Top 6 Motives Products for Bridal Makeup

Top 6 Motives Products for Bridal Makeup

By-Leigh Raeder-Motives Field Consultant & Beauty Expert

Wedding season is here and we have many Professional Makeup Artists that choose to use Motives Cosmetics in their pro makeup kits to help get their brides ready for their big day. We interviewed Beauty Advisor and Pro Makeup Artist, Melody Sopa, who shared with us her top 6 must-have products for her makeup kit. It was difficult for her to choose just 6 but here are her top picks!

1. Motives Insta-Smooth

Here’s what Melody said: The Motives Insta-Smooth is glorious! It spot treats to  help fill in larger pores and helps blur the appearance of fine lines, giving a plus affect before you even put makeup on. Perfect for clients being photographed or filmed!

More about Motives Insta-Smooth: It is a powerful formulation that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while perfectly smoothing the skin. This formula creates a veil over the skin’s surface, providing a soft focus effect. Antioxidant ingredients promote healthy skin while the mineral pigments reflect light away from fine lines and wrinkles. 

2. Custom Blend Makeup

Here’s what Melody said: “As a professional makeup artist, it is crucial for me to customize any look or formula or product for my pro kit. I love that I can whip up whatever I need to customize for my clientele. I love making custom foundation and primer. I love to have one with green toner in it to auto cancel out redness.  I have custom glow products for the face and body to give that help them glow from within. I love that can make a custom base and further make it special for the client right in front of their face.”

More about Motives Custom Blend: To uphold its mission of empowering the world through beauty, Motives created these custom foundations to be color-matched and personalized for you. Take the guesswork out of matching your foundation with your skin tone while also achieving the healthiest, most radiant coverage, with a formula exclusively for your skin concerns and skin type. Motives achieves this one-of-a-kind, multifunctional foundation by letting you select from a variety of modifiers and additives to achieve a unique formula that works with your skin.

3. All of The Motives Eye Shadow Palettes

Here’s what Melody said: “So velvety, pigmented. When looking for the best products as a professional, it’s important to have the products work for you. Makes it easier to focus on the art! Favorite palettes for bridal: I Do Palette, and THALIA X Motives Viva Eye & Cheek Palette.

More about Motives Eye Shadow Palettes: From neutrals to bold, classic to seasonal, Motives has you covered for any day of the week and every special occasion. Check out Motives Super Power Mattes Palette for sought-after matte shades, or Motives for La La Static Palette for shades with bold colo

4. Motives Filter HD Powder

Here’s what Melody said: “I use this on the center of the face for each of my clients after using the Motives Mineral Dual Foundation Powder to set their cream foundation. It gives this beautiful blur affect and doesn’t give a white cast on camera.”

More about the Motives Filter HD Powder: A translucent finishing powder developed with ultra-blurring and light reflecting pigments that set makeup for an airbrushed, high-definition finish. The lightweight formula leaves an undetectable veil that reduces the appearance of shine and blurs imperfections for a beautifully smooth, matte look.

5. Motives Setting Sprays

Here’s what Melody said: “I use these 3 separate times during a wedding makeup application, depending on what their skin type is. Use No more Shine Setting Spray for Oily Prone skin and the 10 Years Younger Setting Spray for Dryer skin. I set the foundation before powder, after the makeup is done, and again later as they are out the door just for a little extra! Helps hold makeup like a dream.”

More about Motives No More Shine Setting Spray: A setting spray that mists on weightlessly to control oil, deflect surface shine and keep skin looking beautifully matte. Oily skin has met its match! Keep your skin looking smooth — but never shiny — with this spray.

More about Motives 10 Years Younger Setting Spray: A setting spray that mists on weightlessly to reduce makeup slippage and keep skin looking beautifully flawless. Save up to 50% of makeup usage with this unique spray. Keep your skin looking fresh throughout the day.

6. Lips!

More about Motives Lip Glaze: Meet our new Motives Liquid Lip Glaze; all the shine, never the sticky. This formula offers ground-breaking swipe appeal that feels as good as it looks. Launching in 8 lust-worthy shades, these babes glide on effortlessly leaving behind high-pigmented, glossy color. Whether you want to add shine to your mattes or wear alone, you will be reaching for these glazes over and over again.

Here’s what Melody said: “Motives has so many lovely formulas, so honestly, pick your fave! My go to lately, for Fall and Winter brides, has been Motives 40FY Lip TreatmentMotives Lip PrimerMotives Lip Crayon in Neutral, new Motives Liquid Lipstick in Savage (looks fab on all skin tones) and if they want a gloss, I like Liquid Lip Glaze in shade Gimme More.”

More about Motives 40FY Lip Treatment: A refined lip balm that soothes, plumps, hydrates and protects the lips. This lip balm also nourishes the lips, while providing moisture and hydration.


Meet Melody Sopa

Melody Sopa is a Makeup Artist, Licensed Esthetician and an Independant Spa Owner


✨ Beauty Advisor Of The Year 2020 Market America / Shop. com International ✨

✨Best of The Knot Hall Of Fame Award✨

✨Wisconsin Bride Magazine Top 3 Finalist for Best Wedding MakeUp 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 ✨

✨ Milwaukee A-List 2nd Place for Best Wedding MakeUp ✨

✨ Expertise Top MakeUp Artists in Milwaukee 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020✨2021

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