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Get the Look:Celebs at Fashion Week!

During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, tarte’s celebrity makeup artist Tony Ballard created beautiful looks for the CW’s Plain Jane, Louise Roe and AMC’s Mad Men, Nora Zehtner. Both were spotted at Andy & Debb’s Spring 2011 Presentation last week rocking some tarte products!  Look like a fashionista–here’s what Tony used:

 

 

Louise Roe at Andy & Debb Spring 2011 Presentation

  • Added a pop of color to her cheeks with tarte’s eco-cheek natural cheek stain
  • Created a clean, simple eye with shades from tarte’s femme naturale palette
  • Really played up the lashes with several coats of tarte’s lights, camera, lashes! 4-in-1 natural mascara

 

Nora Zehtner at Andy & Debb Spring 2011 Presentation

  • Created a flawless complexion with tarte’s ReCreate anti-aging foundation
  • Highlighted skin with tarte’s smooth operator illuminating serum
  • Added a touch of pink glow with tarte’s TEN limited-edition natural cheek stain
  • Created a classic, doe eye with tarte’s femme naturale palette, emphasEYES™ aqua-gel in black and several coats of tarte’s lights, camera, lashes! 4-in-1 natural mascara
  • For her pout, used tarte’s LipSurgence™ matte lip stain in lucky mixed with tarte’s LipSurgence™ lip stain in lust.

xo,

Kristin

September Guest Bloggers: (parenthesized)

We were so honored when Tarte asked us to guest-blog a few features on their website for the month of September!  So who are we? We’re (parenthesized): a duo that started as college roommates who shared a passion for art and design.  Together we channeled our unique—but opposite—aesthetics to create our blog, which serves as an online catalogue of our favorites in art, fashion, lifestyle, and beauty. Being two college girls on the go, we’re always looking for ways to simplify our daily make up routine without sacrificing quality.  Enter Tarte! We’re completely obsessed with the fresh and easy take that Tarte has on cosmetics.  Plus, we can’t get enough of the adorable, yet practical packaging that Tarte offers—we ARE design junkies after all!

We have so many ideas brewing that we can’t wait to share with you Tartelettes! Make sure to check back for some creative eco-friendly and fashion related content!  In the meantime, for more inspiration please check out our blog (http://parenthesized.tumblr.com).

Xo,

Allie and Amber

Creme Scene

These past two weeks have been CRAZZZY for anyone wrapped up in this glamorous world we call the fashion/beauty industry. It started with  Vogue’s retail extravaganza and Fashion’s Night Out! And Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week is coming to an end. The culmination of a season’s planning has finally come to fruition. I’m happy to report that I’m tossed in the mix of this wildness & I love it! (Check back later this week for a recap of Odd Molly’s spring collection where tarte is creating the look this evening)!

Amongst everything, I love to go back and look through all of the images of the shows and spot emerging trends. Surprisingly, thus far, I’ve seen a lot of neutrals and minimalism for the spring 2011 season (unlike punchy colors of the past). The color crème/ivory has been pretty prominent on the runway. I love the crisp elegance of the looks above (l-to-r: Dennis Basso, Ports 1961, and Reem Acra). What do you think? What would you love to see for spring 2011 and most importantly what trend would you love to never see again?!

Xo,

Kristin

tarte on QVC!

If you can’t make it to NYC for one of our Fashion’s Night Out events (or even if you can), then please be sure to tune into Maureen Kelly and the tarte team on QVC this Friday, 9/10 beginning at 12am EST! We’ll be offering a 24-hour only special value (we can’t tell you what it is, but we promise you’ll love it as much as we do)! Below you’ll find a list of our upcoming QVC show times. We want to hear from you—call in and talk to Maureen! Send us a Facebook message or be sure to tweet us! Can’t wait to see what you think of our new goodies!

  • Time:   12:00 am EST–tarte: high-performance naturals™ hour show
  • Time:   3:00 am EST–Show: Beauty Q&A
  • Time:   6:00 am EST–Show: QVC This Morning
  • Time:   9:00 am  EST–tarte: high-performance naturals™ hour show
  • Time:   12:00 pm EST–Show: Q Check
  • Time:   3:00 pm EST–Show: Beauty Q&A
  • Time:   6:00 pm EST–tarte: high-performance naturals™ hour show
  • Time:   8:00 pm EST–Show: Friday Night Beauty

Thanks!

Kristin

Big Bambú

Now through October 31st get in touch with your inner green girl right here in NYC’s urban jungle. On the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twin artists, Doug and Mike Starn, have created an elaborate and intricate 100ft long 50ft wide bamboo structure. Big Bambú was created from poles of bamboo! Professional rock climbers  lashed together the bamboo with 50 yards of rope—insane!  The aesthetically, beautiful structure forms the shape of a cresting wave.  Set against the backdrop of Central Park, the exhibition has winding paths and a bridge that you can walk on.  Walk on?!  Yes, bamboo is quite the incredible plant. With more strength than many steel alloys, bamboo is also the fasting growing plant on Earth! Some varieties can grow up to 4ft in 24 hours! What’s even better? Bamboo can be sustainably harvested—that means no negative impact to the soil or greater environment! With each new day, environmentalists are discovering new industrial uses for bamboo. If you’re in the New York area, I encourage you to head over to 81ST street for a perfect green experience on a September afternoon.

Xo,

Kristin

5 Steps to Heidi

 

Let’s just tell it like it is, Heidi Klum is one hot mama. At last night’s 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy’s, this mom of four proved to us that she’s still got it (and I don’t think it’s going away anytime soon). Contrary to other goers’ gowns, her Marchesa mini and Lorraine Schwartz necklace were ultra glam and equally eye popping. Most of all, I loved how her upswept hair was the perfect complement to her radiant complexion and beautiful eye makeup. It’s the perfect evening look that I plan to recreate for a wedding I have in November. So, I figured why not share how easy it is to achieve.

First things first, her luminous skin creates the perfect back drop to her kohl-rimmed eyes. Tarte’s limited-edition radiant & rested collection includes all of the necessary fresh-faced goodies for just this: ReCreate™ primer, park ave princess mineral bronzer, limited-edition cheek stain in glisten, emphasEYES™ inner rim brightener and smooth operator™ illuminating serum. When combined, these products create a radiant look. Her natural, glowing complexion is topped off with a simple lip choice. I suggest you pucker-up with our 24.7 natural lip sheer in Sunday for Heidi’s soft pout.

Now, let’s move on to those gorgeous eyes—the focus of this look. The colors are basic, but the application is precise for an eye-opening effect. The last thing you want to create are heavily lined beady eyes. Start by applying  a shimmering bone shadow (lock & roll 12-hour eyeshadow in sandstone). Make sure to get the inner corners of the eyes for an instantly brightening effect. Using our brand new emphasEYES™ aqua-gel eyeliner in black, line the upper lashline and ONLY the outer half of the lower lashline. Line your  inner rims with the inner rim brightener from the radiant and rested kit. This will help open your eyes by making the whites appear brighter. Finish off with 2 coats of multiplEYE™ natural lash enhancing mascara for Heidi’s camera-worthy lashes. That’s it!  This really is super easy and like I mentioned before, wear this look with your hair off your face. After all, you want to show how pretty you are!

xo,

Kristin

A Hairy Situation

With fall just around the corner, I wanted to update my look for the new fashion season. When I’m in the mood for change, I just do it and don’t think twice. Last weekend on a whim, I decided  I’d get a dramatic haircut. So, I chopped off 8 inches! And it feels good (literally)! My hair feels so healthy and I feel rejuvenated and ready for that autumn breeze.

 Meanwhile, I wasn’t the only one feeling the need for a new look. Candace went back to her roots. For as long as I’ve known her she had golden blonde hair with light highlights. She’s now a medium blonde with light blonde highlights. She was inspired after seeing a few September magazines, especially the latest Harper’s Bazaar with Jennifer Anniston on the cover.

So we’re sending a little love to our favorite stylists: Antonio, owner Senses NY Salon and Spa & Jackie, stylist at deJensen Salon & Spa in Sea Girt, NJ! Anyone else out there looking to update her look for the fall? Tell us about it—we want to hear/see it!!

xo,

Kristin

Burberry Prorsum: Runway to Reality

There’s no doubt that fall marks the new year in the fashion calendar. That being said my absolute favorite fall investment is a killer piece of outerwear. And this season you don’t have to break the bank to make a statement.

With so many options to choose from—a classic camel coat, military-inspired pea, faux fur vest or metallic trench—who other to turn to than Chris Bailey of Burberry Prorsum for spot-on outerwear perfection. For fall Burberry featured the most incredible pieces (top three across) and what I think makes them so desirable is that they’re all “wear-anywhere-with-anything”!  Whether you’re rocking your go-to skinnies, heading to a business meeting or off to a party in your black mini dress, you can wear the same piece of outerwear. The versatility of these pieces allow them to look polished or perhaps hipster, day or night, and the list goes on… But back to reality, all of our garb can’t be straight off the runway. So, I did a little digging and found great alternatives to those amazing statements at a fraction of the price.

Love the Burberry Prorsum navy, double-breasted, military coat with that fabulous fit and gold button detail? Try the Marc by Marc Jacobs Gemini Melton or Milly Bastille coat. If you prefer the more rugged look of Prorsum’s shearling aviator with an oversized funnel collar, then fake it with Aqua’s faux-shearling motorcycle or Plastic Island’s Stonehenge. And, as if you could resist the teddy-bear look and over-sized proportions of that final look on the far right. No worries, both  Alex + Olivia’s metallic faux and Cynthia Steffe’s Eliza do the same trick.  Of course, we’d all like to spend the big bucks; however, we need to decide which investments are worth it. Remember: Don’t empty your pockets on a piece you won’t wear a million times over ;)

Xo,

Kristin

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College = change: no parents/curfews, new living conditions, different friends and the list goes on.One not so exciting change I experienced was how my skin reacted to it all. I managed to obtain all of the dreaded symptoms: occasional dryness and oily, habitual breakouts–ugh. And I know a lot of my college friends can relate. Let’s face it bad skin is triggered by diet, lack of sleep, and increased stress (thank you, college). I decided to do some research in the hopes of finding something that would help assuage the effects of my new lifestyle.

My first go-to: my all-knowing Mother. She suggested I read The Beauty Bible, by Paula Begoun. Three rules I’ve learned from Paula: 1) Be gentle!! Irritated skin means blemishes.2) Exfoliate 3) Use products with antioxidants—they fight free radicals (i.e. pollution and oxygen that cause our skin to prematurely age-Ahh!) So, I picked out some new products and ditched the harsh astringents that were drying out my face. I opted for Cetaphil, a gentle cleanser that won’t strip my skin of the natural, healthy oil needed to moisturize it (added bonus: it’s cheap). Then I picked out a 2% beta hydroxyl acid gel, which is used to exfoliate the skin and prevent blackhead build up.  It gets rid of dead and damaged skin and literally leaves my face glowing after I use it. Lastly, I bought a bottle of milk of magnesia (yes, I know it’s more commonly used as a laxative). It’s a mineral that gently dries up pimples; it’s actually kind of awesome, not gross!

After I switched up my skincare routine, I was left with softer and almost breakout-free skin. SO EXCITING! !  What’s even more exciting is that I landed an internship with tarte and learned (and still learning) all about their skinvigorating™ ingredients. I realized all of tarte’s products are all full of antioxidants, the magical ingredients that The Beauty Bible says will fight aging and promote healthy skin! Now, my skincare and makeup régime is complete!  Not only that but all of tarte’s products are gentle to the touch; I mean they literally feel GOOD when I apply them to my face. My favorite is smooth operator oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 15.

Well, that’s the extent of my skin care knowledge–let me know what you think?! I’d love to hear about your routines!

Xo,

Kate

Lilac Lids!

Summer is the perfect time of year to lighten up and have fun with your beauty routine. However, straying from your neutrals and incorporating color can be a bit scary. That’s why I’d suggest you start simple and try lilac. This ultra-girly hue compliments all eye shades, brightens the whites of your eyes and even neutralizes any yellowness in the lids. Not to mention you’ll be on trend—the Spring & Resort Runway Shows featured lots of lilac-brushed lids.

Sure, maybe here at tarte we’re a bit biased to our signature color, but what’s not to love?! All of the looks above are a bit romantic, appear effortless in the day against sunkissed skin & can carry you into the night with some added eyeliner. I especially love the way the shadow is swept along the bottom lash line. Achieving this look is quite easy. You can use a powder and wet your shadow brush to get a more concentrated pigment on the lid and then lightly highlight the brow bone. Keep in mind the summer time poses a challenge, think sticky heat and sweat: gross. So, I personally opt for lock & roll 12-hour eyeshadow in amethyst. This cream/powder double-ended wand is 100% budge-proof and creaseproof;  I promise your shadow won’t be migrating anywhere (even if you take a plunge in the pool). Simply swipe the cream along your lid and, if you like, under your lash line. Using the loose powder side, set the cream by using the rollerball applicator and sweep the powder up onto your brow bone. If you need to blend go ahead and use your fingers. Top with a coat of jet black, waterproof mascara!

So ladies, while your out celebrating the Fourth of July this weekend, let’s all have a little fun with lilac.

xo,

Kristin