Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Motives Cosmetics Custom Blend Foundation - My Experience

Am I the only one who has trouble finding the perfect foundation to suit my needs? Or maybe you have difficulty finding a shade that matches your skin tone? I don't know about you but I've found my solution. Motives Cosmetics Custom Blend Foundations. If you haven't heard of Motives Cosmetics, or would like to know more about the brand, check out my Motives Cosmetics post here.

A few weeks ago I attended a Motives training seminar for two days with my mom. In this seminar, we learned more about Motives Cosmetics, but mainly about their Custom Blend products. Be prepared for a picture heavy post! 

Before we begin, I would like to give you a little insight into what a custom blend foundation is. This seminar was created to learn how to make custom foundations (liquid and powder) for people looking to find the perfect foundation. We add what YOU want and what YOU are looking for. 

Whether you want sheer, medium, full coverage. We can do that. 
Dewy, matte, natural or luminous finish? We can do that too.
Too much redness? Skin looks a little dull? We can fix that.
Anti-aging? Moisturizing? We can add that as well.
And my favourite? We can add modifiers for oil control for oily skinned people like me.
Custom blend lives up to its name. its CUSTOM! 

 It was definitely a full house for the two days. Me and my mom sat all the way at the back haha. 

 We were trained by celebrity make-up artist Tiffiny Luong, and man she was just as enthusiastic as the first time I took the training seminars. Here we have her prepping to give this lucky girl a makeover. 

 Here is a super blurry picture of the model. It was hard getting a good picture since she kept moving. Of course, this is the before pic with no make-up on. If you can't tell, she has a few blemishes and redness on her cheeks, and dark circles under her eyes.

Bam and just like that she has make-up on. 

 Gorgeous! OH, and guess what? HER LIPSTICK IS MADE FROM THE CUSTOM MINERAL POWDERS!! More on that later :)

Custom Blend Liquid Foundation
Here are all the products for making liquid foundation. Looks like we're about to do a science experiment! Looks difficult, but its all about getting the right measurements and the right colours. 

The bases.
 Here we have all 7 base colours. Don't worry if you don't think any of these colours will suit you. That is what the toners are for! 


Custom Blend Mineral Foundation
 I found learning the custom mineral foundation to be a lot harder than the liquid. Theres a lot more precise measurements, and a lot more steps to it. 

The toners. 
 What I love about the custom mineral powders is that these toners can also be used for: lipsticks, eyeshadow, blush and bronzer. You just have to mix it with Motives 10 Years Younger spray and apply! 

Swatches of the toners.
The mineral powders are VERY pigmented, so a little goes a long way. 

The mixing begins.
If you haven't noticed, the background changed and I mixed my own foundation in my room haha. Here are the ingredients that I need to make my own custom blend foundation. 

 Each custom blend foundation is put into a 30ml (1fl oz.) bottle. 

 Adding the toners in.

My own custom blend foundation. 

Look forward to a full review of the foundation soon :) 

If you're interested in getting a custom blend liquid/mineral foundation, and are in the Toronto/Woodbridge/Vaughan area, send me an email at and I'll give you all the information on where you can get colour matched and finally have the foundation made just for you! 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comments below!

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