Smash Glam Co-Founder Aisha Simon wearing  Motives High Voltage

Smash Glam Co-Founder Aisha Simon wearing

Motives High Voltage

I love lipsticks and I love my nudes but I’m obsessed with pinks this summer. Every spring/summer I’m always looking for new pink lipsticks whether they be matte, satin, or moisturizing. It seems like a struggle sometimes to find the perfect bright pink lipstick for my skin tone and I know it’s a challenge for my other brown girls as well. I am absolutely in love with the Motives All Day Liquid Stick in High Voltage here lately. By the way this bright pink color is for fair and medium skin tones too.  In the summer I like to keep my makeup light, BB Cream, concealer and powder, no eyeshadow, nice defined brows, lashes and mascara, a little blush and a BOLD lip. This color is definitely for my bold and daring ladies who like to put on a nice pop of color. 


Here is Motives Cosmetics description of the product:


  • Full, long-lasting coverage for extended wearability

  • Creamy texture ensures perfect adherence to lips

  • Brilliant shine with high color impact

  • Paraben free


My first impression of the High Voltage All Day Liquid Stick was the quality packaging. From 1-10, 10 being the highest.  I would give it a 10. It is very high quality plastic with a sleek finish, something us makeup junkies love. I know I’m a sucker for packaging, I love pretty packaging. It’s silky smooth and glides on effortlessly with a high shine. It is both moisturizing and hydrating, feels good on and doesn’t have a sticky consistency so I will give it a 10 as well. I also love how intense the color is with one application,it is full coverage and with each application it really intensify the color. I did notice when wearing it, it does transfer a little but still stains. You will have to retouch your lips after eating or drinking to add the shine so it get’s a 9. At the end of the day the color was still intense, it just lacked the shine so I’ll give it a 10 for long lasting coverage. I had to use a makeup wipe to scrub it off. Overall this product is awesome, it does exactly what it says it does. Check out some tips and tricks below for the ladies who want to try the Motives High Voltage All Day Liquid Stick.

*Tips & Tricks

-Since this lipstick is cool toned. For my brown girls use a lip liner that is a little darker than your skin tone so the lip color will have a nice transition from the edge of your lips and will help blend with the bright lip color.

-For an ombre' effect use a dark berry colored lip liner and blend it out to transition to the all day liquid stick. 

-For a matte lip, dust lips lightly with a invisible powder and you will achieve instant mattification


For swatches of all the colors available in the Motives Cosmetics All Day Liquid Sticks check out this video: