Motivated Beauty: Motives by Loren Ridinger


The most fun part of being a beauty blogger is playing with make up under the guise of ‘working’. I reserve Saturday mornings for beauty parties in my bathroom (and yes, I’m the only guest but I have enough fun for 100!) and I send my hubby off with our son to golf with a stern “I HAVE TO WORK PLEASE DO NO BOTHER ME FOR 3 HOURS”. It’s not my fault that my work is playing with beauty products but don’t think it’s not hard work– applying make up precisely takes the skill of a steady hand and dedicated concentration 🙂 This weekend I tested products from “Motives” by Loren Ridinger— a custom formulated cosmetics line infused with antioxidants and vitamins that enhance a girl’s beauty while nourishing her skin.  Loren set out to create her own line after years of using hundreds of products that left her unsatisfied.  The result is a high quality and revolutionary line of products that every woman, on any budget can enjoy.  She sent me her favorite items and I reviewed them below in the order of my favorites (I am not a democracy and I don’t have to be fair 😉

motivesliquid.jpg1. Liquid Powder Mineral Make Up I am obsessed with this product and used it both Saturday and Sunday. What impressed me most was the finish– the liquid texture is lightweight but the minute you blend in to the skin it becomes a velvety powder texture without any kind of residue nor cakeyness or dryness. I tested it by applying 4 coats and the finish remained flawless. I love it because you can reapply throughout the day! Usually you can not reapply liquid foundation once you have powdered up– since it is a liquid to powder– you can keep adding layers to it depending on coverage. A must have for quick touch ups after work if you have social events to attend! I used “Tender beige” and it looked like my skin and even in the brightest of sun light, you could not detect I had 4 layers of foundation on! Most mineral make up comes in messy loose powder versions that make it hard to control, this is by far the most amaaaaaaazing mineral make up, ever! You must try and I promise you will love! Order the Liquid Powder Foundation for $25 here.  (Note: I pat layers of this foundation gently into my skin, do not rub as it dries to a powder finish and you don’t want to rub it off.  No need for sponge or blending, just pat it on until desired coverage!)

motivespowder2.jpg2. Full Coverage Photo Finish Powder: If you have oily skin or live in very hot weather, try this powder. It is designed to be used as a foundation and gives a full coverage. Again, I layered it yet it did not feel heavy! I used the Neutral medium and it gave a slightly heavier coverage than the liquid. I even used it over the liquid foundation just for fun and it still looked quite natural! Order powder here, $24.50.

3. Pressed Eyeshadow (Bedroom Eyes)– This pearlized eye shadow goes on smooth and gives a fabulous sparkle to the eye. Loren sent me “Bedroom Eyes” and I swear I was flirty all night with the hubby! I have brown eyes but I think it would really look pretty with blue eyes, too. It gives a soft shimmer to the lids and I applied it alone to give a wash of color which made it look really natural. Pressed eye shadow $12.50 here.


4. Essential Lip Kit— Love this lip kit!  It has all the colors you need for work or play– there are 9 shades per palette that you can blend or use alone and is really perfect for travel. I got the “Noon to Night” palette and the colors are fabulous and flattering!   It goes on like a lip gloss and has a gorgeous glimmer to the texture.  Lip kit $35 here.


  1. Serena
    June 29, 2009 / 2:25 pm

    The liquid foundation sounds fabulous, does she have a store front?

  2. jessica rosen
    June 29, 2009 / 2:59 pm

    I plan on getting that foundation today!

  3. Beauty Snob Tina
    June 29, 2009 / 3:04 pm

    You must get it!

    I don’t promise often but I promise you will LOVE!

    And the best part is, the more you sweat the better it looks, I know it sounds bizarre but by the end of a hot day I was glowing but not shiny at all due to the powder consistency.


  4. June 29, 2009 / 4:54 pm

    I am a senior certified MakeUp Artist with this awesome and fun product line…………Motives by Loren Ridinger! Please email me or check out my website: and I will be happy to help you be Beautiful YOU…..inside and out!


  5. June 29, 2009 / 5:48 pm

    I am an independent certified senior consultant with Motives by Loren Ridinger, and am more than impressed with our new line. I used to wear Nicole Miller, but the new Motives line exceeds that line – these products are excellent!! For personal service, check out my website: or email me at

  6. June 29, 2009 / 6:16 pm

    Everyone deserves to try this product. I am a Master Celebrity Makeup Artist and have used every brand out there. For the last year I have only used Motives and would never use anything else. My clients love the produts and have all abandoned their MAC for Motives. Weddings to Grammy Winners on Stage this product stands up to hot lights, and weather. It even looks great on High Def for Film and TV. If you want more information on how I use Motives or how to purchase it or carry it in your Salon or Spa feel free to contact me.

  7. June 29, 2009 / 6:28 pm

    Hi I am a Master Makeup Artist and for the last 1 1/2 years have only used Motives for all my clients. In the past I used every product out there with hit and miss results. All my clients love this product be it brides, models, TV Celebritys or Grammy Winners on stage. The products all have the most fantastic staying power under hot light, or Texas Sun. If you want more information on how I use the products as a Makeup Artist, how to place it in your salon or spa, or how to use it as an individual feel free to contact me. 210-557-4141

  8. June 29, 2009 / 10:39 pm

    We recently held a Ladies Night Out event and had the Liquid Mineral Powder available as samples. The ladies loved the feel of the product. Available at

  9. June 30, 2009 / 6:22 am

    I’ve bought and sold other cosmetic lines and this is by far the best I’ve ever tried. Loren has gone out of her way to provide the best product anywhere. She wouldn’t have put her name on it otherwise. It is available at

  10. Marion
    June 30, 2009 / 6:32 pm

    The new Motives by Loren Ridinger is fantastic! I love the liquid mineral foundation. It works for all skin types, has good coverage and really lasts. Check it out at or if you live anywhere near where NY,NJ and PA meet, contact me at for a make-over with these wonderful new products.

  11. Sheila McFarland
    June 30, 2009 / 6:42 pm

    I never wore make-up my entire life until Motives. I played in sports and sweated a lot. I wear the liquid mineral also and love it. I get lots of great comments on my skin.

    Sheila McFarland

  12. June 30, 2009 / 7:53 pm

    I am a Certified Senior Motives Consultant and I can’t live without Motives Cream Concealer! Blends perfectly and provides great coverage for dark circles! Love the eyeshadows. They go on so smoothly and blend so well! My current favorite combo is Antique Pink all over, Red Earth in the crease and outer corners and then Vintage Glam on the lid and blend. Check out the full line at Personal consultations available in the North Shore – Middlesex MA areas. Contact me at and I will personally help you choose the right products to enhance your own natural beauty.

  13. Donna
    June 30, 2009 / 8:29 pm

    Be sure to use a Motives Foundation Brush when applying the unbelievable liquid mineral foundation. You’ll be sure to look flawless. Check it out at

  14. June 30, 2009 / 9:16 pm

    When we first launched the new Motives by Loren Ridinger line, I wasn’t sure what to expect.I’ve been a makeup artist for some time now,and can’t even begin to tell you how amazing these new products truly are.They far exceded my expectations!The colors, the pigments, everything goes on so smooth!The best is the liquid powder mineral foundation- anyone who puts this on, loves it.It’s that simple!!

    Danielle Beyer

  15. July 1, 2009 / 12:23 am

    Never been a makeup maven, but when I was first introduced to this line, I was so impressed that I took the course and became a Sr. Certified Consultant. This particular product is relatively new in the line and is and does what everyone claims. Feels light on the skin no matter how many layers are applied, and even looks better as the day goes along – now THAT’S MAJOR! Anyone north of the Tappan Zee, interested in a home demonstration, should feel free to contact me via my website:

    I’d love to share the entire line with everyone.

  16. July 1, 2009 / 12:24 am

    What area of the country do you reside in?

  17. July 2, 2009 / 10:14 am


    absolutely! The liquid poweder foundating looks better the more you sweat! Ha! No one could’ve put it better!


  18. Jane Dieringer
    July 2, 2009 / 11:12 am

    My daughter and I are so happy with this cosmetic line. She is in college and all her friends love it too. Best gift in the world to give. 5 minute makeovers are the best with this line package. Website makes it easy to order. Contact me there!.

  19. July 3, 2009 / 11:54 am

    I live in the Pittsburgh area.If you would like to meet and get a MOTIVES makeover or try our products.Please call 412 559 9984.You won’t be sorry.If you just want to try the products go to in as a preferred customer and you can receive points for free makeup or other marketamerica brand products.

  20. July 6, 2009 / 5:03 am

    What is with all of the “certified consultant” comments? After reading Tina’s review I was planning on checking Motives out, but now I’m utterly turned off! Shameless self-promotion is tacky, ladies and gents.

    If the line is that great then it shouldn’t need every company associate spamming an innocent blogger who was nice enough to give you a good review!

  21. Sarah
    July 6, 2009 / 10:03 am

    Exactly, Jessica. I was really curious but with literally everyone and their mother posted consultant links, I’m rethinking my decision…

  22. kim
    July 7, 2009 / 12:32 pm

    Ladies, Don’t let the shamless promotion stop you from trying a great product… I love it!! I think they were just trying to let people in their areas know where they can get these products…

  23. Esther
    July 8, 2009 / 12:21 pm

    I feel the same way…

  24. Tavia
    July 8, 2009 / 9:13 pm

    I have just recently heard of this line and have been looking for a new foundation. I was using one of the powder mineral foundations and have liked it, but just wasn’t getting the coverage I wanted. This review has helped me make my decision to try it.

  25. July 19, 2009 / 8:15 pm

    I’m a makeup artist and I am sooo excited about the complete new motives by Loren Ridinger cosmetic collection. If you loved the Liquid Powder Mineral Makeup, just wait till you try the custom foundation–perfect match, blended just for you. call 412.965.0549 for more info.

  26. Tiffiny luong
    February 6, 2010 / 11:00 am

    I am Celebritys make-up artist for 28 years I been use Motives Cosmetic by Loren Ridinger for 6 years I love it. My clients and all the events and tv projects I do they all fall inlove with make up. If you need my help I will pick a right shade or customize your own make-up just for you, you will love it or you can call me 817-896-3178. Make-up get the shade just for you and use good quality motives is the best.

  27. khristine murphy
    June 11, 2010 / 6:36 pm

    hi where can i buy motives makeup? i tried Sephora in nyc and they never heard of it.

  28. Latrecia Cunningham
    April 19, 2011 / 5:01 pm

    I love the motives cosmetics line because it does not break me out and it provides full coverage. The consultant that I previously used to custom blend my makeup is no longer available so I am looking for a consultant in the Dallas metro area to assist me. Much help!!!

  29. February 23, 2013 / 11:08 am

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..extra wait .. …

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