Archive: Tarte

Marie Claire’s Best Beauty Buys!

I picked up the latest issue of Marie Claire, and they had some great beauty buys for the month of November.  So I thought I’d share a couple with you guys!

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1. No Stain, No Gain!  Petite and pretty enough to stash in the daintiest evening clutch, Tarte’s mini Natural Cheek Stains ($25 per set) are the ideal touch-up tools.  Paraben – and preservative-free and infused with soothing acai, goji berry and pomegranate extracts, they’re gentle enough for the lips too.

Très Cheek Limited Edition Mini Cheek Stain Set ($50 Value)
What it is:
A pouch filled with three mini cheek stains.

What it does:
Tarte Très Cheek Limited-Edition Mini Cheek Stain Set features three mini cheek stains housed in a reusable purple and gold pouch that makes this set the perfect gift of pure couture. This annual best seller is back with three brand-new shades infuses with Tarte’s natural, t5™ infused formula. The natural formula enriches pigments and blends into the skin for a finish that’s fresh and dewy.

What else you need to know:
The tarte t5 super fruit complex™ is a proprietary blend of the five most active superfruits: goji, acai, maracuja, acerola, and pomegranate. The first blend of its kind, the t5 super fruit complex™ is loaded with naturally occurring, antioxidant rich nutrients and vitamins that have been known to deliver refining, anti-aging and skin-restorative benefits with each application. This set features skinvigorating™ ingredients: acai fruit extract, goji berry extract, pomegranate extract, acerola extract, maracuja extract.

Shades include:
- Posh (soft plum)
- Fierce (light strawberry red)
- Chic (golden coral peach)

$25.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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2. QUICK TIPS! Forever changing nail-polish colors?  Sula’s unique water-based formulas are for fickle-fingertip types.  Pretty much chip-proof, they peel off easily when you want them to.  To extend the life of the four vibrant shades ($10 each), add any base and top coat!

Nail polish that easily peels off?  Sign me up!

$10.00 – BUY IT HERE!

New! Tarte 4 Day Lash Stain

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I love the idea of this I have really light colored eyelashes so even when I don’t wear any makeup I feel like I need to wear some light mascara so my eyes don’t look tired.  I can’t wait to get my hands on a tube and see how it works, if any of you have tried it I would love to hear what you think.

Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain
What it is:
A stain that keeps lashes looking naturally full for four days without reapplying.

What it does:
Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain is a revolutionary product that envelops lashes in long-lasting pigment while keeping them soft and flexible. It’s formulated with PolyFlex™ technology: Cross-polymers are blended with mineral pigments and then treated with ProVitamin B5 to create a binding tint. So whether you’re hitting the pool or hitting the shower this gentle lash stain will keep lashes looking fresh, and won’t fade or flake.

What else you need to know:
Lash Stain contains a special blend of Tarte’s skinvigorating™ ingredients:

-Water: Pure water delivers and retains moisture.
-ProVitamin B5: A vitamin B derivative that treats and thickens hair.
-Mineral pigments: Color derived from natural minerals have been know to protect against harmful UVA/ UVB rays while soothing and softening the skin.
-PolyFlex™ technology: For easy application.

It’s free from synthetic dye, mineral oil, phthalate, sulfate, and fragrance.

$18.00 Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain

Lip Couture Limited-Edition t5 Super Fruit Infused Lipstick Set!

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Tarte’s silky lipsticks are formulated to last all day, while our proprietary t5 super fruit complex™ helps keep lips soft and smooth. This limited edition set includes four deluxe lipsticks in new, exclusive colors and a universal lipliner that gives the appearance of fuller lips. These chic lipsticks are fashioned in a plush, purple, quilted-case—perfect for all of your little luxuries.

The tarte t5 super fruit complex™ is a proprietary blend of the five most active superfruits: goji, acai, maracuja, acerola and pomegranate. The first blend of its kind, the t5 super fruit complex™ is loaded with naturally occurring, antioxidant rich nutrients and vitamins that have been known to deliver refining, anti-aging and skin-restorative benefits with each application.

With the purchase of every tarte lip couture t5 super fruit™ lipstick set, you’ll be supporting Sambazon’s Sustainable Acai Project (SAP), a member of the Fair Trade Federation, which helps to preserve the Amazon Rainforest through forest conservation, improved living conditions and educational opportunities for communities in Brazil.

Skinvigorating™ ingredients:
• acai fruit extract: helps fight free radicals, promotes cell regeneration, has known anti-inflammatory and skin softening properties and combats premature signs of aging. It’s been reported to have 10 times the antioxidant power of grapes and twice that of blueberries
• goji berry extract: contains anti-aging properties
• pomegranate extract: reduces inflammation and redness in skin
• acerola extract: helps restore skin’s clarity due to the high concentration of Vitamin C
• maracuja extract: soothes skin and acts as an anti-inflammatory
• jojoba seed oil: leaves lips feeling soft, supple and smooth
• shea butter: helps retain skin elasticity and protects against cell degeneration
• vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and protects against free radical damage

Lipliner also includes:
• carnauba wax: this natural wax ensures a smooth application
• vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and protects against free radical damage
• mineral pigments: soothe and soften lips

Skinvigorating™ benefits:
• paraben free, phthalate free, mineral oil free, sulfate free, propylene glycol free and fragrance free

Color descriptions (left to right):
• aura: deep brick red
• eden: nude beige
• paradise: sheer peachy-nude
• utopia: warm mauve berry

$32.00 – BUY IT HERE!


Reader Review: O-Glow or O-No?

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Thanks to Candy from Dallas, TX for the review.

Title of your review: Smashbox O-Glow

Tell us about it!: After running out of my beloved Prescriptives Pressed
Powder Leaves in Rose I decided to move off my usual beaten path to
Smashbox. I had heard the buzz surrounding O-Glow, which promises to create
a shade of blush based on your own bodies chemistry as soon as it hits your
face. Here in lies the problem.

After consulting the sales girl, I took my purchase home and excitedly
opened my product. Yet here I wonder: Foundation first, then O-Glow or
O-Glow then Foundation? If I applied O-Glow first my foundation would all
but wash it out (and I wear very sheer foundation), and if applied over the
foundation it seemed rather muddy or false looking.

I also discovered that its very difficult to get even coverage on both
sides. I always felt like one side was more pink than the other, or more
intense.

At the end of the day, it was just too complicated for a step that normally
took me seconds as I run out the door. O-Glow for me was an O-No.

$26.00 Smashbox O-Glow

I can agree with Candy on this I was also puzzled at what point to apply O-Glow and I found the color faded really fast. My favorite cheek color lately has been Tarte’s cheek stain. It is super easy to apply and leaves you with the perfect flushed look.

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Natural Swirl Cheek Stain

What it is:
An all-natural version of Tarte’s award-winning cheek stain that swirls two universally flattering shades together.

What it does:
Tarte Full Blossom Natural Swirl Cheek Stain proves beauty is in full bloom. Tarte combines two universally flattering shades of their best-selling Natural Beauty Cheek Stain, infused with a proprietary T5 Super Fruit Complex™, swirled together. The result is a fresh, healthy glow that’s twice as nice.

What else you need to know:
This cheek stain contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients such as acai extract, an antioxidant-rich super fruit that promotes cell regeneration and has known anti-inflammatory and skin softening properties, and goji berry extract, a nutrient-dense berry referred to as a “superfruit.” Pomegranate extract has a high concentration of antioxidants and vitamin C, acerola extract is rich in vitamin C, which helps to brighten skin, and maracuja extract has been known to reduce redness, irritation and inflammation of the skin. It’s preservative-, paraben-, sulfate-, phthalate-, and mineral oil-free, with a natural fragrance. Dermatologist-tested.

$28.00 Tarte Cheek Stain