Happy 2010 & we’re glad to be back!! This year our resolutions are to live our healthiest year yet and put our best faces forward. We have survived the holidays, pledged to hit the gym and will do our best to nix some of our bad habits. At tarte we believe that the best way to show our efforts is through a glowing, healthy complexion. With temps still dipping and two winter months ahead of us, we definitely need a strategy for this luminous skin we crave.

The basics are a given: cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize & probably moisturize again because these months leave our precious faces extremely dry and dehydrated, but then what?! Well, here’s where your natural beauty complexion products are ESSENTIAL. I’m not talking your favorite shadow, liner & mascara, but the core items that perfect the natural YOU;)
Start anew with clean slate natural primer; this helps makeup stay in place longer while preventing creasing in fine lines and wrinkles. This alone will make your skin feel incredibly supple. Next, cover any blemishes or red spots with tarte’s foolproof eraser pen—swipe, dab, dot whatever works for you. The ingredients are correcting the spot rather than sitting on top of it. Foundation really is a personal preference (but choose one with SPF, even in the winter)—if you prefer full coverage choose ReCreate™ & if you opt for a tinted moisturizer reach for smooth operator with SPF 20. Either way, I promise 1 of the 2 will be your new best friend! Finish up with provocateur natural mineral pressed powder SPF 8 & a hint of park ave bronzer. A tip that Maureen passed along to me: avoid brushing bronzer over your entire face; instead try drawing the number 3. Start at the forehead, swish around your temple to the cheekbone and then back around and under the jaw bone. This will give you radiance without too much shimmer. Just a coat of mascara and your favorite matte lip sheer & you’re out the door. You can feel even better knowing that if you slip-up with all of the other goals you have set; these antioxidant & nutrient rich products will be doing the work on your complexion from the inside-out!

xo,
P.S.
We are giving away Clean Slates on our facebook & twitter! Share your resolution to enter & win!