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As many of you know, the Motives Mavens Sculpt Series palettes are at the top of everyone’s beauty wish list right now! All over social media I’m seeing eager beauty addicts waiting for their shipments to come in so they can try the highly-anticipated highlight and contour palettes that we’ve worked so hard to create. So first I’d like to thank everyone for the continued support and I sincerely hope you all LOVE these palettes as much as we do!

Here’s a quick breakdown of how I like to use the Sculpt Series palette: To start, I use the Fire palette, which is more suited for warm complexions. (The Ice palette is best for cooler undertones.) And the best part about these palettes is that they’re cream based, which makes it super simple to mix colors all across the palette to create the exact combination that’s right for your skin. Here’s what I’ve used:

1. I took Ignite and began laying down this light shade under my eyes in a triangle shape, extending out to the outermost part of my cheekbones and down the sides of my nose.
2. Next I mixed Ignite with a little bit of Glow and began applying around the outer corners of my mouth, down the bridge of my nose, my chin, and at the center of my forehead.
3. Taking Blaze I lined my hairline and jawline, as well as the sides of the tip of my nose and the hollows of my cheeks. My face is already pretty angular so I don’t do a ton of contouring. If you’re going for a more exaggerated contour, you can take Heat and apply just at the very outermost part of the hollows of your cheeks. The best way to find this is to feel around by your ears with your finger and find where the bone dips inward.
4. Finally, I took a blending brush and first started blending out the highlight shades since they’re lighter, then finished off by blending with the darker shades to create a soft, blended look.

And in case you’re wondering what I’m wearing on my eyes, it’s the Motives ELEMENT Color Box, of course! More on this coming soon!!

To get free shipping on any Motives order including the Sculpt Series palettes and the ELEMENT Color Box, be sure to use code “missmaven” at checkout!

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21 Comments on HIGHLIGHT + CONTOUR

  1. SihamS
    February 26, 2014 at 5:01 am (6 months ago)

    Waw this is realy helpful! Thx for the tips :)

    Reply
  2. Alex
    February 26, 2014 at 5:39 am (6 months ago)

    I am sure it’s a great product, but since you are promoting this new item as a beauty guru, I wish the attached photo wasn’t photoshopped and we could see your pores and imperfections. I think this is an important key to all us viewers because we rely on you to show us great techniques you know, as well as products you use. Hence, we would like to see how well it works (i.e.: whether it covers blemishes, and if it make pores look bigger). Love you, but just wish the photo wasn’t blurred out.

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    • Teni Panosian
      February 26, 2014 at 9:26 am (6 months ago)

      It’s actually not blurred out or modified. I use a ring light to take these photos which, yes, is a flattering light for beauty photos, but this product is opaque enough that it covers EVERYTHING and creates a very nice finish. I also have rather small pores so they’re not visible in most of my photos.

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      • Vanessa Balli
        March 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm (6 months ago)

        Teni, you look flawless and that’s exactly what good makeup is supposed to do!! Thank you for sharing and I can wait to try this out!
        Vanessa

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  3. Alyson
    February 26, 2014 at 10:51 am (6 months ago)

    Would love to see a demo on your beauty channel with the new product!!

    Reply
  4. Shari
    February 26, 2014 at 10:59 am (6 months ago)

    Beautiful look and thank you for the contour breakdown. Really appreciated!!!

    Reply
  5. Alex
    February 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm (6 months ago)

    Well then I stand corrected, and I apologize. And kudos to you to having amazing skin!!

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    • Teni Panosian
      February 26, 2014 at 11:30 pm (6 months ago)

      no need to apologize! Just want to make sure I’ve explained myself. :) And I’ll have a video up using the product very soon so that way you can see it in action as opposed to just a photo so stay tuned!

      Reply
  6. Rose
    February 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm (6 months ago)

    Do they ship internationally?… Because I would love to have it…

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    • Rose
      February 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm (6 months ago)

      I just found their international site..
      But they do not offer it there.

      Now I want to cry. Boohoo!

      Reply
  7. janlex
    February 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm (6 months ago)

    When do you highlight & contour? Is it every time you wear make up? Or just night out?

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    • Teni Panosian
      February 27, 2014 at 10:49 pm (6 months ago)

      Personally I don’t do it every day, only for occasions (night out, etc.) because it tends to be a heavier look. Instead, for everyday, I simply contour with either one of the darker creams in this palette and blend out, or just contour with a bronzer. I don’t do the whole combination because it’s a more polished look that I reserve for more dramatic makeup looks.

      Reply
  8. candice
    March 1, 2014 at 5:39 pm (6 months ago)

    What lashes are you using in this pic? Beautiful

    Reply
  9. Kaitlin
    March 3, 2014 at 9:27 pm (6 months ago)

    Your highlighting and contouring always looks so flawless! I need to check out these Motives products

    Reply
  10. Jay
    March 5, 2014 at 10:13 pm (6 months ago)

    Hi Teni, I love the whole whole look! When you use the contour kit, do you apply foundation first? And how about concealer and primer?
    Thank you, xoxo

    Reply
  11. Laila
    March 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm (6 months ago)

    Which lipstick is That? I love it

    Reply
  12. Mona
    March 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm (5 months ago)

    Hi Teni! Is the Motives Sculpt Series Palette sold in stores or just online? Thank you! I adore you and your passion for your life! I hope to have the same inspiration on to others! xo

    Reply
  13. Rachel
    April 11, 2014 at 1:15 am (5 months ago)

    Such a helpfull video, I allready did contouring a little bit but now Ican get better.
    Thank you alot! X

    Reply
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