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 >

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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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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hello 2013….


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nye dresses for any occasion

The holiday party circuit is drawing to a close, but there’s still one final blowout left: New Year’s Eve! The biggest celebration of the year offers the perfect excuse to put on one last, super-fabulous frock – whether you’re attending a black-tie affair or just throwing back some bubbly with your besties. Sequins are appropriate, of course, as are LBD’s… or you could choose to stand out in something a bit unexpected. This season’s best evening dresses also come in everything from red to blue to cut-out’s to to lace to funky modern prints. We’ve found some dream gowns for you to choose from, or to use as inspiration for your NYE look. Pop… fizz… clink! Happy new year! More >

the nye champagne index

Happy New Year, tartelettes!

It’s time to bust out some sparkly libation to go with your sparkly dress: champagne, of course. No other boozy beverage is as festive as this fizzy, tingly, straight-up celebratory golden liquid – save the Perrier for a weekday!  Although champagne has the connotation of being an expensive item – and many varieties certainly do cost a pretty penny – there are plenty of bottles to suit a beginner’s budget, too. Just because you’re not a rock star shouldn’t prevent you from partying like one. Check out our recommendations for every type of spender – and get ready to pop some cork! More >

gorgeous makeup bags for winter travel

Your favorite cosmetics make you feel pretty. Shouldn’t you store them in something pretty, too? Here are a few gorgeous makeup bags sure to keep you feeling organized and looking good, weather your just going across town or into a new timezone. More >

happy holidays tartelettes

diy holiday: cake pops

Our resident DIY diva Erica, tarte’s senior graphic designer and unofficial  pastry chef, is the queen of the cake pop. We long for office birthdays, baby showers and engagement parties —  just to bite into one of these incredible confections. Seriously, we have yet to taste a pop that rivals hers! And considering that this high season for baking, we had her breakdown her process for the ultimate cake pop how-to!

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q&a with tartelette tastemaker brooke white

Photo courtesy of: Dawn DiCarlo

A musician, artist and new mother, with the release of her new Holiday album, “White Christmas“, Brooke’s proved she’s the real deal and a true talent. The songstress took a few minutes to sit down and discuss music, motherhood and the Holidays with us. More >