3 Fall MakeUp Must-Haves


Fall is here and I am excited to talk about my top 3 products for this Fall. Yes, not top 10 but top 3! I am the type that doesn’t like to carry a bunch of makeup products with me because I literally have my entire life in my bag and an extra brush could seriously add so much weight. Ladies, you know what I am talking about 🙂 So instead of doing the top 10, I thought to myself, why not top 3? Short, simple and super convenient!

As we all predicted, this fall’s top looks are about the eyebrows, the dark lips and the simple but perfect winged eyeliner. The most important part is that you can easily create any of these looks with these top 3 products. All you need is a great eyebrows pencils, red wine, plums or burgundy lipsticks and a eyeliner that allows you to have great control so you can wear them thick or thin any way you want.

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My favourite Top 3 products are:


This Fall is all about the bold brows make up! The best part is, you don’t need to be Cara Delevingne to rock these bold brows. My favourite brows product for Fall is the Motives for Lala Waterproof Eyebrows Pencil in Dark Brown. What I love the most about this eyebrows pencil is its creamy texture. Unlike other brows pencils where you have to keep reapplying to create a bold dark brows look, this product can give you Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows in just one application. Super easy to control and super easy to shape and better yet, it stays for a more than 12 hours!




It is predictable that the bold dark lips have made its come back this season. My favourite one at this moment is this Motives Matte Lipstick In Kinky. Make sure to wear lip base or primer before applying this so you can get the true burgundy shade of this lipstick. I am a huge fan of matte lipsticks and I often found that they dried out my lips except for this one. The formula is so creamy and moisture that it stays on my lips the whole day without me having to reapply it.



NOW, this is TRULY the eyeliner that I cannot live without all seasons! I know for this particular brand, they are know more for their GEL EYELINER (Awards Winning) but somehow this one works just wonderful on me. No smudging and super long lasting regardless of how long you wear it. The tip is super soft and easy to control so you are able to create different type of winged lines and it is super super forgiven. Easy to remove if you accidentally draw it too thick and easy to build if you want to go from think to thinker lines. Overall, this eyeliner is so far the best of all!

These are my favourite Top 3 Fall Must-Haves! What are yours? I would love to hear from you all makeup lovers ❤

From Tracey with Love ❤

Kylie Jenner Inspired MakeUp With Motives Cosmetics


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Hello world!

I don’t know if you agree with me but I have a weird obsession for Kylie Jenner out of all the Kardashian members. I always wanted to do a Kylie Inspired Make Up Look but being asian as I am, I wasn’t sure if I could come close to the look.

Well, I finally gave it a try with a few Motives Cosmetics products I have at home. Hope you ladies like it!

 I always love how Kylie can rock a neutral, minimal look with perfect brows and her lip liner. Yes! Kylie loves her lip liner! I actually never thought of filling my whole lips with lip liner and skip the lipstick until I saw Kylie’s makeup look. A lip liner can save you a lot more troubles than using a lipstick, especially when you don’t have large full lips. You have better control and also most lip liners tend to last longer than lipsticks. Motives just launched a few new colours for Fall/Winter 2014 and so far, Dusty Rose and Red Currant are my 2 favorites. For this look, I use DUSTY ROSE.


I’d like to start off my makeup routine with my customized foundation by Motives Cosmetics. This foundation is made for my own skin tone and skin conditions so I never have to worry about finding the right foundation shades or if it’s too oily or too dry for my skin. The colour matches me perfectly that sometimes people can’t tell if I am wearing any foundation, which is definitely a PLUS. If you are interested in having your foundation customized and you are in the Toronto area, you can shoot me an e-mail at traceyn@lipstickandmuffin.com.


After foundation, I like to contour my face by using Motives Mavens Contouring Kit in Fire. If you would like me to do a tutorial step by step on how to contour, please comment below 🙂



For my eyebrows, I use Motives for Lala WaterProof EyeBrows Pencil in Dark Brown to draw the outline of the brows


Once the outline is done, I use Motives Brows Kit to fill and keep my brows in place as it comes with 2 colours of powders and a wax. What I love is this brows kit also comes with an angled brush so it’s super handy when you need to pack some essential items for a trip or on the go.



For my eyeshadows, I used Motives Mavens EyeShadow Palette. I always make sure to use an eye base or an eye primer before applying my eyeshadows on to make sure that the colours can pop and stay longer.


For this look, I only need to use the first 4 colours on the top and bottom left. Starting off with the lightest colour on the crease and darker colours on the V corner and blend them out so to create a smooth transition of colours from your inner corner to the V corner of your eye.

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Once I finish blending, I use my favourite Motives EyeLiner in Noir to create a nice winged line on my upper lid and fill my waterline with Khol Liner in Coffee.

To finish this look, I use Motives Pressed Bronzer in Miami Glow to create that bronzy look that Kylie always has.


And that’s it! Hope you enjoy this post and have a fabulous Wednesday!!!