If you’re looking for a mineral foundation that’s liquid but dries matte, Motives Liquid Powder foundation by Loren Ridinger might just be the one for you!
I’m very picky with foundations, I buy a lot of them but hardly ever stick to any… 🙈
My favourite foundation for the longest time was Cargo Cosmetics’ HD Picture Perfect. However, now that I have Motives, I don’t look back…
Tell me more about the Motives Cosmetics brand
Owned by parent company, Market America, Motives Cosmetics is a luxury cosmetics brand created with everyone, on any budget, in mind.
Loren’s purpose was to create high-quality, custom-formulated cosmetics that enhance true beauty while helping to nourish the skin.
If you want a comparison: Motives is sort of like Avon in a sense that you can become a brand representative. But, also Rodial (which has an affordable skincare and cosmetics sister company called ‘Nip + Fab’)
My favourite thing about the Motives foundation
There are a lot of things that I like about this foundation…
🌟 The fact that it’s made of minerals, is natural and doesn’t irritate my skin.
🌟 The way it sits (& feels) on my skin…
🌟 The look of it! It’s not cakey and doesn’t look like I’m wearing a mask.
🌟 I’m also obsessed with how although it dries matte, a natural glow still shines through.
🌟 The fact that it has SPF 15 in it… There’s literally no reason for to me to apply sunscreen separately!
The best way to wear the Motives foundation
I’d start by cleansing, moisturising and then rubbing a primer into your skin before applying this foundation.
When applying, I prefer using a brush, but you’re welcome to use a beauty-blender or hands. If you use a brush too, remember to clean it regularly!
In terms of primer, I’d recommend the Motives one. It’s nice and silicone-y, giving your foundation a smooth base – literally gliding on. Honestly, these two products go together like a match made in heaven!
My final step would be applying a setting spray, again I went with Motives’ one.
Setting spray is important at the best of times, but even more-so now, for avoiding the transfer of makeup to our masks… Although, having said that, makeup probably isn’t the best idea when we have to wear masks outside anyway!
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Have you tried this foundation – or are looking to? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!