FFF: Motives golden brown look

Friday, 2 August 2013

This week has been a great week of post in the blogging world; I was awoken yesterday by a delivery, two fairly large boxes to be specific. I racked my brain thinking if I'd ordered something but I then realised what it could be and was uber excited.

I'd been in contact with Motives cosmetics and they have been posting out amazingly generous care packages to bloggers, makeup artists and Instagrammers but I didn't for one minute think I would receive half as much as these people.

I'd say it took about 45 minutes to an hour to unpack the whole lot (yes there was literally THAT much in the boxes) and I just sat there for about 10 minutes soaking it all in! I didn't know where to start but I knew I needed to try as many things as possible so I could gauge what my favourites would be from the range and to of course create a makeup look.

Everything listed below and on my face for this look is indeed by Motives. I decided to use the golds and browns and add a pop of colour with one of the eye khol pencils and this is the look I came up with:

> Eye Base

> Pressed eyeshadows in: Whipped Cream, Vanilla, Bronze Beauty, Pink Gold, Cappuccino, Chocolight, Hazelnut, Sweet Plum, Onyx.
> Luxe Precision Eye Line - Jet Black 
> Khol eyeliner in Electric Blue & Onyx 
> Lustrafy Waterproof mascara (black) 
> Liquid Correction Concealer - Medium
> Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation - Vanilla Cream
> Photo Finish Powder - Neutral Medium
> Pressed Blush - So Peachy
> Shape & Sculpt Duo
> Lip Crayon in Pink Lady
> Motives for La La Mineral Lipstick in Beso, then Naughty
> Motives for La La Mineral Lip Shine in Drama Queen

I started by applying the Eye Base all over the eyes, then highlighted the brow bone and inner corner of the eye with Whipped Cream shadow. I then patted on Bronze Beauty on the eyelid and Pink Gold further along the lid, finishing with Sweet Plum and Hazelnut at the outer corner of the eye. I blended a bit of Hazelnut upwards from the crease, followed by Cappuccino and Chocolight in the crease and Vanilla in between the highlight and the browns above the crease. I went back and added Onyx to darken the crease and outer corner slightly.
I used Luxe Precision to line the top eyelid and extended it quite far up at the outer corner. Onyx Khol eye pencil was used on the top inner eye and Electric Blue Khol for the bottom lash line (blended slightly with a brush).
I then used the Brow brush from Motives on the Onyx Khol pencil to fill in the brows and finished off the eyes with the Lustrafy Waterproof mascara.
For the rest of the face I used the Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation in shade Vanilla Cream all over the face and set it with the Photo Finish Powder in Neutral Medium. I contoured the cheeks with the Shape & Sculpt Duo (which I ADORE) as it highlighted and contoured my skin beautifully. I then added a bit of So Peachy blush to the apples of the cheeks.
The lips were first filled in with Lip Crayon in Pink Lady, then Beso Lipstick was added on top, finishing with the Lip Shine gloss in Drama Queen:
and in Natural light:
I then decided to use another colour on the lips and went for a dramatic deep red (Naughty):

I will be posting swatches of the range I received as and when I can, the range is impressive and I have my favourites already, if you know of the brand and would like to request some swatches or reviews, do let me know below!

Which look do you prefer? Have you tried Motives cosmetics before?



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