Archive for January, 2013

take our journey to natural beauty

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fashion necessity: gloves

If you live in NYC, you know that winter is still here! And while winter gives us an excuse to wear some of our favorite accessories, there is always some winter accessories that are more gear than fashion. Gloves can be a bulky buzz kill to many chic winter outfits, but the alternative is to freeze your hands off! What to do?

Not all gloves have to be industrial looking! Here are some great gloves that will add some winter chic to your look without compromising your outfit. More >

diy beauty: ultra moisturizing cocoa face mask

Winter is probably the roughest season on skin — cold, dry air and  sharp winds do not make for a happy  complexion. And considering that  your skin is your body’s largest organ, we think you’re obligated to pamper it during the harsh winter months. As temperatures dropped to almost 15 degrees here in New York City, we turned to our in-house DIY beauty guru, Erica  for a simple but effective recipe to boost both the health and the moisture levels of our skin. Never one to disappoint, Erica show’s us, and you, how to ‘treat yo’ complexion for a chap-free winter.

I love the winter, but sensitive, fair complexions — like mine —  don’t mix well with fierce chills and low temps. During long stretches of cold weather I try to apply a super-hydrating face mask at least once a week — DIY style, of course. Whipping up a rich, moisturizing facial treatment is a lot easier than you think. In fact, between your bathroom and your kitchen,  you probably already have all the ingredients you’ll need! More >

bright eyes!

Hey tartelettes! Your gloves and comforter aren’t the only things that are puffy in the winter. But don’t worry! The maracuja C-brighter eye treatment  works miracles against puffy eyes. The vitamin C helps de-puff the eye area while hydrating the delicate skin. You can even compound it’s potent effects by doubling up with all-natural  items you can find right in your own home. Pair up one these great DIY eye treatments with our  maracuja C-brighter for the perfect morning eye routine — combat puffy eyes once and for good! More >

yoga novice: kundalini

photo credit: yogaglo.com

While there are still a few people who raise their eyebrows at the chanting and the poses – remember the first time you heard of downward dog? – yoga has become mainstream. Touted for it’s physical, mental and anti-aging benefits, it’s the perfect exercise. And with the dawning of 2013 and my resolution to incorporate fitness — and anti-aging — into my lifestyle, I’ve decided that, starting now, yoga is for me.

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get the look: marion cotillard at the 2013 golden globes

photo credit: Getty Images

Inspiration: “Her statement-making couture dress is so flashy and strong on its own that I had to customize a makeup look that felt especially natural and fresh.” -  Christophe Danchaud , celebrity makeup artist

Christophe Danchaud used all tarte makeup to create Marion Cotillards ethereal beauty look for the 2013 Golden Globes.
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get the look: zooey deschanel at the 2013 golden globes

photo credit: Getty Images

“We always love to go very 60s with Zooey’s makeup, so we look at Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy for inspiration. We went with a modern Zooey version that made her blue eyes pop.”  - Jorjee Douglass, celebrity makeup artist

Jorjee Douglass used tarte to create Zooey Deschanel’s ultra femme and chicly retro look for the 2013 Golden Globes.
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get carried away with your #bff

Hi tartelettes,

I’m tarte’s digital gal Jenna. You may recognize my handy work (pun intended) on our instagram account @tartecosmetics. J

Who is better than your #BFF? Nobody!

One thing I love most about my job is that I get to share the story of tarte beauty and the work I do with Maureen with tartelettes everywhere. Included in that following of tartelettes is my very own best friend, Alissa. In fact, she may just be one of the biggest tarte fans out there and she is also my #1 support— this is one of the greatest things about my best friend. Alissa is also an avid collector of all things tarte. (It helps that her #BFF is always willing to share). Today is her birthday; and so, I wanted to celebrate her in a BIG way. Her favorite product of all time is our “carried away” collector’s set which many of you know is SOLD OUT. While preparing for the Golden Globes coverage this morning, I stumbled upon one last remaining carried away set in the PR closet. To celebrate my #BFF, I will be hosting a contest to WIN the very last “carried away” set (that you cannot get anywhere else) for your best friend and something equally as sweet for you! All you have to do is tag her in the comment section under one of the #BFF pictures above. We’ll ship it to her, love you. But wait, there is something for you too if you and your #BFF win, we’ll send you 4 sets from our Baby, it’s bold outside limited-edition collection listed below:

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beauty icon: mary jane or lois lane

 

Almost as iconic as the super heroes they pal around with, Mary Jane Watson and Lois Lane have left their own unique imprint on pop culture — from comic strip to the silver screen. Which fictional heroine do you most resemble? More >

meet the tarte team….all of them!

We were very lucky to have the entire tarte team at our corporate office this week! While we’re still small enough a company to know everyone by name, it’s rare that we all get together in one place!  Here’s to our amazing tarte artists, corporate staff, and all the tartelettes that love and believe in our brand!

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