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best-dressed at 84th Academy Awards

Ellie Kemper looked amazing in this rust sequin strapless. This dress accentuates her curves and complimented her gorgeous locks making her our pick for boldest-dressed!


Lara Spencer simply shone in this one shoulder gown. From the texture to the cut — which truly accentuated her statuesque physique — the look was flawless.

Louise Roe took our breath away with the unique white satin gown. Delightfully ladylike, we love the metallic details.

 

Maria Menounos looked stunning in the green side cut out gown. Showing off her natural curves while managing to keep the look elegant, we have to give her a nod as the evening’s sexiest-dressed celeb. Meow!

Michelle Williams is almost always a red carpet beauty stand out with her striking and flawless porcelain skin, but this Louis Vuitton number sent her straight to the top for our best dressed list. Chic yet adorable!

Milla Jovovich dazzled in this jaw dropping Elie Saab one shoulder gown.

 

Missi Pyle looked incredible in this eco-friendly turquoise design. She proved going green doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish!


Berenice Bejo wore a low cut, long sleeved mint green Elie Saab creation.  The gown, paired with her red locks, was a study in elegance that was not lost in translation.

Gwenyth Paltrow is almost always a fashion ‘do’ and  last night she proved why with this gorgeous Tom Ford gown. We give Gwenyth our vote for most chic.

Stacie Keibler looked incredible last night — and it wasn’t just George Clooney on her arm!  She rocked this amazing gold lamé Marchesa gown, causing neck sprains up and down the red carpet, making her tarte’s favorite head turner of the night.

get the look: Emmy Rossum at the Global Green pre-Oscar party

 

Emmy picked a gorgeous buttercup yellow Oliver Tolentino 50′s silhouette party dress that was made out of pineapple and hemp fibers for the Global Green Oscar Party, so I wanted to use tarte as it’s my favorite green makeup line that’s at the forefront of beauty. Inspired by the sweetness of the dress’s color and form, I chose a color palette of sherbets and bubble gum, perfectly suited for spring.” – Amy Nadine, celebrity makeup artist

Complexion:

For a light and dewy finish, Amy mixed smooth operator™ Amazonian clay Illuminating serum with smooth operator™ Amazonian clay tinted moisturizer with SPF 20.

 Cheeks:

Then she applied tarte’s cheek stain in dollface for a sheer candy pink with a hint of shimmer starting on the apples of her cheeks.

 Eyes:

For a wash of apricot color, she swept soft sienna from tarte’s femme naturale eyeshadow palette all over her lids followed by soft petal pink along the crease. She finished with two coats of tarte’s gifted Amazonian clay smart mascara in black.

Lips:

To complete this ultra-girly look, she applied tarte’s LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in lucky, followed by tarte’s maracuja divine shine lip gloss in dollface to create the perfect bubble gum pink.

find your shade: Amazonian clay 12-hour blush

Get your perfect shade here.

 

high fashion, faux fur

At tarte, we’re all about natural beauty: we just think that wearing things that don’t hurt you or the planet is a no-brainer. This season, as we’ve seen fur make a comeback, we’ve yearned for a way to rock the luxe look that doesn’t compromise our standards. The answer: go faux!

With tons of designers (both high and low) putting out high-quality faux fur pieces, there’s no excuse not to buy fake. We’ve rounded up a couple looks that are as gorgeous as the real thing, without any of the cruelty.

 via Fab Sugar

Sarah Michelle Gellar rocked this fake and furry Juicy Couture coat on the red carpet.

We love the look of a fur trim, like the one on this cozy MARC by Marc Jacobs peacoat.

 

Rachel Zoe’s  faux fur line for QVC- including this gorgeous vest – is approved by the style maven herself.

 

 via Fab Sugar

Sienna Miller’s shaggy Topshop jacket is right on trend, especially when paired with slim pants and heels.


This glam cropped coat from Anna Sui is fuzzy, warm, and 100% cruelty-free.

 

 

 

Faux fur can glam up your accessories, too – from a pair of sweet gloves to a fluffy stole. These pieces are budget-style steals from Forever 21.

What are your faux fur faves? Share them with us on Facebook.

 

very handy: blue summer preview

 

What’s not to love about butter London nail polish? A 3 Free company, their products are formulated without Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP, plus they feature some serious rock star colors.  The shade above is called Slapper — part of their summer 2012 collection – an incredibly versatile and fun polish that can liven up any outfit.  To cheer up a gloomy and rainy Wednesday, our customer service rep Jen decided to slap on a coat (pun intended), and things are already looking brighter.

find your shade: maracuja divine shine lip gloss

Have you met our maracuaja divine shine lip gloss? We think you two will really get along.

 

healthy sweets for your sweetie

 This Valentine’s Day have your main squeeze bite into something sweet and healthy with these good-for-you goodies!

 

Babycakes bakery is great place to pick up treats if your sweetie is a vegan, these cupcakes are healthy, but still sure satisfy any sweet tooth

Strawberries are a great choice for Valentine’s Day.  They’re loaded with healthy minerals and vitamins, the kind that boost your immune system, improve brain health, and slow aging. Add a little dark chocolate and you’ve got a treat very few people can resist. Yeah, that’s sweet.

Dark chocolate — a potent antioxidant known to lower blood pressure — covered almonds are packed with protein and vitamins that not only taste great, but are healthy as well. Unless your sweetie is allergic to nuts — we suggest you find that out first — these are the perfect Valentine’s gift.

Angel food cake is really a star in the world of baking and confection. Named because of it’s light and airy texture, this cake is great because it’s low in calories but still offers a delicious sweet taste without the guilt.


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find your shade: Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation

clean start: the Kaeng Raeng cleanse

Ok, it’s a new year and I’ve gone down the list: my room is de-cluttered, my car’s been washed, I cleaned out my makeup bag, and I’m finally financially organized.

While I’m cleaning out my lifestyle, why not cleanse my body as well? After reading a blog called The Kind Life, I decided to rid my body of nasty toxins with a cleanse called Kaeng Raeng –  a nutritional meal replacement detox program.

The cleanse helps to peel off pounds, relieve bloating, improve digestion, boost immunity, enhance energy, and give you that natural glow. It’s totally vegan, gluten free, and caffeine free. It was kind of pricy, but it seemed well worth it. I mean, it is my body.

I’m only on day 2, but so far I feel great. In the past when I’ve attempted a cleanse, I never got past day 1. With this one, all I have to do is drink one meal replacement pouch 3 times a day for 3 or 6 days. I chose 6 days — I’m going all out. I’m also allowed to eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as I want!

Each pouch contains more than a full serving of fruit and fiber, 15g of lean non-GMO protein, 2 billion live probiotic cultures, essential amino acids, and daily vitamins. The drinks don’t taste as bad as I thought they would, I’m actually able to satisfy myself — I wasn’t expecting that. I’ve also lost 3 pounds and noticed that my skin is clearer…and its only day 2!

Wish me luck and I’ll keep you posted!

Later tartelettes!