Posts tagged natural beauty

it’s here….our Amazonian clay full coverage powder foundation

You asked for it, tartelettes, and we listened. For years Maureen and the tarte product development team have been fine tuning this formula — and it will finally make it’s debut, tonight on QVC during the 10pm ET hour!  Shop now!

natural beauties

We love our celebs all dolled up and glamorized but many of them look even more gorgeous bare faced and O’Naturale. We put together a list of our top 8 natural beauties and man no makeup is even required. Makeup always helps enhance our natural beauty but it sure doesn’t hurt to have a gorgeous palette to start with. I don’t know about you but I sure don’t look like this in the morning….

Alessandra Ambrosio

 Beyonce Knowles

Whitney Port

Maria Menounos

Kourtney Kardashion

Kim Kardashion

Rachel Bilson

Sarah Michelle Gellar


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!

WIN IT—Keri Russell’s Natural Beauty Look!


At the NYC premiere of Keri Russell’s new flick “Leaves of Grass”, Tina Turnbow (makeup artist to the stars) gave her a natural beauty look.  What’s even better is that all the products Tina selected give back to the environment. I love that Tina chose natural products from Envision Beauty and tarte; both companies use nature and science to achieve flawless results & each remain socially conscious by contributing proceeds to eco-friendly charities. That being said I thought it was only fair that we treat you to a “spring glow” giveaway. With these products and the guideline below, you’ll be able to recreate this youthful look at home!

Tina prepped Keri’s skin with The Solution by Envision Beauty. Why we love it? Like tarte goodies, The Solution is packed with antioxidants like goji and acai berries, as well as vitamins A, C, E and B5, leaving skin hydrated and smooth. This paraben-free facial moisturizer evened Keri’s skin tone for the perfect makeup application.

For a healthy complexion, Tina turned to tarte’s fuss-free products, “I used a tinted moisturizer and created a peachy-pink cheek.” Tarte’s natural cheek stain in tipsy touts our t5 super fruit complex™ — a proprietary blend of the five most active superfruits: goji, acai, maracuja, acerola and pomegranate! She used her own Tina Turnbow for tarte limited-edition flower child palette for a soft, smoky charcoal eye. Her final touches included voluminous lashes & a nude lip with a hint of sheen. For more application details head over to

To help get you started with a radiant glow tarte and Envision beauty are giving away The Solution superior facial moisturizer($79) and tipsy natural cheek stain ($30) to 1 lucky winner! From now until April 6th post a comment below telling us why ‘green beauty’ matters to you! Your comment will automatically enter you into the random drawing contest–we can’t wait to hear from you!



HAPPY NEW YEAR !! xo, the tarte team

Happy 2010 & we’re glad to be back!! This year our resolutions are to live our healthiest year yet and put our best faces forward. We have survived the holidays, pledged to hit the gym and will do our best to nix some of our bad habits. At tarte we believe that the best way to show our efforts is through a glowing, healthy complexion. With temps still dipping and two winter months ahead of us, we definitely need a strategy for this luminous skin we crave.

The basics are a given: cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize & probably moisturize again because these months leave our precious faces extremely dry and dehydrated, but then what?! Well, here’s where your natural beauty complexion products are ESSENTIAL. I’m not talking your favorite shadow, liner & mascara, but the core items that perfect the natural YOU;)
Start anew with clean slate natural primer; this helps makeup stay in place longer while preventing creasing in fine lines and wrinkles. This alone will make your skin feel incredibly supple. Next, cover any blemishes or red spots with tarte’s foolproof eraser pen—swipe, dab, dot whatever works for you. The ingredients are correcting the spot rather than sitting on top of it. Foundation really is a personal preference (but choose one with SPF, even in the winter)—if you prefer full coverage choose ReCreate™ & if you opt for a tinted moisturizer reach for smooth operator with SPF 20. Either way, I promise 1 of the 2 will be your new best friend! Finish up with provocateur natural mineral pressed powder SPF 8 & a hint of park ave bronzer. A tip that Maureen passed along to me: avoid brushing bronzer over your entire face; instead try drawing the number 3. Start at the forehead, swish around your temple to the cheekbone and then back around and under the jaw bone. This will give you radiance without too much shimmer. Just a coat of mascara and your favorite matte lip sheer & you’re out the door. You can feel even better knowing that if you slip-up with all of the other goals you have set; these antioxidant & nutrient rich products will be doing the work on your complexion from the inside-out!

We are giving away Clean Slates on our facebook & twitter! Share your resolution to enter & win!