The other day I received a huge box in the mail and inside was the entire line of Motives cosmetics by the gracious and gorgeous Loren Ridinger! (Pics above of almost everything Loren sent me) My assistant and I spent hours testing all of the shades and textures – many of which will now be staples in my kit.
I used the white pencil on set yesterday on a model and it turned out flawless and lasted all day. Today I used a few different gold and warm toned eye shadows on Kim. The pigment and textures are beautiful and I look forward to using Motives more often. Thanks Loren! Xo Mario
I’m loving Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils! I was at Sephora the other night when I spotted these. I picked up Lucky, Baked and Honey and love all of them. They work really well on the inner rims, blend well when you first apply them and stay on all day! Xo Mario
Josie Maran recently sent me some goodies from her environmentally freindly makeup line and and I’m LOVING it! I first heard of Josie’s makeup when I was in Miami and searching for new and different makeup remover wipes. At Sephora, one of the girls recommended the Bear Naked Wipes by Josie Maran. They smell really nice, are made with healty and natural ingredients and your skin feels fresh and clean after wiping with them. Oh, and a portion of every package goes to protecting polar bears! 😉
You may recognize Josie Maran from her successful career as a top model. She was the face of Maybelline for nearly a decade, featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for three years in a row and she was also a GUESS girl! Needless to say, top models like herself know their stuff when it comes to makeup because of all the years working with and learning from amazing makeup artists, day in and day out. Trust me, they’ve got some tricks up their sleeves, LOL.
The bronzy packaging for Josie Maran Cosmetics is one the nicest that I’ve seen out there – sleek, simple and lightweight. I’m going to share some of my favorite products from the line and help spread Josie’s philosophy – “luxury with a conscience.”
Finger Paints in Sweet – You can use your fingers to appy these shimmery colors to eyes, lips and cheeks! Apply the lightest shade under your brow bone and to the center of your lip to highlight.
Eye Shadow in Beach – This eye shadow may be my new favorite color right now. It’s a shimmery champagne or pale sand shade. Looks gorgeous on the eyelids and you can apply it wet or dry. Texture is velvety. Love it.
Cream Blush in Sunset – This is a coral shade cream blush that glides on sheer and looks natural. I love it on the apples of cheeks. For a super natural look, dab some on your lips and blend.
Argan Oil – This is a light-weight oil grown organically in Morocco packed with tons of Vitamin E and fatty acids. For a dewy look, apply to the apples of your cheeks and/or cheekbones. Soften and heal your cuticles with it, or put it on split ends!
I hope you get a chance to try Josie Maran’s products and if you do, please let me know what you think!