motives cosmetics

#2 Top Look of the Week: Practice your pucker with these gorgeous and glossy Ombre lips from Melissa M. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn how to make your lips extra kissable with the how-to:

The search for the Practical Fashionista Beauty Buddy

On September 3, a leading international cosmetics line that recently made local cosmetics shelves more colorful is conducting a half-day makeup tutorial session. A professional makeup artist will lead the Motives cosmetics workshop that will start at 12:30 PM on the 13th floor of the Philamlife tower, 8767 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.

I’m looking for one practical fashionista *beauty buddy* to join me. To qualify, simply write a blog post that defines beauty and how makeup can enhance one’s beauty and self-esteem. Post must not exceed 250 words.

It is encouraged that your write up should follow the Practical Fashionista Motto: There are many things in life that are beautiful and exciting and these go beyond the latest fashion and momentary perks. Physical beauty is worth celebrating and so is kindness and love.”

Post the link of your write up in my facebook fan page not later than 2 PM of September 2. Please PM me your contact numbers and e-mail address so I could personally send an SMS to the winner of the contest.

A panel of judges will select the winner. Selection will be based on the following criteria: 50% content style and 50% relevance to the motto.  

Announcement of winner will be on the night of September 2. Winner will be notified through SMS and to be validated by e-mail.

PRIZES for the winner:

  • 1 FREE make-up tutorial session with experts
  • Set of free high-quality makeup
  • Certification from the trainors
  • PLUS: 20% Discount on the upcoming Practical Fashionista Training Programs (Schedule and Topics to be announced soon).

Good luck girls! 



One of the brand’s champions: Motives Dual Perfection Pressed Powder


I know this is a really weird picture but I am wearing my new makeup from Motives Cosmetics. I think it applies so smoothly and makes my face feel refreshed for some weird reason. I just got a job selling products for them so I can live my dream of going to France. I get to keep 100% of the profits so if you could help me out by reblogging this or maybe even buying something I would be forever grateful and will follow you if I am not already. Just message me or make a post with the tag queen_weave with proof that you bought something at and I will follow you or shout you out. Thank you so much!


First impression number one, the liquid powder mineral foundation. I love the texture of this, it’s self setting so I didn’t need to use powder over it. The shade “linen” is perfect for my skin tone and blends out easily.
I’d say this is a medium coverage foundation. It feels very soft on my skin and is perfect for sensitive people, this foundation is HYPOALLERGENIC and is SPF 15.

This foundation is only $24.95 (£16.11) and I think it is well worth the money!

IMPORTANT: if you do check it out, please be sure to mention that HEATHER SENT YOU! (That’s me) this sounds strange but it’s only because this is my summer job. Also, if you live outside America please message me for some details, motives do not ship outside of America just yet so separate arrangements need to be made personally to ensure you get your goods :)

Beautiful Blue Sk-Eyes!

I’m in LOVE with this Arabic Blue & Gold look by the talented Ely Marino using ALL Motives! 

Get the look:

1. Start by applying Motives eyeshadow in “Native” from the Motives Mavens Element palette slightly above the crease and blend.

2. Taking Motives eyeshadow in “Raven” (Motives Mavens Palette) apply in the outer V and blend inwards.

3. Apply Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in “Crystal Blue” on the lid keeping away from the outer corner.

4. Apply your liner using Motives Gel Eyeliner in Little Black Dress.

5. Using Motives Gel Eyeliner in Little Black Dress, apply underneath the lower lash line extending it outward to form a double wing! For a touch of gold, apply Motives for La La Shimmers in “Copper” (wet) in between the lines we’ve created.

6. For a touch of sparkle, use a fluffy makeup brush and dab Motives Glitter Pot in “Lagoon Blue” over “Crystal Blue” for a more sparse glitter.



So, I’m a big fan of MOTIVES COSMETICS! I use mainly Motives Cosmetics in my line of work and I’m proud to be one of Motives Senior Consultants.

Kim Kardashian, Jonathan Cheban and Larsa Pippen were all in attendance at Market America’s 20th annual World Conference in support of BFF La La Anthony. La La was launching "Motives for La La,“ a partnership with SVP of Market America and's Loren Ridinger.

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"Having my name on a cosmetics line has always been a dream, one I’m excited to share. Every girl always tries to find that perfect color or shade that suits their personality, and now she can do it easily and affordably,” La La stated.

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I love some Dramatic Fall inspired makeup, went all #Motified tonight LOL was playing with my @Motivescosmetics by @LorenRidinger & @lala makeup tonight. I love this eyeshadow palette from them. also their eye base is really good if thats something your looking for. eyebrows by @AnastasiaBeverlyHills and mascara is from @Maybelline New York
Would pairing a red lip would be a little too much do you think? let me know  oh and if your on instagram come and say HI

I’m wearing all Motives products today! It’s rare to find a makeup brand that not only makes me feel good about myself but also make my skin feel good! If you have to buy one product, I suggest the Skin Perfecting Primer! It makes my skin look flawless! And just so you guys know, you can buy it, as well as all other motives products and others(not just cosmetics!), through me at! Even though you’re buying the products through me, I completely adore everything I’ve tried so far and would not steer you wrong. I could never support a brand I didn’t love 100%.

First impressions - Motives Cosmetics.

I recently stumbled across the brand Motives Cosmetics and after realising they are completely vegan and have an Australian website, I had to try some things out. (I literally snuck on my work computer while the kids were sleeping to quickly buy these, I wanted it that bad!)

This is just a first impressions of the products, I literally only got this delivered to my door about 15 minutes ago and a full review once I’ve actually tried the products will be coming later on!

Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation | Shade: Linden

This is suppose to be a self-setting foundation that dries to a powdery type finish. I had just gotten this out of the box when I swatched it so the formula was quite runny and almost bubbly, most likely from the heat, it still dried on my arm as the website describes it. The colour when swatched looks way too orange for my skin however when I blended it into my arm it looked a lot better. Hopefully when I actually try this on my face it’ll work out for me! 

Cream Concealer | Shade: Light
This is a beautiful, creamy concealer that is a little on the peach side so it will really brighten up my under eye circles! It has a very nice soft feel to it and seems as though it will cover a lot. Perfect shade for me! 

Pressed Blush | Shade: Naughty
My horrible iPhone pictures do not do this blush justice, it’s a pretty pinky-peach shade with a hint of shimmer. Incredibly pigmented, very soft and silky and unlike a lot of blushes in the same shade range, it doesn’t have a gold undertone/shimmer, it’s more of a pink shimmer and I love it already.

Pressed Blush | Shade: Babydoll
This is a matte blush unlike the other shade that has some shimmer, it’s a little less pigmented but still gorgeous and a true baby pink shade. This reminds me a lot of an ELF blush I have in “pixie pink” when swatched but I find the ELF one to end up looking more vibrant/fluro on the cheeks and I feel this Motives blush could be the perfect everyday colour for me. 

Rich Formula Lipstick | Shade: Captivating Coral
I have to admit I was a bit disappointed with the colour of this product, I was expecting a brighter orange shade rather than a deep pink with a hint of orange but otherwise the formula of this is really nice! It’s super nourishing even though I have a really bad flu at the moment and my lips are all chapped, it glided on softly and looked great. 

Eyeshadow Base
Like the foundation, the consitancy of this was a little bubbly/runny probably from the heat of truck delivering it but it was still really smooth and looks like it will cover any discolouration on my eyelids. Hopefully it won’t be too creamy and will be able to hold my eyeshadows in place.

Pressed Eye Shadow | Shade: Creme Fresh
Beautiful, non-chalky white shade with a little shimmer to it. Not as pigmented as the other two but will work perfectly for a highlight shade!

Pressed Eye Shadow: | Shade: Antique Pink
More of a gold than any type of pink but it’s still a beautiful colour, intense pigmentation (this was only one swipe of my finger across the product) and it’s incredibly soft and lovely to touch. 

Pressed Eye Shadow | Shade: Bedroom Eyes
This eyeshadow was the whole reason I found out about Motives and why I wanted to try them out so bad. It’s one of the most prettiest coloured eyeshadows I’ve ever seen, it has more depth to it than any other brown shimmer shade and I can not get enough. The formulation of these eyeshadows are so great and I can’t wait to try them out more.

The only con to these products so far is that the packaging for the blushes and eyeshadows isn’t the greatest as the pigments aren’t actually glued to the bottom and slip out/around easily so travelling with these would be difficult as they can fall and break and the Australian website has less than a quarter of what the American website does in terms of colours and products but overall I’m very, very pleased so far. Especially with the eyeshadows, blushes and cream concealer. I’ll 100% be doing a follow up review on all of these once I’ve had time to try it. 

Where to buy from:
Their website