“Burnt Pepper” from Mac: The blush peach of all skin tones

“Burnt Pepper” from Mac: The blush peach of all skin tones

It is very rare that I speak to you of blushes or even of illuminators. In fact, those I have is counted on the fingers of both hands. It is not for want of loving this type of products but I do not feel the need to have “ten miles”. On the other hand the lipsticks is another story! I can have it full, I will never get tired of it. A different lipstick a day, why not! In any case, today I reverse the deal and I present the blush Burnt Pepper of Mac : A beautiful fishing that suits all skin tones. From the brightest to the darkest.

Burnt Pepper from Mac

It was quite by chance that I came across this blush. It is by looking at the different blushes of the shop, that my eyes fell on this magnificent fishing with a matte finish. By testing it on my wrist, I noticed a good pigmentation, a beautiful mattness and a perfect color to warm the complexion. Strangely, I had never heard of the “Burnt Pepper . Yet, as you can see, it is sumptuous!

In my opinion, it may be suitable for all skin tones. It is a peach hue neither too light nor too dark. Its texture makes it possible to wear it the day as the night. And its rather natural tint makes it easy to wear it and with all the make-up. Personally, I use it daily. Whether for work or school, it does not “too much” or “the babe who has bathed in the blush”. If you see what I mean ?! Well, his outfit is pretty good. It can last 5 hours easy, even in high heat.

On first use, I had a heavy hand. I had two sharp lines on each side. I started by fading in circular movements while bringing the product up to my cheekbones. Then I finished with a brush kabuki whose hair is much denser for a fading without demarcations. In conclusion, the blush fades quickly and melts quickly to the skin.

It’s a blush that helps me wake up my complexion in the morning. On my black skin, the result may be very natural but also more striking. It is very modular and can be adapted according to the rendering you want. Moreover, the spring is approaching with great pace so it will suit perfectly to the season.

The ultra moisturizing mask by Shea Moisture: Mention very well!

he brand Shea Moisture is a brand that my hair is fond of. The range based on Coconut oil was rather convincing. Even though, I was expecting more moisturizing products. At the same time, my hair does not follow Coconut Oil so I did not base myself on it to judge the mark. That’s why I went to a richer range: the Jamaican Black Castor Oil range among other Carapate Oil or Black Castor Oil . I always look for more moisturizing and nourishing masks. That’s why I chose the Strengthen Grow & Restore Treatment Mask from Shea Moisture .

Strengthen Grow & Restore Treatment Mask

Overall, Shea Moisture packagings remain the same. Only things that change are the product designations and colors that identify each range. The Jamaican Black Castor Oil range is Yellow Poussin. The mask is based on:

Shea Butter: To bring intense hydration to the hair and scalp
Carapate Oil: Helps Promote Hair Growth
Peppermint: To stimulate and purify the scalp
This mask is composed only of good ingredients to bring the necessary nutrients to our hair.

An ultra moisturizing and nourishing mask

The color and texture of the mask does not make you want to soak your fingers. A kind of color “green goose”. On the other hand, the smell reassures because it smells rather good. Sincerely, this is the type of odor I love in hair products. Not too chemical, not too stubborn. An odor that I could not describe because it is neither flowery nor fruity. To return to the texture, it is thick enough and ensures excellent hydration. As usual, I imbibe my hair from the mask and it is nice to handle. It spreads well on the hair and brings an unequaled flexibility.

Loop definition and maximum flexibility

When rinsing, my hair is soft and supple. My curls are bounced and defined. To the touch, the hair is not dry at all. On the contrary, they are happy and say “Thank you”. In terms of use, the mask should be left for 5 to 10 minutes. The brand recommends using a plastic cap. I used it in two ways: First, letting it sit under my self-heating cap for up to 10 minutes. Secondly, let the air remain open by extending the exposure time up to 30 minutes. Both ways are also good. But I had a preference for the first use. The hair is really invigorated.

A beautiful composition and not tested on animals

What’s fun with Shea Moisture composition is without harmful components. Oust sulphates, mineral oils, PEG and so on! I’m not an enhanced composer so I’m fine with it. And of course, to top it off, the product is untested on animals. That is a criterion that I appreciate. I would have liked all brands to convert to this. Maybe someday ?!

This range is also suitable for chemically treated hair (straightening, etc.), colored hair and weaving or wigs. I advise all types of hair. It does not make hair heavy or greasy. The hair of the Caucasian type will also be able to please in this mask. Nevertheless, it is advised for dry to very dry hair .


The Motives Mavens are simply a group of ladies that decided that they wanted to support Motives. There are many other supporters of Motives but these ladies are so close to Motives that they are now influencing the future product strategy. This is another first for the industry and rivals are scrabbling to catch up with this initiative.

Motives also obtained celebrity users like Kim Kardashian and J.Lo and Celebrity Makeup artists like Mario Dedivanovic and Scott Barnes.

There have been thousands of mentions of Loren, LaLa and Motives in prestigious beauty, fashion and lifestyle magazines but this is not paid advertising.

Motives does two amazing things to cut costs – it doesn’t advertise and it doesn’t have brick and mortar stores. Can you imagine how much money this saves ???

Motives has very strong Internet and Social Media presence – with websites, instagram, facebook, twitter and youtube accounts.

New content is continuously being produced by the Motives Mavens and others and this is available to be re-used by Motives resellers and Beauty Consultants.

I don’t necessarily totally understand  why some of the images get liked and shared so much – but I don’t need to because whatever the reason it works.

The launch and growth of Motives will be looked back on as a classic example of the way that Internet marketing and social media when combined with word of mouth marketing and networking can accelerate the growth of a new product line.

I am a member of Motives’ parent companies Internet Marketing Strategy Team and when I first began working with Motives I studied what had been done so far – particularly in America.

Loren Ridinger ( who is Senior Vice President of Motives Parent Company ) and LaLa Anthony came up with a simple but very powerful way of marketing Motives after creating a high quality, fashion forward, on trend product line. Obviously they were completely confident of the quality of the product line – having modelled it on the best of the best make up that they used.

So, they wrote to some of the top beauty bloggers, video bloggers ( vloggers ), instagramers and youtube-ers and simply asked them if they would test some Motives products if they sent them. NOT would they write a blog, make a video, post an instagram picture etc but just would they test them. The result was in fact that huge numbers of blogs, pictures and video were made and that a group of supportive influencers would become the ” Motives Mavens “.