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Tag: Motives Cosmetics

Fingers, Sponge or Brush? Foolproof Foundation Application Tips

Fingers, Sponge or Brush? Foolproof Foundation Application Tips

If you are a lover of liquid foundation you have probably wondered; what is the best way to apply your foundation? I will break down foundation application.

Meet Your Match-Find Your Perfect Foundation

Meet Your Match-Find Your Perfect Foundation

Shopping for the perfect foundation can be a challenge for most people, and so many settle for the wrong one. Everyone deserves to find their perfect match!

MBBA Takes Portsmouth New Hampshire

MBBA Takes Portsmouth New Hampshire

The beauty revolution continues as the Motives Beauty & Business Academy (MBBA) leaves its mark on the east coast in Portsmouth New Hampshire!

Motives Beauty & Business Academy

This 4 day academy is the answer to so many struggles happening in the beauty industry. Every single way I look at it, all I see is solutions.

The Motives Beauty & Business Academy (MBBA) is a unique program that combines a dynamite curriculum, engaging communication and interactive demonstrations to encourage and empower you to achieve success both personally and professionally!

CONGRATULATIONS to our newest Certified Professional Salon Consultants! These boss babes completed the MBBA certification!

Our PASSION and our PURPOSE are in complete alignment with those we intend to partner with and service.

All of our graduates, are now equipped with the knowledge and tools to work with professional accounts. They are at the forefront of an industry that is evolving and our system is the answer! 

Exclusivity

Professionals that partners with the MBBA, have access to high-end cosmetic, skincare and beauty from the inside out products that are truly exclusive, as well as an inside track to gaining a competitive edge that empowers you to take your business to the next level.


While we are branded with a high-end, truly exclusive cosmetic brand, we are not limited to those products or resources. Motives Cosmetics is just one division of a larger product brokerage company, which has access to products and services across multiple billion dollar industries. Therefore, as a perk or a benefit of leveraging Motives Cosmetics, partners also have the availability and privilege to leverage any additional products or services as it fits into their existing business structure. 

For instance, perhaps they need help with their online presence or website optimization – we can outsource that within our own organization and connect you with the best team, who offer the best platform in that industry. Maybe they’ve struggled with maximizing your ROI with each of their existing clients because they’re not sure how to capitalize on professional quality skincare products. We got them covered.

We can all agree that anyone spending money on a professional service is also doing their due diligence with at home maintenance. Why not offer them a personalized regimen of skincare products that are going to offer them the solution they are looking for. Much of the time, external skin struggle is  a refection of an internal issue, so why not educate them on Beauty from the Inside Out and offer them a science based product that provides true results?! We even have affiliations with client loyalty programs that will keep your new clients coming back through our Shop Local program. 

Beauty Revolution

WE ARE A VOLUNTEER ARMY OF BEAUTY ENTREPRENEURS WHO HAVE BANDED TOGETHER TO HELP LIFT ONE ANOTHER UP AND SUPPORT AND GUIDE EACH OTHER TO SUCCESS, AS IT PERTAINS TO EACH FREELANCE MAKEUP ARTIST, SALON, SPA, BEAUTY SCHOOL, DANCE STUDIO, ETC.

We are changing the industry!! If you want to be a part of this revolution, attend the next MBBA. You can register here: www.MotivesAcademy.com.


Portsmouth

Here are some of my pictures from the weekend.

Celebrate National Lipstick Day With The Best Lipstick Formulas

Celebrate National Lipstick Day With The Best Lipstick Formulas

National Lipstick Day encourages you to wear your best color, and with so many lipstick formulas to choose from it can be hard to know which is best.

7 Lip Contouring Pictorials to Make Your Lips Look Fuller

7 Lip Contouring Pictorials to Make Your Lips Look Fuller

Skip the lip injections, I am here to teach you about lip contouring! Yes girl, there is such a thing and every single one of you can do it!

How To Achieve The Perfect Lip Shape

How To Achieve The Perfect Lip Shape

The mouth is an immediate attention-getter and the effect lipstick can have on creating the right mood is amazing. From risqué to demure, the selection of the right shade can be a lot of fun.

While not everyone is born with perfectly shaped, balanced lips, makeup can help you create the illusion of a perfect pout. Use makeup to enhance thin or shapeless lips. With the right products, you can create the perfect lip shape that you have always wanted.

Lucious Lips

Lips that are in good condition can wear almost any shade of lip color. Keep lips looking luscious with any combination of treatments. Not sure which are best? Check out “MUAH My Secret to The Perfect Pout” for the best lip care tips.

Motives MUAH Lip Scrub

Prep Your Pout

Taking the time to properly prep your lips will make a HUGE difference! Sure, it takes a few more minutes, but it is completely worth it. Here are “5 Steps to The Perfect Pout”.

Lip Shapes

There are many common lip shapes and depending on which one you have, you can follow some simple steps to make them look their best.

Thin Lips

Use brighter, lighter colors. This will make your lips appear fuller. To increase the size of both the upper and lower lip, use a Lip Liner to outline lips with a soft curving line just outside your natural lip line. Then use a complimenting lipstick color.

Full Lips

Use darker, more muted colors to minimize the fullness of your lips. Use a lip liner to outline just inside your natural lip line. Then fill in with a complimentary lip stick.

Small Lips

To give the illusion that the lips are larger than they actually are, you will want to build up the outside edges of the upper and lower lips by lining outside your natural lip line. Then be sure to extend the corners of your mouth outward. Then use a complimentary lipstick to fill in the rest of your lips.

Uneven/Crooked Lips

You will want to balance the shape of the lips. Use a lip liner and outline the upper and lower lips to build up the area that is uneven. Then fill in with a complimenting lip color.

Downturned Lips

Line the top and bottom lips at the actual lip line, lifting the line up slightly at the corners, then fill in with a lipstick that compliments the lip liner.

What lip shape do you have? Now that you know how to enhance your lip shape, stay tuned for Lip Liner tips!!


5 Best Blush Colors for Any Skin Tone

5 Best Blush Colors for Any Skin Tone

If you’re anything like me, I want to SEE what colors look like on different skin tones. Check out my ftop 5 blush colors for any skin tone.

Get The Look: 4 Looks with The Motives Goal Digger Palette

Get The Look: 4 Looks with The Motives Goal Digger Palette

With the recent launch of 4 NEW Motives palettes, I decided to use one at a time and create some fun looks for my All Things Beauty Community during some LIVE tutorials. Last week I moved on to the Motives GOAL DIGGER Palette and I am in love! […]

How to Pick The Best Blush For Your Skin Tone

How to Pick The Best Blush For Your Skin Tone

As a makeup artist, I get asked about blush all of the time. Blush really gets a bad rap. It seems hard to apply, there are so many shades out there and it can be confusing. Then, you’re afraid if you don’t get it all right, you’ll look like a clown!

Do you know what color blush looks best with your skin tone? Do you know how to apply blush for your face shape? You’re in the right place! This month, I going to dive into the subject and teach you all of the tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the years. Blush is THE one makeup product that can make the sleepiest, most stressed out person look refreshed, so this is definitely a step you don’t want to miss!

Motives Blush Swatches

Should You Use Warm or Cool Blush Tones?

There’s an easy tip in deciding whether you should use a warm or cool tone blush. For a natural look, choose a blush with the same undertone as your skin. If you want a pop of color, pick one with the opposite undertone as your skin.

In other words, if you have a warm skin tone (yellow undertone), choose a warm blush shade for a natural look and a cool blush shade for a pop of color. If you have a cool skin tone (pink undertone), choose a cool blush shade for a natural look and a warm blush shade for a bit more pop of color.

  • Warm Blushes: Coral, Peach, Tangerine, Brown
  • Cool Blushes: Fuchsia, Pink, Raisin, Berry
  • Neutral Blush: Mauves

But let’s dive into this a bit more…

The Best Blush Colors for Fair Skin Tones

Motives Cosmetics Pressed Blushes

When you have fair skin, your best blush shades are soft pink, light coral, and peach. Anyone with lighter skin can’t really go wrong with a cool-toned pink blush. And, if you’re someone whose skin tends to be the palest of the pale, then opt for a formula that’s iridescent or shimmery to subtly brighten and warm your complexion.

For those with fair skin with cool undertones, you should wear the soft pink shades for a natural look and the peach/coral shades for a pop of color.

If you have fair skin with warm undertones, wearing peachy coral shades will give you a natural look and using soft pink blush will give you a pop of color.

My picks:

Cool Blushes For Fair Skin

Warm Blushes For Fair Skin

Neutral Blushes For Fair Skin

If you feel as though you have both cool and warm undertones, then you could play it safe in the neutral blush zone. But don’t be afraid to play it up!

The Best Blush Colors for Medium Skin Tones

Motives by Loren Ridinger Blushes

Medium skin tends to have green or yellow undertones that can easily look sallow. When you have a medium skin tone, try rich pink, warm mauve, and deep peach blush shades.

If you have cool undertones, you should wear the rich pink or mauve shades for a natural look and the deep peach shades for a pop of color.

Those with warm undertones should wear deep peach shades for a more natural look and the rich pink or mauve blushes for a pop of color.

Here are my picks:

Cool Blushes For Medium Skin Tones

Warm Blushes For Medium Skin Tones

Neutral Blushes For Medium Skin Tones

If you aren’t sure what your undertone is, you could have both cool and warm undertones, and you could play it safe in the neutral blush zone. But don’t be afraid to play it up!

The Best Blush Colors for Deep Skin Tones

Motives for La La Blush Colors

Very deep skin tones need bold, intense red pigments—anything too light or milky will look too ashy on deep skin, and anything too dark (like plums and burgundies) can look bruise-like. A super-vivid, almost fluorescent red blush may seem crazy, but it actually translates to bright, fresh, and natural on deeper skin.

If you have cool undertones, wearing fuchsia or light berry shades will give a natural look and the tangerine hues for a pop of color.

On very dark skin tones, you also want to keep it matte. If you use anything with shimmer, it can look too reflective.

Those with warm undertones, should wear the warm brown or tangerine shades for a natural look and the pinks and berries to give a pop of color.

Here are my picks:

Cool Blushes For Deep Skin Tones

Warm Blushes For Deep Skin Tones

Neutral Blushes For Deep Skin Tones

Motives bossy-matte Blush

A Fool Proof Trick

If all of this talk about undertones has you overwhelmed, and you are still unsure of what your skin tone is, or still not sure which color is best, take a peek at the inside of your bottom lip. This color, which is different on everyone, is a great guideline to what color ‘exists’ organically in each individual skin tone.

In other words, the color inside your bottom lip depicts your perfect, natural, goes-with-everything, every day blush color.

Of course you can still wear other blush shades if you’re looking to make a more dramatic impact. But this simple trick will save you whenever you need to invest in a new, everyday blush.

Not All Blushes are Created Equal

Flushed Cheeks with Motives Blush

Have you ever purchased a blush, and have to apply a lot to even see it because there’s barely any pigment in it? There’s so many blush options out there, but be sure to go with a high quality makeup.

I featured the Motives Cosmetics Blushes because they are very pigmented and a professional quality product.

Create perfectly flushed cheeks with this complexion-enhancing, high-quality pressed blush that provides you with a healthy glow, flattering every skin tone. Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, this long-wear blush features a smooth texture and boosted color intensity.

  • Blend well and layer exquisitely 
  • Creates a natural, healthy-looking glow so skin looks renewed and flawless
  • Soft and luxurious texture in a satin-smooth, non-irritating formula
  • Instantly minimizes the look of imperfections and visible pores
  • Works well for women of all skin types and colors
  • Conditions the skin without clogging pores

And the best part is, they won’t break your bank!!

Stay tuned for: HOW TO APPLY BLUSH FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE


Get The Look:  4 Looks With The Motives Boss Babe Palette

Get The Look: 4 Looks With The Motives Boss Babe Palette

Focused, Fabulous and ready for the hustle this palette is packed with shimmer and matte shades with high color payoff to meet your boss status expectations