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[Review+Swatch+Eye Look] Pressed Eye Shadows - Motives® by Loren Ridinger

For your make-up to stay longer and look good, you need good quality products. Many girls complain about fading of 'eye-shadows'; the reason is the quality of the product. Always use good quality products. They will cost you a lot, but will last you longer.
The review is about pressed eye shadows by Motives®

1. Star Truck.
2. Studio 54.

Let's see what Motives® has to say about their eye shadows.

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.
Motives single pressed eye shadows are available in 75 different beautiful colors, which has both Matte and Shimmer colors. Each eye shadows come with a price tag of $12:00 and you can get them online on their website Motives Cosmetics

My Experience:
First, I will talk about the packaging; I am really impressed with the good quality packaging. It is attractive and decent. The lid is of opaque plastic material, and is hard and un-breakable. It cannot break even in the shipping, which most of the products do, while they are in the shipping process.
After removing the eye shadow pan
The best thing is, the eye shadow pans are magnetic and it can come out. You can always pop the eye shadow pans out and put it in the magnetic palette which hold loose pans (when you are travelling).
The eye shadows are beautiful and very pigmented. Both the shades I received are gorgeous shimmery/metallic color.  
Star Truck, which is my favorite, is a gorgeous silver color and has tiny specks of silver shimmer. Yes! It is a metallic+shimmery color. This color is amazing for parties at night, where you can glam-up your eyes, with gorgeous sparkling 'Star Truck' eye shadow, with any black color on the crease and a winged eyeliner, to create a dramatic eye look.
Studio 54, is a metallic dual tone shade, of purple and blue. I think it is blue specks, which give blue shade. It is a metallic color, so it does not have any fall outs. 
The eye shadows are very smooth and pigmented; which makes the application easy. Does not crease or fade away at all, even after a good 3 to 4 hours. The color pay-off is amazing, you can see the looks I created with it. I have not used any primer or eye shadow base. You can always build up the color accordingly.

Looks I created with the eye shadows:
For the first 'silver smokey' look, I have used silver eye shadow, which is Star Struck. With it, I have used some other colors too. As it is a shimmery sparkly color, you cannot wear it alone, you need another color to tone down the color. Though, it is a beautiful color alone. 
I used the silver on my brow bone and on the inner eyelid.
As it has little shimmer/specks, it does have a little fall-out, but not as crazy as some of the shimmer shades. You can see tiny silver specks on my eye lashes too. IF you want to stay at a safer side, apply the foundation and concealer after you are done with the eye shadow, while using silver, and some other dramatic colors with it.
The other eye look is created with Studio 54, which is a dual tone color. I have used it on the eyelid. You can see the beautiful purple color, with the shade of blue peeking from inside and giving two shade effect. With it, I have used dark blue on the outer corner and dull gold on the brow bone. There was no fall-out after using this color. 
I did not use any primer on the eyes, before applying these eye shadows. I used a wet brush for the application. The colors are pigmented and very intense, but if you don't want to use a wet brush, you can always use an eye shadow base before applying the color.
Swatches, without any primer or base.
Pros and Cons are in the review, so I don't need to write it separately, I think!!
Conclusion is, I loved the eye shadows. They are quite expensive for a single eye shadow, specially for US in Pakistan. But for girls outside Pakistan, these shades are worth trying.

Do you own this eye shadow? How did you find it? Share with US!!


Disclaimer:  PR sample sent  for review.  This review is my honest opinion, after using it on myself. 


  1. aww i love the looks you've created, they're abs flawless!! love the smoking you've done!! superb!:) xx

  2. lov ur eye looks..yah these shadows are great..

  3. Both colors are awesome and you have made a very beautiful looks <3

  4. The colours look gorgeous and I love the looks you created. x

  5. Both of the looks are soo pretty! I wish you could do more EOTDs. Great review!

  6. Very good blending! I love metallic smoky look:)

  7. Very good blending! I love metallic smoky look:)


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