Archive for January, 2010
We haven’t even made it to Ground Hog Day, but I certainly see spring on the horizon. Trends are emerging and some key themes are giving me a heavy dose of optimism! Although I was all for heavy studs last fall; this spring I’ll channel my inner flower child in a whole new way. I do love the laid back boho look, but lately I’m more intrigued by ultra-girly flowers in an array of different looks! Bursts, liberty prints, artsy watercolors—you name it and I’ll try it. Above are totally different designs that are blooming for spring & each is just as feminine as the next (from left-to-right: tarte collaborated with Celebrity Makeup Artist Tina Turnbow for our newest natural cheek stain—flower child, Rebecca Taylor skirt, Nanette Lepore honeysuckle dress & Lauren Moffat top and shorts). As you can imagine, we tarte girls love anything nature inspired, but what we really adore about this look is that there’s really something for everyone!
We’re so thrilled about our new eco-friendly spring 2010 collaboration with celebrity makeup artist and green beauty expert Tina Turnbow. Together Maureen and Tina developed tarte’s flower child collection—an eyeshadow palette and cheek stain inspired by nature and all earthly elements.
With over 11 years of experience, Tina has created beautiful looks for celebrities such as Joan Allen, Claire Danes, Vera Farmiga, Ellen Page, Mary-Louise Parker, Amanda Peet, Jessica Szohr, Keri Russell and Ivanka Trump to name a few. Tina’s been featured in national media like Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, Shape, Nylon and has collaborated with a wide range of fashion photographers including Gilles Bensimon, Arthur Elgort and Raymond Meier. She’s also a usual suspect working at premiers and award shows like the Golden Globes (check out the look she did for Vera) and Emmy’s, as well as serving as the lead artist during Fashion Week.
Whether she’s power walking with her dogs, cooking a healthy meal or scouring Manhattan for the latest eco-friendly beauty product, Tina is always encouraging women “to be aware of what they put on their faces: your skin is your biggest organ!” And we couldn’t agree more!!
Happy 2010 & we’re glad to be back!! This year our resolutions are to live our healthiest year yet and put our best faces forward. We have survived the holidays, pledged to hit the gym and will do our best to nix some of our bad habits. At tarte we believe that the best way to show our efforts is through a glowing, healthy complexion. With temps still dipping and two winter months ahead of us, we definitely need a strategy for this luminous skin we crave.
The basics are a given: cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize & probably moisturize again because these months leave our precious faces extremely dry and dehydrated, but then what?! Well, here’s where your natural beauty complexion products are ESSENTIAL. I’m not talking your favorite shadow, liner & mascara, but the core items that perfect the natural YOU;)
Start anew with clean slate natural primer; this helps makeup stay in place longer while preventing creasing in fine lines and wrinkles. This alone will make your skin feel incredibly supple. Next, cover any blemishes or red spots with tarte’s foolproof eraser pen—swipe, dab, dot whatever works for you. The ingredients are correcting the spot rather than sitting on top of it. Foundation really is a personal preference (but choose one with SPF, even in the winter)—if you prefer full coverage choose ReCreate™ & if you opt for a tinted moisturizer reach for smooth operator with SPF 20. Either way, I promise 1 of the 2 will be your new best friend! Finish up with provocateur natural mineral pressed powder SPF 8 & a hint of park ave bronzer. A tip that Maureen passed along to me: avoid brushing bronzer over your entire face; instead try drawing the number 3. Start at the forehead, swish around your temple to the cheekbone and then back around and under the jaw bone. This will give you radiance without too much shimmer. Just a coat of mascara and your favorite matte lip sheer & you’re out the door. You can feel even better knowing that if you slip-up with all of the other goals you have set; these antioxidant & nutrient rich products will be doing the work on your complexion from the inside-out!