Our Motives Beauty Advisors are at it again! Corie Rino sent us this fabulous cover of In Magazine, a Salt Lake City, Utah local publication. Exposure like this augments brand awareness and helps drive people to your business.
For the cover looks, Corie used Motives products and even appears as one of the models!
Tell us, what media do you use to build your business?
Always an advocate for full-face makeup when out-and-about during the week, my weekend MO is totally different. After all, the weekend is about being care-free and relaxed, right?
Saturday mornings are usually dedicated to coffee-drinking on the patio, but if the day presents itself as one where errands are in order, I like to keep it simple.
I start with a pen-like liquid eyeliner, such as Motives Luxe Precision Eye Line. Tracing small dashes as close to my lash line as possible, I line my upper lashes. Connecting the dashes and creating a little wing makes me feel like I’m ‘dressed’ without feeling over-done. (I am a sucker for a cat-eye). I finish, of course, with my favorite mascara, a light sweep of blush and a sheer lip gloss and my look is complete!
Image Courtesy of Glamour.com
What is your weekend go-to look- au natural or done-up?
With so many options when it comes to beauty products, it can be hard to choose what may look best. Listed here are the five most flattering beauty products that are sure to look good on everyone no matter age, skin tone or eye color.
Gold and Purple Eye Shadow
Gold eye shadow in the inner corners of the eyes will open anyone’s peepers and with purple‘s universal appeal and it’s neutral tone (not too warm nor too cool), it looks great on everyone.
Pink-Brown Lip Liner
Pink-brown lip liner is great for all skin tones, as it won’t look too pink for darker skin tones or too brown for fair skin tones.
Sheer Pink Lip Gloss
Because of it’s sheer quality and flattering hue, sheer pink lip gloss will complement most skin tones.
Dark Chocolate Eyeliner
A deep brown eyeliner is rich enough to show on darker skinned women and will not overwhelm fair skinned women.
Whether you are approaching 30 or the big 3-0 has come and gone, there are a couple of things we can do to help fight the signs of aging.
For women approaching 30, collagen and elastin production slows and crow’s feet are one of the first signs of the change. To help fight those pesky laugh lines, use an eye creme with hyaluronic acid to temporarily plump the fine lines around the eyes.
With the seasons changing to cooler weather, many of us flock to the salon to darken our tresses. However, with a change in hair color comes change in your makeup. Here are a few tips to tweak your makeup for when you deepen your frock.
Neutralize your Eyes
When hair is lighter, it is easier to wear brighter colors. However, once your hair is darker, neutral eyes are key.
Pop your Pout
Don’t be afraid to wear a bright lip once your hair goes dark. Another option for dark-hued mavens is to wear a deep berry lip for a pop of color that won’t you wash out once your hair goes dark.
Warm your Complexion
Another tip to avoid looking washed out after going dark is to add bronzer to your daily routine. Bronzer adds the warmth that dark-haired women need.
Balance your Brows
When hair color changes, so must the brows. While it is easy to overdo your brows, be sure to use a light hand using a color two shades darker than your mane.
Courtesy of Allure.com
Tell us ladies, what are your tips for tweaking your makeup when your hair color changes?
We’ve all heard the old wive’s tale, “Don’t wear white after Labor Day.” Well, don’t listen to those women! You can wear white after Labor Day!
White eyeshadow is having a moment in the spotlight lately, as evident on many-a Pinterest posts featuring the most nude neutral.
Start by applying a base to your look, I suggest Motives Eye Base. Next, use the white eye shadow of your choosing - I like Motives Sparkle Pots in Heaven. Apply the eye shadow from the lash line up to your brow. Make sure the color isn’t too heavy or any other color will look very dramatic against it.
Next, blend a deep color into the crease of your eyes. For this look, I like Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Midnight. Finish with a black or navy eyeliner and a few swipes of mascara and you are good to go!
Image Courtesy of Pinterest
So ladies, what are your tips for wearing white after Labor Day?
If you are like me, until glitter eye looks made the runways, I thought glitter was only for little girls. No way can I wear glitter and still look like a respectable adult, I thought. I was wrong. Here are a few tips for wearing glitter and still looking like an adult.
Only use glitter that is made to be worn on the eyes – glitter sold in craft stores and the like will scratch your eyes if it happens to fall in (and it will). Try Motives Glitter Pots or the coming-soon Motives Glitter Eyeliner.
Seriously, glitter is messy and will get everywhere if you aren’t careful. Applying loose sparkle can be disastrous for your evening attire.
While even I have a tendency to go a little overboard, I do not recommend wearing glitter on more than one feature. For example, if you put glitter on your eyes, wear a matte lip. If you add sparkle to your lips (using Motives Mineral Lip Shine in Glam, for example), keep your eyes glitter-free.
Get it All Off
We all hate the glitter hangover that comes the morning after wearing glitter. We all know that feeling of having removed the night’s makeup, taking a shower and still finding those sparkly flecks all over the place. Be sure to remove all the glitter before going to bed. My advice? Scotch tape! Yes, you read right – Scotch tape. Wrap a small piece of tape around your finger and gently pat all the sparkle away.
Courtesy of Silverliningsnewyork.com
So my lovelies, what are your tips for wearing glitter?
It is my belief that the eyebrows are the most under-utilized feature that can be dressed up with makeup. Brows play an essential role in your everyday look, they frame your face, after all! To get the perfect brows, follow these five simple steps.
First, measure the inside. Using a thin brush, such as Motives Angled Eyeliner Brush, line the tip of the brush parallel of your nose. Where the end of the brush hits is where the inside of your brow should be.
Second, measure the arch. To find the arch, use the same brush, but tilt the brush from the outside of the nostril about 45 degrees. Where the end of the brush hits is where your arch should be.
Third, measure the outside. Tilt the brush towards the outside of your nose so that the shaft of the brush hits on the outside of your eye. Where the end of the brush hits is where your brows should end.
Our girl, La La Anthony, has graced the cover of the September issue of Juicy Magazine and is featured in a full four-page spread!
In the article, La La shows us her expansive closet in her Los Angeles home, including some of her favorite shoes (Christian Louboutin’s, thank you very much!) and her fashionable wardrobe. La La tells us that feeling comfortable in your own skin and not being afraid to take risks are the hallmarks of her style transformation.
When La La is asked about her new makeup line, she tells Juicy, “I did Motives for La La… it definitely broadened the spectrum for African-American and Hispanic women…”
Tell us, what do you think about this great press for Motives for La La?