First Impressions: Part 2 (Urban Decay, Tarte, NYX and Maybelline)


Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion is one of those hit or miss products for most people. I want to say if you have oily eyelids, then this will definitely not work for you. I don’t seem to have that issue. The formula dries down and keeps my eye shadow on all day. I always set with a translucent or light powder before starting my eye shadow. This helps to prevent any creasing from going down. Overall a good eye shadow primer in my opinion.


Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer has to be my all time favorite concealer I have ever tried. The coverage is FULL, and it is simply mind blowing how well it covers my redness. I will say it does dry fairly quick so you have to make sure to blend it out fast. I like the shade range – but mind you the fair shades are alwayyys sold out so make sure to grab one if they are available. I already know this is going to be a repurchase.


Nyx Cosmetics HD Studio Finishing Powder was such a DUD for me! I wish I could tell you one thing I liked about this.. but there was nothing. When first opening, the powder flys out at you. And then it is impossible to get any of the product out without making a mess. It leaves a TERRIBLE white cast in flash photography. I just wish this would have worked out better for me. I really would love a good budget friendly hd setting powder.


Maybelline Fit Me Set + Smooth Powder is a nice lightweight setting powder. When you have dry skin, it is really hard to find a good powder that doesn’t make your skin look dried out.  This one somehow manages to accomplish this. Also, I haven’t found this to oxidize my makeup. I like the price point but I am going to continue looking for a setting powder. Sooooo if you guys know any.. definitely leave me a comment 🙂 i’d appreciate it.

Hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts!
xoxo wild4makeup


Published by Alecia Rivers

Hello, my name is Alecia!

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