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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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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