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Every face has a story to tell…let us help you set the foundation for it. Follow along to get the latest stories, tips, secrets, and know-how of all things makeup.

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Wine Country Wedding Bliss

Name: Kara &  Dipal

Wedding Date: 10/16/2014 (Also Kara’s birthday!)

Wedding Location: Groezinger Estate House at Villagio Inn & Spa in Yountville, California

Photographer: Andy Sandy

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Kara and Dipal wed in October, and their engagement story was a thing of beauty.  During their trip to the lake at Niagara, the couple decided to go for a walk.  They had stopped in front of a fountain, when Dipal suggested they make a wish.  He pulled out a couple of coins and they made their respective wishes.  A little while later, Dipal asked Kara what she wished for.

Kara replied “for us to be together forever.  What was your wish?”

Dipal replied “that you will say yes”.  And he got down on one knee to propose.

What a touching moment!  Can you imagine the scenic backdrop of Niagara behind you as your husband-to-be asks for you to marry him?  What a great feeling it must have been for Kara!

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Kara explained that the reason she ended up choosing The Makeup Movement because she felt very comfortable with Annie’s expertise in Asian bridal makeup.  She really wanted to go with a natural and classic look, but maintaining the elegance factor, which Annie was able to accomplish during the trial.  Kara also pointed out that the hair worked perfectly for her, because it allowed the wedding dress to be a focal point due to the intricate detail of the design.

When we asked Kara for her tips for future brides, it was quite simple: Pinterest! This seems to be the most resounding plug for the social media collage platform, where almost all of our brides have created boards for themselves for inspiration.  So get pinning!

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Fred and Lyan wedding

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East Coast West Coast Love Story

Usually when we talk about East Coast vs. West Coast, it can get in to some heated debates about whose got it better, and which coast is the best.  But today, we get the joy of sharing Fred and Lyan’s wedding, whom despite growing up on opposite sides of the country, were able to demonstrate that when it comes to love, there is no debate: love conquers all.

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Motives Cosmetics Nail Products

Hey Everyone!  If you have been reading our last couple of posts, then you can see that we are posting reviews and information about Motives Cosmetics products!  We are continuing that theme today and will be discussing nail products!  Let’s get right into it!

The Motives Nail Lacquers are carefully formulated and tested to provide a super smooth application process while leaving you with silkily looking polish.  The colors are vibrant and there are over 20 shades to select from.   We formulated it to have extra strength so it has long-lasting color without any chips.  What shade will you be applying to your finger and toes???  Check them out here!

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Motives Cosmetics Face Products

If you haven’t read them already, check out our previous posts on Motives Cosmetics products here:

Lips and Eyes Part 1 and Part 2

Guess what we will be covering today…if you guessed face products, you are correct!
We have several differing foundation options to suit the coverage you need!
We have a Full Coverage Photo Finish Powder that gives you the perfect matte finish.  It won’t look too caked on or leave any unsightly lines.  It applies evenly for a perfect full coverage effect.  The Motives for La La Mineral Dual Foundation is another option that is full coverage, but has a lightweight effect.  This product is oil-free and is infused with aloe to keep the skin moisturized.  If powder isn’t your foundation of choice, Motives also offers Motives for La La Liquid Foundation.  It goes on wet with a silky smooth application and helps your skin look more dewy.  Start off with a nickel sized amount and then add more because it has buildable coverage.  This is a great all-day wear option.  Another liquid option is the Motives Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation with SPF 15.  Just because summer is almost over, it doesn’t mean you can skimp on sun protection.  For days when you are in a rush, this is a great product because it has a 3 in 1 application of SPF, primer, and foundation!  Which foundation do you think best suits you?

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Motives Eye Products (Part 2)

For our last blog, we talked a bit about our eye products.  To see that post, click here.  Well….surprise!  We have another post dedicated to our eye products because there are just so many to cover and describe to you.  Let’s jump right in where we left off last time and see what else Motives Cosmetics has to offer.

Motives® Essential Brow Kit

Motives® Essential Brow Kit

Most of us ladies are always searching for the ultimate brow kit and tool to get us the perfectly tweezed and arched brows.  We put in so much time, effort, and money deciding on whether to wax, tweeze, or thread them to perfection.  Even after that, they still aren’t quite the way we want it.  Have no fear because we have a great solution and product to fix that.  Check out our brow kit that comes with everything you need to define your brows the way you like it.  Use the wax to keep it in place and then use the two shades to get your ideal match.  Try it out and see how simple it is to achieve a look that you like.  Click here to find it online.

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