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Meet The Pro:Nathan Johnson

He’s been featured and quoted in the glossy pages of our favorite magazines. His work is on the beautiful faces of TV shows we can’t get enough of  (ahem Project Runway)! The famous adore him, AND  yet, he still makes time to help the everyday woman (like us) look and feel beautiful! tartelettes meet: Celebrity makeup artist Nathan Johnson! He’s the perfect mix of fabulous and down to earth—that’s why I HAD to feature him as our December “Meet The Pro”. This Q+A is just a quick snapshot into Nathan’s world. You can learn more on his sites Nathansbeauty.com and RunningwithHeels.com, but here are some tidbits: he considers tarte’s lights, camera, lashes!  the ultimate mascara! His personal beauty secret weapon is his own two hands! And he has a passion for writing (hopefully, we will see a book from him soon!). Enjoy :)

xo,

Kristin

Wine Stain

It’s that time of year: holiday work parties, friendly gatherings and New Year’s toasts! We’re now penciling them into our December calendars and sorting through our wardrobes. This year there are even more sequins, lux velvets and faux furs to wear. In addition to adding some sparkle to your outfit, I always recommend statement makeup! With so many festive soirees to attend, I thought this would be the perfect time to share one of my favorite holiday looks. I’m loving this dark romantic look I came across in the December pages of Flare Magazine. Bold lip choices were huge for all of 2010, and this deep wine lip is a gorgeous way to finish off the year. I love that it’s paired with a soft and subtle smokey eye. This dark and romantic look is quite simple to recreate and super wearable from office to office party.  Here’s a quick how-to:

Xo,

Kristin

Bridal Beauty

 

They say that spring is wedding season, but most of the brides we know have been getting hitched in the fall! Boston-based makeup artist Lissa Bloom from 2kissandmakeup.com shares her tips & tricks on how to get that “bridal natural glow” this season…

Hi tartelettes!

Many brides tell me that they want a glowing complexion with minimal makeup.  Unfortunately ladies,  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but flawless skin doesn’t just happen. I’m not sure who started this urban makeup legend, but I’m destined to stop it. I’m constantly telling my brides that when you think someone isn’t wearing makeup (i.e. those gorgeous celebrities), I can assure you that they most def are wearing it (and most likely a lot of it)!

 Luckily, with the help of my favorite tarte products, you can achieve that radiant complexion and blushing bride look, without looking too “cheeky”.

The first product I use (after applying moisturizer) is tarte’s clean slate primer.  This product is essential in helping makeup stay put, even in the worst of conditions (stress, heat, humidity, stress, and dare I say: rain).   It also prevents makeup from building up in any fine lines or wrinkles that you may have (and not want to admit to).  Can I get an AMEN?!

My next product fave is tarte’s ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation with Wrinkle Rewind™.  Not only is this foundation clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging, it also gives skin a pick-me-up, balances uneven skin tones, and helps to cover those lil’ imperfections (darn pimples) that we all have.

And let’s face it: everyone wants to have tanned, glowing skin but sans the sun.  tarte’s , Park Avenue Princess, is a mineral-based bronzer that gives skin a beautiful glow, without having too much shimmer and shine.   Although shimmer may look good on some body parts, it can also magnify large pores and any skin imperfections.  We can’t have any of that in your priceless pictures!

To finish off a bride’s complexion, I use tarte’s natural cheek stain. These are FANTASTIC!  This creamy formula makes it super easy to blend into skin, making it virtually goof proof.  The shade range is also beautiful—guaranteed to have the perfect color for every bride.

As a self-proclaimed mascara snob, there is only one mascara that I allow on my bride’s big day: tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes!  This mascara not only enhances lash length, but it also volumizes, curls, and conditions.  This quadruple-threat mascara could cause the demise of fake lashes everywhere (gasp).

Remember….just because a bride has to wear something old and borrowed, it doesn’t have to be her makeup.

Tell us what you think! Share your bridal stories & favorite tarte products. We want to hear from you!

xo,

Lissa

Get the Look:Celebs at Fashion Week!

During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, tarte’s celebrity makeup artist Tony Ballard created beautiful looks for the CW’s Plain Jane, Louise Roe and AMC’s Mad Men, Nora Zehtner. Both were spotted at Andy & Debb’s Spring 2011 Presentation last week rocking some tarte products!  Look like a fashionista–here’s what Tony used:

 

 

Louise Roe at Andy & Debb Spring 2011 Presentation

  • Added a pop of color to her cheeks with tarte’s eco-cheek natural cheek stain
  • Created a clean, simple eye with shades from tarte’s femme naturale palette
  • Really played up the lashes with several coats of tarte’s lights, camera, lashes! 4-in-1 natural mascara

 

Nora Zehtner at Andy & Debb Spring 2011 Presentation

  • Created a flawless complexion with tarte’s ReCreate anti-aging foundation
  • Highlighted skin with tarte’s smooth operator illuminating serum
  • Added a touch of pink glow with tarte’s TEN limited-edition natural cheek stain
  • Created a classic, doe eye with tarte’s femme naturale palette, emphasEYES™ aqua-gel in black and several coats of tarte’s lights, camera, lashes! 4-in-1 natural mascara
  • For her pout, used tarte’s LipSurgence™ matte lip stain in lucky mixed with tarte’s LipSurgence™ lip stain in lust.

xo,

Kristin

Favorite Back to School Looks

As summer comes to an end, it’s time for me to start thinking about the coming school year. This includes getting together all of my favorite fall fashion picks. After browsing through recent magazines, I’m excited to say that I can still use some of my go-to trends from previous years like the classic blazer.  I bought mine two years ago to complete my preppy college girl look, and I know I will continue to wear it for the rest of my life! Both my Mother AND Grandmother own one. It’s a great investment!  To make my “blazer adorned” outfit age-appropriate, I pair it with skinny jeans, statement heels, and tons of jewelry—chunky bracelets, long necklaces, and big pearl earrings. I think these feminine touches balance out the masculine feel. I love my blazer because not only does it prove to stand the test of time, but it can also be worn in ANY situation like casual shopping, business meetings, and a night out on the town, etc. It’s basically the best piece in my closet!

As for my beauty picks this fall, I love soft, natural eyes with a statement lip. It’s amazing how defined lips can pull your whole look together. tarte has some great lip selections for the autumn. The new LipSurgence™ matte lip stains come in fashionably-chic colors.  As I tend to be a pink-loving girl, I would choose tarte’s LipSurgence™ natural matte lip stain in lively, which is a vivid pink. Some other great choices are fiery (red) and envy (a deep berry color).  To accompany my bold lip, I’d create a natural eye with tarte’s 12-hour lock and roll eye shadow in either sandstone or rose gold. Then I’d layer on lots of lights, camera, lashes! 4-in-1 natural mascara! To complete my look I would add a subtle touch of color with tarte’s natural cheek stain in tipsy. And voila!  A natural and stylish look for fall.

Hope you agree. Have a great fall!

xo,

Kate

A College Girl’s Beauty Bag

Hey all!

My name is Kate. I’m a rising junior at Boston College and I also happen to be the new tarte PR intern, doing my best to dive into this glamorous world. I am soooo excited to be working at such a great, green company, not to mention giddy over the access to all the fab makeup!

Recently, I have tried out some of tarte’s newer products, and I must say, as a “college girl,” many of these products are totally ideal.  For instance, as I think many college students can relate, the party scene at school can get overcrowded, hot, and sweaty.  This is why I am in love with tarte’s new summer collection of waterproof products, perfect for girls like us!  So I have decided to put together a list of beauty products, hair and nails included, that are particularly alluring to a beauty addict in the midst of her education.

First off are my fave waterproof products. lights, camera, splashes! and matte waterproof park ave princess. I for one love to look bronze, but don’t want brown streaks of sweat rolling down my face whether I’m stressing in the library, lounging on the campus green or at a party. PAP is the perfect, sweat resilient bronzer. Next in the bag I would include tarte’s cheek stain, in tipsy, and LipSurgence™ natural  lip stain (in charmed).  Again, great long staying products, as well as easy and quick to use– I’m a girl on the go!

Now we can’t forget about the hair.  I have long fine wavy hair, that I like best when straight, however it’s hard to keep it that way when engulfed in humidity.  To keep my hair in place, I have come to turn to L’Oreal Elnett Extra Strong hold hair spray. It gets the job done, but doesn’t make my hair hard or crunchy.  I’m also a fan of chi volume boost.  I loooove volume and this really boosts my roots! Now for the nails.  As I’m sure many of you have heard, OPI has a new gel polish that I guarantee will last over a month without a chip.  I know I don’t have the time or money during school to get a manicure every week (because that’s how long a manicure lasts), so this gel formula is the perfect solution!

Well that’s it for the “college girl’s” beauty bag must haves. Please share any additions and I’ll be back with another post next week!

Xo,

Kate

From novelist (and certified Tarte-aholic) Kristin Harmel, the author of six books, including Italian for Beginners and After

My name is Kristin . . . and I am a Tarte-aholic.

I have a drawer full of cheek stains, double-ended lip glosses, and cleverly named products such as Smooth Operator, Clean Slate and Lock & Roll.

I am endlessly drawn to the Tarte display at Sephora. I giggle at the lip gloss names. I try on the different cheek stains. And on one recent trip, I even found myself stopping a startled stranger and gushing about how great Tarte is. That’s the day I knew for sure that I had a problem.

I was trying to kick the habit, really I was. And then Candace and Kristin from Tarte asked if I wanted to blog for Tarte this month. Now, here I am, more addicted than ever! I fear the cycle will never end!

I first met the Tarte gals when I wrote a magazine article about Tarte founder Maureen Kelly in 2006. It was the kindness of everyone associated with Tarte that drew me in initially, but I truly became a devotee once I started using the products. Now, here I am, happily addicted!

I’m looking forward to chatting with you this month! I’ll tell you all about my novels – and how I use Tarte to get ready for my TV appearances – next week. But in the meantime, I’ll leave you with a list of the Tarte products currently in my makeup bag!

Xo,

Kristin

www.KristinHarmel.com

(Photo credit: Robin Best Gage)

Getting into Character with Stephanie Lemelin (part 2)

Hey everyone! So as promised in my last post, I am bringing you a second character look I use for auditions and in real life. This edgy, rocker look can be created with hard or soft edges, depending I guess on what story you want to tell (beginning of the night vs. morning after, anyone? ha!) I like the hard lines for characters that are cool and confident, gals who tell it like it is, sistah (cue Boston adolescence)– and then the softer, dustier look for nights out in Los Angeles (on rare occasions I actually hit up the Hollywood scene, it’s true.) Either way, you can easily recreate this look at home (trust me, if I can, you can) by just following the how-to below.  Be sure to keep me and the tarte girls posted on how yours turn-out through comments below… we really love reading them! Fun, fun ;)

Edgy Rocker Look

 

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Cheeks:

Lips:

xo,

Stephanie

Actress Stephanie Lemelin’s Pilot Season Regimen

Hello! I’m very excited to be one of the first guest bloggers here on the tarte website, since I am a true believer/avid-user of these products. Admittedly, when it comes to make-up, hair, and most things fashion-related, I am not exactly a girlie-girl by nature, and often way behind the curve. However, I make my living as an actress, and these things go hand-in-hand. While it’s true there are professional make-up, hair, and wardrobe stylists on set once you’ve been cast in a role, unfortunately there aren’t any at my house before I go on auditions. And I must go on a lot of auditions before I actually get any parts! So, the step-by-step instructions that come with the easy-to-use (and adorably packaged!) tarte products have been extremely helpful! Whether I use them to help bring to life the fresh-faced, teen girl next door (p.s. I’m 30), or the evil vixen who’s out to steal your boyfriend (ummm, hello, I’m married and we’ve been together 7 years now), I rely heavily on looks I learned right here to help morph myself externally and get into character. Anyway I’m going to bring you several looks I use on the outside, to help inspire theattitude on the inside in a fun three part blog series. These characters range from the wild child, to the rocker chick, to the tomboy, to the conservative young professional… Enjoy! Oh, and because these were being publicly shared, I broke down and got some help from a pro– Thanks Coco! But you really can do these at home ;)

Sexy, Sunkissed Look

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To learn more about Stephanie and her career, visit: www.stephanielemelin.net

The Purple One

Though I absolutely adore He of ruffled blouses, four-inch heels and perfectly coifed hair, this post is about beauty, not “The Beautiful One.” Sorry, Prince!
I bought Tarte’s Vanity Palette back in December and instantly fell in love with the little purple tube of Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara. Since the day mama okay-ed make-up, I have been a total mascara player- flitting from one wand to another with no indication of settling down. Clinique’s Long Pretty Lashes? Wore it! Maybelline’s Great Lash ? Why, of course! Bare Escentuals Big Tease? Well, duh, the name speaks for itself.

I have spent too many years being the Karen Smith of mascara. You know, the first-cousin kissing, as stupid as she is slutty Mean Girl. Well, I am finally ready to give my heart to just one. Yep, you guessed it- Lights, Camera, Lashes! It’s dark and sultry, but leaves my lashes soft and flirty. That sounds like soulmate material to me. And the fact that the main ingredients are length, volume, curl and conditioning, not sulfates, parabens, dyes and fragrance is music to a contact-wearers’ ears…and eyes?

But don’t just take my word for it. Sephora.com boasts a whole slew of LCL fanatics. Prettygirl2990 proclaims that with The Purple One her “lash prayers were answered.”
And for just $18, you too can be lash-tastic!


-Amelia