Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Tarte Empower Flower Amazonian Clay Collector's Palette
Tarte Empower Flower Amazonian Clay Collector’s Palette

Empower Flower Amazonian Clay Collector’s Palette ($42.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Achieve a polished, glowing look with this chic, eye and cheek palette, featuring eight all-new, wearable eyeshadows, along with a trio of warm, complexion-flattering blushes and a bronzer. The exclusive palette includes a blend of liner, lid, crease, and highlighting shadows, empowering you to play up your look from daytime to playtime. Infused with tarte’s breakthrough ingredient Amazonian clay, each formula creates for better, longer, and truer wear and comes in a pretty, ultra-thin palette that’s easily versatile—taking your makeup looks from brunch to the office.

  • Compassionate Cream (Eyeshadow)
  • Vivacious Rose gold (Eyeshadow)
  • Pretty Bronze (Eyeshadow)
  • Powerful Dark brown (Eyeshadow)
  • Energetic Taupe (Eyeshadow)
  • Eco-chic Light plum (Eyeshadow)
  • Charitable Soft pink (Eyeshadow)
  • Glamorous Dark plum (Eyeshadow)
  • Trustworthy Nude mauve (Blush)
  • Empowering Rose nude (Blush)
  • Park Ave Princess Bronzer

Availability: Now at Sephora

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Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette
Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette

Here’s a quick look at the new, limited edition Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette ($38.00 for 0.73 oz.) that I’m working on testing soon! There are two distinct promo images that have been floating around, so I thought some real life photos might help — it’s nowhere near as warm-toned as Sephora’s image makes it out to be, but it’s also not as light and washed out as Ulta’s image shows (this one is closer to reality, though).

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette
Tarte Showstopper Clay Palette

Showstopper Clay Palette ($38.00) (Limited Edition)

This chic palette includes a liner with a lid, crease, and highlighter eye shadows to play up your glamorous stare—from work day to evening on the town looks. These warm, flattering eye and cheek shades features six never-before-seen shadows, a full-size blush, and a highlighter/bronzer duo that’s perfect for creating camera-ready looks. Infused with tarte’s iconic Amazonian clay, each fade-free, blendable formula is inspired by the glitz and glam of Hollywood and is perfect for camera-ready makeup looks.

  • Showstopper Copper Bronze copper (Eyeshadow)
  • Go for the Gold Gold (Eyeshadow)
  • You’re a Natural Nude (Eyeshadow)
  • Steel the Scene Steel taupe (Eyeshadow)
  • Rose to the Top Rose gold (Eyeshadow)
  • Dim the Lights Dim brown (Eyeshadow)
  • Fame Warm peach (Blush)
  • Park Ave Princess Bronze (Bronzer)
  • Champagne Pink Light pink (Highlighter)

Availability: Now at Sephora

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Tarte Poppy Picnic Collection for Summer 2015
Tarte Poppy Picnic Collection for Summer 2015

LipSurgence Lip Creme ($24.00)

  • Wonder Poppy
  • Serene Apricot pink
  • Illusion Rose berry
  • Empowered Soft pink

Poppy Picnic Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette ($38.00) (Limited Edition)

Do the bright thing this summer with this next-generation collector’s eye & cheek palette, starring tarte’s fan favorite Amazonian clay-infused glisten blush, a golden peachy pink shade for the perfect, everyday glow. With a chic and portable, colorful poppy design, you can also discover an array of all-new, matte eyeshadows in liner, lid, crease and highlight shades, each giving you a reason to fall in love with the festivities of the season all over again. Now you can create custom, blended warm looks as exquisite as the summer sunset, while Amazonian clay works overtime to balance and nourish skin on the lids and cheeks, for a fresh and glowing appearance, from dewy summer mornings to evenings under the stars.

  • Summer Breeze Cream shadow
  • Sweet Tea Tan shadow
  • Ice Cream Cone Chocolate shadow
  • Barefoot in the Grass Nude shadow
  • Peach Poppy Peach shadow
  • Picnic Basket Brown shadow
  • Glisten Golden peachy pink blush

Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

It’s no work and all play with this brand-new, collector’s version of tarte’s best-selling liquid liner eye-essential, all dressed up for some summer fun. Line and define your eyes like a pro in one seamless application using its signature ultra-thin, flexible tip that glides easily along the the lashline, filling in spaces to make lashes appear visibly fuller. The limited-edition, rich brown shade is the perfect addition to your sultry summer liner wardrobe, delivering the ultimate in precision, longwearing pigment to build your desired definition. With on-trend, colorful packaging, you’ll want to take this cheery collector’s version on all your bright, summer adventures.

Amazonian Butter Lipstick ($17.00)

  • Park Ave. Princess Radiant nude

Availability: Now at Tarte

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Tarte Glitzy LipSurgence Lip Tint
Tarte Glitzy LipSurgence Lip Tint

Tarte Glitzy LipSurgence Lip Tint ($24.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark pink-plum with warm undertones and gold sparkle and shimmer. Tom Ford Beauty Richard (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Negligee (LE, $50.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is darker. MAC Moody Bloom (LE, $17.00) is similar. Bobbi Brown Plum Shimmer (3) (P, $26.00) is warmer. NARS Falbala (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Oh, Oh, Oh (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel Bel Ami (P, $34.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The LipSurgence Lip Tint formula is supposed to be hydrating, have sheer color, and is mint-scented. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage with a fair amount of shimmer. The consistency is lightly glossy and glides on easily without tugging on the lips, and it feels moist and comfortable to wear, though it does slide around a bit (it doesn’t feather or bleed, but I do find a few stray sparkles outside the lip line after a few hours!). The color wore well for four hours on me, and it was nicely hydrating over time. I could feel some of the texture of the sparkle after three hours of wear.

This seems like it is the same product as Glitzy in the LipSurgence Lip Lustre range (which is listed at $16, marked down from $24, and the Lip Lustre range appears to be discontinued), but the packaging of the one I have for spring is in LipSurgence Lip Tint packaging.

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Tarte Celebrated Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Celebrated Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte Celebrated Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a dusty pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Tarte Breathless (LE, $26.00) is browner. Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more shimmery. MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $21.00) is pinker. Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is similar. Tarte Elevated (LE, $26.00) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane (P, $25.00) is darker, browner. NYX Dusty Rose (P, $5.00) is darker, pinker. MAC Blush All Day (P, $23.50) is more shimmery. MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned, pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is a blush best for fairer skin than mine, as it really doesn’t show up on my cheeks (my arm is lighter than my face); sometimes with shades like this, I can see the effect more in real life than in photos, but I could barely tell I had anything on. Even as I layered it on, all I could start to detect was a slight difference in texture (more mattified relative to the rest of my face). The blush had a fairly soft texture, but it was slightly powdery, though I think with one or two layers of the blush, it didn’t look powdery on the face. What I was able to see on my cheeks seemed to last well for almost eight and a half hours, and then it started to fade and let some shine through.

This is part of Tarte’s spring collection, which should be available soon.

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