April 7th //
A beauty blog favorite of mine, Beauty Snob, has done a nice little review on our amazing Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Sunscreen It’s creamy, soft and potent with an SPF 55 – and all without that usual sunscreen smell! You read the article for yourself by clicking here.
Protect your skin the best way, at the best price – Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Sunscreen SPF55 is only $39.95!
April 5th //
This spring is gearing up to be a pretty big season for beauty trends. People are taking bigger risks with color and application. Marion Cotillard, looking stunning in sparkly blue shadow and shimmery pink lips, delved right into two of the season’s biggest hits—colored shadow and pale lips—and made it look easy. Here’s why it worked:
1. The shade of blue she chose for her eyes was bold, but had enough gray tones to balance out the brightness. Try Motives Pressed Eyeshadow in Blueberry Frost to get the same results.
2. She used a strong, defined liner, like Motives Luxe Precision Eye Line, to create a heavy top lid that was a grounding point for the shimmer in her eyeshadow.
3. Instead of going with the super-trendy matte, nude lip, she opted for a shiny gloss, which kept the overall effect soft and pretty. Try Motives Lip Shine in Tease to get the same effect.
March 29th //
Done right, silver eye shadow has a strikingly cool, luxurious feel. I love using it as a sheer wash on the brow-bone for a subtle highlight, or mixing it with navy or rich burgundy liner for a strikingly contemporary take on the smoky eye. Silver works especially well at playing up brown or hazel eyes – the coolness of the shadow brings out the warmth of darker eyes in the most beautiful way. What do you think of this shade on Angelina Jolie? Gorgeous, in my opinion.
Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Star Struck (Shimmer) $12
Do you wear silver shadow often?
March 23rd //
March 20, 2010 was the annual Celebrity Fight Night – an amazing night that honored Muhammad Ali and raised $5 million dollars for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (and numerous other charities) in Phoenix, AZ where the event took place. I was thrilled to have Motives be a part of such an important cause – our cosmetics were a featured part of the donated gift bags for the evening!
Muhammad Ali himself was there, including Reba McEntire, Danica Patrick, Randy Jackson and many, many other celebrities who came out to support and help “win the fight for charities”.
If you would like to make a donation to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, click here for more information.
Lots of love,
March 23rd //
I saved this photo of Amanda Seyfried to my desktop a few weeks ago, because I loved the color combination she used on her lips. It’s sort of a shimmery peach-y, bronze-y, berry shade that much to my annoyance has taken me this long to figure out how to mix myself.
But thankfully, I got to the bottom of it and here is the winning technique:
First, apply Motives Formula Lipstick in Raspberry Burst. Blot. Then top with Motives Full Color Lip Shine in Sugar-n-Spice. Enjoy!
Motives Rich Formula Lipstick in Raspberry Burst $14
Motives Full Color Lip Shine in Sugar-n-Spice $16.95
What do you think? Something you will try?