pretty wishin' {makeup edition}

You guys, I don't know what it is; the effects of spring awakening, or maybe my impending move to Madison is making me want a makeover. Whatever the case, I've been completely obsessing over makeup. I bought my first high-end makeup product a couple of weeks ago – the Smashbox photo finish foundation primer, and I fell in love with it. Since then I've been practically stalking YouTube beauty gurus assembling my makeup wish list.

While I find the prices of high-end cosmetics a bit ridiculous, I've also found that many high-end brands do not test on animals – something rarely found in drugstore brands. I'm trying to weed-out the cosmetic and household products that I use that test on animals, a surprisingly {and sadly} difficult task. To my knowledge, none of the following products {in their final form} have been tested on animals. Also, high-end cosmetics are probably priced so for a reason: they generally work better.

So without further ado, here's my ultimate {though narrowed down to the essentials} makeup wish list:

Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer – in porcelain
Laura Mercier foundation – in porcelain ivory
Laura Mercier setting powder
Smashbox's Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
Benefit's Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer – in light
M.A.C. Mineralize Skin Finish Natural – in light. Also, a M.A.C. brush set.
M.A.C. powder blush – a pallet
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer – in hotel heiress
Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting – in sugar glow/honey glow
BareMinerals Faux Tan – in Matte or All-Over Face Color
Urban Decay's Naked pallet – original
Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes! Clinically Proven Mascara
I'd love to try a lash growth serum if anyone knows of any that really work.
NYX Slide On eye pencil – in jet black
I'm also in need of a good eyebrow pencil.
Revlon Colorbust lip butter – in Sugar Frosting and Cotton Candy
Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss – in Pink Pop. I'm loving a bight pink lip for spring.

P.S. I signed up for my first Birchbox subscription and am SO excited to receive my box next month. Does anyone else subscribe to Birchbox? I'll be sure to tell you what I think of it!


  1. Hey there! I just added myself to your followers for support and wanted to invite you to come enter a fabulous MODCLOTH giveaway I'm having right now!!

    Hope to see you there! Thanks so much!


  2. Hi Emily! Thanks! I'm following you blog now too (cute blog!) and entered your giveaway!


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