Five on Friday: Make-up Must Haves

Linking up with the ladies from A. Liz Adventures, Carolina Charm, Hello! Happiness and The Good Life Blog for another 5 on Friday! I don't consider myself a make-up guru by any means, but I do think I know what works for me & my skin. I also think it's really fun to hear what other bloggers use for make-up, so today I'm sharing my top 5 make-up must haves!


Tarte BB Tinted 12-Hour Primer

I've always been skeptical of primer, but during this humid summer, I needed something to help with keeping my makeup on for the entire work day. Since I am pregnant, I wanted to look for a natural product, and since Tarte's products are made without parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan, this seemed like a safe bet. It really does help keep my makeup in place.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation

LOVE this. After many years as a loyal Bobbi Brown foundation customer, I knew it would take a special foundation to make me switch. The amazing reviews on Sephora didn't hurt, and I loved that this claimed to last 12 hours and has SPF in it.


Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara
Are you noticing a trend with Tarte makeup? This mascara is perfect for day-time: light, doesn't clump and goes on smoothly.


Bare Minerals Touch Up Veil Pressed Powder
I've been using this powder for over a year now, and love how it creates the perfect layer over foundation. Somehow it just makes my makeup feel "complete" before starting with bronzer & blush.


Laura Mercier Lip Glace

Confession: My dear friend gave this to me last month, and overnight, it became my favorite lip product, E.V.E.R. And now I can't find it, anywhere. Not as in they don't sell it, but I can't find mine. I plan on tearing apart every purse I own this weekend until I find it! Goes on smooth and doesn't actually feel like lip gloss, hands down one of the best products I've used!


  1. The lip gloss colour is gorgeous. I haven't tried any of the Laura Mercier glosses yet!

  2. I really want to try the Tarte bb... I've heard great things about it!

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