Posts Tagged ‘tarte’

EARTH DAY: BEAUTY FOR A CAUSE

post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

We here at TBD are big supporters of Earth Day on April 22nd and try to do as much as we can to leave this planet as beautiful as we found it. This year we wanted to do something special for our friends around the world who don’t have access to clean water, because every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. So we collaborated with Tarte, one of our favorite green + eco-friendly cosmetic lines, to create a limited edition collection of our favorite four products and for every kit sold, Tarte will donate 20% of the proceeds to winetowater.org. The organization helps bring clean water to 9 countries that desperately need it through building wells, filters and irrigation systems. We couldn’t be more thrilled! Each Down to Earth Kit comes in an eco-chic quilted bag and includes:

  • a full size LipSurgence™ lip tint in enchanted (the prettiest rose shade that Amy Nadine even wore on her wedding day!)
  • a gifted Amazonian clay smart mascara (will absolutely become your favorite mascara)
  • an Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in blissful (a warm peach that gives every skin tone a glowing flush)
  • multiplEYE™ lash-enhancing liquid liner (formulated with a lash-growing serum so every time you trace it along your lash line, you’re helping grow lashes!)

We can’t think of much better than treating your face to synthetic-free gorgeousness while donating to a great charity! Click here to grab your limited-edition Down To Earth Kit while supplies last and have a wonderful Earth Day!

Retails for $49.00 (a $90 value if 4 items purchased separately). 20% of proceeds donated to winetowater.org.

**Tarte has added a contest to give a kit to one lucky reader! Click here by April 15, 2012 at 11:59pm EST and good luck! CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, and the lucky winner is…  Jackie S. from Essex Junction, VT! Congrats Jackie!

PRETTY IN PINK

photo: kristin ess/post: amy nadine

Today we’re on set shooting and I have to decide between my current favorite pinks. It’s not easy but each one has its own finish + color payoff. I’m sure you’ve noticed the last time you were at the store that there were a gazillion versions to choose from that are not your mother’s lipstick.  As your pocket makeup artist, I’ll walk you through each choice and why I like it…

THE JUST-BITTEN STAIN: This little beauty delivers a sheer stain to add color in a very fairy tale, “I have naturally bright pink lips, sorry!” kind of way. TBD Favorite: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis in #14.

THE HIGH PAY-OFF TINTED BALM: This is for those of us who hate the feeling of wearing more than a lip balm, but don’t want to sacrifice color! TBD Favorite: Tarte LipSurgence in Amused.

THE INTENSE GLOSS: This is for the girl who loves a shiny glossy lip but still wants to rock a bright shade. TBD Favorite: NARS Larger Than Life Gloss in Place Vendome.

THE HIGH-PIGMENT MATTE CRAYON: This wonder stick is for the retro girl who loves the classic edge of a matte lip. TBD Favorite: Bite Beauty Matte Pencil in Grapevine.

THE DAREDEVIL MATTE GLOSS-STAIN HYBRID: This goodness-in-a-tube is like nothing you’ve ever felt before! It stains your lip for hours but in a matte finish and comes in the brightest array of colors possible. TBD Favorite: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars in Brights.

Which is your favorite? What drugstore brands do you find have the most pink payoff?

LONDON FASHION WEEK A/W 2012: RUNWAY TO RED CARPET

photos: gorunway.com, imaxtree.com/design: eunice chun

Ah London, you never disappoint! There’s just something perfectly understated about matte shadows that quietly invokes mystery while letting the fashion have the glory. Makes my soul smile! We saw mattes beautifully smoked out in taupes + browns as well as simple matte color washes in apricots + nudes. So of course I had to translate the look from Holly Fulton’s show on the lovely Emmy Rossum last night for the Global Green Oscar Party!

photo: getty images/design: amy nadine

To make the Holly Fulton Autumn look wearable this Spring, all I had to do was add a pop of pink on the cheek and brighten the lip shade ever so slightly. Here’s what I used so you can too!

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WE HEART TARTE

post by amy nadine/photos + design by kristin ess

By now you must know how much we love Tarte. And surely you’re also aware of how much we love doing giveaways, so this post is double the excitement! Tarte is generously sponsoring an exclusive giveaway with their new “Puttin’ on the Glitz” Color Collection clutch by gifting them to FIVE readers! Here’s why this thing is so rad — it’s like a portfolio of makeup. It comes with 3 palettes that you can swap in & out, and it can fully replace your purse when traveling light.

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