Tarte is a brand that has a special place in my heart. It’s a makeup line with skincare benefits that’s also eco-chic and cruelty free! Named high-performance naturals, they tout “All of our products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances and gluten, just to name a few.”(via) What I think really sets them apart from other natural/eco brands is that they do not skimp on packaging – every new collection is beautifully designed with chic metallic and bamboo accents; the type of products that you’re excited to have on your vanity or include in your makeup bag! Follow along below to read about some of my all time favorites!
I love using Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Powder Foundation for easy days when I’m just running errands or for the gym (don’t judge me lol) – it’s a light powder formula that you buff into your skin and it gives a beautiful natural finish and requires little effort! I love applying a thin layer under my eyes and around the nose, plus a bit of color in my brows when I’m going au natural and I’m set to head out of the house. When I want to go full glam especially in this Summer heat, I love using their Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation. The formula is hydrating while buildable and full coverage! It really gives me the smoothest looking skin! I recently tried their new Shape Tape Contour Concealer and it’s quickly won me over – it’s such a creamy, full coverage concealer that really remains crease free!
One of the first products I tried from Tarte was their Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 Mascara and their Tartelette in Bloom Palette which is when their packaging swept me off my feet! The faux leather mascara case was such a chic touch and how could you not love the beautiful haute pink & gold luxe cover on the eyeshadow palette?! My go-to every day eyeliner is their Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner which includes both an eyeliner pencil as well as a liquid liner pen, making it perfect for traveling, too! It also dries matte and stays exactly where I want it.
My Tarteist Contour Palette clearly shows signs of abuse as I’ve taken it anywhere and everywhere with me since it first came out late last year! I’m honestly surprised I haven’t hit pan on it yet. It’s such a beautifully curated palette with the right mix of warm and cool contouring and highlight shades. The blush is a shade that goes with any look making it super versatile and the center white highlight is subtle enough to apply down the bridge of your nose and to brighten under your eyes – it’s almost a perfect dupe for MAC’s Pro Emphasize powder but made with better ingredients and it’s cruelty-free! Their Cheek Stain is my favorite blush for my “natural” no makeup days because it gives just the right amount of that natural looking flush with just a few taps of the finger. Their newest Naughty Nude Blushes have also found their way into my every day routine, especially the shade Exposed and Exposed Highlight is a headturner!
I almost always find myself reaching for The Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick & Gloss because it really does help you sculpt out a pouty, full looking lip! The lipstick is super creamy and easy to apply & when followed with a light coating of the gloss, you find yourself with those thick, juicy lips that are so hot right now 😉 you can tell I’m sold on it! Their Creamy Matte Lip Paints are also a favorite – this liquid lipstick does transfer but it feels so velvety smooth on your lips that I’m okay with a little transfer, so long as it’s as comfortable to wear as it is and it has stellar staying power! I’ve worn it through tasting menus without a need to touch up after. It’s especially nice on after exfoliating your lips with Tarte’s Maracuja Lip Exfoliant.
Tarte’s skincare collection is the newest for me to try and I’ve been thoroughly impressed with everything so far! I’m an eye mask addict so when I first received their pack your bags 911 undereye rescue patches, I immediately tore a packet open and applied them to my eyes. I love how hydrating they feel and relaxing they are – I’m thinking I’ll put the next set in the fridge before applying it for some extra cooling, too! I love that their new frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser is an exfoliating product in a stick formula which makes traveling so much easier! Their Maracuja Neck Treatment is definitely a daily must have skincare product for me to combat wrinkles – it’s so nourishing and also helps alleviate bed sheet marks you get on your décolletage which especially help for those days when you slept in and are running out of the house!
Photos by yours truly!
Have you tried any of these Tarte products? If you want to see some of these in action, I’ve included lots of Tarte’s products in my YouTube tutorials here!