shadow!! I know all of my taupe-lovers out there are drooling :) I am so impressed by this shadow- it's probably my favorite item out of the bunch. This particular shade is so stunning- and not including the cream shadow- I did a one-shadow look with this! I patted it all over the lid and then blended it with a fluffy brush in the crease. That cream shadow is making the lids even more shimmery, but overall this shadow is kind of a cross between bronze and taupe with a bit of gold shimmer. When sheered out, more of the purple and rosy tones come through. I didn't have to work hard at all to build up the color or blend. I love "complex" shades like this. When you do a one shadow look- they can come off looking like 2 or 3 different shadows instead of just one flat shade. I also smudged this a bit under the lower lashline and applied black liner to my upper lashline, waterline, and bit on the outer part of my lower lashline. 
Motives Lustrafy High Definition Mascara in Onyx ($16.95, Shop.com
I rounded out the look with this Motives mascara. As you can see, this is a rubber brush mascara with lots of short bristles. The brush is very flexible and isn't quite as over-sized as several other rubber brush varieties I've tried. I believe the large amount of bristles allowed for decent separation of my lashes. After one coat, I had no clumps, a bit more length, but no added thickness to the lashes. While the first coat is still a bit tacky, I add another coat which definitely builds more length and thickness, and it still wasn't clumpy. Here you're seeing me with 2 coats on the top lashes, and one very light coat on the bottom. While testing this mascara last week, I learned that 3 coats seems to be too much and kind of over-loads my lashes and leaves me with "funky ends". This mascara doesn't do anything amazing for my lashes, but might be nice for someone with naturally thick lashes who just wants more definition. 

Final Thoughts: As a whole, I'm very impressed by the quality of Motives cosmetics- especially the cream and powder shadows. I thought the texture and pigmentation was great on both of those, and if deeper shadows from the line are as pigmented as Bedroom Eyes was, I'd imagine you could get some amazing looks. While the prices are a little higher than drugstore, I think the quality of the shadows is fantastic and worth it. The blush/bronzer duo was nice, but not vastly different from other products of that kind, and I definitely would get more use out of a matte bronzer. The mascara isn't the best fit for my lashes, but I must say- clumps were never an issue, which is always nice! Thanks again to Lauren for supplying me with my first Motives experience! :) FYI: the lip products I'm wearing are Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in To Nude or Not To Nude? and Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Blooming Balm. 

Daily Nuggets...
  • There have been mowers running in my area ALL morning. I'm surprised there is any more grass to mow!
  • Hoping the uploading process cooperates with me so I can get my next Try This, Not That video posted today!
  • Had a wonderful date with Tyler last night as we celebrated our anniversary! Great food, atmosphere and conversation. If anyone ever finds themself in southern Illinois- I highly recommend Global Gourmet!! 
  • I washed a bunch of brushes a couple days ago and still had my cup of brush guards sitting on the bathroom sink. This morning I mysteriously found brush guards in various places around the living room. I think we all know who was responsible for that. It's your world Cupcake, I'm just living in it!! lol!   

47 comments:

  1. I looked at that Rimmel lipstick in Walmart the other day and almost considered buying it but didn't--now I wish I had! Looks gorgeous on you.

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  2. My sister sells the Motives products also. I haven't tried a BUNCH from the line or anything, but I really, really ,really liked the eye makeup remover. Got EVERYTHING off and didn't irritate my eyes at all! :) I'm happy to hear you and Tyler had a great anniversary!

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  4. So funny! I've been watching you long enough that I could totally hear you reading this entire blog post! :)

    BTW, that shadow is amazing! Beautiful!

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  5. I've never heard of this brand before but WOW that eyeshadow shade is stunning!
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  6. I went to school at siu two years ago! LOVE global gourmet! Although my favorite place down there was long branch coffee house- have you tried it?

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  7. That's so funny that you are doing a post on this because I just started following them on Instagram and the eye looks are AMAZING! Thanks for the great reveiw, as always ;)

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  8. The taupe is gorgeous! I also like the cream shadow, but compared to the color tattoos, the price is too steep for me!

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  9. Hey Emily--This has nothing to do with this post.
    I just wanted to say thanks for the review on the Ioni cosmetics. Was that on here or YouTube. Sorry. I am in a hurry. I will try to look and comment on the right posting! But I hunted down a Fred's in my town and got one of the blushes. Love it! I got Orgasmic and it is so pretty. Thanks again!

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  10. The name spoke for itself - Bedroom eyes! Sexy, sultry and gorgeous! :D

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  11. I love that shadow! Such a taupe addict!

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  12. I Totally LOVE that eyeshadow color.....it's SO Beautiful on you!!!! I must try these shadows out at some time!!! Can hardly wait :) Huge Hugs!!!

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  13. Love that color of Eyeshadow....Can't wait to try and find some things from this cosmetic line!!!! BTW....HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Tyler and EM.....You both only deserve the Best in Life!!!! May You have Many, Many More to Celebrate :) Huge Hugs :)

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  14. Hey Emily!

    I stumbled upon your videos at the beginning of this year, and ever since, I have been a huge fan! I noticed that you never mentioned indie makeup. I want you to know that they exist, and many have reputable names (my favorite is Fyrinnae Cosmetics; they make such beautifully unique shadows!) They make gorgeous products, and are pretty inexpensive! With that said, indie makeup will open your doors to many new brands!

    Much Love,
    Mia

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  15. Your make up looks amazing!
    Love your eyebrows.
    chanelle jade

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    if you followed me before can you follow me again or on bloglovin please. since changing my blog name my posts haven't been appearing.

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  16. I love the eyeshadow! Such a lovely colour!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  17. Very pretty stuff! Thanks for giving such an in depth and knowledgeable review. How fun to have people send you makeup! Happy Anniversary to the two of you! Such a sweet couple. xx

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  18. Hi, Emily!
    I came across your channel through a YouTube commercial and I have to say I've been hooked ever since. So much so that my husband blames your tutorials and reviews for my going to bed at 2am, ha ha! ;)
    Anyhow, it's great to find someone with such a passion for makeup; you've actually inspired me to try different eye shadows and application techniques...not to mention, to try products I wouldn't have considered before!
    Keep up the great work...I know I'm not the only one who appreciates your tutorials and input. :)

    Again, thanks!!

    Letty

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  19. I've never heard of Motives cosmetics before! I love the look of that eyeshadow though xx

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  20. First time hearing of the brand Motives, I'm loving the eyeshadow in Bedroom Eyes, look amazing! It's always fun to find out of new makeup lines!

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  21. Lovely Blog :)
    Enjoyed reading the Posts.
    Following you. I hope you follow back and return the support too :D
    Cheers!
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  22. Mh, never heard of this Brand here ich Germany, but I guess it´s not sold here :) So thank you for introducing it to us, it really Looks super cute on you

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  23. Hi, Emily.
    I have a question. Do you know if La La Anthony is still associated with this makeup line? I watch her reality show and I thought motives was a line for women of color?? She's always showcasing it on her show. If you find out anything can, you please let me know because I would love to buy some products. :)

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    1. Yes, LaLa is the brand ambassador for her "Motives for LaLa" collection within the "Motives for Loren Ridinger" brand. The original line was missing a selection for Women of Color so they partnered up to bring it to market. LaLa picks all of her own colors and names for them. I met her at the book launch, she's a great lady, no drama and down-to-earth. You'll love the quality and color range. Hit my bio link or just visit MotivesCosmetics.com, take care.

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    2. Hey all..my name is Kelcey Trainor . I am an unfranchised business owner with motives cosmetics. I would love to introduce the business of motives or if you are interested in purchasing product u can visit kelceysmakeup.com. If anyone is interested in becoming an independent distributor I can set you up right away. I can be reached and will respond promptly at acutabove3689@hotmail.com. Thanks everyone. Take care!!

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    1. http://www.motivescosmetics.com/laoyang you can get motives cosmetics from my website.

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  26. My mom sells Motives too! I love it!

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