cheekstain in blushing bride looks gorgeous!
I was something of a makeup junkie before I had kids. I used to troll cosmetics counters, trying all the newest colors and potions. Somehow, my daily beauty regimen has shrunken to almost nil. I've never been much of a foundation wearer, but these days it seems like I am hard-pressed to wear more than lipstick. Probably because I'm lucky if I have enough time to shower in the morning!
That's why I am so in love with multi-use products. My favorite is the range of cheekstains by Tarte. I was a big fan of the flush and tipsy shades so I was excited to try their new Natural Beauty Cheekstain, which features their Skinvigorating™ Ingredients:
• t5 super fruit complex™: proprietary blend of the five most active superfruits: goji, acai, maracuja, acerola and pomegranate
• shea butter: nourishes, moisturizes & conditions
• mineral pigments: adds a natural color & has been know to soothe and soften the skin
• carnauba & candelilla wax: form a natural, protective barrier between the harsh environment and the skin
• safflower seed oil: vegetable derived oil with deep moisturizing capabilities
Sales of all Tarte products that include the t5 super fruit complex™ also benefit Sambazon’s Sustainable Acai Project (SAP), a member of the Fair Trade Federation, which helps to preserve the Amazon Rainforest through forest conservation, improved living conditions and educational opportunities for communities in Brazil. So you can pretty yourself and the global environment, too.
The infinite glow bestsellers palette is a chic compact that houses everything you need for summer beauty. Seriously. Mineral bronzing powder in park avenue princess, tipsy cheekstain and mayflower 24.7 lip sheer together in one supremely portable metallic croc mirror compact that snaps shut with a hidden magnet that is oddly satisfying to use, like all of Tarte's lovely compacts. Just pulling this out of my bag makes me feel put together. Seriously.
I am also totally in love with clean slate primer.
I admit I am not much of a foundation wearer, although I probably should be at my advanced age, but this product makes my skin look pretty darned good. In the following pics I am wearing clean slate primer, Natural Beauty Cheekstain, the park avenue princess bronzer from the infinite glow bestsellers palette, lights, camera, lashes! mascara, lock & roll creaseless eyeshadow duo in rose gold (surprisingly easy to apply for cream shadow and very long lasting!), and vitamin infused lipgloss powered by BORBA nutraceuticals in serenity. I also used the picture perfect eyelash curler, which is really fantastic. I'd say it took all of ten minutes to put this on and I must admit that I look way better with makeup on. I should really make an effort more often! (I wish I could find something to do with my hair, too… )
Tarte's products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, synthetic dye-free, synthetic fragrance-free, mineral oil-free, and propylene glycol-free. They're easy to use and also easy to remove, which is nice. And they make you feel pampered and gorgeous, which is really what counts in the long run. The nice folks at Tarte sent me a bunch of things to try and I have a smooth operator spf 20 foundation in veil– a shade that, sadly, is much too light for my skin tone. I tried to justify keeping it but since the website likens the shade to Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner and Angelina Jolie, it's very unlikely that I will be pale enough to use it even in the dead of winter. (I suspect I would be more of an incognito, like Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Lopez. Possibly even an illusion, like Halle Berry, Beyonce or Tyra Banks.)
To enter and win smooth operator spf 20 foundation in veil (remember, it's for pale girls!) plus a double dose berry boost & gloss in acai boost (a $56 value!), please comment on this post with your favorite item from Tarte. Feel free to tell me any silly makeup memories you might have, too.
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