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Krysten Ritter’s b——’ style

If you haven’t been watching Don’t trust the B—- in Apt 23, you’re missing out. It’s a snarky, funny take on growing up, friendship, and the realities of making it in New York, all led by the delight that is Krysten Ritter. Yes, the gorgeous actress plays a true eye-rolling, conniving, back-stabbing, b-word, and she looks like she’s loving every minute of it. (We are, too.)

Throw in the fact that Ritter’s indie film, Life Happens — which she wrote and stars in — opens nation wide today, and you could call this girl a full-fledged entertainment phenom! You may recall we hosted a little shindig in honor of her flick earlier this week – all lip makeup featured in the movie is exclusively tarte!

Not only is Ritter quirky and hilarious, but she’s also got fabulous style, a cool mix of girly and badass — plus she’s a longtime tartelette. We’ve recapped some of our favorite looks below.

 

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Ritter wore this hot black dress to the Life Happens  premiere.

 

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A more demure choice – accessorized, of course, by a pop of red on her lips and shoes.

 

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Revisiting the black-white-red combination, this time in a stunning lace cut-out dress.

 

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Ritter proves that she can look just as gorgeous in muted colors, here in an ethereal floral gown at the 2010 Hollywood Style Awards.

 

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She’s even cool in real life. On her way to an appearance, Ritter rocks a red peplum dress, jacket, and covetable rocker boots.

 

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Happy Spring! We love the all-out brights, from head to toe — and we want those shoes!

L!fe Happens!

Last night we had the pleasure of hosting a screening of L!fe Happens, a hilarious new comedy written and starring one of our favorite Hollywood up-and-comers, Krysten Ritter. The film is the product of a collaboration between Ritter and one of her best friends Kat Coiro, and was cast and staffed with some of Ritter’s most-talented nearest and dearest, including celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine.

Nadine, a long time tarte fan — so is Ritter! — used our LipSurgence™ lip tints in every scene!

To celebrate the film’s premiere, we invited a group of beauty bloggers to join us for the screening, which included a Q&A with Ritter and Nadine!

 L!fe Happens beauty roll call: in the film Ritter wore our lip tint in spirited, while Kate Bosworth wore our matte lip tint in hope and Rachel Bilson wore our matte lip tint in lucky.



 

Get tweeting tartelettes and good luck!

fancy footwork: our favorite vegan shoes

In the realm of eco-friendly clothing, some items are more challenging to find than others —  shoes are the toughest. But amidst an oceans’ worth of hippie-mom clogs and straw flip flops, we’ve found a few brands of vegan shoes that are nice to the planet and nice-looking on your feet. Here are four that we love.

Stella McCartney

Stella’s an edgy designer, and champion of animals, a rarity in the mainstream fashion industry.  Her shoes combine synthetic materials with high-fashion design – a combination that makes us very happy.

Bourgeois Boheme

 

This UK brand lives up to their tagline, “Fashion with compassion,” by using high-quality materials that always promise to be “better than leather.”

Mink Shoes

Specializing in strappy sandals and cute flats, Mink Shoes is all about sexy kicks and green ethics.

 

Vegan Chic

This brand puts out a host of trendy silhouettes (gladiator sandals! wedges! oxfords!) in synthetic materials – and more are very budget-friendly. If you want to splurge, there’s the occasional designer collaboration, such as these booties by Olsen Haus.

 

girl crush: Kate Bosworth

Sporty and sweet with a touch of ethereal beauty, Kate Bosworth is the perfect mix of girl-next-door cute and Hollywood bombshell, and, if you ask us, totally crush worthy. Plus she’s a tartelette! She wore our LipSurgence matte lip tint in lively to the premiere of her newest movie, Life Happens  (also staring the amazing Krysten Ritter — check out the trailer below).  She rarely makes the tabloids — something else we love about her –  and has the skills to play campy, gloomy, sexy, or the dreaded best friend role and still rock the screen.

Who’s your girl crush?

 

enter our rush hour giveaway & tune into tarte on QVC!

There’s been a lot going on at the tarte offices recently! Spring is here, we’re prepping for summer and we’ve been launching a ton of amazing deals and newness on QVC.

Haven’t had a chance to tune in?  Don’t worry, you have another opportunity to catch Maureen on QVC tonight at 7pm EST, and trust us – this is one show you don’t want to miss! She’ll be featuring these incredible products: spring awakening sweet LipLuster & lip scrub (A225777), pure maracuja oil and bonus maracuja concealer (A221899), Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation SPF 15 and airbrush brush (A216501),  lights, camera, lashes! black volumizing lash primer (A221854), lights, camera, lashes! black volumizing mascara duo (A91031),  and our Brazilliance maracuja self-tanner and application mitt (A212777) — yes, it’s back!

 

And the best part? We’re going to give away three of our Amazonian clay 3-in-1 skin smart eye quads (A221857) — featured on tarte’s QVC.com home page – in a ‘rush hour’ giveaway between 4 and 6pm EST today! To enter, just tweet  (or retweet): “#QVCgiveaway: win tarte’s  Amazonian clay 3-in-1 skin smart eye quad! Read the rules here: ow.ly/a6FFg

We’ll choose three winners at 6pm and announce them by 6:15 pm EST – giving you plenty of time to get home and tune into tarte on QVC!

 

Good luck tartelettes!

 

 

 

Giveaway only open to U.S. residents.

listen up: and work it out!

Summers coming ladies and we’ve put together some hot beats to get your blood pumping for an amazing work out! We jacked the iPods from some of the tartelettes here in the office and created the ultimate fitness playlist.

So tie your laces, stretch it out, and crank the volume…..it’s time to get your butt in gear!

 

1.) A-Trak feat. CyHi Da Prynce – “Ray-Ban”

“If I don’t have amazing music at the gym, my legs turn into cinder blocks and this song makes me move.” -Jenna, creative marketing manager

 

2.) ACDC- “Shook Me All Night Long”

“I listen to this song when I work out because I love rock and it gets me pumping” -Nuria, production coordinator

 

3.) Gwen Stefani- “Hollaback Girl”

“I listen to this right before I start running hard on the treadmill. I swear by it…actually that whole album is great for the gym” – Koryn, community manager

 

4.) Afrojack- “bang duck”

“The beat just gets me up and moving” – Heather,  executive director; operation and product development

 

5.) Green Day- “Brain Stew”

“I love this song because the guitar in the beginning sounds really bad a**, makes me work out hard” – Jen, contributing editor; tarte blog

 

 

girl’s best friend: celebs and their furry besties


Rachel Bilson walks Thurman Murmen, her adorable mixed breed dog.

Lauren Conrad stays fit walking her rescue pup, Chloe.

Kate Beckinsale has her hands full with two little puppies — yet she still manages to find time to shop, go Kate!

January Jones took a stroll with her furry friend in the cool, spring sunshine near her house in LA yesterday. Apparently, the The Mad Men star walks her dog every day!

 

Hilary Duff runs errands with her dog Dubois, a beautiful Bernese mountain dog — how cute!

 

Ashley Olsen carries her adorable French bulldog to her car in NYC. Such a small girl carrying a heavy little pooch….talk about an arm work out.

 

Amanda Seyfried is rarely seen without her dog Finn by her side. She takes Finn everywhere …even on set.

Our favorite looks from ‘Mad Men’

it’s back! Finally, our Mad Men withdrawal is relieved! In the year and a half since we last checked in on Don, Betty, Joan, and Peggy, we’ve all been left with lingering questions – and a hunger for those clothes. Yes, yes, the plot is brilliant and the characters, fascinating, but, to be honest, we’re just as excited for the return of all that gorgeous period fashion.The show epitomizes a time when men and women alike relished dressing for the day, and knew how to make a statement with their attire.

From Joan’s curve-hugging shifts to Betty’s flouncy skirts, each character has a signature look that says something important about their personalities. Here, we’ve recapped our favorite fashion moments from the four leading women – with high hopes that this season’s wardrobe will top them all.

Betty in Rome

Betty’s amazing outfit in Rome is forever seared into this fashion blogger’s brain: the sexy straps, the black – a color unusual for preppy Betty – all accompanied by amazing hair and makeup. It was transformation enough to rekindle the Drapers’ marriage, if just for one evening.

Joan’s Red Dress

This red dress has seen a lot of screen time, with good reason. It perfectly complements Christina Hendricks’ hair color and figure, achieving a lovely balance between bombshell and professional.

Peggy in Plaid

Peggy is more focused on her career than her clothes. She always looks presentable, but isn’t always in a showstopper. But who could forget this outfit? A perfect cut and fit, in whimsical plaid.

Faye’s Black-and-White

Dr. Faye Miller is a charmingly complicated character, but her clothes are simple: professional cuts and lots of black-and-white. She lets her work speak for itself, with her outfits as a neutral backdrop. This scarf-neck dress is subtle and gorgeous. (And the Rorsharch-esque print, a wink at her profession.)

 

happy international puppy day!

One of our resident “barklettes” Fast Eddie taking a puppy disco nap on our PR coordinator’s (Kate)  press samples of deluxe Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in glisten. Talk about a tiring day at the office!

screen to street: The Hunger Games

 

Learn how to get Katniss’s flawless, glowly skin — the ‘no makeup’ makeup look —with these simple steps.

Products you’ll need:
-Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation SPF 15
-smooth operator™ Amazonian clay illuminating serum
-airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush
-cheek stain in true love
-Amazonian clay 12-hour shimmering blush in buff
-smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof eye liner in golden black and bronze
-lights, camera, lashes!™ clinically-proven mascara
-maracuja divine shine lip gloss in glisten