Whats in my Make Up Bag? Kristen from Playground Prepster

Hey Everyone! Today I have  Kristen from Playground Prepster sharing What's in her Makeup bag! Kristen is mom of two adorable boys and a new baby girl! Her blog is one of my favorite reads. She has the best taste in children's clothes (boys and girls!) and she makes juggling 3 kids look so easy that she almost makes me want to have another one :)  Make sure you stop by and say hi! Thanks again so much for helping me out Kristen since I know how busy you are.

Hi there East Coast Chic readers! I'm Kristen from Playground Prepster
I'm excited to share some of my favorite makeup while Natalie snuggles that new baby boy of hers (and hopefully make up is the last thing on her mind)!

Here are the basics of what you'll find in my bag:
makeup bag

Face: I've been a huge fan of Tarte for a few years. They are free of all those nasty chemicals you wouldn't want on your face and the amazonian clay foundation is the perfect product for my "aging" skin (I need something a little thicker than I used to). I just recently added their concealer to my bag and I always finish everything off with Make Up For Ever's loose powder.

Eyes: I usually just line my eyes, curl my lashes, mascara them and go. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect liner and mascara. I'm trying Make Up For Ever aqua eyes and it's decent. I have a trial of Givenchy mascara. It definitely lengthens my lashes like crazy, but it doesn't really separate them. If I wear shadow, it's pretty basic.

Cheeks: I mainly go for simple Cover Girl cheeks. I like it and it's what my mom wears so it smells like her (and reminds me of her getting ready in the mornings with Good Morning America playing in the background). I recently discovered Tarte cheek stain and will be adding a full size to my bag soon - I really love it.

Lips: Last winter I won a giveaway on Katie's blog and have loved the Rodan and Fields Microdermabrasion for lips ever since. It feels so good and whatever you put on top of your lips after using it goes on so smooth. I've tried Tarte's lip stain and I'm a long time fan of Stila lip glosses (and they are the perfect gift when you are invited to a birthday and aren't sure if it's a gift giving thing or not - I usually buy three because Ulta has a deal, glue dot them together, tie a bow and glue dot it to the card I'm handing the birthday girl). Both I have to reapply multiple times during the day (if I remember).

Recently I was gifted the Tarte Holiday Set and I LOVE it.
I haven't tried everything in it, but I have really liked everything I've tried so far! If you want to try out Tarte, I highly recommend this set!

Thanks for having me Natalie! Hope you are enjoying precious snuggles and getting at least a little sleep! 



  1. ohh i want to try that lip gloss! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. Thank you so much for having me Natalie! Congrats again on sweet Matthew!

  3. I love how it's just the basics, but quality products it looks like!

  4. I just love Make Up Forever. This was such a fun post


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