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win our puttin’ on the glitz limited-edition color collection & clutch!

Happy holidays tartelettes!

It’s hard to believe December is half way done! Because the holiday season is my favorite time of year, I really want to make the most of what’s left!

I’m very excited to announce that during my two full hour shows on QVC tomorrow – December 15th – I’ll be featuring my favorite holiday palette, the puttin’ on the glitz limited-edition color collection & clutch  — and in honor of the gift giving season I’m going to raffle away 24 of these chic and versatile palettes on twitter!

Starting at midnight  I’ll give away one palette every hour on the hour!  To enter, just tweet: #maureen #puttinontheglitz http://ow.ly/7ZIl5 @QVC & @tartecosmetics

You can enter anytime between 12:00am and 11:59pm EST on December 15th. Plus, you can enter as many times as you like!

I’ll select 24 winners on Friday and announce them Monday morning.

So tune into one of my December 15th QVC shows — either at 2am  or 6pm EST — and start tweeting.

Good luck, tartelettes!

 

friends & family gift guide: the fashionista

In honor of our week long friends & family 30% off sale, we decided to ask some of our nearest and dearest what they’d like to give or get this year.

 

who: Jen Steele, assistant fashion editor at Cosmopolitan

claim to fame: Jen’s worked in magazines for nearly five years—and has been on every side of a photoshoot—from the model to the assistant, the stylist, and the photographer. Currently at Cosmopolitan magazine, Jen works on nearly every fashion and beauty shoot alongside her editor. She’s also currently working on a photobook to publish in 2012: a collection of photos taken during her years as a fashion assistant.

her gift list:

1.  tarte puttin’ on the glitz color collection & clutch: “I love how many options you get with this! Three gorg face palettes, plus a cute little clutch to hold my essentials for the night.”

2.  Suzannah Wainhouse Cross Earrings: “Love her jewelry designs —  the craftsmanship is impeccable.”

3. Kate: The Kate Moss Book: “I’m obsessed with Kate Moss and hence this book, it’s a collectible. Want it!”

4. Acne Simone Blushed Blazer: “This blazer is so chic, yet fashion forward.”

5. Wundervoll bras:  Wundervoll is one of my fave lingerie desingers. It’s seriously so comfortable while still being sexy.”

6. La Colombe Corsica blend: “Hello, coffee. This one is so bold and flavorful, YUM.”

6 Great Cyber Monday Deals

 

I love a good bargain, and seeing the letters S. A. L. E. hanging in store windows makes my blood rush. Still, I’ve never been the type to get out of bed before dawn and battle the notoriously aggressive Black Friday crowds. Instead I spend Thanksgiving weekend plotting a Cyber Monday offense attack. As more online boutiques begin to throw their “free shipping” hats in the ring, the deals continue to get better. Below are six of the best internet bargains a girl can find.

1.  Amazon.com

This online emporium has so many incredible deals going on right now I can’t even list them all. Instead, I suggest you double-check your gift list and head straight to their site.

2. Jewelista.com

The cyber destination “where fashion discovers jewelry” is offering 20% off anything on the site between 11am and 3pm EST. Oh yeah, and they’re throwing in free shipping.

3. Gilt.com

The mega discount site will be launching brand new sales every three hours in all of their stores between noon and 9pm EST—plus their offering doorbusters for at least 70% off each round as well. If you’re not a member, perhaps you should look in to it.

4. Joesjeans.com

Is there anything better then a brand new pair of blue jeans? The denim purveyors are offering 30% off their entire site.

5. Aeropostale.com

With graphic Ts starting at $4 and outerwear at $15, you can afford to stock up for every kind of winter weather scenario possible.

6. tarte.com

Saving the best for last: We’re offering up to $30 off, plus a full-size free gift, plus free shipping on orders $40 or more!
So what are you waiting for tartelettes? Get shopping!

 

 

Pleased To Meet You…

Hello tartelettes!

My name is Koryn and I’m the tarte™ team’s new community manager, which means I’ll be blogging and tweeting to keep you updated on the latest tarte info, newest beauty news, and the hottest – and greenest – lifestyle tends.

Before joining the tarte team I was a writer and editor at marieclaire.com where I covered both fashion and beauty – and while I do love fashion, my love for makeup up has been a lifelong obsession. I love the fact that a swipe of mascara or a dab of lipstick can instantly change your look and your mood. You could say I’m a bona fide beauty junkie.

I first fell in love with tarte’s natural cheek stains, but was really hooked when I learned the philosophy behind the brand. Basically, they live by their name: high-performance naturals™. The makeup is made from clinically-tested natural ingredients that are actually good for your skin; tarte never uses parabens or phthalates, and offers vegan products. Plus, tarte has an incredible selection of colors, innovative products and beautiful, eco-friendly packaging that can be reused  – put all that together and it’s hard to find a better makeup brand.  My current favorites are the tarte™ for True Blood™ limited-edition natural cheek stain (and when they say limited, they mean limited, so get it now!) and LipSurgence™ natural lip tint in moody.

Along with bringing you great beauty products, tarte has a team of makeup artists who will be sharing pro tips and tricks with you via twitter and this blog. You’ll get an opportunity to meet them and learn what products and tools to use in order to enhance you features. We’ll also be profiling  celebrity makeup artists, well-known beauty bloggers and other industry insiders – so stay tuned!

I’m so excited to be working for tarte and want to encourage all of you to keep in touch  –  let me know what you’d like to read and talk about by reaching out via twitter @tartecosmetics and Facebook.

Xo,

Koryn

 

tarte™ for True Blood™ takes over Manhattan

This past weekend I had the opportunity to spend some major time with True Blood’s makeup artist department head-Brigitte Myre-Ellis along with the NYC tarte and Sephora teams! I’m so excited to give you a rundown of the vampy festivities!

On Friday, the tarte team had an incredible Q&A  session with the beautiful Brigette Myre-Ellis. Not only is the woman a walking billboard for her INCREDIBLE work, but her grace and humility are unrivaled in an industry of egos. She spoke about her humble beginnings, rise to success, and of course, her inspiration for the scary-gorgeous looks she creates for True Blood. Her precocious start in the industry was especially resonant for me, and after having the opportunity to speak privately with her, I felt extremely motivated to continue following my dreams in the beauty industry.

Then, before I knew it, it was Saturday, and time for tarte’s big event! Feeling super-encouraged, I was excited for what the day ahead held! There was a tarte truck passing out delicious (and organic, of course) red velvet cupcakes parked right in front of the store on Broadway in SoHo, but inside, all of the Sephora cast members (employees) had been thoroughly vampire-fied! From blood to fangs to fairy-inspired glitter, it was all there! tarte™ for true Blood™ palettes lined each and every shelf, and gothic candelabras decorated the beauty studio. The outpouring of support and appreciation by Sephora’s staff was unparalleled with anything I had ever seen and I knew I was in for an amazing day!

So, from 12pm to 7pm, myself and the other tarte artists (I had the pleasure of working with Tony, Sasha, Shari, Christina, and of course, Brian) took Soho’s makeup-savvy set from simple and pretty to gloriously gorgeous! Whether they chose a look that Brigette designed (included in the palette) or we created one on-the-spot, all of our clients loved their new looks. What made their total “True Blood” transformations even better was that they got the chance to have their palettes signed by Brigette, who had set up shop in the front of the store from 2pm to 5pm.

After hours and hours of makeup mania, with just enough time to clean my brushes in between each client, I was tired yet fantastically energized by the event. It is wonderful to be able to bestow women with a sense of pride and beauty with our high-performance natural™ products. They can feel certain that the products they are now using are not harming the earth or their bodies but also not sacrificing color or performance with the dazzling new tarte™ for True Blood™ line.

Til next time!

Xoxo,

Charlotte

A tartelette visits FashionCampNYC

 

Yesterday, I had the honor of presenting to a really fantastic group of young ladies at FashionCampNYC. To give you some more insight on the program, it’s a five-day camp experience, where experts, designers, product developers, stylists, bloggers, editors, publicists (me!), retailers and other fashion & beauty professionals educate budding teens between the ages 12 to 18. The program explores the “business” of fashion and beauty, teaching teens how to turn their passion into a lucrative profession.

During my session, I explained the role of PR in the beauty industry. As part of my presentation, I offered background on tarte and then explained my PR position with the help of some props! I distributed magazines (i.e. Seventeen) where tarte was featured and discussed some of our coveted beauty awards. I also explained the importance of a press kit, which includes a bio about the company, celebrity fans and other informative information.  These young ladies are really a passionate group—I hope I taught them a thing or two (i.e. listen up in your English and writing classes)!  I’m really so excited about these future industry professionals. We’re in good hands!

I can’t wait to do it all over again on 8/2—it felt good to pay it forward. How are you giving back to the community?

xo,

Candace

 

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

Hi tartelettes (meet CB- tarte intern)

 

Hello beautiful tartelettes! I’m Charlotte, one of tarte’s marketing & PR interns as well as a freelance makeup artist for the line. I’m so happy to announce that I’ve been given the incredible opportunity to blog about all of my favorite things – clean eating, fun exercise, the gorgeous outdoors, fabulous fashion, and most importantly: amazing makeup! tarte’s high-performance natural™ products are staples in my professional kit as well as in my personal stash, and I hope that you gals enjoy them just as much!

I guess you can say that liquid lipstick runs through my veins. At age 20, my grandmother Marie moved from a tiny town nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires to NYC, which was a quite daring move in 1945. She soon found a job at a certain famed red door salon, working her way up from “treatment girl” to on-call makeup artist for numerous NYC socialites and celebrities. She later left the salon to freelance, painting the faces of Marilyn Monroe, famed 60s supermodel Verushka, and the Beatles, all whilst working on national campaigns for major cosmetic and hair companies. Her whirlwind career inspired me; from the time I was a young girl, I wanted to be a makeup artist. At age fifteen, I began working on editorial photo shoots in NYC, and I continue to update and improve my portfolio to this day.

What attracted me to tarte, at first, was their huge array of products that are not only pretty (both in the packaging and on the face!), but that they’re formulated without many harmful ingredients, such as parabens and phthalates. The fact that they’re vegan is also a major plus – as an animal-lover, it breaks my heart to think that many commercially-available cosmetics are tested on animals. tarte’s “green beauty” philosophy suits my lifestyle to a tee – and I hope you gorgeous girls feel the same way! I’m so happy to have the opportunity to be here and share my experience with you.

Peace, love, and health!

xoxo,

Charlotte

tarte™ for True Blood™ office party

 

Hey there tartelettes!

So after all the sweat and tears, we decided it was time to celebrate the
launch of our tarte™ for True Blood™ collection!

It was time for a True Blood-themed office party! We watched the season premiere, indulged in some southern food catered by the infamous Southern Hospitality and washed it all down with
bottles of Tru Blood™. From baby back ribs and cornbread to some southern style
macaroni and cheese, we partied Louisiana style. Since our friends Sookie,
Bill, Eric and Sam couldn’t attend we improvised with our own vampire teeth and
some O positive beverages.

So tell us, what are you mixing with your Tru Blood™?