tarte’s Vice President of Marketing, Raquel, and  our Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Candace, both welcomed baby boys into the world last fall. Today they give us the scoop on how motherhood has changed their lives and the contents of their handbags!

Raquel:

What’s it like being a new mom?
People often talk about the hard parts of being a mom, but it is by far the very best thing I have ever done in my life.  It puts everything else in perspective right away.  The love I have for Spencer is like an intense wave that goes from the tips of my toes to the top of my head.
What makes Baby Spencer smile?
Nothing makes Spencer smile more than being played with or held by Mommy or Grandma.  Of course, we smile right back at him, so there are lots of smiles going on in our family these days.

What is your #1 must-have multi-tasking mom makeup essential:
tarte marajuca creaseless concealer in light!!  Vital to cover my hard-earned dark circles, now that a full night’s sleep is a thing of the past.  Also helpful to cover the occasional spot or blemish.

Now that you’re a new mom, what else goes into that ginormous bag of yours?:
When I leave the house now, it’s like I’m packing for a month-long trip.  My bag always has bottles, wipes, diapers, burp cloths, changing pad, change of baby clothes..and the list goes on.  Of course, a must-have these days is a large water for mommy.  Making milk is thirsty work!

What beauty rituals do you have to keep yourself feeling glam?:
It can be challenging to keep up the glam as a new mom, but it’s important to make some time for yourself to stay feeling feminine.  As a new mom, a full face of makeup isn’t always practical, so a little goes a long way.  I use tarte maracuja c-brighter eye treatment every night to keep the lines at bay and to stay moisturized so my concealer goes on beautifully.  Another must… a quick swoosh of tarte LipSurgence natural lip tint in enchanted to give me just the finishing touch I need to look pulled together even if I haven’t slept all night.

Is there a product you dream about creating with Maureen that would simplify your busy world?
Simple – that one is called baby sleep..lol.  Seriously though, Maureen actually just created my dream product.  tarte BB tinted treatment 12-hour primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen pretty much does everything I want all in one product, and looks so natural on that I just look like a better, more rested version of me.  LOVE!!!

Did Maureen share any “new momma” advice with you when Spencer was on the way?
Absolutely, Maureen was one of the few mommas that gave me practical advice about what to expect.  One of the best pieces of advice was to ask for and make sure you get help with the baby.  Much as we super women try, it’s simply not possible and not healthy to try to do it all on your own.  Happy mommy, happy baby is true!
Want to find out what 20 items Raquel can’t live without now that she’s a mom? Check out her Pinterest board.

 

Candace:

What makes Baby Roman smile?
All we have to do to make Roman smile is make silly faces! Or bounce him up and down. He loves that!

What is your #1 must-have multi-tasking mom makeup essential?
park ave princess bronze & glow™ matte bronzer & cheek tint.

Now that you’re a new mom, what else goes into that ginormous bag of yours?
Deluxe maracuja oil, the honest company hand sanitizer, sophie giraffe, Chanel sunglasses, aden + anai’s burp cloths.

What beauty rituals do you have to keep yourself feeling glam?
Being a mom takes hard work, but it’s also important to take care of yourself. Every morning I sit at my vanity (even if it’s just 5 minutes) to apply my makeup—bb tinted treatment 12-hour primermatte bronzer park ave princess, Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in blissfulpicture perfect eyelash curler & lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara—and quickly do my hair.

Want to find out what 20 items Candace can’t live without now that she’s a mom? Check out her Pinterest board.