Archive for August, 2012

icon envy: grace kelly or elizabeth taylor

Achieving the status of timeless beauty icon is no easy feat, nor is it based on looks alone. Sure these women scored in the genetic lottery — Grace’s bone structure seems to defy the laws of nature, and Liz’s double rows of eyelashes were a (lucky) genetic mutation — but pretty faces aside, the two stunners were able to maintained the public’s attention with poise, mystery, elegance and flair — while carving out their own distinct personalities.
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tarte breaks a sweat at FlyWheel

As you know, we’re all about high-performance naturals at tarte—we’ve got a roster of amazing waterproof, budgeproof, sweatproof, and 12-hour long-wear products to keep you looking fantastic no matter what. So, in the spirit of the Olympics, we invited some of our favorite beauty bloggers and editors to join us for a spin class and test some of these products out at FlyWheel Sports in NYC. More >

wine week: light, yet bold, fashion

tarte’s wine week continues with today’s feature: whites! Can you think of anything more refreshing on a hot summer afternoon than a glass of chilled white wine? We sip this pale-hued vino in the colder months, too – especially when we’re munching on veggie dishes, pastas, or fish.  Of course, if you’re prone to spillage (as we are), you know that white is the choice when light-colored clothing or drink-in-hand dancing might be involved.

Not all whites are created equal, however – they can range from clear, crisp, and grassy to golden, sweet, and rich. Below, a primer on a few of our favorite shades of white… and outfits to go with them all.

 

Sauvignon Blanc
 

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wine week: intoxicating fashion

We’re celebrating wine week here at tarte! If you’ve ever a had sip — or spilled a glass — of any of the red variations of this delicious libation you probably know two things for sure: the flavors are often complex and tantalizing, and the color is distinct and intense. To kick off the celebration, we’ve broken down a few of our favorite varietals by taste and color.

 

Pinot Noir

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girl crush: sutton foster

Calling all current, former, and wanna-be ballerinas: if you haven’t caught the new dance drama that is Bunheads, you are seriously missing out. It’s got all the makings of a romance-cum-comedy-cum-drama, but with ballet… and a wise-cracking, shot-taking, plié-ing leading lady played by newcomer Sutton Foster. Dance shows and movies can be tricky, given the difficulty of finding someone who can both pas de bourrée and play a complicated character convincingly. But, with her Broadway background, Sutton has the dancing and acting chops for both — all the while rocking a cool California-girl look and, of course, making us laugh.

Sutton, we’re hooked.

fashion inspiration: kelly green

We’ve always associated Kelly green with the preppy look– a look we love! Whether this connotation is due to the bright, yet clean, assertiveness of the shade, or those little Lacoste alligators resting easy on the fronts of their polo shirts, we don’t know — but a little research tells us that this color has moved beyond its prep-school connotations into the wider fashion realm. Some labels – like Rada -  sprinkle it amongst their designs for a little preppy pop, while others infuse it with some downtown cool (like Madewell’s stretchy skirt.) Either way, it’s a classic.
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keep calm and dubstep on….

After traveling all the way to Belgium to take part in the melting-pot music festival Tomorrow Land, tarte’s customer service  rep Jen was immersed in an amazing world of techno and dubstep.  The festival stage was decorated with an Alice in Wonderland theme and music played from 11 am to 2 am – it was a real life Never-Never Land for adults, 500,000 adults to be exact.  For those of you who couldn’t make the trip across the pond, we put together a playlist of some of best tunes to come out of Tomorrow Land.  Enjoy!

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