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natural beauties

At tarte™ we’re inspired by the everyday woman—teachers, lawyers, fashionistas, new moms, working moms, grandmas (or as our Executive Director of Sales & Education likes to say: glam-mas) and our list goes on! We love learning about this woman and enhancing her natural beauty with good for you glamour. To us it’s important that we celebrate these natural beauties year-round. So we hit the streets of NYC, stopping real women at random and convincing them to dish their makeup secrets.

name: Michelle

day to day: Makeup Artist—this was pure coincidence, we had no idea Michelle was a makeup artist when we stopped her on the street.

beauty philosophy: “Less is more! Everyone looks better with a little makeup, but don’t go overboard.”

by the numbers: An average of 10 minutes to apply six products daily.

first makeup purchase ever: “A horrendous raspberry colored blush.  I was probably 10 or 12.”

must-know tip: “Use blush! I think a lot of women underplay blush, they don’t understand how much it can enhance the face. Blush brightens, it makes you look younger.”

Let us know what you think of our new, weekly blog series: natural beauties. Maybe you’ll be our next natural beauty!

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

Charlotte loves tarte

tarte smooth operator™  Amazonian clay serum

tarte smooth operator™  Amazonian clay finishing powder

tarte  LipSurgence™  lip luster

tarte lights, camera, lashes! Natural mascara

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When tarte met BabyCakes…

For those of you who have not already met, let me introduce you to BabyCakes, NYC’s (& LA’s!) most-celebrated vegan bakery. This fantastic sweet shop offers all your favorite treats from cupcakes and brownies, to their signature (must-try) cookie sandwiches. Although all of their organic goodies are free of gluten, wheat, soy, casein, egg and refined sugar, they certainly don’t taste like it! Yesterday we had an office birthday (Happy Birthday Kate!) and celebrate we did with a cake plate piled high with BabyCake’s cupcakes in the dreamiest of pastel colors (a la ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). What’s sweeter than red velvet frosting? The fact that BabyCakes is just a 10 minute subway ride from our office (score!) Located in the super-hip lower east side at 248 Broome Street (between Orchard and Ludlow), it’s our ultimate snacking destination. Be sure to stop by if you happily find yourself in New York. Say goodbye to your prior notions of “crunchy granola” health food and hello to beautiful, colorful cookies and cupcakes that are impossible to resist!

Tell us what’s your favorite local bakery?

xo,

Jen

Meet the Pro: Beverly Fink

Whether you’re walking down the aisle or on the Red Carpet, this makeup artist knows how to make any woman look flawless! Introducing… Beverly Fink. She’s one of Florida’s most talented makeup artists, and she often contributes to media outlets such as the Miami Herald and The Green Bride Guide. I had the pleasure of chatting with Beverly and I’m going to share some of her beauty secrets with all of you! Check out her Q+A to learn more about her endless talent and if you have any questions for her, then please comment below!

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.

Spring Makeup Trends

Hi tartelettes!

It’s crazy to think that spring is just around the corner! Here in NYC we’re expecting sunshine on the weekend forecast. YAY! Just a little ray of light has me already thinking about spring clothes and makeup, of course! The idea of pairing a bold lip with a new floral, sleeveless dress has me so excited. And this season it’s all about being bold.

Vibrant red and coral to honeysuckle (also Pantone’s color of the year), these shades are the perfect way to complete and compliment your look.  If you don’t want to play up your lip, then I recommend dabbing or dusting some color on those cheeks. Believe me a little can go along way after a stuffed up winter (at least for me here on the East Coast). For those wanting to change up their eye makeup routine, opt for navy. It’s fun and fashionable and when done right looks gorgeous!

What spring beauty trend are you most excited about this season?

Meet The Pro: Amy Tagliamonti

It’s time to kick-off our 2011 Meet the Pro. Introducing…Amy Tagliamonti! From a glam look for a premiere to a flawless complexion, Amy can create any look with just a quick swirl of her makeup brush. tarte first started working with Amy a few years ago when she was Makeup Artist Department Head on a little show you might have heard of… Gossip Girl!! Today as she conquers new projects, we’re happy to follow her amazing work and continue to count her as a loyal tarte fan (she has even won an Emmy Award for her fabulous skills!). I had the pleasure of recently catching up with Amy and hearing about what inspires her work. She’s often inspired by nature, an exciting new makeup color, a costume or fashionable outfit, someone’s personality, the time of day, an old movie…and the list goes on! To Amy inspiration is limitless and ever-evolving. That being said I feel inspired just chatting with her! So go ahead and read more of what she has to say when it comes to perfecting some of Hollywood’s famous faces.

xo,

Kristin

Twitter Party!

This holiday season we’re hosting our first live Twitter party! Join us along with co-hosts Celebutante Sisters, GalTime.com and The Daily Buzz on December 8th, 9-11pm EST for a night of beauty tips, tricks and fabulous tarte holiday prizes! We will be tweeting using the hashtag #tarteparty (don’t forget to use it with all tweets!). Share with your friends & family—we have an interactive night of beauty fun planned! We hope to see you online!

Be sure to R.S.V.P early on GalTime.com to enter to win our coveted “the jewelry box” holiday palette!

xo,

Kristin