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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?

 

 

Best Beauty Looks at the 2011 American Music Awards

From top left: Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, and Audrina Patridge. Bottom row:  Sarah Hyland, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift.

Retro glam, sleek metallics and glossy locks ruled the red carpet at last night’s American Music Awards, Nicki Manaj and Katy Perry battled it out for most outrageous outfit, and Taylor Swift snagged her Artist of The Year Award in a simple ponytail – but what really caught our eye was the flawless, lovely lip shades we spotted on nearly every songbird and starlet in attendance.

From Audrina Patridge’s deep berry pucker, to the soft, sweet pink shades on Heidi Klum and Selena Gomez – last night was all about the pout. Here, we’ve rounded up the best beauty looks of the night.

To replicate these perfect lip shades at home try our LipSurgence™ matte lip tints. For Taylor’s subtle hue, we recommend exposed. Want Selena’s perfect pink? Pick up the shade lucky.  To try Audrina’s to-die-for berry pout we suggest layering envy and hope.

Which lip shade are you most likely to sport yourself? Tell us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

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

Get Minka Kelly’s Emmy Look

Last night celebrity makeup artist, Matthew Vanleeuwen, created a gorgeous look for Emmy’s presenter Minka Kelly using tarte cosmetics.

The Inspiration: “Minka’s dress had this amazing 40s feel to it, so I wanted her makeup to be a modern, fashionable twist on that classic 40s look.” –Matthew Vanleeuwen

Complexion: First, he smoothed tarte’s smooth operator™ Amazonian clay illuminating serum all over to brighten Minka’s complexion. Then he blended tarte’s Amazonian clay full-coverage foundation in tan to even out her skin tone. He dusted tarte’s smooth operator™ micronized clay finishing powder under the eyes and down the nose to set her makeup and minimize shine, and brushed tarte’s smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder in bronze over her cheeks, chin, and forehead to add a soft contour.

Cheeks: He made her cheeks pop by dusting tarte’s Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in blissful from the apples of her cheeks, up along her cheekbones.

Eyes: Vanleeuwen used shadows from tarte’s neutralEYES eye shadow palette volume II. He started by brushing matte taupe over the entire lids, blending it over the creases, and up and out onto the brow bones. Then he pressed shimmering soft peach onto the lids and into the lashlines. He added depth by blending matte plum from the outer corners of the creases to the middle of the lids. He defined her eyes by lining her lashlines with emphasEYES™ aqua-gel liner in black, and then going over the line with tarte’s multiplEYE™ clinically-proven lash enhancing liquid liner, and extending it just past her lashlines for a subtle winged effect. He finished with two coats of tarte’s lights, camera, lashes! clinically-proven mascara on upper lashes and a subtle coat on her lower lashes.

Lips: Vanleeuwen layered two colors to create Minka’s fresh berry pout. He used tarte’s LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in hope to add a natural,rosy-looking color, then finished with tarte’s LipSurgence™ lip luster in Pouty for an added dose of shine.

Tell us what you thought of Minka’s Emmy look on our Facebook page.

 

Get Kristin Bauer’s Look

As vampy vixen Pam on the show, Kristin Bauer looked every bit her character when she stepped in to Sephora 5 Times Square for our Fashion’s Night Out event last Thursday. It was a look to die for, with sparkling crimson lips, a just-bitten flush, and smoldering vixen eyes thanks to the tarte™ for True Blood™ collection.

Once we saw Kristin, we knew we would be recreating the look on ourselves at home, so we asked tarte makeup artist Tony Ballard to share  how he achieved Kristin’s vampy glam:

Overall Inspiration: “I was inspired by Kristin’s True Blood® character Pam – I wanted her to be sassy, but still classic with a strong red lip.”

complexion & cheeks

-Tony smoothed Kristin’s complexion with tarte’s smooth operator™ tinted moisturizer in agent 12.

-Then he dabbed the tarte™ for True Blood™cheek stain on the apples of her cheeks and topped it off with tarte’s Amazonian clay shimmering powder in rose for instant radiance and subtle sheen.

-He set her complexion with tarte’s smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder.

eyes

-From the tarte™ for True Blood™ palette, he applied a soft wash of “the light,” a shimmering warm ivory over the entire lid, and then highlighted Kristin’s crease with “dusk,” a matte warm taupe.

-For extra drama to celebrate the evening, he used tarte’s multiplEYE™ lash enhancing liquid liner in black along her upper lash line.

-He then coated her top and bottom lashes with tarte’s gifted Amazonian clay smart mascara.

lips

-To complete Kristin’s look, Tony used tarte’s LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in fiery, a matte red, on her sexy pout.

Are you daring enough to try this look yourself? Show us! Post pictures of your vampy vixen self on our Facebook page.

 

Xo

Koryn

 

tarte Rocks Fashion’s Night Out

Another New York Fashion Week, another Fashion’s Night Out — and it was a huge success! We were so excited to meet all the tartelettes who made it out, as well as those who tweeted along with us through the night.

The tarte™  team set up shop at Sephora 5 Times Square to celebrate FNO and our tarte™ for True Blood ™ collection,  where the stunning and eco-friendly celebrity Kristin Bauer, aka Pam from True Blood®, made an appearance. She looked absolutely gorgeous thanks to the help of our very own tarte makeup artist Tony Ballard. (p.s. Our next blog post will feature Kristin’s complete look with details on how you can recreate it). Kristin was wearing tarte’s LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in fiery, which gave her a perfectly sultry pout. Despite her day job playing the severe vamp Pam, Kristin was incredibly friendly and easy going. She stayed for over two hours to greet fans and pose for photos — the line to meet her stretched all the way around the store!

While Kristin was True Blooding it up with fans, our super talented team of tarte makeup artists were hard at work, giving mini makeovers to lucky FNOers (yeah, that line was pretty long too). By the end of the night Sephora was packed with perfectly done, sparkling red pouts.

And that’s not all, downtown, QVC hosted a star-studded event with a to-die-for beauty bar. While celebs like Heidi Klum, Isaac Mizrahi and Sarah Jessica Parker mingled, tarte’s very own Jen and Leigh were teaching party-goers how to create the perfect lip with LipSurgence™ lip tints.

And for those who couldn’t make it to any of the events in person, we also hosted our first FNO twitter raffle. We’re so pleased to announce @jules79200 as the winner of an exclusive tarte™ for True Blood ™ prize package!

It was a great evening, and we can’t wait to do it again. If you have stories or pictures from any of the events we’d love for you to share them with us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Xo,

Koryn

 

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