Brand Spotlight: Tarte
Tarte has evolved from a one-product brand in a one-bedroom apartment to a beauty blockbuster. Their first product debuted as Cheek Stain Blush in 1999 in the New York store Henri Bendel. Founder Maureen Kelly wanted more out of her beauty products, so she made a great move: creating her own line. Not to mention, Tarte is eco-friendly and cruelty free.
Try any of these products to experience the incredible brand.
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full-Coverage Foundation
Created with all natural Amazonian clay, this full coverage foundation actually does what it says it will. It lasts for 12 hours. Amazonian clay is packed with vitamins A and E which help to protect your skin. The minerals found in the clay help buff out your complexion to a flawless finish. And it even helps protect against the sun (SPF 15).
Tarteist Clay Paint Liner
Behold, the most incredible eyeliner of our time. It’s blendable, it’s pigmented, it’s jam packed full of nutrients from the Amazonian clay. What more could you ask for? Makeup artists and beauty buffs alike love this unique squeezable pigment.
LipSurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint
So many companies have come out with a lip tint that changes color based on the pH of your lips. But Tarte totally takes the cake on this idea with their LipSurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint. The nourishing lip color helps plump lips. It’s even lightly flavored with a subtle taste of mint.
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
Are you catching the drift that Amazonian clay is magical? Well, it is. These blushes are loaded with color, staying power, and they even help soak up oil if you tend towards oily skin. Dry-skinned ladies are candidates for this beautiful blush, too. It won’t feel too powdery, thanks to the clay, so pack on the pigment for the perfect blush.
This brand spotlight wouldn’t be completed without mentioning this product. The cheek stain is a wind-up gel that’s easy to use on the go. It’s even got a cherry scent (we’re a sucker for good flavors). Swipe on each cheek, and blend the color out with your fingers or beauty sponge.
Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer
While this product is pretty new, it is 100% fabulous. Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and oil free, this moisturizer illuminates and hydrates your skin. We love it because it adds an extra pop of dewiness to the skin even before makeup is applied. Besides, this lotion is 70% water which means massive hydration. It’s even sweat proof, so exercise on ladies. This moisturizer won’t clog your pores while you sweat.
Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint
So, we’ve gushed about NYX Lip Lingerie before, but these lippies take first place in a battle of lip lingerie. They’re matte, they’re hydrating, and they’re infused with several different kinds of butters to condition the lips. These nude shades will boost your lip color to the next level. Not to mention they’re also very lightly scented with mint. Get ready to feel the tingle on your lips. Our favorite shade is “Whisper”.
Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick
Not only is the packaging adorable on this lipstick, but it’s available in a whopping 24 different shades. Rich with olive oil, shea butter, and Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea complex (some fancy algae and marine flower extracts) this lipstick is hydrating. It’s also perfect for long wear. The serious pigmentation in these lipsticks leads to no feathering or bleeding of color from your lips. Try our favorite shades in daiquiri, siesta, and popsicle.
Lights, Camera, Splashes
Waterproof mascara is a staple during the summer. Actually, we’re pretty convinced it’s a year-round staple. It lengthens your lashes, curls those babies up, and lasts all day long. No smudging, no flaking, and no clumping.
Lip Facial Lip Scrub
Good lip scrubs are plenty, but fabulous lip scrubs come once in a blue moon. This hypoallergenic lip scrub helps to condition, protect, and exfoliate your lips. No need to stick your finger in a small jar because this scrub comes in a twist-up tube. Effective, efficient, and worth the while.
What are your Tarte must-haves?