First of all I wish you a Happy 2015! I hope we can start the New Year with a good game. It’s been such a long time since I’ve had the chance to sit down and write. It’s so hard to get back into the blogging world when my work life is so chaotic. Sorry for the long absence and lack of posts. But now I am back and I have a little time to catch up on some blogging, yay! I have absolutely loved my time blogging and sharing with you all the things in life that I love. … I cannot wait to see what 2015 brings for my little blog. I’m hoping to have more time in 2015 to dedicate to my passions and sharing more via this blog.
Today I’m going to be reviewing Motives Cosmetics makeup. I have received these as a gift from a great friend who works for the company.
Motives Limited Edition Eye Shadow Palette - Island Breeze
There are 6 new Limited edition palettes/trios. The one I received was Island Breeze which is a must have eyeshadow trio and contains 5 different shades. Motives Limited Edition Eye Shadow Palettes allow you to mix and match eye shadows to create a variety of looks, perfect for any occasion. Designed specifically for holiday parties. I would give 10/10 for the stylish Packaging. I really love the embroidery on this and don’t even feel like touching it!
I used this palette for a NYE Party and used the nude shade in my crease, for the lids I mixed the blue & green together . I'm so glad I got this because it’s the perfect travel friendly palette so far. It contains some fabulous shades that every beauty junkie would adore. Get yours soon before they run out!
Excuse my un-flawless face, no I’m not perfect …
(sprinkled a little MAC glitter on top)
MOTIVES LIPSHINE: GLAM
Motives lipshines are sheer, high-shine glosses that can be worn alone or layered over lip color to add a touch of luster to the lips. LaLa’s lip shines make me fall back in love with lip gloss again between their rich colors and brush-style applicators. So excited to use this because this is my first ever Lipshine and I absolutely love the gold shimmer in it! (scroll down for swatches)
MOTIVES La La Moisture Rich Lipstick in Taboo, Motives Rich Formula Lipstick in Berry Sexy
Swatches of Taboo, Berry Sexy and Glam Lipshine
On Lips: Motives Taboo, Almay Rosey Lipped Liquid lip balm on top
The Motives Cosmetics Moisture Rich Lipsticks are available in a variety of shades. I really like the packaging for this lipstick a lot. It comes in a sleek matte black tube and the cap closes securely. I really like the matte black look to it. This lipstick is made with natural minerals and oils that condition lips, making lips feel very moisturized and lightweight on the lips. Taboo is a medium pink color. The formula feels very creamy, moisturizing and applies very smoothly on my lips without tugging my skin. It does have a thin consistency with a a sheer finish. Since this is a sheer shade and because it’s not a matte shade, I do need to reapply this every couple of hours, but that’s expected with any lipstick that doesn't have a matte finish.
On Lips: Motives Berry Sexy, Tarte Blissful Lipgloss on top
I’m a huge fan of Motives Rich Formula Lipsticks and the color pay off is great! I already own one in “Lolitta Pink ” which I absolutely adore & it’s great for all occasions.
So I wore Berry Sexy for NYE and for the first time ever, I was super impressed! I never wear dark plum/berry lipsticks unless its a super special occasion. I am darker skinned and it compliments my complexion well, but I’m sure it would look just as beautiful on fairer skin tones. However, this lipstick lasted from the time i wore it on until i washed it off later that night!
The color was fab and looked like i just applied it even 6 hours later! Do check out these lipsticks, they have a great color selection & they are worth their weight in gold! The only negative was the packaging. The Motives logo comes off as well as the black coloring on the tube.
Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with this line. Every product that I swatched was super creamy, extremely pigmented and of great quality. Motives pricing is around the same as MAC’s. Besides the great quality of the products, another thing that I love about the line is that is is cruelty free and hypoallergenic.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post! I wish you all a Happy New Year, once again and until next time...
If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it.