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the tarte team rocks red lips for IWD

In honor of International Women’s Day the #RocktheLips campaign is encouraging women to wear red lips today in celebration of women everywhere. Now that’s something we can really get behind.

(OK, so not everyone is rocking red lips, but when you have so many lip shades at your disposal, it’s hard to choose just one!)

get the look: Emmy Rossum at the Global Green pre-Oscar party

 

Emmy picked a gorgeous buttercup yellow Oliver Tolentino 50’s silhouette party dress that was made out of pineapple and hemp fibers for the Global Green Oscar Party, so I wanted to use tarte as it’s my favorite green makeup line that’s at the forefront of beauty. Inspired by the sweetness of the dress’s color and form, I chose a color palette of sherbets and bubble gum, perfectly suited for spring.” – Amy Nadine, celebrity makeup artist

Complexion:

For a light and dewy finish, Amy mixed smooth operator™ Amazonian clay Illuminating serum with smooth operator™ Amazonian clay tinted moisturizer with SPF 20.

 Cheeks:

Then she applied tarte’s cheek stain in dollface for a sheer candy pink with a hint of shimmer starting on the apples of her cheeks.

 Eyes:

For a wash of apricot color, she swept soft sienna from tarte’s femme naturale eyeshadow palette all over her lids followed by soft petal pink along the crease. She finished with two coats of tarte’s gifted Amazonian clay smart mascara in black.

Lips:

To complete this ultra-girly look, she applied tarte’s LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in lucky, followed by tarte’s maracuja divine shine lip gloss in dollface to create the perfect bubble gum pink.

get the look: Hillary Scott at the 54th Grammy Awards

Her dress faded from black to burgundy, so I took the colors from her dress and incorporated them into a colorful cat eye — it completely lit up her gorgeous green eyes.” -Terri Apanasewicz, celebrity makeup artist

Complexion:

* To begin, Terri used tarte’s smooth operator™ Amazonian clay waterproof concealer under her eyes, then applied tarte’s Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation with Broad Spectrum SPF 15, with tarte’s new airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush.

* Then she dusted Amazonian clay bronzer in park ave princess under her cheekbones to contour the hollows of her cheeks.

Cheeks:

* For the perfect pop of color she brushed on tarte’s Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in dollface, a light baby pink, on the apples of her cheeks.

* She finished by adding luminosity to her complexion with tarte’s Amazonian clay shimmering powder in champagne over her blush.

Eyes:

* She sculpted her brows with  emphasEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof brow pencil.

* She lined the inner rims of the eyes with tarte’s smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner in fig and then went over it with emphasEYES™ high-definition inner rim eyeliner black pencil.

* Then she drew smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner in fig along her lash line toward her temple, creating a glamorous cat eye.

* To make her green eyes pop, she dusted matte plum from neutralEYES eye shadow palette over the liner.

* She followed by lining her lower lashline with smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner in fig to complete the winged effect.

* For extra volume and dramatic separation on her upper lashes, Terri used two coats of tarte’s lights, camera, lashes! clinically-proven mascara.

 Lips:

* To complete her look, Terri filled in her lips with tarte’s LipSurgence™ lip luster in buff, then added an extra dose of shine with tarte’s new maracuja divine shine lip gloss in glisten.

healthy sweets for your sweetie

 This Valentine’s Day have your main squeeze bite into something sweet and healthy with these good-for-you goodies!

 

Babycakes bakery is great place to pick up treats if your sweetie is a vegan, these cupcakes are healthy, but still sure satisfy any sweet tooth

Strawberries are a great choice for Valentine’s Day.  They’re loaded with healthy minerals and vitamins, the kind that boost your immune system, improve brain health, and slow aging. Add a little dark chocolate and you’ve got a treat very few people can resist. Yeah, that’s sweet.

Dark chocolate — a potent antioxidant known to lower blood pressure — covered almonds are packed with protein and vitamins that not only taste great, but are healthy as well. Unless your sweetie is allergic to nuts — we suggest you find that out first — these are the perfect Valentine’s gift.

Angel food cake is really a star in the world of baking and confection. Named because of it’s light and airy texture, this cake is great because it’s low in calories but still offers a delicious sweet taste without the guilt.


maracuja divine shine lip gloss + free LipSurgence™ = LOVE

tarte tip for lust-worthy valentine’s lip: Layer it up! Apply LipSurgence™ matte lip tint first for the perfect tint, then gloss over with divine shine for a picture perfect pout!

Watch the video for the promo code, then get your free LipSurgence™ from now until Feb. 7th!


 

 

Only valid at www.tarte.com. must enter promo code MATTE at checkout. cannot be combined with any other offers. not valid on previous purchases. no rain checks. must purchase maracuja divine shine lip gloss and choose LipSurgence matte lip tint color of your choice. add both items to your shopping bag and once promo code is applied, the discount on the LipSurgence matte will be reflected. offer valid while supplies last and is subject to change at any time without notice. Orders may be subject to tax and shipping charges. Tarte has the right to cancel any orders due to unauthorized use. offer valid starting on February 2, 2012 and expires on February 7, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

 

#tweets4tarte

Happy leap year tartelettes, and welcome to February!

If you’re anything like us, you know there’s nothing better than free time. We’ve decided to make the most of 2012’s extra day by spending the next 29 days focusing on what makes tarte tick: powerful, pure products and YOU: our passionate tartelettes.

Yes, you are just as important as our ingredients and innovations!

We love hearing your feedback and ideas. So this leap year we’re launching our ‘#tweets4tarte’ campaign, 29 ideas in 29 days.

The campaign is simple, we’re putting you in the creative driver’s seat. We’ll post a question about makeup, ingredients, design and many other topics on twitter and you answer it with gloves off honestly. Tell us what you really think about what we’re doing and what we should be doing — help us give YOU what YOU want.

Who’s in?

 

 

Please read our terms & conditions.

glowy goodness up for grabs!

We’ve partnered with Youtube beauty guru Pinkiecharm to bring you this amazing giveaway! Enter to win here.

 

 

the nye champagne index

It’s an age old dilemma, “Which bottle of bubbly should I pop when the clocks strike 12 on New Year’s Eve?”  There are a lot of factors to take into consideration — not to mention the variety of options. But like most major decisions, it boils down to money. Sure a $5 jug of brut exists, but will you pay for it in headaches the next day?

With your wallet and well-being in mind, we’ve broken down the best selection of champagne on the market by price tag in order to help you choose the perfect vintage to have chilling in your ice box for tomorrow night.

Cook’s Champagne Brut

the damage: $6 on sale – Cook’s is always on sale

who and where: Yes, it’s regarded as the best cheap champagne out there,  but unless you still live in a dorm room, we suggest you throw down a little extra to celebrate – New Years doesn’t happen everyday.  For those of you in dorm rooms, go for it! Just remember the drinking age is 21.

Martini & Rossi Prosecco

the damage: $17

who and where: Hipsters, fashionistas, mods, and indie royalty – basically anyone who’s ever considered faking an English accent and wouldn’t be caught dead in Sears.  A light, refreshing prosecco – Italy’s answer to champagne — this bottle scores points for taste and design.  And you can’t go wrong with “Martini” on the label.

Leclerc-Briant Champagne Cuvee Extra Brut

the damage: $30

who and where: The name alone is exciting. The bottle is clean and chic and anything “extra” for thirty bucks is a score. The sparkling libation is just right for a small, chic dinner party, especially when paired with rich desserts.

Moet & Chandon “Imperial” Champagne (formerly known as White Star)

the damage: $35

who and where: This bottle is perfect for those of us who  are finally making enough to open a savings account. Sure, you may only be stashing away a ten spot a month, but you’ve got big plans and busting the cork on this bubbly says so. In fact, not only does this vintage boast a delicate, peachy taste, it’s packed with confidence, so much that Moet & Chandon knew they could change it’s name without losing it’s fans base. Now that’s gutsy.

Veuve Clicquot Rose

the damage: $55

who and where: For lovers, artists, romantics and anyone else who’s not afraid of pink alcohol. A tried and true classic, this bottle works in settings as diverse as Swiss bungalows, tiny bistros or a decked-out home kitchen.

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut

the damage: $75

who and where:  If you’re willing to shell out 75 big ones, you might as well share the wealth. Make it a crowd scene, but gently suggest invitees bring a little something as well. When the ball drops make sure you’re the one who pops the top on this one – and takes the first sip.

Dom Perignon

the damage: $160

who and where: Possibly the most famous name in champagne, we don’t need to explain why Dom Perignon is on our list. If you’ve had it before, you know it’s worth drinking again. If this is your first time, make sure your bank balance can handle the hangover.

Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” Brut Champagne

the damage: $250 large

who and where: The pricey bottle of champers du jour — the Ace of Spades will set you back a pretty penny. But if you’ve got plans to spend NYE with Jay-Z and Beyoncé, or anyone of that ilk, then by all means  — indulge.

 Remember: As a rule tartelettes are prepared for anything and always drink responsibly.

The author will be drinking Martini & Rossi Prosecco tomorrow night, and yes, she has considered faking an English accent at least once in her life.

in 2012 we resolve to…

Is 2012 really only a few days away?

It seems like this new year really snuck up on us, so we decided to take a few minutes and make some resolutions.

From eating right, to putting a moratorium  on Diet Coke, each one of us has a goal for the next year — maybe seeing them in print will help us achieve them!

I resolve to live every minute like it’s my last and STOP sweating the small stuff!
-Maureen Kelly, tarte Founder and CEO

My resolution is to seriously dial down my daily coffee intake.  I could never forego my morning cup, but whenever I feel like I need an energy boost, I’m going to take a brisk walk around the block!
-Heather, Controller

I’m hoping to travel more in the New Year! There are just so many places to see!
-Candace, Director of Communications & Market Strategy

As recently advised by a friendly source, my New Year’s resolution is to take a breather and be more patient.
-Heather, Executive Director, Product Development

“I resolve to exercise more. There’s nothing like the energy from a morning workout…so I’ll be setting my alarm clock and hitting the gym!”
-Staci, Integrated Marketing & E-Commerce Specialist

“Next year I’m going to revamp my diet…less Skittles, more veggies.” 
-Jess, Public Relations & Artistry Relations Manager

“I resolve to pay more attention to my budget this year, like painting my nails instead of getting manis!”
-Kate, Public Relations Coordinator

“As a coffee junkie, I resolve to make it myself rather than having a barista do it for me!”
-Amanda, Project Manager

“My resolution this year is to drink more water and get back in shape. I’m determined to be able to do a 5K in under 25 minutes again!”
-Bianca, Graphic Designer

“To stop worrying about the small stuff — and to recognize what is small!”
-Celeste, Retail Operations Associate

“My resolution is to finish decorating my apartment. I moved in August — there’s no excuse for going seven months without a couch!”
-Rachel, Operations Coordinator

“To drink more water…instead of Diet Coke.”
-Kim, Accounting Analyst

“My New Year’s resolution is to actually use the kickboxing gym membership I bought months ago.”
-Melanie, Product Development Coordinator

“I resolve to cook at least one meal each week. I have a kitchen in my apartment — it’s about time I used it!”
-Koryn, Community Manager

Travel more! Get out – see the world.”
-Jen, Customer Service Representative & Contributing tarte talk Editor

My resolution is to make sure I’m hitting the gym at least twice a week.  Getting my cardio in is such a great stress reliever and helps to keep me on point for the rest of the week.”
-Leigh, QVC Marketing Coordinator

What’s are your New Years resolutions, tartelettes?

the perfect lbd for nye

 

New Year’s Eve is only a few days a way — do you know what you’re wearing yet?  You can’t go wrong with a little black dress. Why not try on one of these chic little frocks and ring in 2012 in style!

From left: Cynthia Steffe Dylan Peplum leather-trimmed dress; BEBE Hudson lace dress; Robert Rodriguez black lace dress; ABS wrap dress; Milly ruffled Dani dress; Diane von Furstenberg Thandi elbow-sleeve dress.

Let us know what type of outfit you end up wearing on the 31st and share photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!