Does the name La La Anthony ring a bell? Sure it does. Motives Cosmetics is a vegan line (collagen core lipsticks excluded) that has been on the market for 6 years although the majority of us didn’t come to know the brand until seeing it promoted on La La’s reality show. Motives Cosmetics by La La Anthony is geared toward women of color and offers excellent color choices for melanin rich skin.
Where is Motives Cosmetics by La La Sold?
When researching Motives Cosmetics by La La, I was expecting to find it at major department stores. I didn’t realize it’s an order based business much like Avon where it’s available online or through product consultants. I’m very indecisive and usually not comfortable buying before trying but the sales rep assured 100% customer satisfaction so I thought, why not. I purchased a few goodies and she graciously threw in a couple more. Shop Motives Now!
Motives Cosmetics has two beauty lines and I selected items from both – Motives by Loren Ridinger and Motives for La La Anthony.
When I first received my lipstick, I thought Magenta would be too bold. After putting it on, I was totally wrong. The color is gorgeous and is true to color. It looks even better when paired with SoHo Pink. It deepens the color and makes it appear more pigmented.
SoHo Pink is a sheer lipgloss so it does not offer much color as a stand alone gloss. It definitely needs to be paired with lipstick.
Beso is a pink lipstick that would be great for spring. 24K is a neutral brown that is an excellent match as a nude lipstick.
Motives by La La lipsticks are very pigmented and wear really well. They have a creamy rich formula that is very hydrating to my lips. While I enjoyed sampling these colors, I will look for on the ground alternatives. Although I got pretty lucky with these selections, swatching before I buy tends to work best because what looks good in the tube doesn’t always look good when you put it on. Magenta and 24K were my favorites for sure.