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 […]

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

One of my ALL TIME favorite makeup products is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. Priced at $28.00, the price tag is higher.. but I will say you are paying for QUALITY! Up until recently, I had bought concealers at the drugstore for $5-$8. I decided one day to splurge after watching countless videos of Jaclyn Hill […]

10 Makeup Brands I Want to Try

1. Buxom I am obsessing over the Full-On Lip Cream’s in the shades White Russian (nude pink), and Bellini (coral/pink). They are loaded with vitamins and swatch pretty pigmented. For me it’s a plus that they have a delicious minty fresh scent.. But I am sure some people might not like it as much. Once I try these, I could see them becoming my […]

New Years Eve Makeup

Hello everyone! Happy New Years Eve. I decided to put together this fairly simply glam makeup look for the holiday. Hope you guys like it. For the face: Foundation -I mixed Revlon ColorStay for Normal/Dry skin in the shade Ivory with Maybelline Fit Me Dewy and Smooth in Porcelain. Concealer – Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Skin Weightless […]

The Original BeautyBlender®

First off, before using this product you have to soak it in water, then squeeze out excess liquid. This will increase the sponges size, and prevent makeup from absorbing into the BB.  My favorite part about the BB is that you can avoid “cake face”, since the sponge picks up any remainder product just sitting on the […]

IPSY May Glam Bag (First Impression)

Oh my god 🙂 SOO incredibly impressed with IPSY!   I have been waiting patiently for awhile now..and let me just say the wait was well worth it. All of the products I received are exactly what I wanted. For those of you who do not know what IPSY is… “A personalized beauty sampling service based […]

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review

Okay this is my first video/slideshow whatever you want to call it.. so let me know if you like it! Or if you would prefer just photos for the reviews.. Thanks 🙂 Sooo the MAC Pro Longwear foundation has a very thick consistency to it so when you apply this with a foundation brush, it […]

My Everyday Makeup

Face: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer (Fair) bareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (Light) bareMinerals All-Over Face Color in Warmth (I used this to do a subtle contour on my cheeks) Eyes: Tarte MultiplEYE Lash Enhancer Primer Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner (Black) E.L.F. Studio […]

Fairytale Wedding Makeup

Okay so this past weekend I was the Maid of Honor in my beautiful sister’s wedding. I was extremely impressed with the makeup artist and the makeup itself. PRODUCTS USED: MAC Studio Moisture Cream The smell of this alone is just heaven! This moisturizer is a lightweight cream that goes on smooth, leaving your face […]

Pinterest Blog Link

Hey everyone! I have a makeup board you can check out on my Pinterest… https://www.pinterest.com/ayrivs/makeupcosmetics/