Posts tagged Spring 2010

Putty Polish!

It’s a gorgeous day in NYC and tomorrow marks the first day of Spring—finally! That being said, we want to be sure to update you on all the hottest trends of the season. We have already encouraged you to embrace floral attire, tarte’s new gel lip stains have become an instant hit & next up is the spring polish du jour—opaque putty!

 This spring the beautifully edgy shades of putty, mauve, gray, mushroom (take your pick)are the perfect complement to any outfit & skin tone. The look first caught my eye when MAC launched its Hello Kitty collection last year including the original lacquer ‘On The Prowl’. Although gray is often a dismal shade, this spring it’s the perfect contemporary twist to played out pastels. The trend covers a nice range of mushroom hues & was catapulted into the ultimate must-have when Chanel creative genius, Peter Phillips, launched his mauvey-manicure on the fashion house’s spring 2010 runway.  The color, appropriately named Particulière, flew off their counter as soon as it was put out. An instant Chanel sell out, are we not surprised?

This brings me to my latest putty-licious find, Deborah Lippmann’s Waking Up In Vegas! The name says it all for this cloudy gray hue & celeb manicurist Deborah Lippmann knows her stuff when it comes to crafting the ‘it’ color for the most fashion-forward hands. An extra bonus—her polishes are free from Formaldehyde, Toluene & Dibutyl Phthalates!

Check out my Vlog to the right for more info and swatches!



Spring 2010 Trend Alert!

We haven’t even made it to Ground Hog Day, but I certainly see spring on the horizon. Trends are emerging and some key themes are giving me a heavy dose of optimism! Although I was all for heavy studs last fall; this spring I’ll channel my inner flower child in a whole new way. I do love the laid back boho look, but lately I’m more intrigued by ultra-girly flowers in an array of different looks! Bursts, liberty prints, artsy watercolors—you name it and I’ll try it. Above are totally different designs that are blooming for spring & each is just as feminine as the next (from left-to-right: tarte collaborated with Celebrity Makeup Artist Tina Turnbow for our newest natural cheek stain—flower child, Rebecca Taylor skirt, Nanette Lepore honeysuckle dress & Lauren Moffat top and shorts). As you can imagine, we tarte girls love anything nature inspired, but what we really adore about this look is that there’s really something for everyone!


Tina Turnbow: Celebrity makeup artist & green beauty expert

We’re so thrilled about our new eco-friendly spring 2010 collaboration with celebrity makeup artist and green beauty expert Tina Turnbow. Together Maureen and Tina developed tarte’s flower child collection—an eyeshadow palette and cheek stain inspired by nature and all earthly elements.

With over 11 years of experience, Tina has created beautiful looks for celebrities such as Joan Allen, Claire Danes, Vera Farmiga, Ellen Page, Mary-Louise Parker, Amanda Peet, Jessica Szohr, Keri Russell and Ivanka Trump to name a few. Tina’s been featured in national media like Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, Shape, Nylon and has collaborated with a wide range of fashion photographers including Gilles Bensimon, Arthur Elgort and Raymond Meier. She’s also a usual suspect working at premiers and award shows like the Golden Globes (check out the look she did for Vera) and Emmy’s, as well as serving as the lead artist during Fashion Week.

Whether she’s power walking with her dogs, cooking a healthy meal or scouring Manhattan for the latest eco-friendly beauty product, Tina is always encouraging women “to be aware of what they put on their faces: your skin is your biggest organ!” And we couldn’t agree more!!

NYFW Spring 2010—tarte for Hayden-Harnett!

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and the tartelettes are happy to grant you a ‘backstage pass’ to Hayden-Harnett’s “Lava Fields of Love” presentation! Inspired by a nomadic journey through lava fields and desert landscapes; the creative talents behind the Brooklyn label created a warm, natural feeling collection with hints of pop color. tarte’s artistry team used these concepts to create a flawless makeup look. Think: warm complexion with a strong, geometric brow and barely there lips. You can easily re-create the look for this fall, but be sure to avoid looking baked! Here’s a tip from lead tarte artist Laura McGuire, “…a bronzing powder with gold undertones (park ave princess) was used directly on the apples of the cheeks, and then our natural tipsy cheek stain was used on top for an extra healthy, warm glow.” Check out our fashion week collection page to snag some of the products used!