Meets America’s most glamorous synchronized swimming group, the Aqualillies! They reinvent the classic art of water ballet and mesmerize audiences with their modern strength and vintage beauty. These true tartelettes—fearlessly powerful, healthy, real women—are the perfect muses for this high-performance, splash-proof collaboration: our 2013 summer collection! We sat down with Aqualilly Alysha to find out what makes her kick!


How did you become an Aqualilly?
My dance agent sent me out on an audition a little over two years ago, I made it, and have been training and loving it ever since.

What is it you love about makeup and glamour?
I have this infatuation with makeup, tutorials, and getting new products gets me so giddy inside! With makeup, there are endless possibilities.

What does the phrase ‘well-being’ mean to you?
Being healthy in all aspects of life.



How did you feel when you found out tarte wanted to create and exclusive limited edition with the Aqualillies?
I’m still a shock!  Its one of those things that you never even consider would happen, so it’s such a surreal experience.

What’s your favorite item from the Aqualillies for tarte collection?
The palette, because I love when I can travel with less. I can come up with a natural look, a night look and a fun funky look,  all with that one palette, not even getting to the fact that I can bronze, blush, and highlight.

What is your go-to tarte product?
My go to product is, for sure the Amazonian clay 12-hour blush glisten, it’s gorgeous, and gives this amazing dewy glow.


What does ‘natural beauty’ mean to you?
Taking the time out to appreciate and love what you have, learn to not compare yourselves to other, because you can never be them, and they will never be you.

 Give us one word to describe your relationship to nature.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Midnight runs to 7-11 and watching A&E’s intervention on YouTube.

What’s your hidden talent?
I can burp the alphabet.

Find out more about the Aqualillies and view the entire collection here!