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.
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.
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