Spring Dewy Make Up

Hi everyone, to follow up with my Spring 2016 Trends post, I was inspired and decided to create a make up look myself and share with you the products that I used to create this look.

As mentioned in the last post, this Spring is all about soft pastel colours and glowy dewy skin.


Primer & Foundation:

This Spring is all about the dewy & healthy skin. Make sure to use a primer before applying your foundation to not only keep your make up long lasting but also protect your skin from all other environmental affects.

My two favourite primers of all time for oily skin are:

Motives Cosmetics Perfecting Primer  ($34 CAD)


SmashBox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (Sephora – $44 CAD)


For foundation, I like to use liquid foundation that can dry like powder as I have oily skin but also look for something with great coverage.  Motives has a great line of this liquid powder foundation which is great for oily skin in Spring. It is a liquid foundation but dries like powder. I am wearing Motives Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation in Sandy Beige for this look ($40 CAD)



Highlighter & Blush:

I am absolutely in love with this new Motives I DO Palette designed by celebrities Make Up Artist Jackie Gomez. Their highlighter & blush is just at the perfect shade for this season and are suitable for all skin colours.

Motives I Do Palette ($66 CAD) 



To give my eyes a soft pastel look, I use Motives Pressed Eyeshadow in Love Me on my eyelids and Motives Eye Illusion Eyeshadow in Essence on the crease

Motives Pressed Eyeshadow in Love Me ($20 CAD)


Motives Eye Illusion in Essence ($27 CAD)


Eyeliner & Eyebrows: 

My favourite eyebrows product for this season is the Anastasia Dip Brow in Medium Brown  ($23)


Don’t forget to add your favourite liquid eyeliner & lashes to this look.


Last but not least, this look will not be complete without adding some extra natural soft pink shine to your lips. With this look, I use Motives Lips Candies in Cotton Candy.

Motives Lips Candies in Cotton Candy ($24 CAD)


And this is it! You have a Spring 2016 inspired look that goes with pretty much anything that you decide to wear that day. Fresh & Fab! What do you think?



Motives 8 Pieces Deluxe BrushSet Review

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So, I just got my hands on these gorgeous brushes and I absolutely love them. This is perfect if you are looking for a brush set that has every brush that you need to complete a look on the go. The brushes are made from real goat hair and synthetic fibers so they are very soft, very gentle on the skin and pick up the products very well. I couldn’t stop touching them when I first open the package because they feel so soft lol.

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I tried to wash the brushes and they are pretty durable. I don’t see any hair falling apart like the regular brushes. Products came off pretty easily as well and the brush still feels like brand new after being washed twice this past few days.

Firstly, I love the fact that all the brushes come in a lovely black leather case, which is very classy. Most brush sets out there don’t come in a case so sometimes it can be hard to stay organized with all the brushes you have.

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The brush set comes with 8 essential brushes that I can use to create any look that I want and bring them with me when I am on the road so it is pretty handy. The brush set includes 3 big brushes: a powder brush, a flat-top foundation brush (which I love and it is rare to find any brush set that has this flat-top brush) and a contour brush.

A flat-top brush is essential in helping you achieving the air-brushed and flawless look when using your liquid foundation. It also helps make the whole application process easier and quicker. I also love the fact that this brush set comes with a contour brush because contouring is such a big and important thing to all makeup junkie. I honestly can’t complete my makeup without contouring my face. If you are interested in how to learn to contour, comment below and I will make a tutorial post on it.

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There are also 4 small brushes: a lip brush, angled brush for your eyeliner or your brows, eye shadow and crease brush and a spoolie. The quality of the brushes is amazing. They are designed with firm bristles for high-definition make up application. They are gentle and work great on your skin, especially the area around your eyes. I personally love the angled brush. It works very well for lining brows and filling in your brows.

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The best part is the whole brush set only costs $70 while a single brush at Sephora or MAC with the same quality already costs you $70!

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