March 7, 2016

Motives Mineral Gel Eyeliner: First Impressions & Review

A few weeks ago a friend of mine gifted me a Motives eyeliner to try out so I thought I would post my first impressions/ review on it. I tried it out for an entire day and made sure not to touch my eyes so you can see how well it held up on its own.

About the product:
Who: Motives Cosmetics by Loren Ridinger
When: Released in 2012 
Where: On the Motives website 
Why: Talc, paraben and fragrance free; uses mineral pigments which are less harsher on your skin
How: Requires an eyeliner brush; I used a Mac 266 brush

First Impressions/Review:

My right eye was primed with Urban Decay's Primer Potion and was also sprayed with their all-nighter setting spray. The left had only the Motive's eyeliner on my bare eye.

First Application:

Right eye
Left eye

After 10+ hours:

Right eye 
Left eye


  • Very creamy and applies on easily
  • Works best with primer and setting spray
  • It's very build-able; build on more product for a more defined look

  • May need touch-ups; tends to fade a bit (especially if you rub your eyes)
  • I added some on the bottom which created a bit of smudging by the end of the day

The Verdict:
Considering I haven't tried a gel eyeliner for a few years now, it's safe to say that I need much more practise in using this type of product lol. I've owned a few gel ones in the past, but this is definitely by far the best I've tried! It's just so soft because of the mineral texture and glides on so smoothly! I would advise not to apply on the lower lash line because it may cause smudging after a few hours. I would recommend this product to people who have are comfortable with using gel eyeliners as opposed to beginners because it is a bit difficult to apply with precision (but practise makes perfect I suppose haha). It is a bit on the pricier side but for the quality and quantity it's well worth it!

I hope this first impressions/review was helpful, please let me know if you've tried it out as well. If you also have any questions about this product, or want me to try out any other products feel free to let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading, until next time~
Evelyn ♡
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