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tarte’s style star of the week: Blake Lively

Sure, she’s probably got a closet full of couture clothes but  it doesn’t take much for Blake to look red carpet ready when it comes to her beauty routine. She keeps it pretty simple with minimal makeup and frames her face with “just stepped off the beach” naturally wavy hair. To obtain a simple beachy look like Blake’s try Bumble and bumble’s surf spray for that sexy windswept style. Blake maintains just the right amount of bronze all year round with an allover dusting of golden light bronzer. To achieve a  sunless and seamless bronzy glow like hers try tarte’s hotel heiress bronzer.  Finish the look with a pop of pink to your lips using tarte’s LipSurgence™ natural matte lip tint in the shade hope.

How does your style compare to Blake Lively’s?

xo,

Jen

 

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

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tarte™ for True Blood™

          

Hey there tartelettes!

Unless you’ve been sleeping in a coffin (and no judgment here), you should’ve heard that HBO® series True Blood premiered over the weekend! And with that we released our new tarte™ for True Blood™ limited-edition collection.

We’ve put together some killer products for the supernatural beauty and vampy vixen. Inspired by the hit show, the tarte™ for True Blood™ limited-edition palette is packed with 17 new eyeshadows to take you from dawn to dusk, and well into the night. Open after dark: buried in a pullout drawer is a full-size emphasEYES™ aqua-gel eyeliner in black, a deluxe lights, camera, lashes! clinically-proven natural mascara and a deluxe  lifted™ natural eye primer with Firmitol™.

Want more? We also have a lust-worthy natural cheek stain and LipSurgence™ natural lip tint in shimmering red! Now there’s something for you to really sink your teeth into.  And be sure tune in to True Blood™ Sundays at 9 pm on HBO®.

Will you be turned?

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

Meet the Pro: Mathias Alan

It’s April and that means it’s time for us to introduce this month’s new artist. Please meet celebrity makeup artist Mathias Alan!  He has painted gorgeous faces and created eye-catching hair styles for Red Carpet beauties, television hosts, and commercial talent. I had the pleasure of catching up with Mathias and this Q+ A is just a quick snapshot into Mathias’ world.  You can learn more about him on his site www.mathias4makeup.com, but here’s just one tidbit from the master: he considers tarte’s dark circle defense the perfect cure for those puffy bags underneath your eyes.  Hope you enjoy reading about Mathias, one of my favorite makeup artists.

‘Tis The Season With Tarte!!

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

Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Event!

At tarte we love events! Yes, I had to yell it but we do. It’s such a wonderful opportunity to showcase our artistry and be a part of new, unique projects. That being said when Celebrity Makeup Artist Geoffrey Rodriguez asked tarte to be the makeup sponsor for Teen Vogue’s 8th Annual Young Hollywood event it took us less than 2 seconds to hop on board.  Held at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood this past weekend, the “who’s who” of Young Hollywood came out to have a great time and enjoy the trendiest of runway shows.

Geoffrey teamed up with tarte’s in-house artist Tracy Davis to create a look that was fresh, fun and effortless. Of course, I want to share with you all the goodies in their tarte bag of tricks! Here’s what they used:

Complexion: ReCreate™ silicone-free primer used lightly– just to perfect skin

Cheeks: TEN natural cheek stain for a pop of color on apples of the cheeks. Topped with a light touch of smooth operator™ illuminating serum to achieve a healthy glow

Eyes: Use an assortment of shades from the Femme Naturale natural eye palette. Apply emphasEYES aqua-gel eyeliner in black to the top lashline—exaggerated then smudged in the center to create a light smokey line. Use one coat of lights, camera, lashes! natural 4-in-1 mascara for dramatic lashes.

Lips:  Apply LipSurgence™ natural matte lip tint in lively & then vitamin infused lipgloss in om just in the pout

Check out event images above from both backstage and the step-and-repeat. I hope you love it just as much as the glossy pages of their mag ;)

xo,

Kristin

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