Have you ever heard of this brand? Me neither, until very recently. I’ve been seeing so many pictures of eye looks floating around on Instagram and became intrigued! I was about to purchase my first round of eyeshadows when our dear friend, Karah, was uber kind to send me my first round of Motives eyeshadows – yeehaw! (Thank you, K!) After using them for the past couple of weeks off an on, I must say, they are every bit as exquisite on the eyes as they are in the swatches below.
Did you catch the better, more green version of MAC’s Club there?! (hint: take a gander at Heavy Metal – wow!) It was hard to single them out, but my most favorites out of this group are Dusk, Bedroom Eyes, Sweet Plum, Tahitian Red Earth (you were surprised? ;)) and Heavy Metal.
The only thing I am not so fond of with these eyeshadows is the packaging; just a personal preference, but I find them to be WAY too bulky. Square and chunky. If that style works for you, great! If not, they come out of the packaging also. Just flip it over into the palm of your hand and give the packaging a gentle shake; the pan will pop out easily into your hand. (SO much easier – why don’t all makeup companies make the depotting process this easy?!) The pans are the same exact size (26 mm) as MAC and Urban Decay so it’s easy to plan a space similar to that size around these, too. (Please note the pans are not magnetized on their own; an additional magnet will be necessary to get them to stick to a palette.)
Overall, I am highly impressed with these eyeshadows both in terms of pigmentation and longevity. They are definitely worth a try!
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How to Get This Look:
- MAC Samoa Silk (crease) – could also use MUG Peach Smoothie here
- Motives Toast (outer crease, blended into Samoa Silk)
- Motives Sweet Plum (on lid, below crease)
- Motives Red Tahitian Earth (center of lid)
- Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner
- False Lashes: ‘Coy Cutie’ from InkyMinkyLashes.com
- MAX Factor 2000 Calorie Waterproof Mascara
- CoverGirl Brow & Eye Makers in ‘Soft Blonde’
- Prestige Clear Brow Gel