Tarte, A Brand à Part
I'm putting my Beauty Editor hat on for this special post — or my fancy kimono robe, which is so much more appropriate. As seasons begin to change, so do our skincare routines and makeup bag contents — I've already begun to switch over to more hydrating products, and most of us look for ways to keep our moisture levels up and keep our skin as healthy and radiant as possible, now that summer heat isn’t melting our faces off! The more you can work good-for-you ingredients into your skincare and makeup routines, the better.
A high-performance naturals line of skincare and gorgeous cosmetics. Whether I’ve picked their products up at my local Sephora after hours of research (or on a whim), or ordered their goodies online after trying out deluxe, must-have samples through beauty boxes like Glossybox, tarte is always a feel-good purchase around these parts.
Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, and gluten, this vegan, cruelty-free, does-it-all line is kind of a one-stop beauty wonderland! With gorgeous packaging and award-winning products, they are a fantastic way to get ahead of your skin’s stress, seasonal or otherwise. Both the petite and I use them, and I’m going to share some of my favorites here with you today!
HOLY GRAIL GLOW
MARACUJA™ BRONZING SERUM
Forget the name for a second. What if I told you there was a magical serum that brightened and evened your skin tone, provided hydration, fought signs of aging and delivered an enviable, subtle, lit-from-within golden glow? It’s a thing! Tarte’s maracuja™ bronzing serum does it all. Use a few drops nightly to achieve bona fide “woke up like this” a-game.
AMAZONIAN CLAY FULL COVERAGE AIRBRUSH FOUNDATION
For natural makeup, Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation gives a really gorgeous, satin finish. I’m wearing it in the medium neutral shade (above left), which is perfect for my skin since it has both yellow and pink undertones — just one of sixteen shades that blend to perfection. Buff it in, set it with something like Evian Facial Spray or your favorite facial mist, and it just glows and lets your skin come through!
FOR EFFORTLESS EYES
TARTEIST CLAY PAINT LINER + LIGHTS, CAMERA, FLASHES™ STATEMENT MASCARA
This bold, inky black liner looks amazing on. If you love gel liner but hate the traditional jar packaging, want a natural alternative or simply are looking to step up your liner game, please check it out!
Plus, the packaging is a true joy to work with: The tube lets you squeeze out the tiniest amount of product so there’s very little waste, and the little platter at the tip that the product sits in really lets you work your liner brush into it to grab as little or as much as you need.
Like other reviewers out there, I’m not 100% sold on the waterproof, 12-hr. claims, but its longevity and smudgeproof formula are improved with a good primer. Top it with this triple-black, conditioning, volumizing, high drama mascara, and you’re pretty much ready for anything!
Tip: I’ve also had great luck with their lights, camera, lashes™ inner rim brightener.
GET GO-TO LIPS
LIPSURGENCE™ MATTE LIP TINT IN LIVELY
I love the soft, velvety finish of the lip tint mattes the best! It’s the least drying matte I own, and comes in eight bold, no-shine shades — two of them brand new! My go-to shade is Lively, a punchy hot pink that lasts forever and wears beautifully.
LipSurgence™ power pigment in Flush
Flush is a super creamy sheer berry that looks great full-on or blotted down for a softer look (right). I would snag this in a nude shade like Exposed or Glisten for a “Your Lips But Better” color. These are the sleeker, skinnier little sisters to the original lip tint, but great for a pop of color and shine!
AMAZONIAN BUTTER LIPSTICK
For something even more moisture-packed, try the original try the original LipSurgence™ lip tints or indulgent lip cremes! Pictured left is a complexion brightening lipstick in fair-to-light, a gorgeous nude with a pretty pink center, but you can snag the similar Amazonian butter lipsticks with the same lovely packaging!
It’s rare to find such well-made, good-for-you and for the planet products that are as affordable as they are beautiful. It's even rarer for me to author a sponsored post like this one, but I'm happy to do it when I've test-driven the goods on my own dime and have loved the line for years.
I hope it was helpful and gave you some inspiration to check out this wonderful brand, or rediscover it for their newer products! Let me know if you’ve got any tarte favorites or questions in the comments, and thanks for reading!