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Motivated Beauty: Motives by Loren Ridinger


The most fun part of being a beauty blogger is playing with make up under the guise of ‘working’. I reserve Saturday mornings for beauty parties in my bathroom (and yes, I’m the only guest but I have enough fun for 100!) and I send my hubby off with our son to golf with a stern “I HAVE TO WORK PLEASE DO NO BOTHER ME FOR 3 HOURS”. It’s not my fault that my work is playing with beauty products but don’t think it’s not hard work– applying make up precisely takes the skill of a steady hand and dedicated concentration 🙂 This weekend I tested products from “Motives” by Loren Ridinger— a custom formulated cosmetics line infused with antioxidants and vitamins that enhance a girl’s beauty while nourishing her skin.  Loren set out to create her own line after years of using hundreds of products that left her unsatisfied.  The result is a high quality and revolutionary line of products that every woman, on any budget can enjoy.  She sent me her favorite items and I reviewed them below in the order of my favorites (I am not a democracy and I don’t have to be fair 😉

motivesliquid.jpg1. Liquid Powder Mineral Make Up I am obsessed with this product and used it both Saturday and Sunday. What impressed me most was the finish– the liquid texture is lightweight but the minute you blend in to the skin it becomes a velvety powder texture without any kind of residue nor cakeyness or dryness. I tested it by applying 4 coats and the finish remained flawless. I love it because you can reapply throughout the day! Usually you can not reapply liquid foundation once you have powdered up– since it is a liquid to powder– you can keep adding layers to it depending on coverage. A must have for quick touch ups after work if you have social events to attend! I used “Tender beige” and it looked like my skin and even in the brightest of sun light, you could not detect I had 4 layers of foundation on! Most mineral make up comes in messy loose powder versions that make it hard to control, this is by far the most amaaaaaaazing mineral make up, ever! You must try and I promise you will love! Order the Liquid Powder Foundation for $25 here.  (Note: I pat layers of this foundation gently into my skin, do not rub as it dries to a powder finish and you don’t want to rub it off.  No need for sponge or blending, just pat it on until desired coverage!)

motivespowder2.jpg2. Full Coverage Photo Finish Powder: If you have oily skin or live in very hot weather, try this powder. It is designed to be used as a foundation and gives a full coverage. Again, I layered it yet it did not feel heavy! I used the Neutral medium and it gave a slightly heavier coverage than the liquid. I even used it over the liquid foundation just for fun and it still looked quite natural! Order powder here, $24.50.

3. Pressed Eyeshadow (Bedroom Eyes)– This pearlized eye shadow goes on smooth and gives a fabulous sparkle to the eye. Loren sent me “Bedroom Eyes” and I swear I was flirty all night with the hubby! I have brown eyes but I think it would really look pretty with blue eyes, too. It gives a soft shimmer to the lids and I applied it alone to give a wash of color which made it look really natural. Pressed eye shadow $12.50 here.


4. Essential Lip Kit— Love this lip kit!  It has all the colors you need for work or play– there are 9 shades per palette that you can blend or use alone and is really perfect for travel. I got the “Noon to Night” palette and the colors are fabulous and flattering!   It goes on like a lip gloss and has a gorgeous glimmer to the texture.  Lip kit $35 here.



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  1. You must get it!

    I don’t promise often but I promise you will LOVE!

    And the best part is, the more you sweat the better it looks, I know it sounds bizarre but by the end of a hot day I was glowing but not shiny at all due to the powder consistency.


  2. Everyone deserves to try this product. I am a Master Celebrity Makeup Artist and have used every brand out there. For the last year I have only used Motives and would never use anything else. My clients love the produts and have all abandoned their MAC for Motives. Weddings to Grammy Winners on Stage this product stands up to hot lights, and weather. It even looks great on High Def for Film and TV. If you want more information on how I use Motives or how to purchase it or carry it in your Salon or Spa feel free to contact me.

  3. Hi I am a Master Makeup Artist and for the last 1 1/2 years have only used Motives for all my clients. In the past I used every product out there with hit and miss results. All my clients love this product be it brides, models, TV Celebritys or Grammy Winners on stage. The products all have the most fantastic staying power under hot light, or Texas Sun. If you want more information on how I use the products as a Makeup Artist, how to place it in your salon or spa, or how to use it as an individual feel free to contact me. 210-557-4141

  4. I am a Certified Senior Motives Consultant and I can’t live without Motives Cream Concealer! Blends perfectly and provides great coverage for dark circles! Love the eyeshadows. They go on so smoothly and blend so well! My current favorite combo is Antique Pink all over, Red Earth in the crease and outer corners and then Vintage Glam on the lid and blend. Check out the full line at Personal consultations available in the North Shore – Middlesex MA areas. Contact me at and I will personally help you choose the right products to enhance your own natural beauty.

  5. When we first launched the new Motives by Loren Ridinger line, I wasn’t sure what to expect.I’ve been a makeup artist for some time now,and can’t even begin to tell you how amazing these new products truly are.They far exceded my expectations!The colors, the pigments, everything goes on so smooth!The best is the liquid powder mineral foundation- anyone who puts this on, loves it.It’s that simple!!

    Danielle Beyer

  6. Never been a makeup maven, but when I was first introduced to this line, I was so impressed that I took the course and became a Sr. Certified Consultant. This particular product is relatively new in the line and is and does what everyone claims. Feels light on the skin no matter how many layers are applied, and even looks better as the day goes along – now THAT’S MAJOR! Anyone north of the Tappan Zee, interested in a home demonstration, should feel free to contact me via my website:

    I’d love to share the entire line with everyone.

  7. What is with all of the “certified consultant” comments? After reading Tina’s review I was planning on checking Motives out, but now I’m utterly turned off! Shameless self-promotion is tacky, ladies and gents.

    If the line is that great then it shouldn’t need every company associate spamming an innocent blogger who was nice enough to give you a good review!

  8. Exactly, Jessica. I was really curious but with literally everyone and their mother posted consultant links, I’m rethinking my decision…

  9. Ladies, Don’t let the shamless promotion stop you from trying a great product… I love it!! I think they were just trying to let people in their areas know where they can get these products…

  10. I have just recently heard of this line and have been looking for a new foundation. I was using one of the powder mineral foundations and have liked it, but just wasn’t getting the coverage I wanted. This review has helped me make my decision to try it.

  11. I’m a makeup artist and I am sooo excited about the complete new motives by Loren Ridinger cosmetic collection. If you loved the Liquid Powder Mineral Makeup, just wait till you try the custom foundation–perfect match, blended just for you. call 412.965.0549 for more info.

  12. I am Celebritys make-up artist for 28 years I been use Motives Cosmetic by Loren Ridinger for 6 years I love it. My clients and all the events and tv projects I do they all fall inlove with make up. If you need my help I will pick a right shade or customize your own make-up just for you, you will love it or you can call me 817-896-3178. Make-up get the shade just for you and use good quality motives is the best.

  13. I love the motives cosmetics line because it does not break me out and it provides full coverage. The consultant that I previously used to custom blend my makeup is no longer available so I am looking for a consultant in the Dallas metro area to assist me. Much help!!!