Posts tagged LipSurgence matte lip tint

spring break must-haves!

Spring break is an American institution. Once reserved only for college students, it’s now a seasonal adventure for all ages, and styles. While plotting our own mad dashes for warmer climes — New York City can be brutal in March — we looked to some of our favorite vloggers and bloggers for inspiration.

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holiday gift guide: the makeup genius

After honing her skills as a graphic designer in London, Lottie Stannard, a SoCal native, moved into the beauty world. Then she began covering the globe, making a name for herself as a celebrity makeup artist with a combo of edgy style, creativity to spare, and solid talent — from Milan to Los Angeles and everywhere in between, Lottie has worked with celebs as diverse as Taylor Swift and Robert De Niro.

We begged the jetsetting beauty genuis to give us a look at her holiday gift list, and we were thrilled when she complied! More >

holiday gift guide: the edgy eclectic

 

Blogger, model, fashion designer, and “it kid”  – à la Nylon Magazine — Audrey Kitching has definitely made an impression on us.  A funky cross between girly and punk, she’s a pop culture princess, social media maven and  bona fide trendsetter. Safe to say we’ve got a major girl crush on her.  So you can just imagine how excited we were when she gave us a peek at her holiday gift list!

What does the hippest of the hip want to give and get this year?  Keep reading to find out! More >

hope for a cure and win our pink package!

We’re partnering with YouTube beauty guru, Holly Ann-AeRee and YOU to support Young Survival Coalition during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Watch Holly’s video below, and enter here for a chance to win this amazing hope for a cure pink package and help us support young women with breast cancer.
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not your average bbq

Most of us associate summertime with lazy weekends, laid-back outdoor get-togethers and wearing flip-flops 24-7 – or at least during waking hours. Summer is also synonymous  with our favorite past time — the BBQ.  This year we challenge you to take it up a notch.

This 4th of July, don’t just grill, make it an extraordinary event to remember. Choose a theme and party on in serious style.

Old School Clam Bake

Not in the mood for hot dogs and beer? Add a pinch of panache to your 4th by shelving the grill and hosting a clam bake.  And don’t worry; you don’t have to dig the clams.

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get the look: Carly Rae Jepsen at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards

 

overall inspiration: “I wanted to keep Carly’s boho, rocker feel with shimmering cheeks, but add a vintage glam twist with a rich, dark lip.” –makeup artist Desirae Cherman for tarte

 

complexion:

cheeks:

  • To give Carly a sunkissed glow, she used tarte’s Amazonian clay mineral powder bronzer in park ave princess, then swirled tarte’s cheek stain in loving (available at Ulta in July) on the apples of her cheeks, followed by a dusting of tarte’s Amazonian clay shimmer powder in champagne along the tops of her cheekbones and cupid’s bow to create extra radiance.

eyes:

lips:

Valentine’s Day cocktails

At tarte, Valentine’s Day doesn’t discriminate. To us, it’s a holiday worth celebrating regardless of your romantic status. (…So, what’s yours?) And to help you start the V-Day party we asked a couple of ladies here in the office to spill on their love lives, their picks for a hot Valentine’s lip and their favorite drink recipes.

For the single gal…

name: Mel

tarte position: The color corrector

m.o.: Bohemian chic with tomboy edge

status: My alter ego is ‘hot single Mel.”  I had my heart torn apart a few months ago. In order to get back on my dating feet, I created HSM – a super confident and happier version of me. But now, I really am her.

Valentine’s lip: LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in fiery  layered up with maracuja divine shine lip gloss in natural beauty.

Valentine’s libation: Painting the town red

Combine 2bottles of red wine, 3 oz of gin, 2 tablespoons of sugar in the raw, 1 cup of frozen raspberries, 1 cup of fresh strawberries, 1 sliced lemon lemon  & 1 sliced  lime in a large punch bowl (Yes, a bowl! You’re having your girlfriends over after all). Stir the mixture and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Pour the sangria into glasses filled halfway with ice and top off with guarana soda.

 

And the girl in love…

name: Donna

tarte position: The cashwrap ring leader

m.o.: Urban modern mixed with rocker chic

status: We’ve been married nearly 4 years, but we’ve been living together for 19. When we met, marriage was not a priority for either of us because it was a mutual “I choose you.”  After a decade and a half of weathering life’s ups and downs, we decided to celebrate our life shared and our future together by tying the knot. My one condition  “I’ll marry you if I can still be your girlfriend.”

Valentine’s lip: LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in lively layered up with maracuja divine shine lip gloss in amused. 

Valentine’s libation: Staying in love
Mix Patron Tequila, Cointreau and pink grapefruit juice.
Add a large squeeze of lime,
Then garnish with a lime.

 

 

jen’s picks: green goods for the new year

It’s a new year! With it come new goals, new habits and a fresh start. If you’re like me, always trying to find great new ways to make your day-to-day a little more planet-friendly, making room for more green products in your life is definitely on your 2012 agenda. Here are my favorite natural products to start off the year:

Clockwise from left: University red rope sole shoes by TOMS; Stella McCartney animal print scarf; tarte LipSurgence™ matte lip tint (it’s vegan!); Hanky Panky low rise underwearScandal candle; Celery Street journal; Naturally Fresh crystal deodorant; Kaia House Organics soy nail polish remover; Alex and Ani bangle set; Resnack it bags!

Share your favorite eco-friendly tips and products in the comments section. What green goods are you planning — or have already — incorporated into your daily routine?

 

 

Style Inspiration: Camilla Belle in exposed

 

Lovely and ethereal, Camilla Belle never makes a beauty faux pas—so we were absolutely thrilled when she was spotted wearing our LipSurgence matte lip tint in exposed.

We got the chance to chat with celeb makeup artist Brett Freedman, the man behind Camilla’s flawless look, and asked him to explain what inspired the look.

“Since the eyes were the focal point I wanted Camilla’s lips to be fleshy; understated yet have enough pop not to look low watt,” said Freedman. “I’m a big fan of tarte’s matte pencils because they go on so smooth and give lips a fresh, modern look.”

We love the iridescent eyeshadow paired with the subtle and feminine hue of the lip. This look truly embodies classic beauty with a modern edge.

What do you love about this look? Will you try it out yourself?

Get the Look: Once Upon a Time

 

Like a lot of you, we’ve been swept away by ABC’s new fairytale drama Once Upon a Time. The show’s premise is that all of our favorite childhood storybook characters have been cursed, forced to live in modern times, had their memories wiped and are all inhabiting a small town in Maine. Not only is this a refreshing take on the Brothers Grimm, but the dual timeline gives the actors the opportunity to play two characters, showcasing various personalities, styles and beauty looks.

Take one of our favorite cast members, Ginnifer Goodwin. The actress, whose gamine face has pretty much ensured her the ingénue role for the rest of the decade, manages to pull off two flawless and fashionable looks simultaneously. As pre-cursed Snow White and modern schoolteacher Mary Margaret Blanchard, she frequently swaps out one color palette for another in a single episode,  sporting icy cool shades in one scene and a sweet, dewy look in the next.

Bravo Ginny! You nail them both.

Fancy yourself a modern Snow White, or do you think you rock the soft, sweet style of a small town beauty? To achieve either character’s pristine porcelain look follow the how-to below.

 

Snow White’s cool beauty:

Complexion: provocateur pressed mineral powder in fair

Cheeks: Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in dollface

Lips: LipSurgence™  lip tint in enchanted

Eyes: emphasEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liner in black

Lashes: lights, camera, lashes! mascara

Mary Margaret Blanchard’s lovely, warm glow:

Complexion: smooth sperator™ tinted moisturizer in agent 06

Cheeks: mineral powder bronzer in park ave princess

Lips: LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in exposed

Eyes: MultiplEYE™ lash enhancing liquid eyeliner and Femme Natural Palette shades: Golden tan (all over eyelid), Shimmering cocoa (outer corner)

Lashes: gifted Amazonian clay smart mascara