Eco-Fabulous Tarte Treats for Summer

by Sonja on June 29, 2009

One of my favorite eco-beauty brands is tarte cosmetics. tarte makes lots of beautiful, trend-conscious makeup that works really well and looks gorgeous. And all the while, they load up their products with great, skin-nourishing ingredients and keep things green by leaving out stuff like parabens, fragrance, phthalates, and genetically modified ingredients. Everything is also cruelty-free. Today I’ve got a video with new summer colors from tarte; and I’ve  got the scoop on several tarte summer launches.

For summer they’ve come out with the lovely eco-cheek collection (pictured above) – pretty colors to create an easy, fresh, long-lasting summer look. I shot a video to show you them in action.

Fresh for Summer

The new eco-cheek collection includes these shades (shown in the swatches below and in the pic up top):

eco-cheek natural cheek stain ($28): a shimmery peach/coral shade that reminds me of a fresh-picked peach. This gives a healthy, natural-looking glow all-day.
berrylicious rise & shine natural lip stain & lip-enhancing gloss ($21): a rosy stain with a sheer, pinky nude gloss. The stain stays on really well and the gloss makes the color pop nicely.
sandstone lock & roll creaseless cream & powder shadow ($17): a creamy formula on one end in a matte cream color that acts as a base for the shimmery cream powder shadow at the other end. Both are made with mineral pigments. Together they provide excellent long wear for the eyes but without the usual mess that comes with mineral shadows since the powder shadow has a roller-ball applicator.
charcoal emphasEYES high definition eye pencil ($18): an extra-fine pencil in a shimmery grey that gives a softer, more casual look than black.

I also used:
• the eye couture palette ($44, shown at left), a versatile collection of ten shadows, a dual-ended eyeliner pencil, and a wonderful, high-quality double-ended “brush with greatness” eyeshadow brush. This set is a such a good deal. The brush alone sells for $24.
lash hugger mascara ($18), which is one of my favorite mascaras.
bottoms up lower lash mascara ($16), another great formula with a unique, small brush to easily coat lower lashes.

The Bold and the Beautiful

If you want to get more bold and colorful with your summer makeup, be sure to check out tarte’s new eyeQuatic waterproof summer essentials set ($35), which includes three new mermaid-inspired shades of lock & roll creaseless cream & powder shadow, a vivid, mod headscarf, and a deluxe lights, camera, splashes! waterproof mascara.

In Other News

tarte has also recently introduced two unique products that are worth checking out: a natural self-tanner that fights cellulite and a natural lash enhancer to promote longer, thicker lashes.

celluFIGHT ($40) gradually gives a natural, healthy glow while firming and toning skin. The formula is also supposed to prevent the long-term build-up of fat tissue under the skin. In clinical studies, subjects lost up to four centimeters in hip circumference after eight weeks of use.

Their other cool new product is multiplEYE ($65), which naturally enhances and fortifies lashes. One hundred percent of subjects reported an increase in lash softness and lash length. While 90 percent reported an increase in lash thickness.

tarte cosmetics are available at,, and Sephora, and through

Do Tell

So what do you think of the look? What do you think of the new makeup, the natural cellulite-fighting self-tanner and lash enhancer? Do tell.

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1 Sal June 29, 2009 at 8:34 am

Gorgeous! You look glowy and healthy without looking made-up at all. I fear rouge for the clowny factor, but this stuff looks amazing.


2 maria June 29, 2009 at 9:18 am

Wonderful!! I love Tarte. I’ve been using the same Peach Cheek Stain for six years!!
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3 Sonja June 29, 2009 at 11:10 am

❤ Sal, thank you! tarte’s stuff is very versatile that way. You can either go very natural and glowy or glam it up quite easily. And I love that it’s all eco-friendly. I think you would love their stuff. Their cheek stains are especially amazing and very goof-proof. :)

❤ maria, aren’t the cheek stains amazing?! And they really go last such a long time! I totally love them!


4 Kriti June 29, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Totally gorgeous! I love make-up that is both eco-friendly and reasonably priced :) I’ll check out Tarte stuff for sure! Thanks!
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5 lisa June 29, 2009 at 12:24 pm

The eyeshadow palette looks like such a good buy!
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6 Sonja June 29, 2009 at 12:34 pm

❤ Thanks, Kriti! Let me know what you think if you get some tarte goodies! Always nice to hear what other people think!
❤ lisa, tarte makes some amazing sets that are really good deals. I always keep an eye out for them.
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7 Susiii June 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm

you look gorgeous with this light summer style!


8 Sweety P June 29, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Love the video! The eyeshadow is stunning!
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9 kissmequick June 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Great tips. Loved it! ^^

xxx from kissmequick


10 Sonja June 29, 2009 at 1:47 pm

❤ Susii, thanks so much!
❤ Sweety P, thank you! So glad you liked the video!


11 Sonja June 29, 2009 at 2:37 pm

❤ kissmequick, thanks!! xx


12 Hannele July 1, 2009 at 10:03 am

Fabulous Sonja!
I especially like the cream blush applicator :)
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13 Sonja July 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm

❤ Hannele, I highly recommend the blush. It’s a truly fabulous!
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