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Motives for La La is Now Available!!

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After a fabulous launch party Wednesday night at Market America’s World Conference in Miami, La La Anthony’s new makeup line, Motives for La La is now available! Blushes, lipsticks, lipshines, powders, eye shadows, eye liners, and mascaras provide beauty in every shade, and the best part? It’s a paraben free mineral line! Click HERE to check out her amazing cosmetics!

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A Touch of Gold

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The metallics trend continues this season, as we saw on the red carpet last week, and there are ways to bring a little gold into your look without having to commit to a top, a shoe, or even a handbag (though I would highly recommend it!) Sweep a shimmery gold shadow on your lids in Motives Pink Gold, Antique Gold, or Bronze Beauty, or, if you can pull it off, try a lipstick with a hint of gold like Motives Gold Dust. My favorite way to glam up with gold is to put it on my nails, Glam Girl and Golden Goddess are beautiful by themselves or try them together in a reverse french or two-toned mani! What’s your favorite way to accessorize with gold?

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Motives Celebrate Beauty on Sale!

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Motives Celebrate Beauty compact is a new release with 4 fab eyeshadows and 6 lipsticks that allow you to go from natural and casual to fun and flirty in no time. The best part? It’s on sale from its original price of $39.95 for only $21.95! Take advantage while it lasts! The neutral shades are my go to colors on low key days, but I can’t wait to give the blue and purple a try!

 

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Motives for La La Press!

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Motives for La La is getting a ton of press! So excited for this new makeup line geared towards latinas and african american women to launch next month! Check out any of the links below to see what the media is saying! As a woman of color, what cosmetic product do you have the hardest time finding??

La La with Motives Brand Specialist Kim Yow at Market America HQ in Greensboro, NC.

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Plum Pretty is Here for the Holidays!

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Motives has a new palette just in time for the holidays: the Plum Pretty Eye Shadow Palette. I love the purple palette, and five beautiful eyeshadows make it easy to transistion from day to night. Infused with honeysuckle, vitamin C, and vitamin E, these shadows will nourish that delicate skin while you wear it. This palette makes a perfect gift (stocking stuffers!!), but quantities are limited, so don’t wait too long to order!

Also, now through December 31, you get a Motives Nail Candy color of your choice free with any Motives purchase!

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Picture Perfect Makeup for the Holidays

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As the holidays near, it seems cameras come at you everytime you turn around to capture memories and family moments. To make sure you’re ready for every unexpected photo op, try Motives Full Coverage Photo Finish Powder. This powder is designed for being in front of the camera and won’t reflect light from the flash, eliminating that “glow” effect and leaving your skin with an airbrushed finish. Check out this video with more tips on keeping your makeup camera ready and click HERE to get your own holiday must-haves!

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Easy on the Eyes

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It has come to my attention recently that more than just a few cosmetic lovers out there have trouble finding makeup, particularly eyeshadows, that won’t cause them to swell up or break out. Never having experienced the problem myself, I was surprised how common having a reaction to makeup actually is. After some training and research I found that many makeup lines contain bismuth oxychloride, which can cause allergic reactions in more than 75% of makeup users. It is most commonly found in eyeshadows, it’s what gives the makeup a shimmery or pearlescent effect. Some women tough through it for a few hours or just as long as needed, and then wash it off as soon as they can. Others try product after product, hoping to find the one that doesn’t burn their sensitive skin. And there are women who have simply given up, abandoning the idea of eye makeup completely. My best advice is to check the ingredients if you’ve had any past reactions to your makeup, and be weary of products that contain bismuth oxychloride. If you can’t find the ingredients listed, stick to matte shadows. Creme Shadows and Loose Mineral Shadows are usually safe bets as well and can even contain nourishing ingredients for that delicate skin. Here are a few of my faves: Motives Pressed Eye Shadows in Vino, Foxy Brown, and Twilight, Motives Luxe Creme Eye Shadow in Gold Dust, and Motives Paint Pot Mineral Eye Shadow in Cosmopolitan.

Are you one of the many out there that react to certain makeup?

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A Little Holiday Sparkle

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I know it’s only November, but holiday decor is prominately displayed in the stores, Christmas tunes can be heard as you shop for groceries, and the neighbors are already putting up their lights. Seriously, I saw some last night on the street behind my house. Whether you like it or not, we’re about 6 weeks from Christmas, which means we’re only 3 weeks from the start of the holiday party season. For those of you who like to glam it up a bit for those festive nights out, I have something that will give your look a little extra sparkle: Motives Glitter Pots! These little babies add just the right amount of brilliance in four fabulous colors, Aspire, Embellish, Ignite, and Celebrate. Apply them over a creme shadow base for extra pop or with glitter adhesive for lasting wear. (Don’t worry, the glitter adhesive isn’t difficult to manage and washes off with soap or eye makeup remover pretty easily.) How are you going to glam it up this season?

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