About cristinariverabeauty

I heart everything beauty :) I'm a funspert (yep it's a word, it's a newborn word, but a word non-the-less). With 20 years experience under my belt beatin' faces (that means applying makeup to people don't get scrrrd) I think I have some pretty interesting things to bring to your rods and cones.

13 Pillowcases That’ll Transform Your Hair and Skin for the Better | Allure



Kind of a must have 2018

We all know spring and summer will eventually arrive and we all need to be ready when it does. The link below will keep you one step ahead. #topfoxx


PYP Summit- Makeup, Hair & Nails

There are a few of you who used to follow my other blog (now shut down) and know how passionate I am about Crystal Wright and her super hero squad. From the bible she wrote (Hair, Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide) to the help she continues to give artists in the beauty industry is it any wonder I am and forever will be a cheerleader for her empowerment of others!!crystalwright

There may be some out there who don’t yet know what the PYP Summit is and for all of you, I’m going to give you a little snippet of what it is, how you can learn more about it and how you can get involved in you own education in the beauty industry. Please understand that whether you’re just starting out, freelancing or working professionally with celebrities, education is of the utmost importance. It keeps us on our toes and ready to keep at our daily grind. Education = Empowerment and being empowered keeps you climbing to new heights.

Having someone that is willing to not only give you the tools you need to get where you would like to be but to also help you along by showing you HOW to use those tools is a blessing. However what Crystal is doing this time around is also bringing opportunity right to you. I’m not talking about a random one time gig, I’m talking about the chance to be signed with an artist agency who can catapult your career into the stratosphere.

I’ll give you a second to re-read that one mo’gain but it’s not going to be any less true. Halo Agency will be at the summit looking to sign a couple more artists. They’re not there just to smile and tell you what you should be putting in your portfolio they are there to see what you’ve got and give you that shot!! Who else could make something like this happen all at the same time?? CRYSTAL WRIGHT!


Speakers include the inspirational celebrity makeup artist and creator of Glam Kitti (your new must have can’t live without creation btw) Monifa Mortis, as well as Tippi Shorter  of Halo Artist agency and also a celebrity makeup artist. It doesn’t stop there, Jennifer MacDougall, award winning colorist who’s work has appeared in Gucci, Vogue, Cosmo, Vanity Fair, Elle Canada, Home Living, Weight Watchers, Chatelaine, Flair and Marie Claire magazines.

This is a very tiny small portion of who will be there just waiting to pour their knowledge all over you! Click here for more info on the 2015PYPSummit.

So whatever you do, please make time for yourself, and schedule the PYP Freelance Business Summit in New York April 18-20, 2015!


Hair & Make Up Artist CNN Hair & Makeup NY

Guess who’s hiring?!

Turner Broadcasting •New York,NY

Job #237806095


Just got this job alert. Please note, I did NOT write this ad, I’m simply passing on the info for any of  you who might be looking for work! Apply directly though CNN 🙂

Duties: This position would be responsible for airbrush and manual application of makeup to enhance the features of CNN talent and guests in a manner that provides outstanding customer service. In addition, the position will be responsible for completing all hair-styling for clients, including blow-drying, round-brushing, curling, straightening, volumizing, and final styling. Keeping up with specifics for and desires of regular clients, as well as researching the latest techniques, styles, and products, is critical to the position in order to ensure the best on-air look for CNN.

In addition to working in the hair and makeup room, the artist will also visit sets (both on-site and off-site) for application, styling and touch-ups. This position will be responsible for the completion of daily client logs. The artist will be responsible for attending on-going training, both on and off-site. Finally, the position requires weekend work and scheduling flexibility as hours will shift due to changing programming demands.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will ideally have at least three years’ makeup and hairstyling experience and well as airbrushing/HDTV experience. Experienced in dealing with high-profile talent is preferred. Esthetician or cosmetologist license, or certified training from an accredited school/salon, or equivalent required.

Applicant must be willing to become or stay licensed/certified as requested. Applicant must be able to effectively and diplomatically communicate with clients in order to quickly resolve any issues that arise, as well as to provide the best possible customer service. Applicant must possess a friendly and outgoing demeanor. Creativity is a must in both seeking ways to improve service for clients, as well as adapting to changing methods and techniques. Applicant must be capable of maintaining high performance in a high-stress, fast-paced environment.

Successful applicant will be capable of maintaining confidentiality at all times. Computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Outlook required. Proactive work ethic towards constantly improving the hair & makeup room experience for clients is a must.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are E-Verify users.

Job Title: Hair & Make Up Artist – CNN – Hair & Makeup NY

Job Category: Other

Job Location: United States – New York – New York

Job Type: Part Time

Requisition #: 145993BR

Updated 03/05/2015



Well it’s finally happened. The heaven’s have heard your prayer for more education and they have replied with a beautifully resounding YES. On Wednesday March 18th from 6-9 pm at the Makeup Forever Academy will hold an open house at 552 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.


You don’t have to already have skills to attend this school they will take the passion you have for learning the art of makeup and mold it into a full on artistic safe just bursting with talent. What’s so great about this school is that it teaches at EVERY level. No more searching for where an already working artist can go to sharpen their skills or learn new skills, gone are the days where you would only attend classes if you didn’t have a clue.

The Makeup Forever Academy welcomes all and their class schedules are so accommodating that just about everyone can attend if they’ve got their mind made up.


Spaces are limited so make sure that you don’t miss out on this amazing jump start or continuing education in the magical world that is makeup artistry!

RSVP to academy@makeupforeverusa.com

IBS New York


International Beauty Show is on it’s way to a convention center near you!

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wp_ss_20150307_0008That’s exactly right, for those of you beauty professionals who are hell bent on making it in the industry, building your careers and your income,  You will learn from artists from around the world as they provide tips and tricks you can put in your tool belt for future use on your clients. You’ll get in-booth education from the masters in the industry that will help your income soar!! Of course we can’t forget the fact that hundreds of suppliers offer super special show pricing (read cheap and bulk buyable) on THOUSANDS of products and tools. I’ll pause to give you a chance to compose yourself…. It’s ok I’ll wait…. You good? Ok, lets proceed 😉

wp_ss_20150307_0001  wp_ss_20150307_0006I’m sure by now you’re wondering what the price for this little gem will be. If you buy your ticket Mar 8- Mar 10 it’s just $95.00. Now if you’re anything like me you’re thinking to yourself “whyyyyy would I only go for one day when I could go for longer??” so pricing for more days in heaven are as follows:

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Two Days:    $170 (Jan 6-Mar 7)                           $190 (at the show)

Three Days: $255 (Jan 6- Mar 7)                          $285 (at the Show)

This is not all they’re offering, you have the option of not just attending but you can also attend the HANDS ON WORKSHOP!! Yep, you can get in there and practice what you’re being taught. I learn by doing so this is some kind of special to be able to roll your sleeves up and DO as wp_ss_20150307_0009opposed to watching.. This is definitely on my “Big Deal Alert”, cuz it’s kind of a big deal. Pricing for your HANDS ON WORKSHOP is $250/$265/$290 again depending on when you buy your ticket. Are you seeing the savings here?

How ‘bout as though that wasn’t enough, you can also attend a MASTER CLASS where you will be able to hone your skills and gain insight and tricks for you to bring back to your salon/business. Master classes are $250/$265/$290 depending on the dates you buy your tickets.


Please note, her highness, the one and only Eve Pearl will be at the show! Could you just DIE?!

Registering is easy as 123 or in this case 1-877-6938 or you can email them ibsny@xpressreg.net.

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