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Get bronzed with tarte!


With tarte’s natural line of bronzing products there is no excuse to step out with a see through complexion during the summertime. Remember, there is no such thing as a healthy suntan so if you’re looking for products that give instant faux glow results while leaving your skin looking and feeling gorgeous, you’ve come to the right place. As a self proclaimed reformed sun worshiper, I’m conscious of skin-cancer risks but I still love the way my skin looks tan so whenever there is a new bronzing product being passed around the office- I’m always the first to try. Here is my expert advice on how to get an allover gorgeous glow without the harmful rays. My favorite everyday summer product is tarte’s smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder in bronze. This lightweight product mattifies my skin (since it tends to get oily after hours in sun) and gives me a gorgeous natural bronzed glow with every application. Love that! I also rely on tarte’s glam gams to transform my pale stems to bronzed and beautiful; giving me the confidence I need to step out on a hot summer night.

 

What tarte product do you rely on for a natural summer glow?

xo,

Jen

 

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Get Enchanted… Everybody!

Just like a perfectly broken-in pair of jeans, the right lip color should be comfortable, flattering, and make you feel fabulous about yourself when wearing it. But is there one tone that looks good on every one? For years, you’ve read that if you have pink undertones, you should wear this shade, or if you have olive skin, that shade will work best. But guess what? tarte’s Lipsurgence™ natural lip tint in enchanted flatters literally every girl under the sun – whether she’s blond or brunette, tawny-skinned or alabaster.

As a freelance makeup artist for tarte, I work with women of all ages and ethnicities. tarte’s incredible high-performance natural™ line has specific shades that flatter every complexion, from the palest porcelain to the deepest walnut. However, at tarte events (check out an Ulta or Sephora near you!), I often find myself reaching for enchanted over and over. It’s a beautiful medium rose that, when applied, is the perfect “your lips, but better” shade. No need to struggle with a tricky lip brush or sharpener, because it’s packaged like a chubby crayon that you can twist up and slick right on. With its staining power, it lasts from sunrise to sunset with no need for touch-ups! What could be better for a busy beauty like you?

To show all of you fabulous tartelettes how versatile enchanted is I’ve applied it on three gorgeous tarte staffers here at our office, all with dramatically different complexions and coloring. For intensity  purposes, I’ve also applied it in three styles for various occasions – for casual weekend-wear, for long days at the office, and for a fun night out.

So, like those super-slimming jeans you’ve had for years –you know the ones  that make your sharp blazer and heels look downtown or dress up your super-comfy sweatshirts—enchanted will be your new go-to, whether you’re out dancing or lounging around the house (glamorously, of course!).

Will you be enchanted?

xo,

Charlotte & Jen

Charlotte loves tarte

tarte smooth operator™  Amazonian clay serum

tarte smooth operator™  Amazonian clay finishing powder

tarte  LipSurgence™  lip luster

tarte lights, camera, lashes! Natural mascara

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Hi tartelettes (meet CB- tarte intern)

 

Hello beautiful tartelettes! I’m Charlotte, one of tarte’s marketing & PR interns as well as a freelance makeup artist for the line. I’m so happy to announce that I’ve been given the incredible opportunity to blog about all of my favorite things – clean eating, fun exercise, the gorgeous outdoors, fabulous fashion, and most importantly: amazing makeup! tarte’s high-performance natural™ products are staples in my professional kit as well as in my personal stash, and I hope that you gals enjoy them just as much!

I guess you can say that liquid lipstick runs through my veins. At age 20, my grandmother Marie moved from a tiny town nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires to NYC, which was a quite daring move in 1945. She soon found a job at a certain famed red door salon, working her way up from “treatment girl” to on-call makeup artist for numerous NYC socialites and celebrities. She later left the salon to freelance, painting the faces of Marilyn Monroe, famed 60s supermodel Verushka, and the Beatles, all whilst working on national campaigns for major cosmetic and hair companies. Her whirlwind career inspired me; from the time I was a young girl, I wanted to be a makeup artist. At age fifteen, I began working on editorial photo shoots in NYC, and I continue to update and improve my portfolio to this day.

What attracted me to tarte, at first, was their huge array of products that are not only pretty (both in the packaging and on the face!), but that they’re formulated without many harmful ingredients, such as parabens and phthalates. The fact that they’re vegan is also a major plus – as an animal-lover, it breaks my heart to think that many commercially-available cosmetics are tested on animals. tarte’s “green beauty” philosophy suits my lifestyle to a tee – and I hope you gorgeous girls feel the same way! I’m so happy to have the opportunity to be here and share my experience with you.

Peace, love, and health!

xoxo,

Charlotte

tarte™ for True Blood™ office party

 

Hey there tartelettes!

So after all the sweat and tears, we decided it was time to celebrate the
launch of our tarte™ for True Blood™ collection!

It was time for a True Blood-themed office party! We watched the season premiere, indulged in some southern food catered by the infamous Southern Hospitality and washed it all down with
bottles of Tru Blood™. From baby back ribs and cornbread to some southern style
macaroni and cheese, we partied Louisiana style. Since our friends Sookie,
Bill, Eric and Sam couldn’t attend we improvised with our own vampire teeth and
some O positive beverages.

So tell us, what are you mixing with your Tru Blood™?

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When tarte met BabyCakes…

For those of you who have not already met, let me introduce you to BabyCakes, NYC’s (& LA’s!) most-celebrated vegan bakery. This fantastic sweet shop offers all your favorite treats from cupcakes and brownies, to their signature (must-try) cookie sandwiches. Although all of their organic goodies are free of gluten, wheat, soy, casein, egg and refined sugar, they certainly don’t taste like it! Yesterday we had an office birthday (Happy Birthday Kate!) and celebrate we did with a cake plate piled high with BabyCake’s cupcakes in the dreamiest of pastel colors (a la ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). What’s sweeter than red velvet frosting? The fact that BabyCakes is just a 10 minute subway ride from our office (score!) Located in the super-hip lower east side at 248 Broome Street (between Orchard and Ludlow), it’s our ultimate snacking destination. Be sure to stop by if you happily find yourself in New York. Say goodbye to your prior notions of “crunchy granola” health food and hello to beautiful, colorful cookies and cupcakes that are impossible to resist!

Tell us what’s your favorite local bakery?

xo,

Jen

tarte’s Director of PR/ Resident Fashion Maven ‘SPILLS’ on what products are in her bag

JC: You’re a big runner/fitness buff.  What are your top three songs to get you going and keep you motivated?

CCB: From hip hop to pop, I’m constantly switching up my iPod! I’d have to say my top 3 picks are: Cinderella Man by Eminem, Midnight Show by The Killers and Kanye West’s Flashing Lights. For cool down there’s nothing better than a little Africa by Toto.

JC: Candace’s hair = Barbie. Spill the beans on how you keep your hair so healthy?

CCB: You’re too kind! First off, I have to thank my mom for genetics. She has super thick hair, too. While I don’t really want to admit it, I don’t wash my hair that often (maybe 2-3 times/week)! That’s one of my key secrets. I’m all about dry shampoo in between washes. I’ve tried them all—Oscar and Klorane are two of my favorites. As for styling products, I’m a big proponent of Moroccan oil. I’ve been using it for over 8 years. Also, I’m all about supplements. On a daily basis, I take a multi-vitamin and an Omega 3-6-9, which helps promote healthy hair.

JC: You live a green lifestyle and I know your metro card is an essential. Have any other earth-friendly recommendations for getting around this summer?

CCB: It sounds simple, but I put on my Havaianas and walk to work! If I’m visiting my parents or traveling for a weekend, I love riding a bike to get places.

JC: Page turning ‘Must- Read’ recommendation for the beach blanket?

CCB: That’s one of my favorite things about the summer—turning off the electronics and enjoying some lazy time reading a new book. Right now, I have “Water for Elephants” in my bag and I’m most certainly picking up Chelsea Handler’s latest book “Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me.”

JC: I don’t think I’ve ever seen you in the office without a fabulous pair of Jimmy Choos or Louboutins. Do you have a favorite style?

CCB: At 5’1”, I’m all about a platform heel! Those are my absolutely favorites. Over the summer, I’ll take a wedge heel any day and in the winter months there’s nothing like a boot that gives you the appearance of long legs (ahhh a girl can dream, right?)

JC: What’s your ‘desert island’ lip product and why?

CCB: Hmm…that’s a tough one! I swear you’ll find at least 5 variations of lip products in my bag and depending on my mood I’ll opt for pink, coral or red. If I had to pick one it would have to be our LipSurgence™ natural lip tints. I’m obsessed with these, especially amused paired with bronzed skin. Just gorgeous! Can’t go wrong with it!!

So tartelettes tell us……….what’s in your bag?

xo,

Jen