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[REVIEW] Motives® Pressed Eye Shadow & Lustrafy High Definition Mascara

Sunday, November 20, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 11 Comments

Pink Diamond (Pearlized)
Pink Diamond is a light pink with gold shimmer, it has a yellow undertone which shows up more with an eyeshadow base. It is described as a Pearlized shadow. Due to the yellow undertone it doesn't show up on my skin as pigmented as it would with lighter skin tones. Its a shimmery sheer shade which is has a smooth texture, its not powdery or creamy. This shade is not pigmented enough, it hardly shows up with swatched on its own. I had to layer it a few times when I applied it on my eyelid.
Primary Benefits of Motives® Pressed Eye Shadow:
  • Impeccable color retention that does not run or crease so you always look your best
  • Even, smooth and silky application for a glamorous glow
  • Deflects the light away from fine lines, skin imperfections and hyper-pigmentation creating a flawless look
  • Mix and match to create a soft, natural or dramatic look
  • Paraben, fragrance and oil free

What Makes Motives® Pressed Eye Shadow Unique?

Ultra smooth and luxurious these eye shadows are crease-proof and deflect the light away from fine lines to help visibly reduce the signs of aging for a bright, polished look.  The Motives Pressed Eye Shadows have impeccable color retention that does not run or crease so you always look your best. They glide on ultra smooth with incredible hold, a flawless look and a luxurious feel and finish. Take the guesswork out of looking gorgeous. The Motives Pressed Eye Shadow promises to give you the long lasting high color look you have always wanted.

The packaging for all of the products by Motives® are elegant, the sophisticated case is great for traveling and it looks classy! The lid of the case is made from a plastic material that resembles glass. The entire packaging has some weight to it. 
When I started using the product I noticed that the eyeshadow pan was loose, the pan was swiveling around so I decided to remove it and glue it back together. To my surprise, when I popped it out it turned out to be a magnetic casing. I haven't read about the packaging having this quality but the pressed eyeshadows and blushes all come in magnetic casing which is great if you want to depot your shadows or reuse the packaging for traveling. 
Pink Diamond (Pearlized) shows up best when applied wet, however I do not recommend dipping a wet brush into your eyeshadow because its not meant to be used that way. It will harden the product in the long run. The way I use the product wet is by first loading up the brush with the product dry, taking a drop of water on my hand I press the brush into the water droplet. The eyeshadow base used is Essence You Rock.

To Sum it up:
I think it can be used best as an inner corner highlight or with a white base. I do like the packaging a lot, Reusing the packaging is great aspect of this product however I wouldn't recommend the shade since it isn't pigmented enough. I do like how well the product applies, it goes on really smoothly not powdery or chalky at all and blends out flawlessly.
Reusable/Magnetic packaging
- Applies smoothly
- Doesn't crease
- Soft texture
- Blends easily

- Lacks pigmentation
- Magnet is a bit loose
Not available in Pakistan


Priced at $12.00
Can be purchased online at Motives webstore

Midnight Blue
The shade Midnight Blue is somewhat of a Royal/ navy blue tone. Blue Mascara's are a bit new to me, when this was sent to me my first thought was what eyeshadow would work with this?  The blue isn't bright but a toned down shade that still has a pop of color. The packaging is sleek just like all the other Motives products. The handle has a rubber material, when you take the wand out it takes out the exact amount of product which is a great aspect of this mascara. I have always been annoyed with mascaras that dispense more product then you need, leaving you with clumpy lashes. The wand gives you separated and lengthened lashes, it has a flexible plastic wand so you can easily apply the product.
Primary Benefits of Motives® Lustrafy High-Definition Mascara:
  • Will not clump, flake or glob
  • Long-wearing
  • Patented brush provides superior lash definition
What Makes Motives® Lustrafy High-Definition Mascara Unique?
Brushes make all the difference with makeup application, especially with mascara! Our new Lustrafy High-Definition Mascara will define, separate and lengthen your lashes like never before. The secret is in the revolutionary High-Definition brush with rubber bristles that fan out and lengthen each lash as it sweeps on mascara from root to tip. No more clumps or globs, just beautifully defined long lashes.

Available Shades:
  • Onyx
  • Midnight Blue
To Sum it up:
The Lustrafy Mascara does what it promises. The product isn't too wet or too dry, it applies like a breeze on the lashes. The shade Midnight blue shows up really well. The wand is a flexible/rubber material so it bends with your lashes. I do like the length it gives but it didn't give my lashes enough volume. 
- Lengthens lashes
- Does not clump
- Dries in about 20 seconds (really quick)
- Wand dispenses enough product

- Hard to apply after product has dried
- Not available in Pakistan


Priced at $16.95
Can be purchased online at Motives webstore

I applied about 3 layers of Pink Diamond without a base, I really had to pack on the color for it to become noticeable. I really like how the Pearlized finish shows up almost 3-Dimensional with the light hitting the center of the lid. For the mascara I applied one coat, when I noticed that I needed another coat it was already dry so it was impossible to run the wand through my lashes, I suggest not waiting for the first coat to dry.

For more Information Motives by Loren Ridinger can be found on FacebookTwitter along with their website.

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  1. The mascara looks amazing :) thanks for the review :) <3

  2. I've never heard of this brand before, but the colours look fab! Thanks for the review :)
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  3. i got same products for review purpose...eye shade is amazing it glides on lids so smoothly which i love...
    mascara application is really difficult when you need 2nd coat it dries super fast

    thanx for review

  4. Great review! Nice eye shadow, can be used for natural looks. LOVE the mascara.

  5. I like the eyeshadow wet and the mascara looks amazing!! Thanks for the lovely post :)

  6. I love the packaging on the eyeshadow! So cute looking

    - Allie x

    Allie UK Blog

  7. the mascara looks gorj! hate eyeshadows that need intense packing up though!
    thanks for sharing!!:) x

  8. love mascara, i personally like colorfull mascara alot.

  9. nice post dear .. mascara looks great <3

  10. That mascara looks really cool! I love the color.

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  11. Nice Mascara!!!!

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