Halloween fun!

This is the first post with our new additions to the collaboration group! What a fun month to start with... October! Halloween! Costumes! Candy! Crazy! All products listed are Motives unless otherwise listed. I hope you'll enjoy.

Makeup Artist - Jacqueline Menconi

I never go big for Halloween because, if I'm being completely honest, I'm lazy & not too creative when it comes to character makeup! Since I love you so much, I ventured out of my comfort zone a tad to give you Elvira. I hope you like it!

Skin Prep

I used Skintelligence® Hydra Derm Deep Cleansing Emulsion to wash my face and then generously sprayed Skintelligence® pH Skin Normalizer all over. I then massaged Lumière de Vie® Serum Concentrate and let it absorb into my skin for a few moments before applying my Lumière de Vie® Super Crème & Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Eye Creme. This is a WINNING combination!


I applied a small amount of Motives® Eye Base all over my eye lids, where ever shadow would be applied. I broke out my all time favorite palette, Motives® Mavens Element, and swiped Birch all over from lash line to brow. After, I started building up the color in the crease of my lid with the Bordeaux shade (also in the Element palette). Next, I took Motives® Pressed Blush in the shade Bloom mixed with Motives® Pressed Eye Shadow After Party and layered them on top of Bordeaux, giving the crease more dimension. To finish the lid I pressed the leftover Bloom on my brush from the crease to the lash line. Just below the middle of my brows & above the crease, I pressed Motives® Pressed Eye Shadow in Rain Check. Then, on either side of Rain Check I pressed Bordeaux, just in case I didn't look ridiculous enough. LOL. Next up on the docket was the liner, which I used Motives® Little Black Dress, the backest gel liner I've ever used. I extended the inner tear ducts dramatically with the liner and lined my lower water line with Motives® Khol Eye Liner in Bare for a more wide-eyed effect. In the extended inner duct area, I pressed Motives® Pressed Eye Shadow in the color Blizzard. Last steps for eyes were curling my lashes and putting a few Kiss Triples falsies on the outer half followed by Motives® for La La Volumizing & Lengthening Mineral Mascara in Black.


Motives® Complexion Perfection Face Primer was first, of course! After priming, I had to get a few shades lighter. To do that I took a few of the cream foundations from the Light Motives® Color Perfection Quad and warmed them up by mixing them together on a metal palette. Once they were properly blended, I took my flat top foundation brush to buff the mixture into my skin, including my neck and chest. After, I took my beauty blender and patted all over to make sure there were no uneven areas. Once my foundation was finished it was time to dust with Motives® Translucent Loose Powder. Next up was the BLUSH and lots of it! This was probably my favorite part of the entire look because I tend to stick to more subtle blushes in my personal collection. I took Motives® Pressed Blush in Runway and applied it (without tapping off the excess) in a diagonal fashion, avoiding the apples of my cheeks. I lightly dusted one of the new Motives® shimmer highlighters in the color Bombshell to my cheek bones and then added the beauty mark below my right eye with the leftover gel liner from earlier.


I used the Motives® Essential Brow Kit to fill in my brows.


To line my lips, I used Motives® Lip Pencil in the color Raisin. I blended 3 of the Motives® Mavens Mattes, Sorry Not Sorry, Rust n Roll, and a tiny bit of Dark Side.

After all that I sprayed some Motives® 10 Years Younger Setting Spray, thew my cheap wig on (that I couldn't brush without it falling apart) and I was done! Woo hoo!

Makeup Artist - Rachel Jones

Lumiere de Vie pore minimizing Serum help creates the base for this mermaid inspired look! I immediately followed with my No MOre Shine Setting Spray, to help control my oil through out the day. I then used Invisiline under the eyes, against the grain of the fine lines. My foundation of choice today was the Tender Beige Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation, to create a flawless canvas. It's a buildable formula so you can apply a couple layers to get the coverage you desire. I set my skin with the Neutral Light Photo Finished Pressed powder and buffed away with the Translucent loose powder in light. I used Peach Beige for my upper cheek bone, Lust blush on the apples of my cheek and Centerfold on the lower part of my cheek bone. I gave myself defined cheek bones with the dark shade in the 3-in-1 Contour kit. I highlighted my upper cheek bone with Starlight Shimmer Powder then went in with Island Glow to make a light halo around the sides of my face. I then used Stylee, buffed in through a patterned stencil to add some mermaid to my face. I also used Lust (a beautiful blue) through a different stencil to some fun. I then used Diamond to add sparkle over Lust and Stylee.

I used the Bare kohl pencil and the Angel kohl pencil to create an eye base. The Bare pencil was used to fill in my eye lid and the Angel Liner went in the inner eye and the brow bone. I used the Waterproof Black Eye Liner Retractable Pencil to line the upper and lower inner lash lines. I used Essence from the Illuminating Eye Shadow line on the inner third of my eye with Antique Pink in the inner upper part of my eye, the inner third of my brow bone. Pink Gold in the crease with my favourite blender brush from the Motives Pro Brush set. Mystical Eye Shadow was used on the brown bone to blend out the Angel Eyeliner. I placed WildFlower on the outer half of the mobile lid and used Fantasy on the outer V of the eye, and under the lower lash line. I then added Morganite Sparkle to my inner eye.

My brows were filled in with the Dark powder of the Motives Essential Eyebrow Kit and my eye were deliciously lined with Little Black Dress. I used the Motives Falsies in 109, applied with the Motives Glue, cause it's still available in Canada!!

On my lips I used Guava All Day Liquid Matte and Sweet Candy Illuminating Lip Shine. Everything was then set with the Motives 10 Years Younger Makeup Setting Spray. FUN!

Makeup Artist - Kinley Kay

Super easy fun Halloween look. I wanted to do something that would be easy for clients to recreate at home as well.

I started with Micellular cleanser to create a perfect, smooth, hydrated canvas. I then hopped right to it with Mineral Liquid Foundation in Linen and buffed it into my skin. I set the foundation with Translucent Powder and contoured with 3-in-1 contour kit. I skipped blush this time because I wanted more of a natural, carved look.

For the black sketching I used Patent Black Liquid Liner by MOTIVES. And I just started by overfilling my eye brows and lining them. Carving out my face and cheek bones were pretty easy as I just followed my natural cheek bones.

I used Sorry Not Sorry Liquid matte lipstick for that luscious red. And finished outlining my lips with the Liquid eye liner.

The blue tear drops were created by blending my blue and white toner for my custom blend kit.

My eyes were shaped with the Liquid Eye Liner and LALA mascara.

And there ya have it! Super quick and easy Halloween Fun!

Makeup Artist - Leigh Raeder

This was a fun project! I decided to transform myself into a spooky cracked doll. This project was out of the box for me because my focus is usually the everyday woman, but I loved getting creative on this level. I have to give a shout out to my friend Samantha Papa of Samantha Lauren Photography for taking these amazing pictures. We had a blast and laughed until we had tears!

I started by mixing up a Motives Custom Blend Liquid Mineral Foundation because I wanted to make my skin much lighter and porcelain like​​, so I added a lot of white toner. I applied it with a Motives foundation brush and stippled it with a blender sponge.

I applied Motives Eye Base over my entire eye lid, and to make my eyes look bigger, I used the Motives Kohl Eyeliner-Electric Blue to outline an area underneath my eyes. I filled the area in with Khol Eyeliner-Angel.

I chose the Motives Dynasty Palette for my eye and because most of my doll always had blue eye shadow, I used "Cleopatra" on my entire mobile lid. I used "Aphrodite" in the crease.

I lined my upper lid with the Motives Lux Precision Eyeliner-Black and continued to outline my new lower lid

I used 2 sets of Motives Lashes #109-1 set for my real lashes and glued the other set on my new lower lid using Duo Lash Adhesive-clear. I blended my upper lashed into the falsies with Motives for LaLa Mineral Mascara-black.

I did a light contour using the contour in the Motives 3 in 1 contour kit, and applied Motives Pressed Blush-Porcelain Doll (Ha-very fitting) to my cheeks.

I added freckles by using a fine brush dipped in Motives Custom Blend Toner-Yellow Brown.

I filled in my brows with Motives Waterproof Eye Brow Pencil-Dark Brown.

I started to outline where my cracks would be using "Nefertiti" Eye Shadow also in the Dynasty Palette. I then created the cracks with Motives Gel Eyeliner-Little Black Dress using Motives Angled Brush. I used Motives Khol Eyeliner-Angel in some areas to add dimension the cracks.

I sealed everything with Motives 10 Years Younger Setting Spray and completed my look by applying Motives All Day Liquid Stick Matte-Dragon Fruit.

Makeup Artist - Rachel Lorraine

If you can be an evil mermaid, always be an evil mermaid! IN full disclosure, I actually achieved my look in just a little over 1 hour, including hair! I just applied everything over my everyday makeup that I had worn to work. It doesn’t have to be so serious…haha.


  1. Skintelligence pH Normalizer – sprayed generously all over face

  2. Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Body Balm – applied with fingertips, applied generously all over face and neck

  3. Lumiere De Vie Needle Free Serum – Applied with finger tips, concentrated application on forehead (I got creases ya’ll!) between brows, around eyes and mouth

  4. Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Eye Creme– Applied with finger tips around eyes


  1. Motives Eye Base – applied with flat eye brush all over lid (from brow to lash line)

  2. Brows: Blackout Eyeshadow

  3. Lustrafy Mascara in Black

  4. Motives® Waterproof Eye Pencil – Applied to lower water line and over top lid to darken shadows

  5. Motives Luxe Precision Eye Line in Jet Black to create the veins under my eyes

  6. Lashes are Ardell costume lashes that I picked up from Sally’s


  1. Used a hair net for wigs that I picked up from Wal-Mart for like $2, and wore it on my face. Then applied a mixture of the following shadows with a sponge to create the scales: Oasis, Tripped Out, Moonlight and Blackout.

  2. Used the Blackout eyeshadow to create more shadows around the hairline and down my nose, and cheek bones

  3. Used sequins and gems that I picked up from a local craft store and glued them on my face (and own my neck) using eyelash glue


  1. Color Perfection Quad – Lighter colors to nude out my lips and set with the Motives Translucent Loose Powder

  2. Motives Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black to the inside and center of my lips, blended out with my finger tips and set with the Blackout eyeshadow

Makeup Artist - Jennifer Halma

The October Halloween Edition collaboration project! Cheetah!


Prepped the skin with Skintelligence pH Skin Normalizer


I used Motives Custom Blend Foundation to give Marisa (my model) a matte finish.

I concealed with Motives Cream Concealer in Amber to highlight under the eyes

Next, I applied Motives Loose Powder in Medium with a powder brush to set the foundation and under eye concealer.


I applied Motives Eye base on the movable eyelid and all the way up to eyebrow. I used the lightest matte shade from the Motives Element Palette in Birch to set the base and provide a blendable base. I used Motives Cosmetics eyeshadow in Cappuccino with a fluffy crease brush. Next I applied Motives eyeshadow Bedroom Eyes in the outer v of the eye and then blended up and outward for an uplifting cat eye effect. I then applied motives eyeshadow in Blizzard in the inner movable eyelid and brow bone. I used Motives gel eyeliner in Chocoholic on the bottom eye line.

Cat nose

This part was fun! I used Motives Gel Eyeliner in Little Black Dress with an angled brush just drawing on the cheetah nose.


Little black dress on the top line of the lips and extending it outwards and up to create the snout. I used the same gel eye eyeliner to create the dots on the snout.

For the lips, we used Motives Mavens Mattes in Daddy's Girl with a Motives Lip Shine in Celeb and a touch of eyeshadow in Antique Gold on the pout for a 3D effect.

Cheetah marks

Motives eyeshadow in Antique Gold.

Motives Gel Eyeliner in Chocoholic in random c formations on top of the Antique Gold shadow.

What do you think of this Cheetah look for Halloween?

Makeup Artist - Monina Wright

FACE 1. Mixed liquid custom blend in white, blue and small amount of green 2. Apply all over face and neck, except eyelids and lips

EYES 1. Apply white custom liquid all over lids 2. Using a round brush apply any blue Motives shadow of your choice around orbital eye socket. You should look like a panda 3. Using a liner brush, apply Little Black Dress Gel liner along the inner and out portion of the blue shadow. This creates the false Sally eyelids 4. Using a pencil brush and LBD, create the false small eyeball on the center of your eyelids 5. Choose thick jagged lashes and cut into pieces. Then apply with glue between the false eyelids you just created

STITCHES 1. Using your liber brush and LBD create stitches along the forehead, mouth, neck and chest area

LIPS 1. Routine entire lips with LBD 2. Choose the darkest red Motives lip color of your choice and apply all over lips for an ombre effect.


Makeup Artist - Ash Mac