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Motives cosmetics by Loren Ridinger

I applied for the Motives Pro Artist Program a little while ago and I got my reply today. I was unsuccessful due to “not currently meeting the qualifications of the program”.

So I’m good enough for MAC and Make Up For Ever (I was accepted as a Pro member for both) but not for Motives :-). Strict! I am curious as to where I failed as I sent them all the information and “proof” that was required for the application. Perhaps I should have sent different items. They ask for two pieces of professional documentation (which can be a comp card, business card, editorial page with credit, union card, head shot and resume, license, your diploma/certificate, publication masthead, program/press materials, contract on company letterhead, crew/call sheet, or professional employment letter of reference) and an example of work. I sent them a copy of a call sheet from the pilot show I worked on last year, a program for a theatre show from this summer and a photo of a brides make-up. Maybe I should have sent them a copy of one of my certificates instead of the program? Or perhaps they read my blog and decided that since most of my work is unpaid (by choice, by the way, due to my visa type) that I don’t class as professional? Or maybe they just don’t think I’m good enough?! Who knows.

If anyone is thinking of applying then I would definitely say “do it”! Try them out. The Motives name is definitely getting bigger, with more people seeming to sell the products and use them for professional work. I haven’t bought any yet as I was waiting to hear back about membership, but there are quite a lot of positive reviews out there along with professional MUA’s standing by the Motives products, even for HD and TV work. Before applying I did some research into Motives and I don’t think I found any bad reviews.

If you’ve tried them I’d love to hear your thoughts. Also, do you think I should try agin with different pieces of “proof”, or wait until I have more experience and pieces of work?

New MUFE Kits!

I’ve been having another look at make-up kits that could be great to build up on and so obviously I had another look at the Make Upkits For Ever kits on offer from Make Up For Ever Pro. When I first wrote about them there was only two available….

…there’s now SIX!!!

There’s the Basic Kit in warm or cool – Each retail for $243, only $121.50 as the kit – Great for personal use (mix your own perfect foundation shade!) or to add a little Lux to your kit ;-)

Warm contains: HD Foundation #117, HD Foundation #177, HD Powder, Aqua Lip 5C, Glossy Full #0, 3 Color Compact (Empty), Refill Shadow #156, Refill Shadow #98, Refill Shadow #103, Smoky Lash Mascara, Aqua Eyes #0L, Crystal Pouch – Vanity.

Cool contains: HD Foundation #115, HD Foundation #178, HD Powder, Aqua Lip 5C, Glossy Full #0, 3 Color Compact (Empty), Refill Shadow #156, Refill Shadow #29, Refill Shadow #111, Smoky Lash Mascara, Aqua Eyes #0L, Crystal Pouch – Vanity.

The Essential kit – Could make a nice Bridal starter package, with some good neutral eye-shadows and a shade for all seasons – Retails for $737, only $368.50.

Contains: Concealer Palette #1, Concealer Palette #4, HD Powder, 10 Color Palette (Empty), Refill Shadow #00, Refill Shadow #35, Refill, Shadow #102, Refill Shadow #164, Refill Shadow #41, Refill Shadow #28, Refill Shadow #162, Refill Shadow #17, Refill Shadow #166, Refill Shadow #4, HD Foundation #115, HD Foundation #155, HD Foundation #17, HD Foundation #117, HD Foundation #128, HD Foundation #177, 5 Lipstick palette #15, Smoky Lash Mascara, Aqua lip 3C, Aqua lip 7C, Glossy Full #0 (clear), 4 Color Compact (Empty), Refill Shadow #85, Refill Shadow #49, Refill Shadow #5, Refill Shadow #48, Aqua eyes #0L, Aqua eyes #2L, Double Sharpener, Crystal Pouch – Large.

The Comprehensive Kit – Comes with a handy satchel style bag – Retails for $908, only $454.

Contains: Double Barrel Sharpener, Makeup Bag, HD Primer #0, Concealer Palette #1, Concealer Palette #4, HD Foundation #115, HD Foundation #155, HD Foundation #178, HD Foundation #117, HD Foundation #128, HD Foundation #177, HD Powder, Smoky Lash, Mascara – Black, Lengthening Mascara – Brown, Transparent Mascara-Brow Fix, 10 Color Palette (Empty), Refill Shadow #00, Refill Shadow #35, Refill Shadow #102, Refill Shadow #164Refill Shadow #41, Refill Shadow #28, Refill Shadow #162, Refill Shadow #17, Refill Shadow #166, Refill Shadow #4, 4 Color Compact (Empty), Refill Shadow #85, Refill Shadow #49, Refill Shadow #5, Refill Shadow #48, 5 Lipstick Palette #15, Aqua Lip Liner 3C, Aqua Lip Liner 7C, Glossy Full #0 (clear), Kohl Pencil – Black, Aqua Eyes, Eyeliners #0L, Aqua Eyes Eyeliners #2L, Eyebrow Corrector #0, Eyebrow Corrector #3.

The Mastery KitRetails at $1,114, only $557!

Contains: Double Barrel Sharpener, Brush Cleaner, Faux Lash #15, Moisturizing Lip Balm, Sens’ Eyes – Makeup Remover, Pure Water -Cleansing Water, Mist & Fix – Makeup Fixative, HD Primer #0, Concealer Palette #1, Concealer Palette #4, HD Foundation #115, HD, Foundation #155, HD Foundation #178, HD Foundation #117, HD Foundation #128, HD Foundation #177, HD Powder, Compact Shine-On #3, Compact Shine-On #6, 10 Color Palette (Empty), Refill Shadow #00, Refill Shadow #35, Refill Shadow #102, Refill Shadow #164, Refill Shadow #41, Refill Shadow #28, Refill Shadow #162, Refill Shadow #17, Refill Shadow #166, Refill Shadow #04, Smoky Lash Mascara – Black, Lengthening Mascara – Brown ,Transparent Mascara/Brow Fix, Kohl Pencil – Black ,Aqua Eyes Eyeliners #0L, Aqua Eyes Eyeliners #2L, Eyebrow Corrector #0, Eyebrow Corrector #3, 4 Color Compact (Empty), Refill Shadow #85, Refill Shadow #49, Refill Shadow #05, Refill Shadow #48, 5 Lipstick Palette #1, 5 Lipstick Palette #2, 5 Lipstick Palette #8, Aqua Lip Liner 3C, Aqua Lip Liner 7C, Aqua Lip Liner 9C, Glossy Full Lipgloss #0 (clear).

The Creative Color Kit – There are two prices for this one, a 50% off price and a 60% price. I’m not sure how you get the 60% off price or if it’s always that price and the 50% one is there to simply show that you’re getting an even better deal than usual (if you know can you let me know so that we’re all in the loop ;-))!? Either way it’s still a great offer! – These colours are really bright and vibrant, so good for a bit of body art or fun special occassions and nights out – Retail is $261, 50% price is $130.50, 60% price is $104.40.

Contains: Empty 10 Palette, Refill Shadow #2, Refill Shadow #18, Refill Shadow #75, Refill Shadow #99, Refill Shadow #53, Refill Shadow #159, Refill Shadow #92, Refill Shadow #9, Refill Shadow #72, Refill Shadow #149, 12 Color Flash Palette, Crystal Pouch Small.

The Brush Kit – A nice selection of brushes to start you off or add to your current brush kit - Retails at $280, only $140.

Contains: Kabuki Powder Brush, Complexion Brush #30N, Concealer Brush #7N, Large Eye Shadow Brush #12S, Small Eye Shadow Brush #10S, Crease Eye Shadow Brush #15S, Blending Eye Shadow Brush #17S, Eyebrow Brush, Lip Brush #4N.

I haven’t been able to find a UK equivalent which is unfortunate. If you know of anywhere that sells similar kits of MUFE then I’d love to know about it! :-)

Eyeko Beauty – SAVE over a 1/3!!! Special Value Set for a limited time only!

“Get the look for less!

Dewy glowing skin? Check!  Pretty pink lips? Check!  On trend nails? Check!

Lush lashes and kitten flicks…oh yes!”

7 of Eyeko’s best sellers all in a limited  edition cotton canvas bag. Includes hero products Eyeko Cream with Extra Glow, Eyeko Strawberry Fat Balm and Eyeko Vintage Polish!!

£30.00

Gift or guilt free treat!? ;-) For a free gift enter the code E7152 at checkout! Bonus!

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Win $50 MAC Voucher With Your Beauty Blog

Having your own blog has its perks. Not only do you get to ramble on about whatever currently takes your fancy but you also get to partake in “blogger-only” competitions ;-)

In my bid to gather as much information about the Make-up Artistry world as possible I am a member of several make-up based sites and forums that look like they have something to teach. One of them is currently having a give-away for all it’s members who have their own beauty blog. All you have to do is first become a member then write a little post about this competition, linking to the MakeUpTalk site :-) Easy as pie! The winning bloggers (3) will be chosen randomly so it’s a totally fair system.

The forums good as there are several places for you to submit photos of your looks for people to comment on. I dont think many of them are professional. What you’re recieving are comments and encouragement from your peers! There are areas to ask for advice or simply chat and like this shows, there’s some great give-aways ;-) So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the MakeUpTalk community and check it out!

Luxury For Less

Luxury for less
Avon are proud to introduce the eagerly anticipated Spotlight by Courteney Cox this campaign. The sparkling fragrance is glamorous, flirtatious and so sexy – plus there’s a FREE Pro-to-Go Lipstick in Natural Glisten with every Spotlight EDP bought.

Also on offer are:

Oasis Brushes £5 when you spend £10 across selected products

Free Eyeliner when you buy selected mascaras

Eye opening results with Clinical Eye Lift, save £5.50

Footworks, Naturals and Simply Delicate at £1.50

Don’t forget to enter your coupon code ATD to get free shipping when you spend £20 or more!